Monthly Archives: December 2016

Italo Reno Funari

Italo “Reno” Funari, 80, a resident of Grayslake, IL  passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Condell Medical Center.  He was born January 15, 1936 in Highland Park to Nazarino and Amelia Funari.  Reno graduated from New Trier High School before entering the US Army.  He and his brother then took over his father’s business, Funari and Sons Landscaping.  Reno’s family and his brother’s family then owned the Railroad Inn restaurant in Glenview.  He most recently worked for Skokie Country Club as a bartender.  Reno is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy, his children Helen (Russ) Eslamirad and her former husband Ghasem, Rena Wils, Denise Funari, and Nick (Stefanie) Funari, his grandchildren Brittany (Jimmy), Tony, Emily, Brian (Amanda), Christopher, Amelia, and Gino, his great-grandchildren Madilynn and Logan, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Al Funari.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday December 30, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a funeral  service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Christine Tinnin

Christine Tinnin passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Westmoreland Nursing Center in Lake Forest.  Local arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For further information regarding services, please contact Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick, Newport News, Virginia 757-595-4424.

Albert E. Bade

Albert E. Bade, age 80, of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  He was born November 6, 1936 in Des Plaines to Carl and Esther (nee Winkelman) Bade.  He was the former owner of Bade Bike Shop in Des Plaines. Albert was a friend to everyone.  If someone needed help, he was always there for them.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, whom he married on March 26, 1955; his son, Michael; his daughter, Vickie; his grandchildren, Peter, Alex (Emily) and Carly; his brothers, James (Bonnie) and Arthur (Gail); his sister, Joyce Bade (the late Ken) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.  All funeral services are private.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

 

Nancy Elisabeth Anderson Alvin

Nancy Elisabeth Anderson Alvin, 85, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  She was born May 23, 1931.  Nancy was a member of the United Protestant Church in Grayslake.  Nancy is survived by her husband, Harold, whom she wed on September 30, 1950,  her children Deb (Rob) Pihl of Granton, Ontario, Beth (Dave) Anderson of Loveland, CO, Dan (Terri) Alvin of Wadsworth, IL, and Jane (Al) School of Dekalb, IL, her grandchildren Marna, Elsa, Emelie, Carla, Lauren, Brian, and Lisa, and her great-grandchildren Liam, Nolan, Owen, Kai, Hannah, Brayden, Everett, Paxton, Corinne, and Lillian.  A memorial visitation and service are scheduled for Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 12:00pm at United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at Memory Gardens in Mt. Prospect, IL.  Memorials may be made in Nancy’s name to the United Protestant Church in Grayslake.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Emilia M. Katz

Emilia M. Katz, 70, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at her home.  She was born July 22, 1946 in Swidnica, Poland to John and Kristina Pannomarew.  Emilia was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.  Emilia is survived by her husband William Katz, whom she wed on July 24, 1964, her children Tania (Doug Treba) Katz-Machalany, Roland (Jill) Katz, her grandchildren K.J. Burnicks, Jake Burnicks, Ryan Burnicks, Jonathan Katz, and Nicole Katz, her brothers Richard Pannomarew and Alex Pannomarew, and her sister Anna Swiecicka.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Mayra Zavala Cleek

Mayra Zavala Cleek, age 32, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home.  She was born May 1, 1984 in Mexico to Antonio and Josefina (Avila) Zavala.  Mayra was a classy dresser who loved shoes and fashion.  She also loved to dance, loved banda music, and animals.  She also loved to eat, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.  She is survived by her husband, Colin; her parents;  her grandfather, Jose Juarez; and her siblings, Daisy of Round Lake, Adriana of Round Lake and Antonio and Fredy.  Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016 followed by a funeral service at 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Raymond E. Russell

Raymond Edward John Russell, 76, of Grayslake, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Condell Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Clinton, IA, September 1940 to Earl and Mary (nee: Gorzny) Russell.  Ray attended St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake, where he also had attended his elementary education.  Ray and his brothers had once owned Russell Brothers Service Station, Grayslake, where he enthusiastically did his mechanics and snowplowing, he loved his work!  Ray was a quiet and gentle man; he didn’t tell you how to live, his family fondly watched him do it.  Ray spent much of his time remodeling and/or constructing additions to his home/vacation homes as well as helping others in this way.  Ray’s love for Finley and Weyerhaeuser, WI could only be matched with his love for his sons, family, and friends.  Ray was preceded in death by his parents, two beloved infant sons, his brothers Ken, David, and his stepbrother Glenn, two precious infant grandchildren, and beloved daughter-in-law, Karen (Rick) Russell.  Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Shirleyann (nee: Stenzel); sons Raymond, Ronald (Danette Langkamp), Rick, and Ryan (Kimberly Burns).  His grandchildren, Adam Russell; Rebecca (Keith) Williams, Renee, Ronny, and Ryland Russell; Brittany and Anthony Russell; Alex, Grayson, Benjamin, Ashley, Harley, and Ivy Russell.  His great-grandchildren, Braelyn and Autumn Williams; Ryder and Rylan Russell.  His brothers Bob and Duane Russell; his sister, Cathy (Mary) Butts; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his best friend Bill (Dianne) Samec.  His Stenzel sisters-in-law Elizabeth Sladek, Valerie (Dave) Nyre, Dorothy (Philippe) Brainos, Rachel Watson, Patricia (Brandon) Olinger, and Therese (Mike) Wisdom.  His brothers-in-law Paul, Robert, Richard, and Larry Stenzel.  A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A visitation and resurrection mass will be from 10:00am until 11:00am with the mass commencing at 11:00am on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at St. Gilbert Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Carolyn Stedronsky

Carolyn Stedronsky (nee: Bernota), 55, a resident of Long Lake, IL, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL.  She was born April 12, 1961 in Libertyville, IL and was a member of The Chapel.  Carolyn is survived by her husband, William, her son Brian (girlfriend Taylor) Stedronsky, her mother Nancy Bernota, her siblings Susan (Ron) Wake, Brian Bernota, Laurie (Paul) Koren, and Donna Schwall, her granddaughter Jaden, many nieces and nephews, and her aunts Gloria and Gerri.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Ashley Stedronsky and her father Wayne Bernota.  A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 3:00pm at the Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Karen L. Mauritz

Karen L. Mauritz, 68, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 in Libertyville, IL.  She was born August 16, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Edward and Betty Baron.  Karen is survived by her husband of 25 years, Armin, her children Thomas Depner, Kim (Lars) Backman, and Steven Acken, her grandchildren Emma and Eric Depner, Kenny and Katie Backman, and Chelsi Depner, her great-granddaughter Lucy Depner, her siblings Edward Baron and Phil (Yvonne) Baron, and many step-children and step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Ronald Depner, her daughter Sandy Depner, and her granddaughter Grace.  A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 12:00pm at the Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held following the service at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Sophie Malanowski

Sophie Malanowski, age 93, of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her home.  She was born on November 15, 1923 in Poland and worked as a seamstress.  She was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.  Sophie is survived by her children, Chester (MerryLee), Walter (Cheryl), Lester (Beatres), and Donna; her grandchildren, JoAnn, Chad, Lisa, Jason, Kenny, Adam, Lester Jr., and Christain; her great-grandchildren, Ashley, Nicole, Dolton, Chase, Samantha, Sophie,  and Morgan.  Sophie was preceded in death by husband, Kazimerz, son, Richard, granddaughter, Christine, one brother and one sister.  Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, followed by interment at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.  Memorials donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.