Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home

1100 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette, IL


Lori L. Vodden

May 1, 1961October 17, 2016

Lori Lee Vodden nee Ubben, 55, beloved wife of Chris; loving mother of Dalton (Monika) and Devon Vodden; devoted daughter of Ruth and the late Arnold Ubben; dear sister of Jewel (Tom) Shervanik and the late Palmer Ubben; fond aunt to Lee and Blythe. Lori was a lover of cows. Funeral service Thursday 10 AM at Wm H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Info: 847-251-8200. The family of Lori lived in Peoria when she was young, 1965 onwards. She went to school in the area attending grade school and Limestone High school in Bartonville. When the Vodden family returned from Israel in 2000, they purchased a house in Bartonville and lived there until 2010, when they moved up to Mt. Prospect when her husband Chris took up a position as a director of the Bahai House of Worship in Wilmette .


  • Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Interment Thursday, October 20, 2016


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Greg Nielson

November 25, 2016

I was so sad to hear that Lori passed. I had been praying for her for so long as she struggled with her health problems. My hearts go out to her family that loved her so much. I've been flooded with so many wonderful memories of her, Jewel, Ruth and Carol in that big Bartonville house, especially around the piano and the organ. How I'll miss her laughter and beautiful spirit.

Andrew & Susan Lefton-Andreini

November 17, 2016

At times like this, Chris, words fail. We've spent the last month speaking of you and Lori often and offering prayers on her behalf. Death touches us all, but we're comforted by know that that our loved one's future is immeasurably bright, thanks to God. Our love and prayers are with you. Andrew & Susan

November 8, 2016

Hi I'm Nancy and I used to work with Lori at the Diocese of Peoria,Il. I was so glad I got to know her. She was a good friend. I have grandkids the same age as your boys.She talked about them often. I'm sorry for your loss Chris.

Sohrab and Roya Behshad

October 22, 2016

Please accept Our deepest Condolences in your loss. love from Sohrab and Roya

Leela Green

October 22, 2016

Dear Lori, we are remembering a life lived bountifully and authentically. The heartbreaking pain you endured on earth is surely yielding sweetest fruits in heaven. We can picture you now as a bringer joy in heaven as you brought us joy here on earth. Love you always, David and Leela Green

Shelley Hutton

October 22, 2016

To Lori's men and her sister and family my deepest sympathies. I've been honoured to know Lori since grade school and I love her still. She is truly a priceless gem who shines brightly in this world. Deeply saddened by her loss she remains forever in my heart. xoxox

Steve Worth

October 21, 2016

There are many of us in South Africa (not the least of which is my wife, Karen, who attended university with Lori and stayed friends ever since) who have known and loved Lori and know her for her many shining qualities and services. I watched from a distance the dance of love between Karen and Lori and was often regaled with stories of their friendship -- and of Lori's dear husband Chris. She is loved and will be missed. -- Steve Worth (South Africa)

Roberto Calvillo

October 21, 2016

Chris,so sorry for your loss.


October 20, 2016

Lori brought and shared love with all. Big smile, warm hugs are some of her gestures which will forever be remembered. Rest in peace, look out for us and deep condolence to my brother Chris and sons.

Kevin Cheatham

October 20, 2016

Chris, Dalton,and Devon and family. I was very saddened to hear of Lori's passing. She was a very important person to me as Scout leader. Most people didn't know how she had to get our newsletters ready at the last minute because I hadn't gotten the information to her in a timely manner. Although this was usually the case, Lori never complained and worked quickly to get it done . Her friendship and dedication to me and our Scout Troop will always stay with me.