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Community mourns death of longtime Fox Lake trustee

Trustee Greg Murrey, 61, was a lifelong resident of Fox Lake. He died Wednesday. Murrey served the village of Fox Lake as trustee for more than 18 years.
Trustee Greg Murrey, 61, was a lifelong resident of Fox Lake. He died Wednesday. Murrey served the village of Fox Lake as trustee for more than 18 years.

FOX LAKE – Fox Lake Trustee Greg Murrey was remembered as a lifelong resident of Fox Lake and someone who always gave back to the community.

Murrey, 61, died Nov. 15. He served as a village trustee for 18 years, according to a news release from the village.

“I, the Village Board and village staff are saddened by the passing of longtime Trustee Greg Murrey,” Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said in the release. “Greg embodied what it truly means to be a public servant and will be missed by the Fox Lake community.”

Murrey was instrumental in a number of municipal projects, including establishing the Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility, the release stated. The facility now provides water treatment services for many communities within Lake County, treating more than 12 million gallons a day.

Murrey also was a member of the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department, a head mechanic for the Grant Township Highway Department and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 703, according to the release.

Visitation for Murrey was Nov. 19 at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road. A funeral service was Nov. 20 at the funeral home, followed by burial in Grant Cemetery in Fox Lake.

Memorials in Murrey’s name can be made to Little City, 1760 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067; or to Operation North Pole, 50 W. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL 60018.

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