Monthly Archives: August 2016

Settimo Steve Pollina

Settimo Steve Pollina, age 96, of Hainesville, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was born August 27, 1920 in Independence, LA, to Rosario and Josephine (Singerella) Pollina.  A veteran of World War II, Settimo was a life-long barber who owned his shops.  He was a devoted and loving family man who took pride in his Catholic faith.  He is survived by his children, Gary of Hainesville, Kenneth (Mary Ellen) of Geneva, Daniel (Tiffanie) of Hainesville; his grandchildren, Kathryn, David, Elizabeth, Daniel, Stephen and Nicholas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Matthew, and his wife of 59 years, Irene.  Friends of the family may visit from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with interment following at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Francis J. Melchert

Francis “Frank” J. Melchert, 53, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was born September 13, 1962 in Evanston, IL to Francis and Olga “Augie” Melchert.  Frank was a 33 year member of the 217th Air National Guard and had most recently worked for Lambs Farm for the past 15 to 20 years.  He was an avid volleyball player.  Frank is survived by his wife, Debi, his mother Olga “Augie” Melchert, his children Nichole (Ernie) Matijevic, Gabrielle Melchert, Joe (Taylor) Wydra, Tyler (Katie) Wydra, Alex Wydra, Kiara Melchert, and Frankie Melchert, and his siblings Susan (Kess) Melchert, Leslie Conforti-Ramyk, and James (Maria) Melchert.  He was preceded in death by his father.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with the service commencing at 8:00pm 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.

R. George Hanner

George Hanner, 80, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Chicago, IL.  He was born August 11, 1936 in Lake Forest, IL to Henry and Louise Hanner.  George was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He loved to bowl, was a world traveler, enjoyed musicals, and was known to have the greatest smile in the world.  George is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judi, his children Dawn (Ken) Roucka, Erik (Kelly) Hansen, Dawnmarie (Luke) Rodriguez, Mark Hanner, Diane (DeShon) Jamerson, Joanne Hanner, and James (Stephanie) Hanner, his 9 grandchildren, his sister Judy Murray, his nieces Leslie (Mark) Williams and Judy (Pascal) Majon, and his nephew David (Susan) Hanner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Scott Hanner, and his brother Gene Hanner.   A visitation and a funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org

Kimberly A. Banks

Kimberly Ann Banks (nee: Kolb), 40, a resident of Fox Lake, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home in Fox Lake.  She was born February 29, 1976 in Clearwater, FL to Daniel and Eileen (nee: Seketa) Kolb.  Kim loved the water and boating.  She was a diehard Blackhawks fan. Kimberly was a loving, kind, and wholehearted friend who gave the best part of herself to those she loved-her children, family, and friends. Her beautiful smile would light up the room, the moment she walked through the door. It will forever be etched in our hearts. She had a contagious laugh that made those around her feel the joy of living life. Kimberly was a beautiful person with a beautiful heart who will always be remembered and never forgotten. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. Kim is survived by her fiancé of 4 years, Mike, her children Anthony of Elmhurst, IL, Angela of St. Charles, IL, and Jackson of Fox Lake, IL, her parents Daniel and Eileen Kolb, and her siblings Jeffery (Rebecca) of Algonquin, IL and Jonathon (Lisa) of Algonquin, IL.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with the service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: gofund.me\2me99h94.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Robert G. Stensloff

Robert G. Stensloff, 77, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  Robert was born September 10, 1938 in Chicago, IL to William and Stella Stensloff.  A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 10am until 12pm with the funeral service commencing at 12pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Libertyville, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Bonnie L. Rockenbach

Bonnie L. Rockenbach, 88, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Rudy and Madge Winters. Bonnie was a 76 year resident of Grayslake, IL and attended Warren High School, where she met the love of her life,
Doug. They united in marriage June 28, 1947 after Doug returned from World War II. For
66 years she resided in their home on Westerfield Place, a home they “built with love.” Together they owned and operated Rockenbach Chevrolet serving all communities surrounding Lake County, IL. Bonnie always welcomed family and friends at anytime into her home. She had a willingness to listen and gave out heartfelt advice. She will be remembered as the “Mom” of the
neighborhood. Her passions were entertaining and cooking wonderful meals, knitting for
others, and she loved the challenge of solving crossword puzzles. She made a difference in
the lives of others offering generosity,  humanity, and kindness. Preceded in death by her youngest son Gary R. in 1995. Bonnie is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years, Douglas A., her cherished children Gregg Rockenbach of Grayslake, Gail (John) Vitols of Lincolnshire,
IL, her granddaughter Stephanie Ponce of South Carolina, 3 great-grandsons; her brothers Gerry Winters of Grayslake and Mark (Helen) Winters of Paso Robles, CA, and her sister-in-law Marjorie Rasmussen of Colorado. She was a devoted aunt to all of her nieces and nephews, as well as all of their children. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at United Protestant Church, 54 S. Whitney St., Grayslake, IL. A family interment will take place at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Kenneth Harper

