Michael David Cummings, age 67, of Round Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born in Petersburg, IL on October 8, 1947 to Charles and Aileen (nee Moore) Cummings. Mike loved the Cubs and NASCAR. He was a Vietnam veteran and a lifelong member of the VFW. He retired from the Department of Corrections after 28 years. Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen, whom he married on February 25, 1972 in Phoenix, AZ; his father, Charles Felix; his children Katrina (Brad) Barger of Herrin, IL and Michael (Jana) Cummings of Round Lake; his grandchildren, Kirsten Edwards, Colton Edwards, Aidan Barger, Madeleine Cummings, Evan Cummings and Camden Cummings; and his siblings, Linda Scranton of Tremont, IL, Larry (Carol) Cummings of Springfield, IL, Kay Cooper of Beardstown, IL, Cindy (Mark) Addler of Peoria, AZ, and Chuck Cummings of Bloomington, IN. He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother-in-law, Robert Scranton. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, 122 West Douglas Avenue, Petersburg, IL 62675. 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.
Wayne A. Hansen, 62, of Grayslake, passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1953 in Patuxent River, MD to Howard and Shirley Hansen. Wayne is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ann, his mother Shirley Hansen, his children Jennifer (Alex) Lucas, Melissa (Mike) Brodeur, Mike (Katie) Hansen, and Matt Hansen, his grandchildren Caitlyn and Lauren Brodeur, and Rosslyn Hansen, and his siblings Howard Hansen and Valerie (Edgar) Hermann. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Michael. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday April 30, 2015 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
James M. “Jim” Balmes, 94, passed away on April 21, 2015. He was born March 15, 1921 in Wilmette, IL to Joseph and Theresa [Pestka] Balmes. Raised in Wadsworth, IL, he attended St. Anastasia Grade School and Warren Township High School. Jim served his country stateside in the Army Air Corps 1941-1944. After having met her in high school, he married Lois Potter April 15, 1944 at St. Patrick’s Church in Wadsworth. After the war, they settled in Gurnee, IL to raise their six children. Jim worked as a bookkeeper for Gurnee V & S Hardware then obtained his IRS certificate and became a tax accountant for the Illinois Hardware Association. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing horseshoes, both which he did into his 90’s. As an active member of St. Gilbert’s Church, Grayslake, IL, he belonged to the Holy Name Society and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Jim and Lois remained loyal to the Warren Township High School athletic teams and Jim served on the school board. They volunteered many hours to both the Lake County Historical Society and the Lake County Museum. In his retirement years, Jim returned to his grade school as a volunteer for the St. Anastasia Outreach Program. Jim is survived by his children Dianne [Lanny] Cummings, Janet [Dick] Sleyster, Pat Balmes, Ed Balmes, Charlie [Kathy] Balmes and Nancy [Russ] Panzarella. He is also survived by his grandchildren Heather [Ron] Kaufmann, Keith Cummings, Rich, Dave [Jen] and Darin [Kristy] Sleyster, Anne [Nate] Timmons, Nick [Elena], Mary, James, CJ, Nicole and Eric Balmes, Stacy [Chris] Hutchcraft, Brad and Alli Panzarella; great grandchildren Daniel Kaufmann, Kayleigh and Breccan Sleyster, Owen, Isaiah, Eli and Evelyn Timmons, Dylan Hutchcraft and soon to arrive William Balmes. He is also survived by his siblings Mark Balmes, Theresa Crowley and MaryAnn Grum. He was preceded in death by wife, Lois, his parents, and siblings John, Fran, Bill, Fred, Aggie and Dick. Visitation will be May 1, 2015, at 8:30 am followed by 9:30 am Funeral Mass at the historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wadsworth, IL. Internment at Ascension Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake County Historical Society, the Lake County Museum, Addolorata Villa or the charity of your choice.
