Monthly Archives: February 2014

Julia Wojtarowicz

Julia (nee: Kasprzyk) Wojtarowicz, 97, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Thursday February 27, 2014. She was born August 5, 1916 in Chicago. She was married to the now deceased Stanley Wojtarowicz for 51 years. She is survived by her children Roger (Sharon Beatty) of Antioch, Julene( her deceased husband Robert) Mumenthaler of Wildwood, and Joyce Engel of Kenosha, WI, her 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and very close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, and loving husband Stanley. Julia was the youngest of 7 girls. She had an adventurous spirit all of her life. She completed her nurses training at Norwegian-American Hospital in Chicago. She joined the Army prior to the start of World War II and served as a nurse at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. She earned the rank of Second Lieutenant. In 1952 Stanley and Julia moved their family from Chicago to Wildwood and she remained a resident of Wildwood for the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake for 62 years, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Vincent De Paul Society, and Friendship Club.. Julia was a member of AARP through Warren Township, Warren Township Senior Center, Grayslake Library Lane Senior Center, Homemakers of Grayslake, and Grayslake Alley Cats bowling league. Julia worked as a nurse at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville from 1953 to 1961. Stanley and Julia enjoyed travel and after his retirement took many trips with Gem Tours as well as with family and friends. A visitation is scheduled for Friday February 28, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday March 1, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Entombment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul care of St. Gilbert Church. For information, please call (847)223-8122.

Dennis C. Chesney

Dennis C. Chesney, age 30, of Grayslake, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Friends of the family may visit from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Mary A. Kiley

A celebration of the life of Mary A. Kiley (nee Jaggers), 87, a 19-year resident of Saddlebrook Farms, formerly of Wheeling, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Saddlebrook Farms Community Center, Route 60 and Peterson Roads, Grayslake. A reflection of her life will be given by her daughter, Sandra, and grand-daughter, Kathryn. Mrs. Kiley passed away comfortably on December 2, 2013, after a short illness. Interment will be private.  Mary loved spending her time playing canasta with her friends at Saddlebrook Farms. She belonged to the Saddlebrook Trotters, as well as the Quilting Club and St. Mary’s Senior Club.  Mary was the beloved wife of the late Raymond, loving and devoted mother to Sandra Harrsch (Clark Garlock), world’s best grandma, secret keeper, advice giver, and role model to granddaughter, Kathryn Harrsch, of Grayslake. Mary is survived by many friends and relatives both near and far. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Memorials may be made to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, 660 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call (847)223-8122.

Patricia Morrison

Patricia Morrison, 75, of Round Lake Beach passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Paradise Park Memory Care Facility in Fox Lake, IL.  Pat was born November 30, 1938 in Chicago, IL.  She worked for 38 years for Illinois Bell having worked her way up to a managerial position.  She retired and moved to New Jersey where she became a rural mail carrier for 11 years.  She was also a member of the Phone Company Pioneers.  Pat was an animal lover and a lover of all Chicago sports teams.  She was athletic, outgoing, and loved to dance.  She leaves behind her sister, Anne Minkler of Round Lake Beach and her nieces and nephews, Vicki (Doug) Wisner of Marengo, David Ponte and Teresa Greslik of McHenry, Bonnie (Lonnie) Harris of Fox Lake, Sherman Minkler of Round Lake Beach, Susan (Dan) Zigmund of Round Lake Beach, and Patti (Jim) Gerhardt of Bartlett, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Angus and Margaret Morrison of Chicago and her sister Isabelle Ponte of Johnsburg.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  All 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.

Cherie L. Grubb

Cherie L. Grubb, a resident of Burlington, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the age of 64. She was born July 1, 1949 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, to Neil and Marie (Reed) Thompson. Cherie was the loving wife of Kenneth. Cherie is survived by her husband of 46 years Kenneth, her children Katina and Korey (Joyce) both of Wisconsin, her grandchildren Kayla, Colton and Kelsie also of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cherie enjoyed cooking and loved to ride her motorcycle. She enjoyed her horse and dogs. Cherie most of all, loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family. She really loved a wide variety of music and loved walking with her posse. Friends of the family may visit on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 12:30 PM until 2: PM with a funeral service commencing at 2:00 PM at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. Memorials donations may be made Save-a-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 or to St Jude, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Dorothy B. Imperiale

Dorothy B. Imperiale, a resident of Vernon Hills, passed away February 16, 2014, at the age of 90. She was born February 23, 1923 in Chicago to Charles and Catherine Schrieber. Dorothy loved to sew, knit, and crochet. She was an avid reader and adored cats. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kasper, whom she wed on June 26 in Chicago, her children Katherine (Joe) Blandi of Willow Brook, IL, Rose Crowe of Hainesville, IL, Mary (Steve) Lark of Colgate, WI, Sue (Rick) Dunn of Grayslake, IL, and Chris (Susan) of Lake Villa, IL, her 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Thomas and Richard. All arrangements were held privately and entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org..

Catherine Marks

Catherine Marks, a resident of Gurnee, passed away Saturday February 15, 2014, at the age of 74. She was born October 25, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday February 19, 2014 from 1:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral chapel. The funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday February 20, 2014 at 11:00am at Most Holy Mother of God in Third Lake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.

Robert J. Roelle

Robert J. Roelle, a resident of Mundelein, passed away Sunday February 16, 2014, at the age of 94. He was born May 24, 1919 in Chicago, IL to Fred and Nell Roelle. Robert was a veteran of World War II having served for the Army. He was a member and former treasurer of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Round Lake and a life member of the American Legion Post 1170. Robert is survived by his children Marilynn (Rich) Walters and Dr. Robert (Renee) Roelle, his grandchildren Deanna (Edwin) Brown, Melissa (Dave) Fularczyk, Rick (Hailey) Walters, Wendy (Commander Jeff) Farah, Dr. Rob (Maria) Roelle, and Chris (Ryan) Roelle, and his 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna, and his 12 brothers and sisters. Friends of the family may visit from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to commence at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Calvary Presbyterian Church 510 N. Cedar Lake Rd. Round Lake, IL 60073. A luncheon will follow in the basement of the church before continuing to the Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. All arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org..

Lucille J. Tysdal

Lucille J. Tysdal, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday February 12, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born June 22, 1922 in Chicago, IL to William and Helen Litz. Lucille was a member of the Daughters of the Nile the Zenobia Chapter having served as a past Queen. Lucille is survived by her son John Tysdal, her grandchildren Christopher (Michelle) Tysdal and John (Deanna) Tysdal, and her great-grandchildren Christopher, Emma, Matthew, Luke and Piper. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and her 3 brothers and sisters. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 11:30am at the funeral chapel. Entombment will follow at Windridge Cemetery in Cary, IL. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org..

Rita Sweitzer

Rita Sweitzer, age 81, of Round Lake Park, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at JourneyCare in Barrington. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will commence at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the funeral chapel followed by interment at Highland Memorial Park, 33100 North Hunt Club Road (Hunt Club Road and Route 120) in Libertyville. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.