Monthly Archives: January 2017

Gary L. Hotsinpiller

Gary Lyle Hotsinpiller, 62, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.  He was born December 2, 1954 in Chicago to Arthur and Gloria (nee: Wronski) Hotsinpiller.  Gary was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and hated the Packers with a passion.  He was a NASCAR fan and loved his job as a truck driver.  Gary enjoyed making people laugh, loved to dance, and most of all he really loved his family and friends.  Gary is survived by his sister Connie “Marie” Helfer, his precious nieces he lovingly called his “little tomatoes”, Brittany Helfer and Kim Helfer, and many other beloved relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Catherine and Brenda.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 7:00pm 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 


Norma L. Parmly

Norma Lucille Parmly, 83, was born to eternal life Friday, January 27, 2017 peacefully at Aurora Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa, WI.  She was born to earthly life on November 23, 1933 in St. Louis, MO to Clifford and Lucille Cavaness.  Norma is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harold, whom she wed on December 4, 1954 in Anna, IL, her cherished children Debra Parmly of Maryville, TN and Jeffrey (Vivian) Parmly of Lindenhurst, IL, her darling grandchildren (who call her “Darlin”) Ashley Parmly of Murfreesboro, TN, Ryan Parmly of Lindenhurst, IL and Wade Parmly of Lindenhurst, IL, her close friend Ginny Daugherty, and her caregiver Joanie Ocampo.  She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Lucille Cavaness and her brother Donald Cavaness.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Deeply devoted to her family, she enjoyed travelling with her husband, raising and mentoring her children and spoiling her grandchildren.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held on February 1, 2017 at 1:00pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto


Kevin F. Gallagher

Kevin Francis Gallagher, age 58 of  Hainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home.  He was born on September 23, 1958 in Oak Park to John J. and Maridel (nee Brennan) Gallagher.  Kevin was a devoted employee of American Airlines working as Material Logistics Specialist Crew Chief, an avid Bears fan, an excellent cook, and loved tropical vacations.  He especially loved his nieces and nephews.  He is survived by his siblings, Thomas (Gina) of Wheeling, Michael of Fox Lake, John (Marie) of Dublin, OH, Mary Pat (Jon) Paret of Round Lake, Martin (Ann) of Grayslake, and Maureen of Chicago; and seven nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the service at 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Memorial donations in Kevin’s name may be made to the Shriners Hospital in Chicago.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to

Magdalen Jonker

Magdalen Jonker, 93, a resident of Round Lake Heights, IL, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She was born February 16, 1923 in Chicago.  Magdalen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake and served on the altar and rosary society.  She was a housewife and served as the first Treasurer of  Round Lake Heights from 1961-1982.  Magdalen is survived by her children John, James (Helen), Joseph, and Janet (Steve) Sanders, her grandchildren Alicia Jonker, Matthew Jonker, Nichlas Jonker, Adam Jonker, Steven Sanders, and Jennifer McKay, her great-grandchildren Gabriella Sanders, Wyatt Jonker, Magdalen McKay, and Ava Sanders.  She was preceded in death by her husband Johannes and her son Jeffrey.  A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 114 N. Lincoln Ave. Round Lake, IL.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to .  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to

Marian Louise Nelson Hauschild


Marian Louise Nelson Hauschild left this Earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday January 16, 2017. She passed peacefully in the home she loved in Grayslake, Il and in the presence of family members that love and helped care for her. She died, at 92 years of age, of natural causes complicated by a stroke suffered in 2007.

              Marian Louise Nelson was born to parents Selma and August Nelson in Chicago, a city that she loved all of her life. She met her husband Edward Arthur Hauschild after the end of WWII and they were married on Dec. 7, 1946. They lived and raised a family on Chicago’s North Side until 1960, when the family moved to Highland Park, Ill. Marian made sure that her children, grandchildren and friends were all exposed to the endless museums, parks and activities the City and surrounding area had to offer.

             Independent and intelligent, Marian had a career in real estate while living in Highland Park, Ill from 1970 to 1986 and later in Ashland, OR from 1987 to 2000. Having grown up in a family of contactors, she oversaw the planning and construction of her home in Ashland during the 1980’s and fifteen years later in Grayslake, Ill. She was always an active and compassionate member of her local churches and community. Fond memories and fast friends were forged while a parishioner at Church of the Atonement (Chicago), Trinity Episcopal Church (Highland Park), Trinity Episcopal Church (Ashland) and Lady of Our Annunciation (Gurnee). While interested in the well-being of those around her, she also had the curiosity and desire to learn about other cultures, and her own heritage, or ‘roots’. Trips were made with her husband Ed to Sweden, various Northern European countries, Jamaica and Mexico. After Ed’s passing in 1988, Marian continued with trips to England, Hawaii and even the Oregon mountains for cross country ski excursions! She loved to be ‘on the move’ and was always walking, swimming or taking water aerobics classes. She attended Adult Education classes, joined books clubs and was always open to another way to keep her mind active and her horizons broad!

