Monthly Archives: March 2017

Lois A. Bay

Lois A. Bay, 82, a resident of Ingleside, IL passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Lexington of Lake Zurich, IL.  She was born December 4, 1934 in Aurora, IL.  Lois was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church in Ingleside.  She was retired from Illinois Bell in 1990 and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Lois is survived by her children Bill Bay, Chris (Randy) Kingrey, Ann Vergin, and Connie Bay, her grandchildren Matt (Liz) Vergin, Cayleigh Vergin, Ryley Kingrey, and Sheridan Kingrey, her great-grandchildren Charlie and Aubrey, and her sister Carol Koykkar (nee: Leighty).  She was preceded in death by her husband, on April 20, 2001,  Richard, whom she wed on July 18, 1959.  A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041.  Interment will be held following the mass at Windridge Cemetery in Cary, IL.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Betty L. Schulz

Betty L. Schulz passed on March 8, 2017, surrounded by loving family, friends, and staff, in the care of JourneyCare Hospice and The Village of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, where she lived with Alzheimer’s disease for 8 years. Betty was born in Chicago on May 13, 1929, to Albin and Maybelle (Gullbrandsen) Johnson. She attended Elmhurst College for two years, then married Paul G. Schulz on February 10, 1951. Together they raised six children, Betty devoting herself to nurturing her family and serving her church and community. While Paul served in the Philippines during the Korean conflict, she raised their two pre-school-aged boys alone. When in 1981, Paul and 28-year-old son, Scott, were killed in a small plane crash, Betty not only became sole provider for her adolescent children, but showed all how to live through tragedy with strength and grace. In her senior years, she enjoyed a special relationship with William Thorsen, who died in 2013. Throughout her entire life, Betty showered everyone she met– no exceptions – from lifelong friends to those who cared for her at The Village of Victory Lakes with genuine concern for their well-being; people couldn’t help but feel at least a bit more optimistic just because she took genuine interest in them. And, as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she had few equals. Betty never failed to provide her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the comfort and support they needed, and each knew from her words and, more importantly, deeds, that Betty loved them intensely and unconditionally. Betty is survived by 5 children and their spouses: William Schulz, Craig Schulz (Carol), Gayle Florian (Jay), Chris Schulz (Jill) and Matt Schulz (Kirsten); 11 grandchildren: Terry Schulz (Stacie), Jeff Schulz (Marisa), Christopher Schulz, Timothy Schulz, Scott Schulz, Gina LeMense (Sam), Alexi Florian, Nicole Schulz, Stephanie Schulz, Paul Schulz, M. Scott Schulz; 5 great-grandchildren: Alex Schulz, Ashley Schulz, Avery Schulz, Sofia Schulz and James Schulz and former daughter-in-law, continued friend, Annette Schulz. Visitation at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL, 60030, Saturday, March 25 from 1-5 pm with service following. In lieu of flowers, please donate to community-based Alzheimer’s respite care: Online at ExtraCare.us or via check to Extracare, 18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030; or perform an act of kindness for someone in your community.

Brian R. Bovill

Brian R. Bovill, 30, a resident of Round Lake, IL passed away March 15, 2017.  He was born February 2, 1987 in Waukegan, IL to Howard Duncan and Diane Foreman.  Brian is survived by his mother Diane Foreman, his father Howard Duncan, his step-father Wally Foreman, his daughter Madison Bovill, his siblings Walter Foreman, Amber Foreman, and Amanda Foreman, his 3 nieces, and his nephew.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Eugene and Rosemarie Bartoszek and his stepdaughter Bailey Bovill.  A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Renny Marciniec

Renny Vincent Marciniec, 44, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away suddenly at his home on  Friday, March 3, 2017.  He was born May 25, 1972 in Chicago to Ireneus Marciniec and Donna Sakiewicz.  He was raised in Lake Villa and graduated from Grant Community High School.  He was a loving son, brother, and grandson.  Renny was a very good electrician and worked for IBEW local 150.  Renny is survived by mother Donna of Lake Villa, father Ireneus of Chicago, sister Renee of Round Lake, brother Brett of Florida, and stepfather Ray of Florida.  He liked spending time with his family and friends and was an avid animal lover.  He had a great sense of humor with a lively soul and a big heart.  He touched each and every person that crossed his path.  With his contagious laugh he possessed a deep desire to enjoy everything and anything that life had to offer.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Vince and Katherine Bigos of Lake Villa and Stanley and Anna Marciniec of Chicago, also his uncle David Bigos of Chicago.  A memorial visitation is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and will continue until the time of the funeral mass at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 135 South Milwaukee Avenue in Lake Villa, IL 60046. He will be missed, but not forgotten All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Dewey Williams Jr.

