Monthly Archives: May 2017

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.