Doyle Logan, age 82 of Aurora, died on July 29 and has gone to heaven to be with God after battling ALS (otherwise known as Lou Gehrig disease). Doyle was born in Tennessee on April 22, 1936 but soon after moved to Kentucky and then grew up in Indiana. After marrying Ivan Logan on November 26, 1953, Doyle went to California while Ivan served in the Navy. They moved back to southern Illinois and eventually located to Aurora and then to Montgomery in 1960 where they built an apartment building and resided for 47 years. Doyle worked briefly at Process Plastics and Western Electric and then enjoyed being a mother and homemaker for the remainder of her life. She was a master seamstress which included sewing all of her family’s clothes, Ivan’s suits, and sewing a few wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Doyle also refinished and re-upholstered furniture, painted and cleaned the apartments, and traveled the world with Ivan. People especially knew that Doyle was very particular and took pride in keeping a clean house. She “just hated dirt!”
Doyle was also known to be passionate about church and was a devout Christian. She taught both the ladies class and a children’s class for more than 25 years at the Eastside Church of Christ in Aurora as well as helping care for some of the elderly people that attended the church, including her husband, Ivan, who died in January. Doyle is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ivan Logan; and is survived by her son, Terry (Eden) Logan of Aurora, IL; her daughter, Trena Forrer of Yorkville, IL; four grandchildren; two honorary grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five honorary great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The family, especially Trena Forrer, would like to thank caregivers Nance Finnegan, Leigh Finnegan, Jen Hinkle, Jenny Kurtti, Brenda Weaver, Jo Knudsen and Connie Bocanegra for their special care of Doyle. They cared for Doyle with loving kindness and treated Doyle as if she were their own mother. Family will be receiving guests on Saturday, August 4th from 8:30 AM until the time of service at 9:30 AM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Upon her wishes a private burial will take place. In lieu of donations and flowers, and in memory of Doyle’s compassion, please give a gift of flowers to your own mother or to someone you love.