Ken Harper, age 50, of Grayslake, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Chicago.  He was born June 1, 1966 in Dayton, Ohio, to John and Virginia Harper.  Ken grew up in Parsippany, New Jersey and graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Ken worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 18 years, most recently with Heron Therapeutics as Senior Director, Trade Channel & Reimbursement Ops.   He loved to play tennis and was a New York Yankees and Jets fan.  He loved to spend his free time out on the patio by the pool, listening to music, smoking a good cigar, cooking on the grill, and enjoying his family and dear friends.  But, most of all, he loved his family. Ken is survived by his soulmate and the love of his life, his wife of 18 years, Cindy, whom he married on March 22, 1998 in Hawaii; his children James Kaplan of Brementon, Washington, Catherine and Nanrae of Grayslake, Illinois; and his siblings, John (Liz) of Whippany, New Jersey, Mike of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and Tom of Taipei, Taiwan.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Friends of the family may visit from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, with the funeral service commencing at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to his children’s college fund at https://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser-widget.aspx?frid=632497  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org

Stephen M. Combs

Stephen M. Combs, 40, a resident of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  He was born September, 13, 1975 in Lake Forest, IL.  Stephen was a filmmaker, screenwriter, director and cinematographer.  He was particularly proud of his work with academy award winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler and his role as cinematographer on the 2009 film, “The First Breath of Tengan Rei”. It was screened at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center and many other film festivals nationwide receiving accolades from the industry and fans alike.  Stephen is survived by his parents Maureen and Russell Combs, his brother Alexander (Kelley) Combs, his nephew Bennett Combs, his aunts and uncles Jane and Gerry Manarik, Peter and Peg Scurto, and Cathy and Lynn O’Dell, his grandfather Leonard Barringhaus, and numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Meredythe and Russell Scurto and his paternal grandmother Ula Combs-Barringhaus, his paternal aunt and uncles Tom and Sharon Combs and Robert Barringhaus.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00am until 12:00pm, with a funeral service commencing at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Grant Cemetery in Ingleside, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in memory of Professor Combs, Film and Media Department; St. Augustine University 1315 Oakwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27610.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Robert F. Chuchro

Robert (Bob) F. Chuchro, age 78, of Round Lake, formerly of Chicago, passed away on August 5th after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his son Mark and his parents Victoria and John Chuchro. Beloved husband ofMarie Santoro (flee Wieszchowski); loving father of Roberta (and the late Scott) Baier, Donna (David) Bender and Michael (Chrissy) Chuchro. Bob was the cherished grandfather of David Bender, Stephanie (Brian) Dinter, Stacey Baier, Brian Bender, Anthony Baier, Kevin Bender, Melissa Bender, Willard Cofield, Amanda (Drew) Dickerson, Lillian Chuchro and Andrew Chuchro; dear great grandfather of Brandon Baler, Jonathan Bender, Koda Bender, Koraline Bender, Kristy Cofield, Carter Cofield, Cayden Dickerson, McKayla Chapman, and Gwenith Chapman,; fond brother of Lorraine (Donald) Clouston and Dorothy Chuchro; special uncle to Christine (Jerome) Kadleck; fond uncle and loyal friend to many. Bob enjoyed the Bears, the Cubs and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all. Services will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel located at 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake on Sunday August 28th between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 3:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.

Eleanore T. Lindh

Eleanore T. Lindh, 91, a long-term resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.  She was born October 16, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Madge Reiser.  Eleanore was a long standing member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and was a member of the choir.  Eleanore is survived by her sons John Lindh, Tom Lindh, and David (Margaret) Lindh, her grandchildren Aimee (Tom) Renkes, Kevin Lindh, Sarah Lindh, Ryan Lindh, Kemble Lindh, and Bridget Lindh, her great-grandchildren Rosalindh Renkes, Robert Renkes, and Tara Renkes, her sister Dorothy White, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.   Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Gilbert Catholic Church or Catholic Charities.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.