Arrangements as they are announced for Chicago firefighters Cory Ankum and Edward Stringer

Stay tuned to as we will be updating this page with all the information you’ll need immediately upon notification of arrangements for both Brothers Cory Ankum and Edward Stringer throughout the upcoming days.  We all join together to keep them, their families, and Brothers and Sisters in our warm thoughts and loving prayers, especially during this holiday season.

Edward Stringer Visitation and Funeral

Visitation is Monday, December 27, 2010 (3A) (EMS2) from 3pm-9pm

Blake Lamb Funeral Home

4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL

(see map and directions below)

Funeral is Tuesday, December 28, 2010  (1A) (EMS 2) at 10am (tentative)

St. Rita of Cascia Chapel

7740 S. Western, Chicago, IL

(see map and directions below)

Cemetery is pending

Cory Ankum Visitation

Visitation is Wednesday, December 29, 2010  from 3pm-9pm

Apostolic Church of God

63rd and Dorchester

(see map and directions below)

Funeral is Thursday, December 30, 2010

Location and times TBA

Hotel Information

Room blocks have been held at the following hotels for the week of 12/27 through 12/31

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker  (312)565-1234

$89 a night rate plus tax – mention block: “Firefighters Union”


200 North Columbus  1-800 526-2008

$119 a night plus tax with free parking – mention block : “Fire”

Ankum Family Memorial Fund

A memorial fund has been set up for the Ankum Family at Chase Bank.  You can call any Chase Bank and tell them you would like to make a donation to this fund.  Tell them it is a business fund under FF Corey Ankum Memorial Fund.

Maps and Directions

Click on the maps to visit their web page

Blake Lamb Funeral Home

click on the map for Blake Lamb's web page

St. Rita of Cascia Chapel

click on map for St. Rita's web page

Leak and Sons Funeral Home

Apostolic Church of God

1 Comment

  • Vanessa Hill says:

    I cried for someone I did not know. My family and I offer condolescenes to both families. It is Christmas morning and I cannot get this out of my mind, I cannot imagine how they are feeling now.

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