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Alan Zorn services Wednesday

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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, 1982.

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) Zorn.

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 the church.

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, For more information, please call (630)355-0213 or visit



Posted 11/25/2013