Monthly Archives: May 2017

Kathleen Ann Stephens

Kathleen A. Stephens, age 62, a resident of Round Lake Park, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.  She was born September 6, 1954 in Oaklawn to William and Ursella (nee Mendres) Phelps.  Kathleen loved to shop and she really loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  Kathleen is survived by her husband, Bruce, whom she married 43 years ago on April 1, 1973 in Buffalo Grove; her children, Dawn (Justin) Henderson of Minnesota, Denise (Ken) Cox of Kentucky and William (Nicole) of Antioch; her grandchildren, Damien, Liam, Mason, Kasandra, Carla, Brian and Jessa; and her siblings, Marty (Sue) Phelps of Schaumburg, Jim Phelps of McHenry, Paul (Lisa) Phelps of McHenry, Mary (Bob) Altieri of Northbrook, and Danny Phelps of Chicago.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sandra.  A visitation  is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with a funeral service scheduled immediately following the visitation at 4:00 p.m. also at the funeral chapel. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Marion M. O’Neill

Marion M. O’Neill, 63, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  She was born December 30, 1953 in Den Haag Netherlands.  Marion is survived by her husband Michael, whom she wed on June 22, 2013, her son Thomas James (Kimberly) Shanahan, her mother Helena M. Verboom, her sister Paula (Douglas)Bronowski, her granddaughters Audree, Payton, Vivian, Sarah, Erin, Samantha, and Meghan, and her step-children Lori O’Neill and Michael P. O’Neill.  She was preceded in death by her father Cornelius H. Verboom and her brother Robert C. Verboom.   A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm with the memorial 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.

Robert “Bob” C. Bisland

Robert “Bob” C. Bisland, 72, a resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Captain Lovell Medical Center in North Chicago.  He was born September 12, 1944 in Waukegan, IL to James and Kathryn Bisland.  Bob was a veteran having served with the Army as a paratrooper and paramedic.  He was retired from the Zion Park District after 18 years of service.  Bob enjoyed woodworking, could fix anything, and was an outdoorsman.  Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth “Betsy”, his children Janice (Don) Ziegler, Robert “Mike” (Julie) Bisland, Carol Chalmers, and Linda (Butch) Dean, his grandchildren Liz, Andrew, Claire, and Alec Ziegler, Nichole, Sarah, and Christine Bisland, Chloe and Lilly Chalmers, and Kirsten, Kenny, and Kevin Dean, his sisters Ruth Wendricks and Kathie (Jim) Casey, his cousin Keith Borg, and the entire MacLagan family.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Nancy.  Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Affairs or the Kidney Foundation. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Leonard J. Barringhaus

Leonard J. Barringhaus, age 94, a resident of Village of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, passed away, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst.  He was born May 23. 1923 in Treloar, Missouri to Frank and Matilda Barringhaus.  Leonard was a World War II veteran having served for the Navy. Leonard was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake, Knights of Columbus, and the Exchange Club of Grayslake. He was retired from International Harvester where he worked as a mechanical engineer.  He is survived by his stepchildren, Russell (Maureen) Combs and Cathy (Lynn) O’Dell; six grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Ruth Barringhaus,  Sister Mary Francita Barringhaus, Norma Schraut, Roselyn Barringhaus, Donald (Faye) Barringhaus and Ralph (Helga) Barringhaus.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ula Combs, second wife, Lois Barringhaus, son, Robert Barringhaus, stepson, Tom (Sharon) Combs and grandson, Stephen Combs.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00 am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will immediately follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 1700 Chicago, IL 60601.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

W. James “Jim” Clavey

W. James “Jim” Clavey, 87, a resident of Grayslake, IL peacefully passed away alongside family Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Journeycare Hospice in Glenview. He was born April 20, 1930 in Highland Park, IL to Elmer and Marie (nee: Kress) Clavey. Jim was a veteran of the US Air Force and had a passion for flying. He even met the love of his life, Arline, at the Sky Harbor Airport in Northbrook. Jim attended Oshkosh every year with his family and friends for many years. He worked for ComEd for 48 years as a lineman working his way up to a management position making lifelong friends along the way. Jim was a compassionate man, known for his integrity, being fair, equitable, and gregarious. He was a true gentleman that made friends anywhere he went and every Thursday enjoyed coffee with his neighbors. Jim was especially proud he grew up in the nursery that planted the ivy for Wrigley Field. Jim cherished his family and is survived by his children Kim Clavey and Father Jim Clavey, and his grandchildren Dan Bergquist, Bradley Bergquist, and Steven Bergquist. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Arline. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Afterwards, at 4:30PM, a meal and celebration of his life will be held at the Byron Colby Barn 1561 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake, IL Memorials may be made to Journeycare Hospice 2050 Claire Ct. Glenview, IL 60025. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Virginia M. Nash-Del Vescovo

