Murney M. Lazier

American FlagMurney M. Lazier, age 93 of Western Springs, formerly of Evanston, IL. WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Olga Lazier, nee Dewhart. Devoted father of Shawn (Suzanne) Lazier, Rian Lazier and the late Michael Lazier and Patrick (Garen) Lazier; grandfather of Michael Lazier, Meghan Lazier, Caitlin (Jose) Covarrubias, Stacy (John) DeBonis, Erin Roberts and Kevin Roberts; great grandfather of Adrie Oberman, Marli DeBonis, Jazmyn DeBonis and Braden Schulze.  Murney was a teacher, football coach, wrestling coach and wrestling official at Evanston Township High School. Most recently he was the past Athletic Director for Lyons Township High School. Services pending. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Ross M. Johnston condolence:

    To the Lazier Family, I offer my condolences at the loss of a great man whose work ethic and strive for success was truly an inspiration for a generation of Football and LaCrosse players from ETHS. Always portraying a “tough but fair” demeanor, he will missed by many mourning Murney’s Men.

  2. Dave Weinbaum condolence:

    Other than my father, Mel, Coach Lazier had the biggest effect on my life. If you suffered through his gauntlet of tough practices, hard work and NEVER GAVE UP, you always had a place on his teams. God Bless you, Murney Lazier! RIP

  3. Gary Kipnis condolence:

    To Shawn and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences to you in your loss of your father, Coach Murney Lazier. So many fond memories of him during his great career at ETHS. May you find some comfort in your cherished memories of your dad, and may his memory always be a blessing.

  4. George Duffey condolence:

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Murney. He was my cooperating teacher at Evanston when I did my student teaching. He offered me a job there, but recommended I go to Leyden. A move I respected him for. He was a mentor and friend over time and will be deeply missed. Rest easy my friend.

  5. Marty Schneider condolence:

    Shawn,I extend my deepest sympathies to you and the Lazier Family and I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  6. Robert Center condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Lazier family. We grew up in the same neighborhood and I have the fondest memories of Coach Lazier and my classmate his son , the late Mike, who I enjoyed many games of back yard football! Rest in peace Coach; you were one of the great ones!

  7. Stuart Shiffman condolence:

    Condolences to the family and ETHS community. We have lost a great coach and teacher.

  8. Richard Schori condolence:

    A special respect for Murney Lazier, my wrestling coach for three years, 1954-56, and as Pool Director at Glenview Club he hired Duncan Lanum and me to be his two live guards for the three summers of 1954-56. He was a mentor and long-term friend, and I’ll miss him.

  9. Charles Majors-Class of 1960/ETHS condolence:

    We have lost a great coach and life teacher. Thanks Coach. Condolences to his family.

  10. Mike and Jo Morris condolence:

    Our condolences to the Lazier Family. Murney was more than my boss. He was my mentor and my friend who represented educational based athletics in every decision he made for the sports programs and student athletes at Lyons Tosnship High School. His high expectations and demand for excellence from his coaching staff was his trademark for the success of the Athletic programs during his tenure. His passing leaves a void to the many of the coaches he “coached”. Rest In Peace, Murney. Your influences and lessons taught continue on a daily basis with the next generation of coaches.

  11. Caroline Ogg Leban condolence:

    Both Ron and I were sorry to learn of Murney’s passing. He was my.boss, friend and mentor for some18 plus years. He will always be remembered for his words of wisdom as well as his quick wit. Our prayers goyer to the Lazier family
    at this time. May he rest in peace.

  12. Ronald Leban condolence:

    Murney was a true leader. He was well respected by all. Many have benefited from knowing him and working with him. Condolences to his family.

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