Monthly Archives: July 2016

Retha Moore

Retha Moore, 78, passed away June 26, 2016, at her home in Round Lake Park, IL. She was born August 11, 1937, in St. Bernice, IN. Retha’s family moved to Chicago when she was very young. While living in Chicago she met her future husband and later they moved to Round Lake Park, IL. Retha spent her youth going to Riverview in Chicago and became a dedicated Chicago Cubs fan. She was a factory worker at Intermatic Inc. in Spring Grove until she retired. Her interests included anything with the Chicago Cubs, Elvis, sunbathing, Abbott and Costello, the beach, and family. Retha is survived by her son Darren Moore and her grandchildren Sierra and Serena Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Moore, her parents Robert and Rachel DeBolt, and her brother Charles DeBolt. A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:00pm at Avon Centre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Larry Ray Brewer

Larry Ray Brewer, 80, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born February 17, 1936 in Woodstock, IL to Charles and Ruth (nee: Gathman) Brewer. Larry was an veteran having served with the US Army. He was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed fishing, and loved family gatherings. Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Laverne, whom he wed on August 29, 1964 in Palatine, IL, his daughters Cynthia (Robert) Birr of Cary, IL and Ruth (Steve) Jones of Dallas, TX, and his grandchildren Kyle and Katie Birr and Joshua Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Lenore Larson. A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the funeral service commencing at 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Round Lake Fire Dept. 409 W. Nippersink Rd. Round Lake, IL 60073 (847)546-6001. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller, 63, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 3, 1953 in Libertyville to Richard and Jeanette (nee: Dunn) Edwards. For most, you may think of death as the final page.  However, for Ruth Miller, the woman formerly known as Aunt Fudge, Ruru, Pretty Grandma, Grandma, wife, sister and mom… Her memory lives on through every life that she’s touched. Always thinking of everyone else around her, more than herself. Ruth is survived by her husband of 40 years, Perry, her daughters Kelly (Jesus) Martinez of Fox Lake, Ashley (Tim) Volling, and Sydney Taylor of Round Lake Beach, her grandchildren Adrian, Divinity, Jenica, Sophia, and Greyden, and her brother Rick (Brenda) Edwards of Twin Lakes. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Pat.  Reverend Lisle Kauffman will be officiating the Memorial Service for the wonder woman Ruth Miller.  The Memorial will be held on Saturday July 9 from 1-5 pm at 71 Nippersink Blvd Fox Lake, IL 60020.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Wright Way Animal Rescue or CureSMA.org.  These causes are near and dear to Ruth.  She would be happy to know that these organizations are being supported. For information, call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Germaine M. Blanchard

Germaine “Jeri” M. Blanchard, 81, a resident of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, IL, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home. She was born January 14, 1935 in Stacyville, IA to Chryst and Mildred Mullenbach. Jeri had many artistic talents including interior decorating, sewing, and playing the piano. She was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Jeri was the loving mother of Mike (Mary), Terri (Steve) Fabbri, Chris (Tammy), Doug (Jennifer), and Lisa, loving grandma of Dylan, Nick, Jenna (Andrew), Tara (Jason), Alyssa (Cory), Matthew, Jonathan, and Emily, and loving great-grandma of Hannah, Evan, Ryder, Piper, and Lincoln. She was also survived by her sisters Marie (the late Duard), Elaine (the late Harold) Elizabeth (Ron), and Karen (Bill) and her brothers Melvin (Marilu), Eugene (Katie), David (Sandra), Don (Sue) and Tom (the late Pat). She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 57 years Richard Blanchard. A visitation is scheduled for Friday July 8, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Advocate Hospice 365 Surryse Rd. Lake Zurich, IL 60047. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org

Mercedes L. Wisniewski

Mercedes L. Wisniewski, 24, a resident of Round Lake Park and Lakemoor, passed away from natural causes, July 1, 2016. She was born January 13, 1992 in Waukegan. Mercedes is survived by her parents Kathy (David) Kemppi and Robert (Lisa) Wisniewski, her fiancé Ricky Stevens, her children Anastazya Wisniewski and Natalie Stevens, her siblings Alexis Wisniewski, Ace Wisniewski, and Gage Kemppi, her grandparents Leslie Doering, Jerry (Pat) Wisniewski, Patricia Donile, and William (Barb) Jones, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with a memorial service at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorial donations may be made to the family for Mercedes children. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Maxine L. Leckman

Maxine L. Leckman, 96, a Lake County resident of 69 years, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her home in Libertyville. She was born January 11, 1920 in Hayfield, MN to Nordean and Julia (nee: Simonson) Lee. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Maxine was a charter member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake and had worked as a nurse at Condell Medical Center for 17 years. She enjoyed square and round dancing, camping clubs, travelling, and volunteering at her church. Maxine is survived by her children Jerold (Elizabeth) Leckman, Allen (Saline) Leckman, Julie Leckman, and Sandra Leckman, her grandchildren Christine (Kokkay) Mun, Karen (Mark) Schweiss, David (Megan) Leckman, Ann (Jerry) Kennedy, and Steven (Colleen Murray) Leckman, and her great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Esther, Ella, Owen, Quin, Benjamin, Alexander, and Madelyn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Curtis D. Leckman, and her sisters Norice Norlander, Carol Fornander, and Judy Howell. A visitation and funeral are scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church 285 E. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held immediately after the service at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Vicki F. Smith

Vicki Fern Smith, age 61, of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. She was born January 29, 1955 to Robert Bell and Patricia Bell-Zeman. Vicki loved reading, being outside in nature and boating. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Mark; her children, Tim (Lacey) Bell of Pittsburgh, PA and Alexa Leonteos of Ingleside; her sister, Lynn (Tim) Bell-Trepanier of Canada; loving brothers and sisters-in-law; her mother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert A. Bell, and her son Ryan P. Smith both in March of 2016. Visitation hours are from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 with the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be made in Vicki’s name to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation of Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.