Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shirley Stalker

Shirley A. Stalker, age 66, a resident of Gages Lake, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at her home. She was born September 28, 1946 in Binghamton, NY, to Robert and Dorothy (nee Rutherford) Webb. Survivors include her children, David (Catherine) Sprague of Lindenhurst, Laurie Sprague of Winter Park, FL, Leslie (Kamila) Allen of Norridge, and Amanda (Lawrence) Link of Grayslake; grandchildren, Kaleigh, Emily, Sarah and Angelina; siblings, Sheila Moskey of Kennett Square, PA, Steven Webb of Binghamton, NY, Perry (Alicia) Webb of Charleston, SC, and Judy (Jack) Williams of Jacksonville, FL; and a very special niece, Natalie Markovitch. Shirley’s husband, Richard, her parents, and her sister, Arlene, preceded her in death. Friends of the family may visit Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice Dreams. Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Mabel C. Bennett

Mabel C. Bennett, a former resident of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, passed away Monday February 25, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born August 11, 1918 in Cedar Rapids, IA to James and Wanda Simmermon. Mabel was a member of the St. Mary of Annunciation Church in Mundelein and began the Gift of Love program at St. Francis in Lake Zurich. She owned and operated Bennett Embroidery for over 40 years and made rosaries for missions trips by the church. She will be missed and known for touching many peoples lives over the years. Mabel is survived by her children Judith (Tony) Majcher, Jared (Pam) Bennett, Christine Bennett, Deborah (Joseph) Sorgani, Mary Bennett, and Charles (Barbara) Bennett, her grandchildren Debra, David, Tony, Jason, Paul, Scott, Tom, Amanda, Joe, and Brittany, and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, her sister Grace and her brother James. Friends of the family may visit from 4 PM – 8 PM, on Thursday February 28,2013 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday March 1, 2013 with a visitation starting at 10:00 am at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 22333 W Erhart Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060. Interment will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation at www.aamds.org. For information please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Mark G. Duffy

Mark G. Duffy, 62, of Grayslake, IL passed away suddenly on February 22, 2013. He was born in Chicago, IL to Charles and Kathleen (Mick) Duffy. Mark is survived by his children, Meagan, James and Mark.
Brother, Brian (Carol) and sisters, Lynne and Carol (Marty) DeGrazia. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Julie.
Mark (Dad, Coach, Pops, PaPa Duff, husband, brother, son, uncle, nephew and friend) will be profoundly missed.
Owner of Duffy’s Carpentry since 1981, Worked throughout the Evanston and Chicagoland areas including the restoration of several Howard Johnson Restaurants.
Mark was actively involved in Grayslake Snowmobile Club, along with the joy of sailing, flying, target shooting were some of the many interests.
A Memorial Service will be held at Strang Funeral Home 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL., on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. In lieu of Flower’s , donations are being accepted in Mark’s honor payable to Gages Lake Snowmobile Club , C/O Phil Schultz, 21578 Birch Ave., Lake Villa, IL. 60046.

Angel L. Cosme

Angel L. Cosme, a resident of Gurnee and formerly of Chicago, passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at the age of 88. He was born June 9, 1924 in Puerto Rico to Concepcion Cosme. Angel had owned and operated Hispana Travel Agency in Chicago for 25 years. He loved to fish especially in the Gulf. Angel is survived by his children Angel (Donna) Cosme, Robert (Patricia) Cosme, and Edward (Linda) Cosme, his grandchildren Brian, Kevin, and Michael Cosme, Kimberly (Erik) Fudala, Christina (Kevin) Fix, Steven and Caitlin Cosme, and Amanda (Todd) Combes, and his 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, Josie, his mother, and his daughter and her husband Linda and Dennis Jaroszewski. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday February 27, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service and interment will be held privately on Thursday 28, 2013 at the funeral chapel. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Robert D. Wedrall

Robert D. Wedrall, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away peacefully at his home Friday February 22, 2013 at the age of 77. He was born March 1, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Edward and Harriett Wedrall. Robert started his career as a Tool and Die maker at Superior Plastics in Chicago, before working for Baxter in Round Lake, and continuing his career at Intermatic in Spring Grove. During that time he also started his own mold polishing business. Robert was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. He was a nature lover who liked to fish and boat. Robert was known as a generous man to others as well as the animals he cared for. Robert is survived by his children Kenneth Wedrall, Laura (David) Stang, Linda (John) Nickerson, his grandchildren Jennifer and Jonathan Stang, his brother John Wedrall, and he was an uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, his parents, his brother Leonard, and his sister Marilyn. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday February 26, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 10:00 am at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held following the services at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles, IL. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Archie V. Anderson Sr.

