Monthly Archives: May 2013

Michele A. Trudeau

Michele A. Trudeau {nee Wolf}, a 60-year-old Grayslake resident, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 28, 2013.  She was born in Waukegan on January 6, 1953.  Michele grew up in Wildwood and graduated from Warren High School, class of 1971. She lived much of her adult life in Antioch.

Michele was brought up in the family’s establishment, Pierre’s Village Inn, where her passion for the restaurant business was born.  She made a name for herself as Event Coordinator at The  Tower Room, Food Service Manager at Antioch High School, and her life time working and personal relationship with John Steitz and Steitz’s Resort.

Michele was also a member and Treasurer of the UDLL Dart League, loved to cook, paint and read and always loved boating on the Chain of Lakes, a place that held many childhood memories for her.  She will be lovingly remembered for her smile and twinkling eyes, her sense of humor and her overall kind-hearted spirit.

Michele is survived by her daughter, Rachel Wolf; her mother, Anna “Toots” Trudeau; her brothers Steve (Sharon)  Trudeau and George (Ronnie) Trudeau; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as a host of dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew “Pierre” Trudeau.

Friends of the family may join them for a memorial visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL  60030 on Wed. June 5, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

James L. Villiard

James L. Villiard, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born October 23, 1928 in Ladysmith, WI to George and Esther Villiard. James was a veteran of the US Army and he was employed with Copper Cartage for 18 years before retiring from Keller Trucking after working for them for 18 years. James is survived by his children Alayne Bartlett, Myron (Donna) Bartlett, and Cheryl (Greg) Ehlers, his grandchildren Daniel (Lorinda) Bartlett and Jared (Karla) Bartlett, his siblings Lilah Hall, Mary Brandt, Margie Gapinski, Doris Ostic, and Roger Villiard, and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his wife Lucille and his siblings Jerome Villiard, Gene Villiard, Alma Mae Swan, Lynn Villiard, Duane Villard, and Lucille Marie. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a memorial service commencing at 11:00am at Community Christian Church 1400 Yorkhouse Road Waukegan, IL. Inurnment will be held privately at Millburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Community Christian Church or the Grayslake Volunteer Fire Department in James’s name. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Stanley Q. “Bud” Maloney

Stanley Quentin “Bud” Maloney, a 91-year-old Grayslake resident, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 after receiving wonderful care at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  Bud was born in Louisville, KY to the now late Samuel and Vivian {nee Reed} Maloney.  He served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine for four years in the Pacific Theater during WWII, ultimately attaining the rank of Sergeant.  Bud was the beloved husband of 69 years to Norma {nee Templeton} Maloney; the loving father of Cindy (the late Beverly) Waterstradt; dearest grandfather of Heidi Lynn (Brock) Gohlinghorst; the fond great-grandfather of Sydney Ann and Jessica Jane Gohlinghorst; doting master of his furry pal “Bear”.  His son Michael Reed Maloney preceded him in death.  Friends of the family may join them for memorial visitation at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 31 Park Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thu. May 30 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., with the memorial service commencing at 2 p.m.  Military funeral honors will conclude services.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org

 

 

Robert E. Schloneger

Robert E. Schloneger, a 64-year-old lifelong resident of Wildwood, passed away at home Friday evening, May 24, 2013.  He was born in Chicago to the now late Jesse and Lillian {nee Kardosh} Schloneger.  Robert worked for Fabrication Technology in Libertyville for nearly 20 years, and loved to frequent the Sci-Fi Café in Burlington, WI.  He was the dear brother of Susan (John) Skorniak; the loving uncle of Kim (Eric Dawson) Freely; and doting great-uncle of Emma; and the fond nephew, cousin, and friend of many.  All services will be held privately.  Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Georgia Norlin

Georgia Bettes Norlin, Lake Barrington resident, formerly of Deerfield, (Northwestern Class of ’47) the beloved star of stage, radio, television, her family, and an entire audience of fabulous friends, passed away with her children Eric and Nancy at her side on Wed. May 8, 2013 at the exquisite age of 89 years and 11 days. She was preceded in death by her accompanist and husband Lloyd B. Norlin, her sisters, and parents. A toast to her past and a toast to her future was an on-going production by her family including Eric and daughter-in-“love” Dee; Nancy and son-in-“love” Kurt, along with her “grands” Kimberly, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Ben, Kyle, and Timothy. A memorial service is being planned for a yet-to-be-determined date in the near future. In a typically unselfish gesture, Georgia donated her earthly remains (as did husband Lloyd) to the Anatomical Gift Society, immediately upon her death. She has finally succumbed to technology, posthumously, with the creation of the “Georgia B. Norlin’s Fans” page on Facebook, of which you can follow for updates on the memorial service, etc. Donations may be made to her past volunteer efforts of Journey Care and/or the Barrington Area Council of Aging (BACOA), both of Barrington. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. www.strangfuneral.org.

Vincent Damore

Vincent Damore, age 61, of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 with the funeral service commencing at 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Doris B. Masek

Doris B. Masek, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday May 13, 2013 at the age of 84. She was born July 8, 1928, in Chicago, IL to John and Olga Zimbleman. Doris is survived by her beloved sister Joan (Mario) Arcari, her loving niece and nephews Lisa (Gary) Guy, Scot Arcari, and Todd (Neoma) Arcari, and her loving grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2006. Burial will be held privately and was entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Geraldine “Dean” Haddon

Geraldine “Dean” Haddon, a resident of Bristol, WI and formerly of Wildwood, IL, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born May 25, 1925 in Hurley, WI to Leroy and Leila Leichtnam. Dean loved bingo, playing cards, visiting the casinos, and enjoying time with her kids and grandkids. Dean is survived by her children Marilyn “Boots” (Paul) Portegys, Dean (Cathy) Haddon, Bill (Carol) Haddon, Beth (Jeff) Sinesh, her 6 grandchildren, and her 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her 9 brothers and sisters. Friends of the family may visit Friday May 10, 2013 from 10:00am until 12:00 pm with a memorial service commencing at 12:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Alliance 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 or Save-A-Pet 31664 N. Fairfield Road Grayslake, IL 60030 . For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Eugene L. “Les” Werhniak

Eugene L. “Les” Werhniak, age 85, of Gages Lake, passed away at home on Sun. May 5, 2013.  He was born in Highland Park on April 24, 1928 to the now late Anton and Emma Werhniak.  Les served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine.  He was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. in Lake Villa, a retiree from Abbott Labs, and loved to ride his Harley.  Les is survived by his Wife Georgie, whom he wed on April 24, 1981 in Gages Lake; his children Kris (Leon) Somers of Nekoosa, WI, Raymond (Jody) Njust of Wildwood, and Robert (Carri) Njust of Gwinn, MI; his nephew Jeff Vesecky of Montello, WI; seven grandchildren whom he loved to spend time with: Kristin, Kimberly, Katelyn, Nicole, Anthony, Karly, and Cheyanne; three great-grandchildren Kendall, Grayson, and Drew.   His sister Elyse, brother-in-law Rudy Vesecky, and sister-in-law Emma Vesecky preceded him in death.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Fri., May 10, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.   The funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. on Sat. May 11, 2013, also at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Anita B. Larson

Anita B. Larson, a resident of Antioch, passed away Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 74. She was born October 17, 1938 in Berwyn, IL to Anton and Helen Vacek. Anita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard, her children Steven Larson, Donna (Rick) Kesler, and Susan Larson, her 9 grandchildren, and her brother Anton (Adrianne) Vacek Jr. All funeral arrangements were held privately and entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org