Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blaine G. Young

Blaine G. Young passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. He was born in Chicago to Blaine Gladstone and Mae (Higgins). He was the youngest of three children including Mary and George who preceded him in death. Blaine and Nancy (Fraser) were married for 50 years and lived in Grayslake for over 40 years. A salesman for Federal Pacific in Des Plaines, he was a member of the Renwood County Club. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends of the family may visit Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by funeral services at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Inurnment will be at a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, SC. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice in Blaine’s name. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Judith F. “Judy” Erdmann

Judith F. “Judy” Erdmann, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday January 23, 2013, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, IL, at the age of 67. She was born August 24, 1945 in Bexar, AL to Daulton and Evelyn (nee: Riddings) Lindsey. Judy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Glenn, whom she wed on December 23, 1967 in Chicago, IL, her children Sandy (JT) Tillert of Ingleside and Kim (Don) Neis of Ingleside, her grandchildren Samantha and Brodie of Ingleside, and her siblings Mather (Geraldine) Lindsey of Hamilton, AL, Euna (Billy) Hughes of Hamilton, AL, and Mary (Harold) Hood of Tullahoma, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Daulton and Evelyn Lindsey. Friends of the family may visit Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6 to 7 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 7:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

William Peters

William H. Peters passed away at his home in Round Lake on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the age of 63. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 5, 1949. He graduated from Grayslake High School in l968. He was retired at the time of his death. Bill was an accomplished guitar player and enjoyed playing for his family and friends. He was an avid Cub fan and enjoyed watching football, especially the Chicago Bears. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances Peters; a brother, Robert C. Peters (died in action in Viet Nam); and a sister, Patricia Pickard. Surviving is a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Earl Smith of Hanover, Pennsylvania; three nieces; Debbie Cole, Becky Pomorin and Dona Behner; and a nephew, Andrew Pickard. Also surviving are several cousins and many good friends. Services for William will be held at the Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake on Saturday, January 26, 2013. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 o’clock with the funeral service following at 11 o’clock. For information call 847 223 8122.

Richard G. Theisen

Richard G. Theisen, of Grayslake, passed away Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 in Libertyville.  Born in Chicago on Jan. 3, 1927 to the now late Joseph L. and Anna M. {nee Mann}.  Richard was a Catholic Priest and teacher in Chicagoland for over 25 years.  Beloved husband of Carol {nee Laursen} Theisen; loving step-father of four, step-grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of one; dear brother of Robert (Mary) Theisen; brother-in-law of Muriel Theisen; fond uncle of many.  His brother Jerome Theisen and sister Patricia Thielen preceded him in death.  Visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL  60030 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thu. Jan. 24, 2013.  Brief visitation at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 from 9 a.m. until the commencement of Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Fri. Jan. 25, 2013.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to either Catholic Charities, www.catholiccharities.net, or to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, www.sandyrelief.org, please.  (847) 223-8122 or www.strangfuneral.org.

Richard Louis Scholz

Richard Louis Scholz, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at his residence at the age of 86. He was born February 25, 1926 in Chicago, IL. Richard was a World War II veteran having served with the US Navy. Richard is survived by his wife Margie Lavern Scholz, whom he wed on May 28, 1960, his children Steve (Linda) Scholz, Michael (Linda) Scholz, and Randolph (Olga) Scholz, and his grandchildren Theresa, Ryan, Cory, Casey, Jennifer, Olivia, and Andrew. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday January 17, 2013 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday January 18, 2013 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Irving Park Cemetery in Chicago, IL. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Anna M. Toll

Anna M. Toll, a resident of Palatine, passed away Monday January 7, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born September 27, 1918 in Libertyville to Edwin and Martha Krase. Anna was a lifelong member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Grayslake, where she was also a kindergarten teacher for 25 years. Anna is survived by her daughter Martha Callahan, her grandchildren Kerri (Michael Linck) Callahan, Ryan Callahan and Adam (Kim) Ruiz, her great-grandchild Dakota and Jacob, her sister Donna (Robert) Jennings of Georgia, and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard L. Toll and her daughter Jacqueline Maxwell. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday January 26, 2013 from 11:30am until 1:00pm with a memorial mass commencing at 1:00pm at St. Michaels Church 647 Dundee Ave. Barrington, IL. Interment will immediately follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60601. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Shirley A. Bero