Dewey Williams Jr., 59, a resident of Ingleside, IL, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017.  He was born December 1, 1957 in Waukegan, IL to Dewey Sr. and Delores Williams.  Dewey enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family, especially all his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and was always at the kids sporting events.  He loved his family and was always making sure they were cared for and he made them all feel special.  Dewey is survived by his mother Delores, his son Derek Williams, his siblings Connie (Mike) Brion, Debbie (Mike) Grenda, Tina (Rob) Boyte, his nieces and nephews Amanda, Ashley, Robbie, Vanessa (Gerardo), Michael (Tina), and Brittany, and his great-nieces and great-nephews Jaylene, Gracie, Maylee, Mikey, Jory, and Jonathan.  He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Sr., his sister Lori Williams, and his nephew Michael Williams.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm, with the funeral service commencing at 6:00pm, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will held privately.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Jennifer A. Farrell

Jennifer Ann Farrell, 36, a resident of Richmond, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 2, 2017, at her home.  She was born May 10, 1980 in Lake Forest to Thomas P. and Barbara E. (nee: Olsen) Iwanski.  Jennifer was raised in Gurnee, IL and graduated from Warren High School.  She was a loving mother, daughter, and sister, that loved spending time with family and friends, but most of all she loved to see the smiles on her children’s faces.  Jennifer was an exceptionally good artist, enjoyed crafts, the outdoors, music, and had a great sense of style.  She was a lively soul, with a big heart and contagious laugh.  She touched each and every person that crossed her path.  Jennifer possessed a deep desire to enjoy anything and everything that life had to offer.  She attempted to make the best out of all that life threw at her, including her long battle with Crohn’s disease.  Jennifer is survived by her mother Barbara of Richmond, her father Thomas of Waukegan, her children Tyler Farrell of NY, and Grace Farrell of Richmond, her siblings Lesha (John) Marshall of Pell Lake, WI, Rachel (Joseph) Hird of Spring Grove, and Kathy (Jeremy) Baker of Washington, her nieces Sydney, Gabriella, Jocelyn, and Morghan, and her nephew Austin.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Sydney and Pearl Olsen and Nicholas and Margaret Iwanski.  A visitation and funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3:00pm to 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, memorials may be made to gofundme.com/p/3wkx.  For more information please contact Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium at (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Colleen Janas Todorovic

Colleen Janas Todorovic, 33, a resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born March 29, 1983 in Evanston, IL to Joyce and Tom Todorovic.  Colleen loved spending nights out with friends and family and loved all of her furry friends too.  Colleen is survived by her mother Joyce, her brother Brian Todorovic of Gurnee, her uncle Gary, her aunt Deb, and her cousins Lisa, Garret (Jenn), Chris, and Jason.  She was preceded in death by her dad Tom.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Evan O. Akyeah

Evan O. Akyeah, age 7, of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northwestern Hospital in Grayslake.  He was born May 24, 2009 in Evanston.  Friends of the family may visit from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, Il 60030 followed by a funeral service at 3:00 pm at the funeral chapel.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Richard B. Neubauer

Richard B. Neubauer, 58, a resident of McHenry and formerly of Oshkosh, WI, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Centegra Hospital in McHenry.  He was born July 16, 1958 in Oshkosh, WI to Richard and Nancy Neubauer.  Richard had worked for Square D in Oshkosh.  He was an established artist that devoted his life to his craft and demonstrated his love through his art.  Richard is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen, his mother Nancy Neubauer, his children Travis (Peggy) Gauger and Niki (Rigs) Gjyshi, his grandchildren Landon, Lexi, and Ashlyn Gauger and Amelia and Evan Gjyshi, and his siblings Dean Neubauer and Tammy Neubauer.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.  A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00pm at the mausoleum of Lakeview Cemetery 2786 Algoma Blvd. Osh Kosh, WI 54901.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.