Monthly Archives: January 2014

Blanca Lahera

Blanca Lahera, age 81, of Round Lake Beach passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home. She was born June 14, 1932 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Blanca was a member of St. Joseph Church in Round Lake and was a 25 year heart transplant survivor. Her greatest gift of these additional years was that she was able to get to know and love her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Hugo J. Lahera, Juan L. Lahera, Juan C. (Sandy) Lahera, and Ellen R. (Doug) Richter; her grandchildren, David, Nicolas, Michael, Katie, Tyler, and Chloe; a sister, Mercedes de Rojas; and a brother, Agustin de Rojas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo P. Lahera, whom she married on July 3, 1948. Friends of the family may visit from 9:00am until 11:30am, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass will be at 12:00pm Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Church, 114 North Lincoln, Round Lake, IL 60073. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

George C. Rosene

George C. Rosene, a life-long resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb, IL. George and his wife, Dorothy, moved to DeKalb in November 2008 to be near their son, Steve. Arrangements are pending with the expectation of a memorial service this spring. For information please call STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

William Earl Clark Jr.

William Earl Clark Jr., 80, of Eagle River, WI, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Aspirus Hospital, in Wausau, WI. He was born in Evanston on March 21, 1933 to William and Louise (nee Ellis) Clark. A farmer for over 50 years, William loved to travel and put on ceramic shows. He was also famous for his beef vegetable soup. He is survived by two daughters, Penny Bublitz and Jackie (Lee) Baillargeon, both of Wisconsin; a step-daughter, Beth Nelson, of Illinois; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betsey Kroeck of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John, and a sister, Eleanor. Friends of the family may visit from 1:00pm to 3pm, Saturday, February 1, 2014, at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be made to the family. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

William J. Graham

William J. Graham, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away Monday January 27, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born October 21, 1931 in Chicago, IL to James and Katherine Graham. Bill was a Fireman for the Chicago Fire Department for many years. He loved to fish and had many dear friends. Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia, his son Bill (Robin), his grandsons Jason and Jeremy, his nieces Sharon and Sandy, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Friends of the family may visit Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 11:00am until 12:30 pm with a memorial service commencing at 12:30pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Charles J. Gillies

Charles J. Gillies, age 83, of Grayslake passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at his home. He was born February 21, 1930 in Chicago to Alexander and Florence (nee Wulf) Gillies. Charles loved to do woodworking, take walks at the Grove, visit Disney World, and spend time with his family. He is survived by his daughters, Susan (Wesley) Jelinski of South Elgin and Carol (Guy) Wolf of Winterhaven, FL; his grandchildren, Krista (Kevin) Billy of Pittsburgh, PA and Justin Jelinski of South Elgin; one great-grandchild, Dakota Billy; and one brother, Richard Gillies of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, and one brother, William. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials contributions may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 or www.carecenter.org. For information, please call 847-223-8122.

Robert R. Kuffell

Robert R. Kuffell, a resident of Grayslake and formerly of Chicago, passed away Sunday January 26, 2014 at the age of 82. Robert was a veteran of the Army having served during the Korean War and was a member of the IBEW Union Local #134. Robert was the loving husband of 57 years to Elaine, beloved brother to Gerald (Patricia) Kuffell and his deceased sister and brother-in-law Dolores (Hugo) DiStefano, wonderful father to Steve (Donna), Mike (Angela), Don (Grace), and Carol (Dave) Seeger, an adoring grandfather to Stephanie, Courtney, Brent, Amanda, Erik, Dylan, Lindsey, Matt, Megan, Kevin, Billy, Danny, and Julie, and a loving uncle to 4 nieces and nephews. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday January 30, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass will be Friday, January 31 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Judes Children Hospital. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Michael A. Przybylo

Michael “Mike” A. Przybylo, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday January 26, 2014, at the age of 50. He was born May 2, 1963 in Chicago, IL to Allen and Juanda Greenspon. Michael was the loving husband of his late wife Jessica (nee: Jackson). Michael is survived by his parents Allen and Juanda Greenspon, his brother Robert (Sharon) of Lancaster, SC, his niece Monika of Round Lake Beach, his nephew Mathew (Emily) of Fort Myers, FL, his great-nieces Delilah and Amelia, his special friends Kitty, Todd, Josh, Bo, and Doug. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Evelyn Hommrich, his grandmother Verna Bork, his baby brother Joseph Przybylo, and his brother Timothy Przybylo on November 26, 2013. Mike loved the outdoors, fishing, hiking, camping, and climbing. His favorite spot was Devils Lake in Baraboo, WI. The family wishes to express their special thanks to all of the great care Mike received with Midwest Palliative Care and Hospice. Friends of the family may visit Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1:00pm until 5:00 pm with a funeral service commencing at 5:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Clara Link

Clara Link, age 78, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at JourneyCare in Barrington. She was born February 5, 1935 in Germany to Olga and Ludwig Schroeder. Clara loved to crochet and cook, but, more than anything, she loved to be a Grandma. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank, whom she married on December 12, 1959 in Forest Park; sons, John (Carol) of Hainesville and Frank of Genoa City, WI; grandchildren, Catherine of Omaha, NE and David of Hainesville; and siblings, Siegfried (Jayne) Schroeder of Beloit, WI and Else Schmidt of Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olga and Ludwig; one sister, Hilma Schlenhardt; and brothers, Paul and Bob Schroeder. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120) in Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held at 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Tri-State International, Suite 125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 or www.cancer.org. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Leonard E. Burge

Leonard E. Burge, 91, a resident of Naperville, and a former 80 year resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014. During his years in Grayslake, Leonard was employed at Rockenbach Chevrolet for 34 years and was very active in many church and local community organizations including serving for many years as a Board Member for the Grayslake Historical Society. Leonard was the beloved husband of Mary K, who preceded him in death in 2010, the loving father of Barbara (Art) Grant, Marilyn (Guy) Head, Gary (Mary) Burge, and Susanne (Scott) Dahl; dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren; and fond great-grandfather of 17 great-grandchildren. Friends of the family may visit from 3:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday January 27, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grayslake Historical Society 164 Hawley St. Grayslake, IL or Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility 1347 Crystal Ave. Naperville, IL 60563. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Clarence “Coachie” A. Kasin Jr.

Clarence “Coachie” A. Kasin Jr., passed away Wednesday January 22, 2014, at the age of 62. He was born December 28, 1951 in Chicago, IL to Clarence Sr. and Mary Kasin. A visitation is scheduled for Friday January 24, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. The interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Showman’s League of America Scholarship c/o Peter Kasin. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.