            Deeply devoted to her family and friends, she is now in the loving arms of all those who have passed before her including her mother & father, husband Edward, son Ed Jr, brother Richard, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and more.  Deeply missed by all those left behind, Marian is survived by her older brother Ervin Nelson of Port Townsend, WA; sister-in-law Roberta Nelson of Des Plaines, Il; son John Nelson Hauschild and his wife Brooks of Ashland, OR; daughter Lynn Christine Clore of Kaneohe, HI and daughter Louise Marian Koopmann of Gurnee, Il; grandsons Gust and Lucas (nee John); grandchildren Tyrone, Isaac, Becket, Summer, Sirena, Earnest, Lani, Victor, Micah, and Kealii (nee Lynn); grandson Kai & his fiance’ Jenny and granddaughter Kristina (nee Louise); plus 11 great-grandchildren! Marian’s presence will also be missed by her cousins Fred Nast and Arnie & Doris Lund, myriad nieces, nephews and their families.

           All friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 at 11 am  Lady of Our Annunciation Episcopal Church 5775 Sterns School Road Gurnee, IL 60031. A gathering to celebrate and remember Marian’s life will take place after the service at her home in nearby in Grayslake, IL.

Robert E. Poska

Robert Poska, 66, passed away quietly on November 12, 2016 at JourneyCare in Barrington.  Bob was born on July 19, 1950, to Edward and Bernadine Poska.  Bob’s childhood was spent in Grayslake exploring Tree Island, with a pocket full of penny candy from The Old Dime Store, and building life-long friendships.  After graduating from GCHS (Class of 1968), Bob attended Western Illinois University (Class of 1972).  With degree in hand, Bob embarked on a career spanning 4 decades in the insurance field where he was highly respected by clients and colleagues alike.  With camera bag and tripod in tow, Bob combined his passion for photography with his wanderlust.  From Pilsen to Prague, Bob captured common people and common places.  Always seeking to expand his skills and the depth of his craft in large format, street, and digital photography, Bob attended workshops in Santa Fe, Cuba, and other destinations around the globe, but yet, as a diehard fan, most often found his way home to cheer for the Packers.  Bob is survived by three sisters, Susan (the late Raymond) Magiera of Lake Barrington, Kathleen Patterson  of Arlington, TX, and Laurie Frank of Grayslake; Jenna (Sam) Goeb of Greenfield, WI, whom he considered a daughter; nephews and nieces Ray (Denise) Magiera, Christopher (Jessica) Magiera, Erika (Peter) Stilwell, Hannah Frank, Emily Frank, and Alex (Brittany) Frank; great nephews and nieces Nathaniel Magiera, Alexandria Magiera, Ellison Magiera,  Piper Stilwell, Sloane Stilwell, Cooper Stilwell, and August Frank; a dear aunt, Dorothy Korecky of Pine Island, MN, numerous dear cousins across the country, many cherished lifelong friends including Kevin and Helena Daly of Spring Grove, George Grandchamp of Los Angeles, CA, the entire Siedlecki family who considered Bob a son and brother, and Eva, Brady, and Levi Goeb who loved their “GramBob,” a role that brought Bob much joy, love, and laughter.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Mark, and close friend Christopher Siedlecki.  Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to the Illinois Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at or UNICEF at  Friends are welcome to join the family for a memorial gathering in February.   Contact for details.

Dr. Nestor Gerardo Guzman, MD

Dr. Nestor Gerardo Guzman MD FACS, “Gerardo”, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 surrounded by loving family after a battle with cancer. A longtime resident of Wadsworth IL, he is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Eva “Ketty” (nee Dupuy-Thurpeauy). Devoted father of Gerardo (wife Claire), Natalia (husband Michael) and Greta. Proud grandfather “Dito” to Gabriella, Ryan, Nathan, Anna, Alexander and Megan.

Nestor was born in Piura, Peru to Rosa Espinosa de Guzman and Gerardo Guzman Talledo, one of 4 children. He is older brother to Rosa Guzman de Castillio, Flor de Maria Guzman de Guzman and Marco Guzman Espinosa. He grew up in Chiclayo, Peru; graduated with a medical degree from the San Fernando Medical School of San Marcos University and surgical residency at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.