Archie Vincent Anderson Sr., 74, beloved husband of Patricia Wapniarski Anderson passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2013 surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Archie was born August 13, 1938 and a long time resident of Grayslake, IL. Archie was a retired truck driver Teamster Local 301, member of the Royal Dressers Motorcycle Club, and an avid car enthusiast. Archie enjoyed attending car shows, flea markets, and hosting Tuesday’s “Retired Truck Drivers” Meeting. Archie is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Patricia (nee: Wapniarski) Anderson, his brother Don (Louise) Anderson of MI, his sons Archie (Jill) Anderson Jr., Donald (Palmer) Kick, Ted (Joyce) Anderson, and Dale (Rebecca) Anderson, his daughters Anna (Nathan) Krecl, Connie (Greg) Larson, and Karen Anderson, his grandchildren Bill Byrne, Torri Simon, Kyle Kick, and Clayton Larson, and his beloved great-granddaughter Ella-Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Russell Anderson. Archie will be deeply missed by many who will love and cherish his memory. Until we meet again. All funeral services were held privately and were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

James A. Jones

James A. Jones, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday February 17, 2013, at the age of 71. He was born July 29, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Earl and Doris Jones. James was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served for 4 years with the Air Force. James worked for 26 years on the Round Lake Fire Department and 10 years with Murphy Ambulance. He was also a member of the Chicagoland Mopar Club. James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patsy, his children Christopher (Zok), Mark, and Donna, his grandchildren Jennifer, Maryann, Nicole, and Michael, and Jimmy and Amanda Thompson, his dog Bo, and his numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Don, Louis, Jack, Alice, and his 3 sisters that perished in a house fire. Friends of the family may visit Monday February 25, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at Round Lake Cultural and Civic Center 2007 N. Civic Center Way Round Lake, IL 60073. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Save-A-Pet or the Round Lake Fire Department. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium for information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

William P. Huber

William “Bill” P. Huber, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday February 17, 2013, in Libertyville, at the age of 64. He was born October 7, 1948 in Ohio to Richard and Betty Huber. William was a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake. He retired from Hawthorne Center where he worked in maintenance and landscaping. William is survived by his wife Linda (nee: Slak), whom he wed on June 13, 1970, his daughters Victoria Huber of Round Lake Beach, and Debbi Huber of Round Lake Beach, his grandsons William Joshua and Reylend Joshewa, his brothers Richard of Round Lake Beach and Stephen of Grayslake, his sisters Susan (Robert) Somers of Round Lake Beach and Mary Gatchet of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday February 22, 2013 at 7:00pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church 510 N. Cedar Lake Road Round Lake Beach, IL with Rev. Matt Gearke officiating. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Walter C. Petruczenko

Walter C. Petruczenko, age 82, passed away Mon. Feb. 18, 2013 at Good Samaritan in Downer’s Grove.  He was born in Franzen, WI on Jan. 26, 1931 to the now late Chester and Caroline {nee Pudlik} Petruczenko.  Walter was the cherished uncle of seven including Diane (Thomas) Dorner, Cathy (Mark) Wallace, Linda Abendroth, Carrie (William) Bunning, Greg Petruczenko, Andrew Petruczenko, and the now late Joseph Petruczenko; fond great-uncle of nine and great-great-uncle of six; dear brother of Ted Petruczenko and the now late Edward Petruczenko; brother-in-law of Catherine Petruczenko.  Visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., then departing for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Betty J. Ruda

Betty June (nee: Getty) (nee: Eide) Ruda, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Wednesday February 13, 2013 at the age of 80. She was born June 1, 1932 in Troy, MO to Roger Carl Getty and Verna Groce. Betty loved the Lord with all her heart and sacrificed her life for her family embodying the true testament of a mother. She was full of life and enjoyed cooking for her family. Betty was a friend and colleague to many; continued working and loving her work up until her last days. Betty was the loving mother of Carolyn Eide Ruud, Olaf Roger Eide, Wayne Eide, Marion Eide Vasquez, Kevin Eide, Keith Eide, loving grandmother to 30 grandchildren, loving great- grandmother to 40 great–grandchildren, and loving sister to Cindi Getty Burton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger Carl Getty and Verna Groce, her first husband Olaf Eide, her second husband Louis Ruda, and her siblings Marion Getty Marth and Carl Roger Getty. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday February 16, 2013 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 1:00pm at Gages Lake Bible Church 18788 W Gages Lake Road Gages Lake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately at Camp Butler in Springfield. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Betty’s name to the Gages Lake Bible Church 18788 W Gages Lake Road Gages Lake , IL 60030 847-223-2923 or Southport Baptist Church 13266 Wilmot Rd. (County C) Kenosha, WI 53142 262-857-8063 or CNS Hospice http://www.cadencehealth.org/Giving/Donate-Now.aspx. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For more info log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.