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In Memoriam, June 2012

June 8, 2012
Edgar W. Pigg, who for 16 years operated Volkswagen Waukegan, Inc., and who was a founding member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, died May 17 at age 86.
Mr.Pigg served in the Navy in World War II, then  worked in corporate positions with Studebaker (1950-1959) and Volkswagen (1959-1969)before opening his dealership in 1969.
Mr.Pigg sold his dealership, which had Volkswagen and Saab franchises, in 1985, then joined a longtime friend as a commercial realtor in Libertyville. He was a former member of the Lake Bluff Police Commission and past president of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Pigg also was involved in the Lake County Chaplaincy Program, the Ralph Smith Foundation, and many aspects of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Henrietta; daughter Katherine; sons Edgar Jr. and David; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions appreciated to Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Bluff, (847) 234-9163 or
Roger C. Marquardt, whose namesake lobbying firm has represented CATA concerns to Illinois state and local officials for more than 10 years, died May 9. He was 75.
A native of Lombard, Mr. Marquardt began his career as a Lombard police officer. He later gained appointments to statewide posts in the 1990s before forming his lobbying and consulting firm. In 2002, Mr. Marquardt was picked to fill a vacancy in the Illinois House of Representatives. He served as a legislator for 12 months before returning to Roger C. Marquardt & Co., which now is headed by his older son, Scott.
Memorials appreciated to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor, Wis., (920) 839-2224. Mention the Roger Marquardt memorial.