Monthly Archives: March 2016

Masako Hughes

Masako Hughes, 83, a resident of Grayslake, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She was born on August 13, 1932 in Japan to Tome Kichi and Tome Kojima. Masako’s courage and strength during her life was an inspiration to us all.  Masako is survived by her husband Virgil Hughes, her daughters Diana (Tim) Brya and Patricia (Ken) Bundy, her grandchildren Christine (Nick) Read, Nicole (Bob) Berg Stanley, and Wade (Nicole) Bundy, her great-grandchildren Kiana Read, Tyler Read, Rileigh Berg, Maddox Berg, Ethan Bundy, Noah Bundy, Emerson Stanley, and Mason Bundy, her loving caretakers Flor Entona, Josie Inocian, John Eslabon, Emelda De leon, and Yolanda Dela Rosa.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Masami, Takachan, Chisako, and Hiroshi.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2016 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Irene Fletcher

Irene Fletcher was granted her angel wings after she lost her courageous battle to cancer on March 8, 2016. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family.
Irene was born June 20, 1947 to John and Alma Weglarek. She attended Holy Family Academy in Chicago IL. On August 24th, 1963 she married the love of her life, Larry Fletcher and they brought three children into this world.
Irene’s interests included family, crocheting, reading and her favorite gambling (also known as “fishing”). She devoted much of her time and energy to her family.

Irene leaves to cherish her memory: Her hushand Larry Fletcher, her mother Alma Weglarek, her sister Mary Weglarek, her two daughters Laura Brinegar and Carol Will, her son Larry Gene Fletcher, her 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland

A visitation is scheduled for Friday March 11, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

Paul “Pudge” Hertel

Paul “Pudge” Hertel, 67, a resident of Gurnee, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. He was born September 11, 1948 in Waukegan, IL to Carl F. and Dorothy (nee: Herringshaw) Hertel.  Pudge was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed racing his own race car at Wilmot.  He was a fan of all Chicago sports teams and was a member of the Local 150 Union.  Pudge loved his dogs and cats, but most of all cherished his family and friends.  Pudge is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Sweet Lil, his daughter Hillary Hertel of Gurnee, his “adopted” daughter Casie Jensen, his siblings Mary (Lance) Hertel Davis of Grayslake and Johnny Curtain, and his nieces Christine, Amy, Sara, and Molly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, and  his brother Peter.  A memorial visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 7:30pm at the Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Eleanor S. Borzewski

Eleanor S. Borzewski, 90, a resident of Third Lake for over 60 years and most recently of Bradenton, FL, passed away February 24, 2016. She was born April 30, 1925 in Chicago, IL.  Eleanor was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church since 1952.  Eleanor is survived by her children Terry (Deborah) Borzewski, Brian (Wendy) Borzewski, and Lee Ellen (Andy) Blahak, her 10 grandchildren, her 10 great-granchild, and her sister Eileen Borg. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo A., her daughter Karen, her brother, Richard, and sisters, Dorothy Jacobellis & Florence Krause.  A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.