Geraldine E. “Chips” VanCura (nee Kueck), 93 of Westmont and formerly of Berwyn, died on Dec. 25, 2017. 

She was born on Jan. 23, 1924. Ms. VanCura was a longtime Girl Scout leader for Lone Tree Area Council, and was a charter and active member of Adult Troop 007. She was also a teacher and enjoyed dancing with the Dudes ‘n’ Dolls Square Dance Club. 

Ms. VanCura was the wife of the late James J. VanCura Jr.; the mother of Charlene (Bill) Arch, Roberta (Don) Wostratzky and Janet (Ed) Skalecki; the grandmother of Nicholas and David (Donna) Woznicki, Darcie (John) Speicher, Craig Wostratzky and Carolyn (Christopher) Walters; the great-grandmother of William Franklin, Robert and Katelyn Woznicki, Rachel and Joshua Speicher and Tarryn Walters; and the sister of the late Lauretta (the late Joseph) Jordan. 

Services have been held. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. 

Memorial donations are appreciated to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicagoland Area and Northwest Indiana, 650 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills, 60061.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.