In a three-way race for McHenry County Coroner, funeral director Mark Justen won 35% to 33% got Michael Rain to 32% for Angela Byrnes.
Now the local Republican Party must hold a meeting to name a replacement for the November ballot.
That is what happened after County Auditor Pam Palmer retired.
Justen was 66 when he died, having worked in the funeral business for 44 of them.
Here are the electoral achievements for the McHenry Fire Protection District Trustee: