Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pamela J. Blair

Pamela J. Blair of Lake Villa passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. Friends of the family may visit from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with the funeral service commencing at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Glenda Green

Glenda Green, age 61, of Waukegan and formerly of Wildwood, passed away at home suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 11, 2013.  She was born in Sheffield, AL on Sep. 10, 1952.  Glenda was a caseworker with Warren Township for 14 years, and concurrently owned/operated White Lightning Cleaning in Gurnee for 13 years.  She was the beloved daughter of Alvie L. and Lennie P. {nee Smith} Green; the loving mother of Tina (Tim) Turner and Tiffany (Eric) King; the doting grandmother of Matthew & Mason Turner and Kayleigh & Cameron King; the dear sister of Kathy (Julio) Polanco, Donna Roberts, and Tony (Sarah) Green; the adored aunt of 10 and great-aunt of 4; and fond cousin of many.  Her daughter Ashley Sparks and her brother Michael Green preceded her in death.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Tues. Oct. 15, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The funeral will commence at 10 a.m. on Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, also at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Glenda’s name to the Warren Township Special Recreation Program, 100 S. Greenleaf, Gurnee, IL 60031 would be appreciated. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Mildred “Millie” Pappa

Mildred “Millie” Pappa, formerly a longtime Grayslake resident, having celebrated her 90th birthday this spring, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 2013 at Advocate Condell in Libertyville.  She was born in Chicago on May 20, 1923 to the now late Anthony and Mary {nee Czapka} Wojdyla.  Millie was the loving mother of Carol (Chet) Bielen, Jean (Jim) Terryberry, Don (Tina) Pappa, Larry (Lynne) Pappa, Gary (the recently late Marlene) Pappa, Michael (Peg) Pappa, and Cathy (Joe) Saviano; the cherished grandmother of 20; adoring great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to many; the fond aunt, great-aunt, and cousin to numerous.  Her husband Joseph, a brother and  a sister preceded her in death.  Friends of the family may visit at on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.  at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Mass of the Resurrection will follow at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, commencing at 11:30.  Interment will be held at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL 60714, reconvening at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. for chapel committal.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

James A. Beake

James A. Beake, a 65-year-old Ingleside resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on Sat. Oct. 5, 2013.  He was born in Chicago on Mar. 12, 1948 to the now late Richard and Lorraine {nee Dost} Beake.  James was a Vietnam War veteran, having served proudly for the U.S. Army Special Forces in Airbourne Long Range Patrol (LRP), 51st Infantry F. Company.  He was an Airbourne Ranger 75th PCo.  More recently, he worked for the Illinois Tollway for 25 years.  James is survived by Marcia Beake, his wife of 37 years; his children Shaw (Bryan) Pickens, Darcie (Bill) Addis, and Rich Beake; his grandchildren Lauren, Zakk, Sydney, Ben, and Chase; and his brothers Curtis (Ed) Beake and Clinton (Dan) Beake.  Friends of the family may join them for a memorial visitation at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, with the memorial service commencing at 12 noon.  Interment will be held privately.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Austin L. Lonberg

Austin L. Lonberg, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013, at the age of 83. He was born November 21, 1929 in Miami, OK, to Fredrick and Zora Lonberg. Austin was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the Air Force as reconnaissance. He was a retiree of IBM in Chicago after 36 years having worked as a Senior Engineer. Austin was a member and elder of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake. He was an avid hunter, loved playing golf, bowling and other sports. Austin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly, his children Mike (Theresa) Lonberg, Randall (Carolyn) Watson, Jim (Loretta) Lonberg, Daniel Lonberg, Tracey Lonberg, Robin (Kenneth) Smith, Amanda Lonberg, and James Lonberg, his 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and his siblings Phyllis (Graden) Stinnnett, Lavita (Dell) Simon, and Norman Lonberg. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters Oleita, Imogene, Nadine, and Hazel. Friends of the family may visit Monday, October 7, 2013 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm with a service commencing at 8:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the family. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Kay A. Rateike

Kay A. Rateike, a 79-year-old resident of Hainesville, passed away Monday morning, September 30, 2013 at The Wealshire in Lincolnshire.  She was born in Barrington on May 8, 1934 to the now late Will and Elsie (nee Jahnke) Shepherd.  Kay was formerly a  40-year resident of Mt. Prospect, and was a devoted member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect for nearly as long.  Kay was an equally devoted member of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake since moving to Hainesville 15 years ago.  She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Paul W. Rateike, whom she wed on June 19, 1954 in Palatine; the cherished mother of John Rateike and Susan (Jeff) Gately; the adoring grandmother of Allison, age 17, and Jake, age 12; the dear sister of Karlie Chapman, Bette (Bill) Robertson, and Waler (Becky) Shepherd.  Her son Scott preceded her in death.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  A brief visitation will continue on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 W. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lord of Glory, address above, would be appreciated.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.