Monthly Archives: December 2017

Charles R. Zapf

Charles R. Zapf, age 77, of Grayslake passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his home in Grayslake. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Chicago to Charles A. and Frances Zapf. Charles served in the US Navy from 1958 until 1961 and was a member of the Pipefitters Local 597.
Charles is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of 53 years; his children, Charles and Denise (Michael) Pankau; his grandchildren, Adam and Jacob Pankau; and his siblings, Ronald (Mary) Zapf and Judy (Bernie) Jeub.
A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Friday December 29, 2017 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www.pancan.org. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Leona M. Morris

Leona M. Morris, 94, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Libertyville, IL.  She was born August 11, 1923 in Chicago to Sylvester and Marcyanna Janasiewicz.  Leona was a member of St. Gilbert Parish.  Leona is survived by her son Robert (Christine) Morris, her grandchildren Raymond (Andrea) Morris and Daniel Morris, her great-grandson Joseph Dashiell Morris, and her nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Morris, her parents, and her son Richard Morris.  A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a funeral mass at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held following the service at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities.  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.

Carol J. Kurban

Carol J. (nee: Beard) Kurban, 75, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 in Crystal Lake.  She was born July 11, 1942 in Waukegan, IL to Carroll and Jean Beard.  Carol worked for Peppermint Stick Preschools in both Grayslake and Round Lake for over 25 years.  Carol is survived by her children Lori Lindquist, and Tom Eslinger, her grandchildren Kylie Lindquist, Emilie, Alexis, Taylor, Ashlyn, and Ethan Eslinger, and her brother Richard (Judy) Beard.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Daniel Kurban, and her Aunt Rosie Isatalo.  A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held following the service at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, Carol loved to help children throughout her career as a teacher and would appreciate donations to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Judith Markus

Judith Markus, age 68, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her home.  She was born on April 10, 1949 in Chicago.  Surviving her are her husband, Harold, whom she married on February 12, 1999; her son, Daryl Wickersheim of Round Lake Beach; her son, Jason (Patty) Wickersheim of Medford, WI; brothers, Edward (Marge) Kurek and Dennis (Peggy) Kurek; sister, Linda Oelkers; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. funeral service at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be private.  Memorials donations may be made to Save-a-Pet, 31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Marilyn J. Walz

Marilyn Joyce Walz, 87 of Lindenhurst, IL, joined Her Lord and Savior on December 11, 2017. She is welcomed into heaven by her daughter Barbara L. Geary, Great-Grandson Lane E. Geary, son-in-law Robert J. Fox, her brother-in-law Bill Blake and her loving parents Everette and Kathryn Hook.

Born in Waukegan, IL, Marilyn lived with her adoring husband, Walter “Wally” Walz, in Lindenhurst, IL. She and Wally were elementary school sweethearts who met again later in life. They were married 18 wonderful years and enjoyed many trips together. Marilyn grew up in Grayslake, IL. She was among the 2nd graduating class of Grayslake High School and she could recite the town history for anyone that would listen. In 1952, She married Norman C. Geary, they were married for 39 years. Marilyn enjoyed working as an office secretary because she was known for her tremendous organizational and letter writing skills.

Marilyn delighted in playing a good game of Bridge. But with her teammate Wally, she found greater success in her new love of Bingo. In her quiet time, Marilyn spent hours researching her genealogy. She then would recreate her genealogy in an album for each of her children. Marilyn rejoiced in telling stories about her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All of which she would find time to visit. Marilyn is survived by her siblings John (Alice) Hook and Kay Blake. She had four children: Robert (Jeanneatte) Geary of Houston, TX, Diane (Eric) Thurman of Algonquin, IL, James (Cynthia) Geary of Gulf Shores, AL, and Kathryn (Curtis) Olson of Hopkinton, MA. Nine grandchildren: Robert Jr. (Erin) Geary, Bradley (Lauren) Geary, Kimberly Christine (Greg) Lawler, Sarah Fox, Lindsey (Jacob) Hoffman, William Olson, Tyler Olson, Grant Olson and Sydney Olson; and eight living Great-Grandchildren.

