Former Chesterton resident Alan R. "Al" Zorn, age 54, a resident of
Naperville, Ill., since 1988, died Friday, November 22, 2013, at Edward
Hospital in Naperville, Ill., after a brief illness.
He was born June 21, 1959 in San Diego, CA.
He is survived by his wife Kay C. (nee Olson) Zorn, whom he married May 29,
Also surviving are children Heather (Matt) Long of Plainfield, Ill., Becca
and Aaron Zorn of Naperville; grandchildren Abbey and Owen Long; father
Robert "Bob" Zorn of Huntley; brother Jim (Lia) Zorn of Aurora, Ill., and
sister Mary Beth Zorn (Troy Wilhelmson) of St. Paul, Minn., brother-in-laws
Dale Olson of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mark (Michelle) Olson of Valparaiso,
Ind., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth "Betsy" (nee Haviland)
Al moved from town to town growing up due to his father's service in the
U.S. Navy. As a teen he settled in Chesterton, Ind., where he met his high
school sweetheart, Kay and was a 1977 graduate of CHS. Al went on to
graduate from Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., with an undergraduate
and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and was employed for over 30
years with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies/Alcatel-Lucent, retiring in 2013.
He was currently employed with Layer 7 Technologies, Vancouver, BC. Al was
an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Naperville, where he
served as a sound engineer.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Dr., Naperville, Ill. Interment will
be at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville. A luncheon reception will follow at
Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 3:00-9:00 p.m., at Friedrich-Jones
Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: HUB Ministries, 1434 Keele
Dr., Carpentersville, IL, 60110, (847) 844-9786,