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PASSAGES Todd Anthony Lillethun
2018-11-16

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Todd Anthony Lillethun—a filmmaker and social worker who was a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, and a resident of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood—passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of family, on Nov. 14. He was 46.

After graduating cum laude with a B.S. in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earning a B.A. in film from Columbia College (again, cum laude), Todd found great satisfaction in a 13-year career as a social worker, ultimately serving as program director at Renaissance Social Services. Todd then served as program director for Chicago Filmmakers for four years and as a career counselor for film students at Northwestern University for three years.

A successful independent filmmaker, Todd wrote, directed and edited short films and documentaries that played at film festivals around the world.

He was the beloved husband and partner of 12 years to D. Brandon Fogel; cherished son of John Louis Lillethun and Donna Maria Lillethun (nee Buckley); loving brother of Chad (Angela Frizzo) Lillethun; uncle of Nadia Josephine Lillethun; and son-in-law of Linda (the late Ronald) Kane and Donald (Cathy) Fogel.

There will be a memorial mass Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., at Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore Ave..

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to RSSIChicago.org, Arthritis.org or ChurchOfTheAtonement.org .

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or Cremation-society.com .


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