Monthly Archives: May 2017

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. 

Kenneth B. Yopp

Kenneth Bernard Yopp, 81, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born March 17, 1936 at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan to Bernard H. and Mary R. Yopp.  Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Grayslake.  He was a board member and volunteer with the Grayslake Historical Society for 20 years, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and a member of the Chicago Truckdrivers Union.  Kenneth drove truck for Gefco Manufacturing Company in Grayslake for 44 years.  He was an avid motorcyclist and loved to sing for anyone who would listen.  Kenneth is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia, whom he wed on July 28, 1956 at St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake, his children Linda (Peter) Fassbinder of Grayslake, Sandra (Timothy) Smyth of Grayslake, and James (Theresa) Yopp of Lake Villa, his grandchildren Amy (Chris) Acker of Grayslake, Melissa Smyth (Jacob) Ellington of Grayslake, Nicholas Fassbinder of McHenry, Branden Yopp of Ingleside, Kurtis (Rachel) Smyth of Kewanee, Kyle Smyth of Grayslake, Andrew Yopp of McHenry, and Sarah Yopp of Lake Villa, his great-grandchildren Summer and Lukas Acker, Bryce and Blake Yopp, Gabriel Ellington, and Kendall Smyth, his sister Marilyn (Doug) Fraser of York, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard H. and Mary R. Yopp.   A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00pm 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.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grayslake Historical Society PO Box 185 Grayslake, IL 60030 or the Alzheimers Assoc. PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090 For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Richard Church

William Richard Church, age 78, of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home.  He was born June 18, 1938 in Woodstock to Delmar and Laurabelle (Menzel) Church.  William loved John Deere tractors, animals, hunting and fishing.  He was a great mechanic who enjoyed NASCAR.  He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Carolyn, whom he married on March 21, 2004 in Mundelein; and his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  All services were held privately.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Dan L. Platek

Dan L. Platek, 73, a resident of Grayslake, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, April 27, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. He was born February 4, 1944 in Chicago, IL. Dan was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, IL. Dan owned Ace Vacuum in Highland Park and retired three years ago. He received his Associate’s Degree from Morton College. Dan loved and was devoted to his church family. He liked to fish, loved to travel, enjoyed talking politics, really loved his dog Suni, but most of all loved his family. Dan is survived by his wife Jean, whom he wed on April 22, 1994, his brother Ray (Evelyn) Platek of WI, his sister Pat (Richard) Millett of Westchester, IL, his sons Lenny (Gay) Grom of Fox River Grove and Steven (Grace) Grom of Berwyn, and his granddaughters Jackie (fiancé Srdjan) Grom of Chicago and Jamie Grom of AZ. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00am followed by a service commencing at 11:00am with a luncheon to follow at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Rd., Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047. Interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

Justin G. Cairns

Justin G. Cairns, 38, a resident of Lake Villa, IL, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Round Lake Beach.  He was born June 9, 1978 in Niagara Falls, NY to George and Sharon (nee: Stempien) Cairns.  Justin loved camping, nature, and hiking.  He enjoyed working with his hands, was all around silly, and loved to make people laugh.  Justin is survived by his children Georgia Myrtle of Youngstown, NY, Tyler Cairns of Pulaski, WI, and Sofia Cairns of Lake Villa, IL, his sister Heather (Casey) Ryba of Lake Villa, IL and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Kenneth W. Brandal

Kenneth William Brandal, age 55, a resident of Park City, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  He was born May 20, 1961 in Waukegan, the son of John and the late Ann (2012) Brandal.  Kenneth served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a truck driver.  He had three children, Brian, Jessica and Christine and was the grandfather to Wyatt, Michael, Anna, Sophie, Mason and Brandon.  He is also survived by four brothers, James, Larry, Robert and Charles.  Interment will be at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.