Monthly Archives: September 2013

Paulette Soderstrom

Paulette R. Soderstrom, a 66-year-old longtime resident of Round Lake, passed away Mon., Sep. 9, 2013 at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview.  She was born in Chicago on Mar. 24, 1947 to the now late Kenneth and Gladys {nee Syvertsen} Koelle.  Paulette was the cherished wife of 47 years to Leif Soderstrom, whom she married on Nov. 6, 1965 in Chicago; the loving mother of Renee (Mark) Loeffler, Carrie (fiancé Wayne Anderson) Sheets, and Jennifer (Eric) Peterson; the adoring “Nana” of Sarah, Sophia, Payton, Trevor, Ethan, and Brandon; the dear sister of Kenny (Carol) Koelle; doting master of Ambie, her miniature Dachshund.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thu. Sep. 12, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. on Fri. Sep. 13, 2013, also at the funeral chapel.  Graveside committal will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Tina A. Shatley

Tina A. Shatley, age 44, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.  Friends of the family may visit from 1:00 p.m. until the time of  the  memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Lakeland Baptist Church, 24551 West Grand Avenue in Lake Villa.  Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Irene Lepkowicz

Irene Lepkowicz, an 86-year-old longtime resident of Round Lake Heights, passed away on Aug. 28, 2013 at Hillcrest Nursing & Rehab in Round Lake Beach.  She was born in Chicago on Sep. 12, 1926.  Irene is survived by her son Dennis Lepkowicz of Zion.  Her husband Ben Lepkowicz and parents August & Helen preceded her in death. Graveside committal will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thu. Sep. 5, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, IL Rt. 120 just east of Fairfield Road in Round Lake.  Arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Erwin V. Kopecky

Erwin Vincent Kopecky, an 88-year-old Grayslake (Saddlebrook Farms) resident, passed away at home on Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2013.  He was born in Chicago on Apr. 5, 1925 to the now late Erwin J. and Julia {nee Fallada} Kopecky.  Erwin was an incredibly proud veteran of WWII, having enlisted in the U.S. Army, and ultimately surviving the Battle of the Bulge.  He worked as a photo engraver for 21 years, and then at Hall Printing for 19 years.  He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Theresa {nee Guido}; loving father of Vincent (Sharon) Kopecky, Carmine (Terri) Kopecky, Erwin (Connie) Kopecky, the now late Eugene Kopecky, AnnaMarie (Tony) Brzezniak, and Joe E. (Jimmy) of New Orleans; adoring grandfather of 21 and doting great-grandfather of 13+.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Wed. Sep. 4, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A second brief visitation will be held on Thu. Sep. 5, 2013 at St. Mary of the Annunciation, 22333 W. Erhart Rd., Mundelein, IL 60060 from 9:30 a.m. until the commencement of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, just adjacent to the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the church, address above would be appreciated.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.