Monthly Archives: March 2014

Eileen Dragovich

Eileen M. Dragovich, a resident of Gurnee, passed away March 25, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born March 1, 1923 in Rice Lake, WI to Margaret and Dr. John K. Erpelding. Eileen had worked for over 20 years at Marshall Fields. She loved to dance, enjoyed her martinis, and socializing with friends and family. Eileen was a loving mother of Michelle (Jeff) Rohrer-Lauer, beloved grandmother to Michael and David Rohrer, beloved step-grandmother to Blake Lauer, adoring sister to Anne Hach, and wonderful aunt to numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in her death by her parents, her siblings Donald, Helen,Claire, Sheila, and Frank, her nieces and nephews Patrica Kenaga, Robert Kenaga, and Richard Tessin, her sister-in-law Rita Erpelding, and her former husband Mike Dragovich. A visitation is scheduled for Friday March 28, 2014 from 9:30am until 10:30am with a funeral mass commencing at 10:30am at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. Interment will be follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Kathryn Michelau

Kathryn “Kate” Michelau, a resident of Grayslake, passed away March 22, 2014 at Lexington Home in Lake Zurich at the age of 84. She was born February 22, 1930 in McHenry County to Ford and Mayme (nee: Frett) Jackson. Kate married Fred “Benny” Michelau on January 5, 1952 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. She helped manage Michelau’s Greenhouse and farm stand in Grayslake for many years. Kate enjoyed socializing with the customers. She was a big sports fan and attended many of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She loved to prepare homemade jam and give it to her friends with the request of “bring back the empty jars.” Kate is survived by her children Debby (Mark Mueller) Michelau of Montello, WI, John (Leslie) of Johnsburg, Diane (Fred) Bryant of Lake Zurich, Ben of Trevor, WI, and Bernadine Michelau of Algonquin, her grandchildren John, Scott, Bob, Hallie, Mike and Joey Michelau, Ricky and Danny Bryant, and Jeff and Jay Halvorsen, her great grandchildren Rohnan, Ryker, and Addison Michelau, and her brother Ed Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Connie and Marie, and her brothers George, Joe, Art, and Jim. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Friday March 28, 2014 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday March 29, 2014 at 10:00am at the church. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Aurelio N. de Guzman

de Guzman 2Aurelio Nayal de Guzman “ADEG”, 67, of Round Lake, IL entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born in Cotabato City, Philippines. Aurelio attended Notre Dame University for his Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Aurelio continued his studies to receive a Master of Arts Degree in Economics. He was married to Alicia Saldua Barillo, on April 22, 1972, for 42 years. Aurelio was an accomplished man, most notable for his position as a Manager and Assistant Vice President of the Philippine National Bank. Aurelio was President of The Dipolog City Bankers Club, the President of the Rotary Club of Dipolog, the Governor’s Group Representative of the Rotary Club and the Director of the PNB Western Manager’s Association. Aurelio was survived by his wife Alice “Boss” de Guzman; his four children: Aileen, Avon Aurel, Alma Farrah and Althea Avice; his six grandchildren: Aubrey Pearl, Adam Kurt, Adrian Maurel, Arabella Elyse, Angelica Elle, Angelo Clyde and his two dogs: Hershey and Akira. A 3-day visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL from Wednesday March 26 to Friday March 28 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm nightly, and a Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 11:30am at St. Gilbert’s Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Wayne C. Trapp

Wayne C. Trapp, 69, a resident of Antioch, IL passed away March 16, 2014 in Kenosha, WI. He was born February 2, 1945 in Chicago to Philip and Virginia (nee: Novakowski) Trapp. Wayne was a retired 20 year veteran of the Chicago Police in the 17th District of Albany Park. He loved to hunt duck and geese, he was an avid auction attendee, but most all loved to fish with his daughter Susanne. Wayne is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janice, whom he wed on September 18, 1965 in Chicago, his children Wayne Trapp of Antioch and Susanne (Alex) Skowron of Wisconsin, his sister Kathleen of Lake in the Hills, and his dog Cody. He was preceded in death by his parents and his dog Luke. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at The Thirsty Horse Pub and Grill 12711 Bristol Rd. (Corner of Rte. 45 and North Ave.) Kenosha, WI 53142 (262)891-3080. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Ardeth Ann Crowell

Ardeth Ann Crowell, 82, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Beloved life partner of Clifford Walzel. Services private. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Wisc. Memorials to masses greatfully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Patricia J. Stey

Patricia J. Stey, 65, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday March 20, 2014.  She was born October 22, 1948 in Waukegan, IL to John and Martha Kobernick.  Patricia is survived by her husband of 40 years, Randy, her mother Martha Luby, her daughters Erin (Loren) Lundtveit and Beth (Shane) Brennan, her grandchildren Claire, Dana, and Evan Lundtveit, and Cadence and Lane Brennan, and her brothers Jack (Therese) Kobernick, Kim (Karen) Kobernick, and Mark (Irena) Kobernick.  She was preceded in death by her father.  Friends of the family may visit on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.    Interment will be held privately.  For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.  

Yunjie Liu

Yunjie Liu, 57, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday March 17, 2014. He was born May 12, 1956 in China to Junling Liu and Zhanqing Sun. Yunjie had graduated from the State of New York University in Binghamton with a Master degree in Computer Science. Yunjie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Li Sun, his daughter Victoria Liu, and his siblings Yunzhi Liu, Yunfeng Liu, Yunhuan Liu, Gaihuan Liu, Yunchang Liu, and Gairong Liu. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church 285 Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030. The memorial service is scheduled for Monday March 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Irma Wetzel

Irma S. Wetzel, age 90, of Grayslake, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. Friends of the family may visit Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9:30am to 10:30am at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 22333 West Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060 with the funeral mass commencing at 10:30am at the church. For information please call 847 223 8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Shannon Love (nee: Woll) Lesperance

Shannon ObitShannon Love (nee: Woll) Lesperance, 43, a life long resident of Grayslake, passed away, on March 16, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Shannon was born in Evanston, IL, on July 21, 1970. Shannon loved Disney, and all things musical, she was also an avid cubs fan. Survivors include her parents Ronald , Margery Woll nee(Brawley). Her brother Dave(Danielle) Grayslake, IL, her nephew Maxwell, nieces JayLynn, Lillianna. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday , March 19 from 10:00 A.M Till 11:00A.M. At St. Gilberts Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030. Immediately following the visitation a memorial mass celebrating Shannon’s life will commence at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to; Rush University Medical Center, For Dr. Nina Paleologos, Neuro/Oncology Fund. Rush University , 1700 W. Van Buren, Suite 250, Chicago, Il, 60612. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake , IL, 60030

Thomas E. Pietrasz

Thomas E. Pietrasz, 47, of Grayslake and formerly of Libertyville, IL, passed away March 11, 2014. He was born August 22, 1966 in Chicago, IL. Tom was a dedicated, certified Tree Arborist at Trees R Us in Wauconda, IL. He was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed fishing, and boating. Tom is survived by his wife Emma, whom he married on October 28, 2013, his son Thomas, his siblings Anne (Brian) Bacon of Wisconsin, Linda (Randal) Wurmlinger of Michigan, Michael (Terri) Pietrasz of California, Kathy Pietrasz of Illinois, and many nieces and nephews. Friends of the family may visit Monday March 17, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm with a memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made to the family. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.