Monthly Archives: December 2013

Patricio Paret

Patricio J. Paret, , a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL, at the age of 71. He was born April 5, 1942 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to Jacinto and Carola (Lertora) Paret. Patricio was a member of St Bede Catholic Church. He loved the Bears and working with his model trains. He cherished his family most of all. He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie, father Jacinto; his children, Yvette McNabb of Ingleside, Jon (fiancé Mary Pat) of Round Lake, Andre and Angela Paret of Kenosha, WI, Carlos and his husband Keith of Chicago; his grandchildren Nicole of Ingleside, Sean and Jenn of Tucson, AZ, Patrick of Ingleside, Matthew of Round Lake, Joseph of Round Lake; his great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Victoria and Alex; his siblings Nelson of Ecuador, Jose and Leonor of Ecuador, Maria of Miami, and Pierre of Virginia. Patricio was preceded in death by his mother Carola.. Friends of the family may visit from 11 AM -3PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with services at 3:00pm Tuesday, December 31. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Karen Alfrejd

Karen Alfrejd, a resident of Sterling, passed away Tuesday December 23, 2013, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL, at the age of 69. She was born July 27, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Peder and Karen (nee: Hansen) Westnes. Karen loved to cook, garden, sew, and enjoyed antiquing. Karen is survived by her children Jill (nee: Alfrejd) (Chris) Thibaudeau of Grayslake, and P.J. (April) Alfrejd of Pleasanton, CA, her grandchildren Lincoln, Erik, Reed, Zoe, Dylan, and Kaylynn, and her sister Sylvia (Wayne) Penn of Riverside, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband William and her son Matthew. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday December 28, 2013 at 11:30am at Riverside Presbyterian Church 116 Barrypoint Rd. Riverside, IL 60546. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Lung Assoc. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Alice R. Sedlacko

Alice R. Sedlacko, age 64, passed away Sunday December 22, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born August 11, 1949 in Parry Sound, Ontario to Arthur and Caroline Jow. Alice loved to knit and crochet. She was a bargain shopper and liked to cook and can. Alice loved helping people especially at her job with the travel agency. Alice is survived by her husband, Allen, whom she wed on January 8, 1982 in Toronto, Canada and a very large extended family which includes brothers, sisters, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 2:00pm until 3:00 pm with a memorial service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Alice’s name to your favorite charity. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Alexander Queen

Alexander Queen, (known to most as Scotty or Lex) passed over on December 20, 2013 to reunite with his wife, Margaret, and his son, Stephen. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Lex moved with his family to Wildwood, IL in 1972, where he joined his sister, Joan, and quickly made many friends. Lex was a talented carpenter. He was devoted to the Green Bay Packers, Bonanza reruns and his daily “shot and a pint” at the Firehouse and/or Les’ Lounge and/or The Gages Lake Inn. He enjoyed telling stories, joking with friends, and complaining passionately about a myriad of topics with special attention given to the Chicago Bears, all politicians, banks and most doctors. Lex leaves behind his sister, Joan Heron (George); his nephews, Brian Lindahl (Kim), Paul Coburn, Graham Coburn (Mairi); and his nieces, Angela Barnes and Lynette Lindahl. Lex’s family wishes to extend special thanks to Joe and Mo Grady, Steve Sesko and his caretaker, Amber Brinegar for their kind attention to Lex throughout his long struggle with declining health. All services will be held privately and were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium www.strangfuneral.org.

Todd James Auskalnis

Todd J. Auskalnis, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013 at Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, at the age of 43. He was born June 12, 1970 in Evergreen Park, IL to James and Grace (nee Armon) Auskalnis. Todd loved to golf with his son, Joshua and was his biggest baseball fan and coach to Joshua. Todd is survived by his wife of 13 years, Jodi, whom he wed on June 17, 2000 in Lake Forest, IL, his father James, his son Joshua, and his siblings Kim (Joe) of Wauwatosa, WI and Jay (Marta) of Grosse Pointe, MI. He was preceded in death by his mother Grace. A memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:30am in the chapel of  St. Gilberts Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Joan M. Atkins

Joan Margrat Atkins, age 79, of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born on August 22, 1934 in Chicago.  Joan was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Round Lake.  She is survived by her sons, Jeff McMahon and John McMahon; her daughter, Joann Isaac; her grandchildren, Erica, Jennifer, John, Krystal, Mike, Kameron, Chase, Sophie and Kendall; and her great-grandchildren, Cassie, Alyssa, John and Alexis.  Friends of the family may visit from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, December 20, 2013 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Funeral mass will commence at 10:00am, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. For information, please call 847-223- 8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Lena Faulkner

Lena Faulkner, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Saturday December 14, 2013 at her home, at the age of 66. She was born February 1, 1947 to Benjamin and Mary (nee: Mackin) Hands in Motherwell, Scotland, where most of Lena’s family still resides. She was an amazing, devoted grandmother whose grandchildren were her life. She loved golf, bowling, spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, keeping in touch with her family overseas, and reading Lena is survived by her husband of 42 years, Louis, her only child and daughter Dawn (Randy) Olson, her three beautiful grandchildren Ryan, Brayden, and Keeleigh, her siblings Mary Margaret, Linda, Anna, Benny, and Sammy, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mattie, and her brother Joey. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. BELVIDERE ROAD, GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030 from 6:00pm until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday December 19, 2013, with the memorial service commencing at 8:00p.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the NOCC National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Leonard G. Barry Jr.

Leonard G. Barry, a 54 year-old Round Lake Park resident, formerly of Chicago, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013. He was born in Chicago on July 26, 1959 to Leonard Sr. and Doris Barry. Leonard was the brother of Tim Barry, John (Carrie) Barry, Alice Barry, and Lora (John) Barry; the loving uncle of Tim Jr., Mario, Richie, Patrick, Matthew, John Jr., Lukus, Rebecca, Misty, Joshua, Holly, Kenny, Michael, Karen, Doris, Brandon, and Christopher; great-uncle of Patience, Kristan, Cadance, Hayden, Kristina, Alex, Audrey, Abigail, and Eric. His parents preceded him in death. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. BELVIDERE ROAD, GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030 from 4:00pm until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 18, 2013, with the memorial service commencing at 7:00p.m. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Maria Masnik

Maria Masnik, our beloved mother passed away on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the age of 82 at her home in Round Lake Beach. She was the mother of 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Maria was a special and generous woman. Her treasure was family and her animals. May God take special care of her, “Till we meet again momma”. A visitation is scheduled for Friday December 13 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday December 14, 2013 at 9:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 114 N. Lincoln Ave. Round Lake, IL 60073. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville. For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Louis Sielepkowski

Louis Sielepkowski, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Saturday December 7, 2013 at the age of 89. He was born June 1, 1924 in Chicago, IL. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday December 12, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.