Shirley Alice Bero, a 76-year-old Grayslake resident, passed away Sun. Jan. 13, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She was born in Chicago on June 24, 1936 to the low late Robert and Alice {nee Andrews} Brown.  Shirley was the beloved mother of Daniel and Cynthia Bero.  Friends of the family may join them at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere  Rd. Grayslake, IL  60030 on Sat. Jan. 19, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 3 p.m.  Interment will be held privately at Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Verna D. Bork

Verna Bork, an 88-year-old longtime Lake County resident, passed away Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born in Avon, IL to the now late Clement and Delia {nee Porchmann} McElhiney. Verna was the beloved mother of Joyce (Allen) Greenspon, Joseph (the late Carol) Hommrich, William (Joan) Hommrich, John (Pam) Hommrich, and Chris Bork; the cherished grandmother of 10; doting great-grandmother of eight and great-great-grandmother of three; the dear sister of Robert (Margaret) McElhiney and Lawrence (Terri) Youell; fond aunt, great-aunt, and cousin of many; special friend of Margie Riviotta and Marilou Hommrich. Her husbands John Hommrich and William Bork, and her grandson Joseph W. Przybylo preceded her in death. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Sun. Jan. 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 2 p.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Verna’s name may be made to your favorite charity. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Virginia R. Damos

Virginia Ruth Damos (nee Whitson) died on January 8, 2013.. She was born on April 14, 1924 in Waukegan to Vera and Clair Whitson. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, her brothers Clair and Frank Whitson, and her sister Lois Downer. She is survived by her daughter Diane, her son-in-law Bryan Coolican, six nieces, and eight nephews, and 29 great nieces and nephews.
Virginia graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1942 where she was the class president for her junior and senior years. She then attended the Jan McAlister School of Nursing at Victory Memorial Hospital and trained at the University of Chicago and Cook County Hospital. She graduated in 1945 as a registered nurse. She held various nursing positions before returned to Victory Memorial Hospital where she worked for 32 years. She was Director of Surgery for the last 23 years of her career.
She was active at both the local and national level of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Virginia served for 6 years on the local AORN board and was president of the local chapter from 1973 to 1974. At the national level she served on the board for 2 years and was the general chairman of the 1973 Congress. She was the AORN liason to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Operating Room Environments for 4 years. She traveled extensively in Europe examining operating room procedure. In 1990 she was selected as the National Operating Room Manager of the Year by the advisory board of the National Operating Room Manager.
She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Waukegan.
Services will be held at the Strang Funeral Chapel at 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, Il.at 11 AM on Saturday, January 12th, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM.

Robert C. Kuzelka

Robert C. Kuzelka, a resident of Grayslake for 25 years, passed away Tuesday January 8, 2013 at the age of 79. He was born February 21, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Marie Kuzelka. Robert was a veteran of the Korean War having served for the US Navy aboard the USS Hickory and the USS Olmstead. He was a member of the United Protestant Church and the Gages Lake Bible Church, and the Grayslake American Legion. Robert loved to travel in his motor home, collected stamps, and loved animals, gardening, and fishing. Robert is survived by his wife of 25 years, Vivian, his sister Carol Davis of Wisconsin, his children Richard (Collene) Kuzelka, Dennis (Dawn) Kuzelka, and Patricia White, his step-children Daryl (Mary) Stang and Rita (Ken Pfad) Stang, his 15 grandchildren, and his 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Laverne, his parents, his granddaughter, and his best dog Buddy Boy. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday January 12, 2013 from 9:30am until 11:00am with a funeral service commencing at 11:00am at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will immediately follow at Pine View Memorial Park in Waukegan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grayslake Paramedics or to Save-a-Pet. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.