Virginia M. Nash-Del Vescovo 90, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Home.  She was born October 11, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Matthew and Anna Jacob.  Virginia’s lifelong passion was playing the piano and singing. An avid churchgoer, she sang in many choirs and was often the soloist.  She loved to dance as well as entertain. Virginia is survived by her children Mary Nash-Powell, George Nash, Jr. (Elisabeth), and Timothy Nash, her grandchildren Elizabeth Powell and Kathryn Powell, her great-grandchildren Michael, Sade-Grace, and Trevor, her brother Jerome Jacob, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband George Nash Sr., her second husband Angelo Del Vescovo, and her son Michael Nash.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Peters Catholic Church 27551 Volo Village Rd. Volo, IL. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

 

James E. Peters

James E. Peters, 63, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home.  He was born September 7, 1953 to the late Chester and Katherine Peters of Round Lake.  In 1986 he married Nancy (nee: Lindskog) Aeverman, in addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Frances Kozanecki and Antoinette (Jimmy) Tonias, his step-children Joseph (Rosie) and Jason (Lindsey) Aeverman, and Misty (Jonathan) Szewczyk, 11 grandchildren, his brother Fred (Sharon) Peters, his sisters Mary Jo Sparrow and Jeanne (Eric) Koenig, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Georgene Peleska and a brother-in-law, Greg Sparrow.  Jim worked at State Oil Company in Libertyville for over 45 years.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. Interment will immediately follow the services at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

 

Jill M. McNeely

Jill M. McNeely, age 60 of Round Lake Park, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She was born July 3, 1956 to Robert and Evelyn Losch.  Jill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake.  She most recently worked for Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.  She was a loving mother that was very involved with raising her kids.  Jill is survived by her husband of 25 years, Raymond, her children Erin and Kevin McNeely, her siblings Jack Losch, James Losch, Jerrold (Myrna) Losch, and Joel (Anne) Losch, her brother-in-law James (Marie) McNeely, and her sister-in-law Connie McNeely.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church 114 N. Lincoln Ave. Round Lake, IL.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. For information please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Jaime Lee Reckling

Jaime Lee Reckling, 58, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.  She was born February 2, 1959 in Highland Park, IL.  Jaime was a member of The Chapel in Grayslake and the Women’s Business Exchange.  She worked as a documentation specialist at Acumedix and the owner of Jaime’s Custom Framing.  Jaime is survived by her husband Mike Reckling, whom she wed on March 8, 1986.  She was the mother of Michael, Kyle, and Haley, daughter of the late George Jr. and Barbara Watt (nee: Lange), daughter-in-law of Jacqueline (nee: May) and the late Ralph Reckling, sister to George (Terry) Watt III and Brad (Laurie) Watt, aunt to Katie Gomoll, Jenna Allen, George Watt IV, Abigail Watt and Carly Watt, and step-daughter of Richard and Sandra Manwaring.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:00pm at First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Maple Ave. Libertyville, IL.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lustgarten Foundation.  This organization is seeking to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pancreatic cancer.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Norman C. Geary

Norman C. Geary, formerly of Grayslake, passed away peacefully Friday morning, April 28, 2017 in Bellaire, Texas with his oldest son, Robert, by his side.  Norman was born to James Henry Geary and Ruby Smith Geary on June 23, 1923 in Grayslake. Norman served in WWII in the Navy (Merchant Marines).  He then received his Bachelor of Philosophy from Illinois Wesleyan in 1946 with a major in business administration.  He returned to Grayslake and married Marilyn Hook in 1952.  They had five beloved children, Robert John (Jeanneatte) Geary of Houston, Texas, Diane Fox (Eric) Thurman of Algonquin, James Norman (Cynthia) Geary of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Barbara Lynn Geary who preceded him in death and Kathryn Ann (Curtis) Olson of Hopkinton, Mass.  They also had nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He later married Virginia Harrington Geary who preceded him in death.  Two brothers, Francis and Adelbert (Del), also preceded him in death.  His career in public service included representing Avon Township as their Supervisor and he was a long standing member of the Lake County Board serving two terms as Chairman.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations can be made in Norman’s name to the Preservation Foundation of The Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048 (www.LCFPD.org/donate). Local arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.