Florence M. Hironimus, 94, formerly of Waukegan, passed away Friday April 24, 2015. She was born June 12, 1920 in Bland, MO to Henry and Una Aufder Heide. Florence was retired from the North Chicago VA Medical Center. She was a member of the Osage County Historical Society in Missouri, Lake County Geneological Society, Lake County Fair Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Florence is survived by her son Lonnie (Sue) Hironimus of Bristol, WI, her grandchildren Lynn (John) Salisbury, Craig Hironimus, Brad (Nicki) Hironimus, and Kurt (Lisa) Hironimus, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and her sister Floreine Stockton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clifford Hironimus in 1972, her sisters Wilma Ruth Aufder Heide, Lois Beasley, and Sarah Bock and her brothers Warren Artur and David Robert Aufder Heide. A visitation is scheduled for Monday April 27, 2015 from ¬10:00am until 11:00am with a service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will immediately follow at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee, IL. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Zion, IL. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.
Alyce Beemsterboer, 85, passed away April 19, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph Beemsterboer of 61 years, daughter Susan (Steven) Lane, her sons David and John Beemsterboer, her grandchildren Ashley (Chris) Brach and Abbey Greenberg, her brother Theodore (Lorraine) Clavey, her brother the late Orville Pat Clavey (Joan), her sister Geraldine (Gerald) Wicks and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends of the family may visit on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Adeline R. Warzenski, 85, passed away April 12, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Debbie (William) Houghton, her grandchildren Jillian (Greg) Barry, Jenilee Houghton, and Kurt Houghton, her great-grandchildren Gavin and Bennet Barry, and her brother Eldon Duffek. Friends of the family may visit on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A memorial mass is scheduled for Monday April 20, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital 4619 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Barbara Jean Gilbert, 75, passed away on April 8, 2015 at home, in Wildwood. Barbara was born on July 1, 1939, to Walter and Evelyn Purdy nee Miller in Chicago, IL. Barbara loved to crochet blankets for The Project Linus, a non- profit organization that would meet once a month, providing homemade blankets to children in need. Barbara is survived by her children David(Ronika) of Schaumburg, IL, Daniel(Alisa) of Lake Bluff, Il, her grandchildren Neela, Christine, Eric, by her brother Robert(Adrienne) of Wheaton, IL. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Gilbert, and her aforementioned parents. For those who wish memorial contributions can be made to The Project Linus Foundation P.O. Box 5621 Bloomington, IL, 61704 they can also be reached at (309)585-0686. All arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E, Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030.
George Gruber, age 90, of Grayslake, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Elsie Gruber. He was a veteran of World War II having served for the US Army and a member of the Grayslake American Legion. George graduated from Sign School and worked as a sign painter, as a milkman for Spinney Run Farms in Libertyville for over 30 years, and as a janitor for Magee Middle School in Round Lake and College of Lake County, and was a volunteer Grayslake Police Officer. George was a member and volunteer, as a minister of care for the sick, of St. Gilbert Church and a volunteer and minister of care for St. Therese Hospital and Winchester House. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Antioch Moose Lodge. George is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary, his children, James (Paula) Gruber, Eileen (Jim) Siwula, Gerard (Jackie) Gruber, and George Gruber Jr., his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his sister Imelda Thome, and his numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann, his sons Gregory and Eugene, and his 2 brothers and 1 sister. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with the funeral mass commencing at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery. 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.
George E. Weinert, age 53, of Grayslake, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Advocate Condell in Libertyville, IL. He was born on January 26, 1962 in Choteau, MT to James and Annetta Weinert. George worked for 25 years for W W Grainger and was a member of the Grayslake Park District for over 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, brewing his own beer, and fixing anything that was broken. George is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen, his parents James and Annetta Weinert, his children Tina (Mike) Cozad, Andrew Weinert, and Billy Weinert, his siblings Jimmy (Anna) Weinert, Steven Weinert, and Denise (Steve) Greenwood, and his sister-in-law Becky O’Donnell. Friends of the family may visit on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at with the memorial service commencing at 7:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of George Weinert for a memorial to be named at a later date. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.