Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ty P. O’Mara

Ty Patrick O’Mara, 63, a resident of Grayslake, passed away January 17, 2018 at his home. He was born may 15, 1952 in Kenosha, WI to James and Corrine O’Mara. Ty is survived by his siblings Tim O’Mara of Toledo, OH, Tam Noonan of Clearwater, FL, Tracee Trussell of Waleska, GA, Tuan Brewer of Barrington, IL and Tedd O’Mara of Largo, FL. He was preceded in death by his mother Corrine O’Mara and his father James O’Mara. All services were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more info log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Judith N. Kosonen

Judith N. Kosonen, 79, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born May 12, 1936, in Columbus, OH to Paul and Helen Karns. Judith and her husband, James, were among the original residents of the Carillon North community in Grayslake when it was built in 1999. There, she participated in several groups, including book club, women’s club and crafters club. Judith was a lifelong artist enjoying needlepoint, sewing and crocheting. She was also a devoted grandma. Judith is survived by her daughters, Janet (Alan) Kosonen-Germain of Palatine, IL, and Jill (Kevin) Grulke of Mundelein, IL, a grandson, Jay Biscan of Palatine, IL; step-grandchildren Kyle and Rebecca Germain of Palatine, her siblings Jerrold (Connie) Karns and Jolinda Frattini, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James L. Kosonen. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9am until 11am with a funeral service commencing at 11am. Entombment will take place at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Josephine A. Brost

Josephine A Brost age 97 of Littleton,Co passed away January 17, 2016 of natural causes. She was born Aug. 8, 1918 Racine, Wi. to Josephine and John Storck one of ten children. Josephine married in 1940 to Mathias Brost in Chicago, Il, he preceded her in death on March 3, 2015. Josephine was a homemaker and a Catholic parishioner for 80+ years. She is survived by her sister Agnes, her daughter Mary, her son Robert, her grandchildren Bryan, Matthew, Amanda and Kevin and a great grandchild Benjamin. A funeral visitation and mass is scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 from 9:00am until 10:00am with the mass commencing at 10:00am at St Mary’s of the Annunciation in Mundelein, Il. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Il. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Julia Hernandez

Julia Hernandez, age 87, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Friends of the family may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment at Avon Centre Cemetery. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

John E Golden

John E. Golden, age 58, of Lake Villa, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Funeral mass will be on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 North Wilson Road in Ingleside. Interment at Windridge Cemetery, 7014 South Rawson Bridge Road in Cary.. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Patricia Oxford

Patricia “Patti” A. Oxford, 60, a resident of Park City, IL passed away January 9, 2016 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, IL.  She was born April 9, 1955 at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, IL to Herbert and Alice V. (nee: Buckman) Oxford.  Patti is survived by her son David A. Oxford, her sisters Catherine L. Oxford and Sandra J. (James) Wright, her nephew Michael J. Wright, and her nieces Allyson R. Wright and Marissa J. Wright.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents Alice and Herbert Oxford, and her brother John Oxford.  Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 1:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Daniel “Dan the Man” Rieck

Daniel “Dan the Man” Rieck, 66, a resident of Antioch, IL passed away January 18, 2016.  He was born February 6, 1949 in Chicago, IL.  Dan was a lover of boats and master of tools at Ace Hardware and Rieck’s Ship and Boatyard in Chicago.  He was a super fan of Journey and High Infidelity and the self proclaimed coach of Da’ Bears.  He was an immaculate dresser and loved to dance.  Dan is survived by the mother of his children, Mary Stensland, and their children Ryan Rieck, Mary Ellen Rieck, and Samantha (Kyle) Ringler.  He is also survived by his daughter Erin Willis, his grandchildren Lilaina and Callia, his siblings Charles Chaffee and Marie (Seki) Choo, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother Marie Rieck, his uncle Ernst Rieck, and his brother Hugh Chaffee.  Friends of the family may visit on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL60030.  The visitation will continue on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 10:00am until 11:00am at St. Paul Church 2335 N. Orchard Chicago, IL with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at the church.  Interment will be held following the services at Eden Cemetery in Schiller Park.  Memorials may be made to the family.  For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Ernst G. Land

Ernst G. Land, 75, of Grayslake, passed away at Condell Advocate Hospital on January 15, 2016, with his family by his side. Ernst was born in Neiderdreisbach, Germany on January 16, 1940. After completing trade school, he moved to the United States in 1959 and settled in Lake Forest, IL. Ernst married Barbara (nee Zlotkowski) on April 20, 1963; they were married 52 years. Ernst worked as a master carpenter for Altounian Builders in Lake Forest for over 30 years and was an active member of the Carpenter’s Union for over 50 years. His favorite saying was “measure twice, cut once”. He had a great disdain for things that weren’t level, square or flush. Ernst loved to laugh and enjoyed a good joke as well as good people. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing and spending time with family. Ernst came from a large family (he was one of 11 children), and family was the most important thing in his life. He adored his grandchildren and great granddaughter. Ernst is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Linda (Robert) MacMillan of Libertyville; Kristina Martin of Lindenhust; Ernst C. of Palatine; Ruth (Dan) Tibus of Wauconda; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Nicholas, Meagan, Charles, Brandon, Patrick, Victoria, Jackson and Kaitlyn; great grandchild Isabella; sisters Helga, Irma and Elsa; brothers Kurt, Werner, Heinz, Eberhard; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernst; mother Lina; brothers Paul and Erich; and sister, Alma.  Friends of the family may visit on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the funeral chapel.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

 

 

 

William E. Freundt

William E. Freundt, 74, a resident of Fox Lake, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, at his home. He was born May 31, 1941 in Chicago to William H. and Bernice (nee: Dalmer) Freundt. William enjoyed golfing, playing cards, fishing, assembling model airplanes, and playing the banjo. Most of all he loved his family. William is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou , whom he wed on August 12, 1961 in Grayslake, IL, his children Cathy (Ken) Laurel of Antioch, William A. (Doreen) of Antioch, Thomas C. of Fox Lake, Lora (Vernon) Browne of Spring Grove, his grandchildren James, Kyle, Brittany, Cailee, Valerie, Zachary, and Alex, his sister Susan (Joel) Mosier of Antioch. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Joanne, and his brother Allan. Friends of the family may visit on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held following the services at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Joy R. Grubbs

Joy Rene Grubbs, 56, a resident of Gurnee, passed away December 8, 2015 at the Cancer Center of America in Zion, IL. She was born June 28, 1959 in Waukegan to Russ and Marlene Constantino. Joy was a member of St. Patrick’s Church as were her children. She had been in the Mortgage Industry for over 30 years. Joy had the most contagious laugh that anyone will ever hear. She was a wonderful daughter to Marlene and Russ Constantino, a wonderful sister to her brothers, she was the best and loving mother to her 2 beautiful kids, Brittney and Megan, and the best grandma to Julia Joy. Joy knew many people and was loved by many and was known as one of the biggest animal lovers you could know. Joy is survived by her mother Marlene Constantino, her children Brittney Grubbs of Gulf Breeze, FL and Megan (Chris) Burton of Poplar Grove, IL, her granddaughter Julia Joy Grubbs of Gulf Breeze, FL, and her brother Glen Constantino of Pensacola, FL. She was preceded in death by her father Russ Constantino and her brother Scott Constantino. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. with a memorial service to commence at 2:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.