Monthly Archives: June 2014

Margaret R. Rossberger

Margaret R. Rossberger, 88, a resident of Lindenhurst, passed away June 27, 2014 at Victory Lakes Nursing Center in Lindenhurst. She was born August 25, 1925 in Fairmont, MN to Ole and Ella Peterson. Margaret grew up on a farm in Truman, MN. She then graduated from Kahler School of Nursing, a part of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, as a registered nurse. She was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Plaines, IL. Margaret is survived by her children Kurt Rossberger and Carol (Mark) Wagner, her grandchildren William and Julie Rossberger, and Garrett (Mary) and Charles Wagner, one great-grandchildren on the way in August, her brother Stanley Peterson, and her dear nieces Nancy, Cathy, and Eve. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Erwin. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 11:00am at the Victory Lakes Nursing Center Chapel 1075 Victory Dr. Lindenhurst, IL 60046. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association 833 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607. All arrangements were entrusted to STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Sharon F. Cairns

Sharon F. Cairns,63, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Saturday June 28, 2014. She was born March 3, 1951 in Chicago, IL to Edmond and Irene Stempien. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Sharon is survived by her children Heather (Casey) Ryba and Justin Cairns, her grandchildren Summer, Sarah, Rayce, and Raena Ryba, and Sophia F. and Tyler Cairns, and her brother Jeff (Barbara) Stempien. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Cairns, and her brother Todd Stempien. Friends of the family may visit on Wednesday July 2, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm with a memorial service starting at 6:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Carol A. Draths

Carol A. Draths, 87, a resident of Third Lake, IL passed away Sunday June 29, 2014 at Journeycare Hospice in Woodstock, IL. She was born April 21, 1927 in Chicago, IL. Carol was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxillary. Carol is survived by her brother-in-law Robert (Margaret) Draths, Sister-in-law Rosemary (Martin), and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Nicholas and Marie, her husband John A. Draths in 2012, and her brother Earl. Friends of the family may visit on Wednesday July 2, 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 Thursday July 3, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery in Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Journeycare Foundation 405 Lake Zurich Rd. Barrington, IL 60010. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Mary K. Geraci Doyle

Mary K. Geraci Doyle, age 97, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Northbrook. Mary was born on March 6, 1917 in Omaha, NE to Charles and Elizabeth Nelson. She was a purchasing agent for the Department of Defense, United States Army at Fort Sheridan. Mary is survived by three sons, Joseph (Judith Brill) Geraci, Peter (Leslie) Geraci and Ronald (Barbara) Geraci; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Peter Geraci Sr. and George Doyle, and nine siblings. Friends of the family may visit on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with funeral services commencing at 12:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Susanne H. Sparkman

Susanne H. Sparkman, 75, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday June 25, 2014. She was born March 5, 1939 in Cleveland, OH to Frank Klimczak and Anna Patterson. Susanne is survived by her siblings Elaine, Ross, Dennis, and Karen and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gary, and her brother Roland. All funeral services will be held privately and were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Tina C. Poehlman

Tina Chiara Poehlman, 24, of Grayslake, passed away Sunday June 22, 2014 at her home. She was born December 16, 1989 in Traverse City, MI to James and Irene (nee: Sanseverino) Poehlman. Tina loved to sing, dance, and was known for her fashion sense. She loved her pets and adored her brother and sisters. Tina is survived by her parents James and Irene, her grandparents Thomas Poehlman, Terri Poehlman, and Mario Sanseverino, Tina Scala, and her siblings Shannon of Seattle, WA, Theresa of Hawaii, and Alessandro of Grayslake. She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother Joann Poehlman. A visitation is scheduled for Friday June 27, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Angela Martin

Angela Martin, 88, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday June 19, 2014. She was born March 25, 1926 in Chicago to Samuel and Josephine Mini. Angela was a member of St. Johns United Church in Waukegan where she played the organ for many years. Angela was a pianist in the Waukegan Philharmonic Society and performed with the Waukegan Orchestra. She was the only solo pianist at Waukegan Township High School winning national honors all four years. Her love of music continued with music studies at Northwestern University. She became the organist and choir director at Faith Methodist Church. Angela was well known in the Waukegan area where she taught piano to many future virtuosos. Angela is survived by her children Susan Tanjuaquio, Dave Martin, and Dan (Michelle) Martin, her grandchildren Chris Tanjuaquio, Jason Martin, Mariah Caley, Sarah Speirer, Griffin Martin, and Landon Martin, and her great-grandchildren Aleeha, Jason Jr., Chloe, Halie, Aubrie, Emma, and Craig Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Daniel S. Martin, and her son Donny. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday June 25, 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 Thursday June 26, 2014 at 10:30am at St. John’s United Church 1520 N. Mcaree Rd. Waukegan, IL. Interment will follow at Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago, IL. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Lawrence H. Ziegler

Lawrence H. Ziegler, 88, of Libertyville, IL and formerly of Murphysboro, IL passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a recent heart attack. Lawrence was born in Murphysboro, IL on March 22, 1926 to Henry Ziegler and Martha Rodewald, and at 18 years of age was drafted to serve in World War II as a Marine. Lawrence “Larry” is survived by a brother Harry Ziegler and sister Alma Andress, his children Mary (John) Francis, Jeff (Sue) Ziegler, Denise (Dan Bethel) Johnson, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Lawrence was preceded in death by his loving wife, Winifred “Winnie” Ziegler on May 19, 2014, his sons, Larry Ziegler and Steve Muenchausen, as well as his parents and four siblings. Larry and Winnie retired from their jobs at the Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, IL and enjoyed traveling across the USA for several years visiting many interesting places. They had been living at Spring Meadows in Libertyville, and prior to that in Grayslake and Murphysboro, IL. They also lived in Florida and Tennessee. Family and friends are invited to a combined memorial service for both Lawrence and Winifred Ziegler on Saturday, June 28 at the Libertyville Civic Center 135 W. Church St. Libertyville, IL 60048 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. A service will be conducted at 11:30am and a light luncheon will be served immediately after. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust at www.dav.org. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Eric M. Brown

Eric M. Brown, 47, of Fox Lake, IL passed away Sunday June 15, 2014. He was born July 18, 1966 in Atlantic, IA to Richard and Sharon Brown. Eric was a graduate of Drake University and Syracuse Law. He loved boating, skiing, and golfing with his family. Eric worked as an attorney and was a partner at Aronberg, Goldgehn, Davis, and Garmisa. Eric is survived by his beloved partner of 6 years, Lisa Meier, his sons Mitch Meier, Hunter Brown of Highwood, and Cooper Meier, his mother Sharon (Sid) Winchell of Atlantic, IA, his father Richard (Sally) Brown of Spirit Lake, IA, brothers Chris, Steve, and Mark, and many step-siblings, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday June 29, 2014 at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club 25675 W. IL Rte 60 Grayslake, IL (847)740-4890  from 3:00pm and on. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation www.wgaesf.org. For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Rose-Marie E. Sopko

Rose-Marie E. Sopko, 90, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday June 11, 2014 at her home. She was born March 22, 1924 to Richard and Marie Pfiester. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Rose-Marie is survived by her daughters Mickie Gordon and Kim Jenkins, her granddaughter Megan Jenkins, a sister Diane Meore, and her sister-in-law Shirley Pfiester. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Michael P. Sopko, and her siblings Richard, Mildred, Bob, and Al. A visitation is scheduled for Friday June 13, 2014 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with a funeral service to commence at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association 208 S. Lasalle St. Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60604. For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.