A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at THE UNITED PROTESTANT CHURCH OF GRAYSLAKE, 54 South Whitney St, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately at Avon Center Cemetery in Grayslake, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the Grayslake Historical Society,164 Hawley Street, P.O Box 185, Grayslake IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org

Bernard R. Slesnick

Bernard Robert Slesnick, 88, a resident of Grayslake and formerly of Cleveland, OH and Greenville, PA, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born January 26, 1929 in Greenville, PA.  Bernard is survived by his wife Barbara Horn-Slesnick, whom he wed on July 26, 1953, his son Steven (Susan) Slesnick, his daughter Shari (Guisseppe) Slesnick, his son Ronald (Vicki) Slesnick, his 7 grandchildren, and his 8 great-grandchildren.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation 205 N Michigan Ave Suite 2530, Chicago, IL 60601.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Patricia “Pat” O’Malley

Patricia “Pat” O’Malley, age 76, formally of Gurnee passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Arlington Heights, Il. She was born on August 22, 1941in Utica, NY to Dan and Peggy Sinnott. She lived in Northern Lake County for almost 50 years. She made many friends and had many wonderful experiences in that time. She taught high school English at North Chicago High School and also was a Human Resources Specialist at Mathews Employment. She than became the director of Human Resources at First National Bank of Lake Forest. Later, she worked in direct sales for a warehouse club in Gurnee. Next to her daughters, she loved her cat, Roxey. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hallandale, Fl and Key West. One would always see Pat with a book in her hand and a crossword puzzle in on her lap.
She is survived by her daughters, Bridget (Rich) Heathfield of Chicago and Erin (John) Zasadil of Grayslake; grandchildren, Olivia Zasadil and Sydney Heathfield. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Patrick O’Malley and Harry Doyle; and her sister, Tess Thompson.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 6:00pm 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 Alzheimer’s Association. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Gerald S. Baraksa

Gerald S. Baraksa, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 as his home.  Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org

 

Patricia Rebecca Hunt

Patricia Rebecca Hunt, age 58, a resident of Rolling Meadows, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at her home. She was born December 15, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Donald and Mary Hunt. Patricia was an active member of the Chicago Collation Against War and Racism, Chicago Area Peace Action, Northwest Peace and Education Project. She was the Co-Founder of the Chicago Chapter of Code Pink.
She is survived by her siblings, Don Hunt and Karen Pratcher; nieces and nephews, Rosine (Nick Ladewig) Hunt, Daniel Hunt, Peter (Elise Clock) Hunt, Niki (Jason) Briggs, KC (Chance Tucker) DeNeve and Joseph DeNeve; great nieces and nephews, Delilah, Kayla, Aven, Joe, Bradley, Paxton, Chase, Liliana, Avianna, and Mallory. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Rosine Orlando; and her parents.
Friends of the family may visit from 12pm until the time of the memorial service at 2pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.  For information please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Jesus Amaro

Jesus Amaro, 72, a resident of Round Lake, passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones, Friday, December 1, 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born May 15, 1945 in Monterrey, NL. Mexico to Florencio and Belen Amaro.  Jesus was devoted to his church and family.  He made an impact to all those that knew him and knew of him.  He loved a variety of music especially classical.  Jesus is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lillian, his children Marcela Amaro, Ezequiel (Janette) Amaro, and Daniel (Nora) Amaro, his grandchildren Alexander Silva, Julio Silva, Alex Acevedo-Amaro, Ayden Amaro, Mike Sanchez, and Lisette Sanchez, his great-grandchildren Joshua Silva and Madelyn Aguilar, his sister Rosa Maria Castañeda, his niece and nephews Claudia Esper, Pedro Castañeda, and Samuel Castañeda, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Daniel and Manuel.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4:00pm 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 privately.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.