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“We just saw the beautiful article in the paper about Laura. We are so very sorry to hear of her illness and passing. Heaven has gained an angel like...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Creek - Lockport, IL

“George, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, Laura. When I think of Lockport and how I miss it, it's because of people like you and...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Reilly) Winefordner - CA

“George, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your wife. May God sustain you in your time of need. Sympathy...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: mary ann murphy - Lockport, IL

“George & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May your faith comfort you all at this very difficult time. Laura's journey to heaven must have been...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Bob & Debbie Smith - Lockport, IL

“George and family,We send our condolences and are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: Paul Carbery - Chicago, IL

“Manikas Family,My sympathies and prayers are with you all. Adrienne (Damaska) ”
6 of 36 | Posted by: Adrienne Damaska - Friend

“When I was in grade school at St Jude in New Lenox there was a girl in the class ahead of me with beautiful dimples. When I moved to Lockport I ran...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Tonelli - Lockport, IL

“3/16 John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“George & family,We're so sorry for your loss, it's hard to be strong but you have to be. I know everyone at Polar is here for you and thinking about...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Alixx Lanik - Orland Park, IL

“George & Family,We are so sorry to hear about Laura's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. She will always be remembered by her...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Steve & Toni & Family Strepek - CA

“Dear George and Family,Please accept my deepest condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep Laura Elizabeth in my prayers, as well as...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Kasia Gugala - Orland Park, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Laura was such a sweet person and wonderful Mom. So sorry we could not make it to the services. All our love during...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Paul and Patty Szczasny - IL

“George and Family Sorry to hear of of your Mother, all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Joe Rodeghero Family ...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Words cannot express how much Laura will be missed. She was one of the good ones. Prayers to the Manikas family ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Katie Howard - Plainfield, IL

“George and Family: We are all saddened to hear of your loss. She will be remembered by all the neighbors fondly and never had anything but a smile...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Frank Vosholler - Lockport, IL

“Manikas Family,I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, our paraders and thoughts are with you and your family. The Tittle's ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Shelly Tittle - Lemont, IL

“George and family, We are devastated by the news of Laura's passing. Although we never got to meet her we knew what a wonderful lady she was. Please...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Anita Levinson - IL - friend

“So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Tim & Paulette Hartmann - Morton, IL

“George...... I and Julie just want to tell you how very sorry we are on Laura's passing. I don't have to tell you, & I know she is with the Lord. 2...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Don & Julie Shepherd - Billerica, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to reconnecting with my cousin Laura at the Hartmann family reunions. She was such a joy to...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Waterkotte

“Blessings to all of you. May Laura's beautiful memories live on in your hearts forever and ever. ”
21 of 36 | Posted by: Kim Hopkins - Mokena, IL

“Dear George and family,I have not seen Laura in many years but found her on facebook recently. I have such nice memories of her. What I remember...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Susan Litsas (formerly Bucaric) - IL

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God surround you and your family with His comfort and love now and always. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Tammy Jo Gordon (Cramer) - Iuka, IL

“George, Stephanie, Emily, & George,My heartfelt condolences go out to your family.Laura was such a beautiful, kind person, inside and out.It was a...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Judy Beaton - Lockport, IL

“With my deepest condolences on the loss of such a beautiful lady - inside and out. With love to you all. Ann Barker(Neil's Mom) ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Barker - England

“Manikas FamilyPlease accept my deepest condolences in losing Laura. There are no words that can make it better for you just know that you are all in...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Maureen Knouse - Homer Glen, IL

“Dear Manikas family, We are so sorry for your loss. Laura was the best of the best and everyone's favorite. Her smile could light up a room, a real...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Bette Wileman - Friend

“To the Manikas family, I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. Your family touched my heart in the short time I spent with all of you in the ER last...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear George, Bill, and families,Laura was always such a sweet person, and from reading her obituary, there were many people whose lives she touched. ...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Scott Hartmann - Castle Rock, CO

“George and family, I am so sorry to hear about Laura. She was a sweet girl and am sure a lovely lady. We had classes together at Lockport High...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Phyllis Smolich Ringo - Joliet, IL

“Oh so beautiful in so many ways! A rare treasure of a person. There are so few people you meet with a heart as pure as hers. The beautiful light...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Carin Cooper - Lockport, IL

“Dear George, George Jr., Stephanie, and Emily, I'm just heartbroken for all of you. Laura was such a lovely person-so beautiful, kind and caring....Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Jean Waechter - Lockport, IL

“I only had the pleasure of meeting Laura a handful of times, however, I have the honor of knowing her daughter very well. Emily absolutely adored her...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Vanessa Wenzel. - Friend

“Sooo sorry to hear of. Your loss! Such a sweet person and a good family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you daily through this...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Debra Cheek - Dade city, FL

“Dear George, Stephanie, Emily and George,We so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember the time we co-lead the Girl Scout troop. I...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Robin Anderson - Lockport, IL

“So sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Erica Yeargain Russell - KY


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Laura Elizabeth Manikas (Cottrell), age 56, a longtime resident of Lockport and Homer Glen, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her husband and children on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She is survived by her loving family; husband George Manikas; children Stephanie, Emily and George Manikas; brother Bill (Stephanie) Cottrell and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Jean (Hartmann) Cottrell and brothers Jim (Maria) and Richard Cottrell. Laura was a member of the First Congregation Church in Lockport where she was a Sunday School Teacher, the Christian Education Director and Administrative Assistant, she loved being a swim and baseball mom and enjoyed starting her mornings walking the track with her friends at Lockport High School . Family will receive friends at the First Congregational Church 604 E. 9th St. Lockport IL 60441 on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Sarcoma Foundation of America, www.CureSarcoma.org would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements handled by Goodale Memorial Chapel, Lockport, www.goodalememorialchapel.com or 815-838-1533