Nestor interned at Mount Sinai Chicago Medical School and did his residency in the US Veterans Administration and Ohio State University hospitals in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and Naval Reserve. Dr. Guzman provided Surgical and Family Practice services to the Lake County community from area hospitals (Advocate Condell, Northwestern Lake Forest, Vista Victory) and his Grayslake office for over 35 years. He contributed time, effort and medical services to the Open Door Clinic (HealthReach) in Mundelein and the Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society.

Nestor enjoyed traveling, tennis, swimming, volleyball and spending time with his extended Peruvian “family” on many summer Sundays.

“Gerardo” will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, especially missed will be his great sense of humor, making his friends and family laugh at all occasions.

Visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel (410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030) from 1-4 pm on Saturday, February 4th, with a Memorial service immediately following.  For more information please call (847) 223-8122 or log onto

William Herman Protine

William Herman Protine, 89, a resident of Third Lake, passed away peacefully at his home, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  He was born November 25, 1927 in Antioch, IL to Paul and Elsie Protine.  William was a World War II veteran having served during the Pacific Theater.  He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters for 65 years, an avid traveler and fisherman.  William attended church faithfully and was strong in his Christian faith.  He last attended the Village Church of Gurnee.  William is survived by his children Paula Protine of Waukegan, Andrea Protine of Waukegan, and William E. (Vivien) Protine of Koror Palau, his grandchildren Monica Protine of El Cajon, CA, Richard Weekly of Waukegan, Samantha (Richard) Green of Winthrop Harbor, and William I. Protine of Pleasant Prairie, WI,  his 4 great-grandchildren,  his niece Melanie Hansford, and many other nieces and nephews in the Illinois and California areas.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Norma J. Protine (nee: Carmain), his parents, his sisters Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Strang and Virginia (John) Hudrick, and his brother Barnard (Edith) Protine.  A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto 

Terry A. Nischan

Terry A. Nischan, 56, a resident of Antioch, passed away January 20, 2017, at her home.  She was born December 9, 1960 in Evanston, IL to Sherman and Christine (nee: Westcott) Nischan.  Terry was an amazing woman.  Her love for her daughter, grandkids, Tommy, and her sons-in-law Mike and Jody was infinite.  She touched so many lives with her spirit, kindness, and her beautiful smile.  She was a force of nature, and to know her was to love her.  She was her grandkids biggest fan and to all the other kids that knew her as Oma at every sporting event.  She cheered for them all as if they were own.  She treated everyone like family, and truly meant it when she asked you how you were doing.  She lived her life to the fullest and loved with all of her heart and soul.  Terry was an amazing mother, but her greatest roll was that of Oma.  Her love for her daughter and grandkids was unlike any other.   Those fortunate enough to be a part of her world only truly know how great of a loss this is.  Heaven gained a beautiful angel, but left our world with a little less light.  May she fly to the Angels, always cheer for her beloved Bears and Cubs, and always curse the Packers, and cheer for her babies (and sometimes the wrong team)!  Terry is survived by the love of her life Tommy, her daughter Jennifer (Mike) Keeter of Round Lake, Oma to her grandchildren Alex, Jake, Mason, Brayden, Jameson, and Jaxon, her siblings Debbie (Mark) Atkins of WI, Sheryl (Al) Gafka of Algonquin, and Karen (Vince) Seminerio of Rockford, and loving aunt to Elizabeth Gafka, Christopher Nischan, Janice Enslow, and Albert Seminerio.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2017 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto 

Dawn E. Lenzen

Dawn Lenzen, 45, a resident of Las Vegas for 23 years, passed away after a short illness, January 15, 2017.  She was born November 22, 1971 in Wisconsin.  Dawn worked as a cocktail waitress for Sarah/Ballys.  Dawn loved her pets, especially Sparrow.  She called herself the “cat lady”.  Dawn loved the “Harley Davidson look” and riding to Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, yet she had a soft and whimsical side by collecting mermaids, fairy and dragon statues and artwork.  Her many varied interests made her the quirky and loveable Dawn who will be fondly remembered and missed by many.  Dawn is survived by her parents Bill and Penny Lenzen, her sister Sommer Matthews, and her nieces Alyssa, Amanda, and Aralyn.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Fred and Gertrude Lenzen and Alton and Margaret Palmer, and her cousins Jason Schaffer and Fred Harrington.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Following the service there will be a gathering at Bills Pub in Grayslake, from 8:00pm until 9:30pm.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto