Monthly Archives: March 2018

Walter J. Bajorek

Walter J. Bajorek Jr., 65, a resident of Round Lake Beach for his entire life, passed away March 25, 2018 in Libertyville.  He was born December 6, 1952 in Libertyville to Walter and Catherine Bajorek.  Walter had worked for Delaware Paint in Round Lake, Sherwin Williams in Gurnee, and most recently at Ace Hardware for the past 18 years in Libertyville.  He enjoyed collecting coins, refurbishing Weber grills, and spending time with his family.  Walter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Roberta, his children Bill Whaley, Michael Whaley, and Amanda Bajorek, his grandchildren Bill Whaley, Tyler Whaley, Jacob Whaley, Autumn Valentino, and Kayla Valentino, and his sister Rosalyn (Joseph) Lisk of Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Rick and Sammy, and his sister Sally.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Leif B. Soderstrom

Leif Bernt Soderstrom, age 77, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. He was born December 5, 1940 in Bergen, Norway to Hilmar and Ingrid Soderstrom. Leif was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Leif is survived by his daughters, Renee (Mark) Loeffler of Kenosha, WI, Carrie (Wayne) Anderson of Round Lake, IL and Jennifer (Eric) Peterson of Schaumburg, IL; his grandchildren, Jeannette, Sarah, Sophia, Payton, Trevor, Ethan, Brandon and Wayne Michael. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette; and his brother, Robert (Aslaug) Paulson.
A funeral service will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:00am. A visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral chapel from 10:00 am until the time of service.
For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Nancy Bernota

Nancy Carol Bernota, age 78, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her home. She was born July 9, 1939 in Chicago to Andrew and Lillian Petersen. Nancy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lake County Farm Bureau luncheons, and a long time machine lathe operator with JE Hoffman.
Nancy is survived by her children, Susan (Ron) Wake, Brian Bernota, Laurie Koren and Donna Schwall; grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer, Ryan, Andrew, Michael, Joseph, and Sammie; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Gloria Busscher; many nieces and nephews; cousins; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by husband, Wayne Bernota; sister, Linda Riggle; daughter, Carolyn Stedronsky; and granddaughter, Ashley Stedronsky.
A visitation and memorial service are scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Janice E. Linville

McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Diet Coke and the makers of Merit Ultra Light 100s cigarettes lost a loyal customer on March 21st, 2018. Janice Linville, born October 18th, 1943 in Washington DC, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 74 in her sleep after smoking her last Merit Ultra Light with a cold diet coke at her bedside. Even in death her sense of humor and ability to get under her son in law’s skin on occasion was evident, as she chose his birthday to return home. She really never liked to talk about illness or courageous battles, so she wanted her loved ones and friends to know she died as a result of being boorishly stubborn, refusing to follow doctor’s orders, taking her medications every other day, smoking like a chimney and living her life exactly as she wanted, on her own terms. Janice retired twelve years ago from the Chicago Police Department where she worked tirelessly for 32 years locking up hookers (her favorite prisoners because they were so easy), self entitled shoplifting wealthy women, the occasional drug addict, and the PCP takers who’s asses she had to kick many times over the years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Jones(nee Wolford), her father William(Ralph) Jones(Neville)- (don’t ask), her sister Vickie Sue Barker(nee Jones), her brother Jack (Geurine) Jones, nephews Jackie Jones, Douglas Kirby Jones and her infant daughter Janet Linville. She is survived by her beloved dog Rambo, her cockatiel ET (yes she wanted them listed before anyone), her daughter Vicki Goodman(nee Linville), son in law Dan Goodman, granddaughter, Harleigh Goodman, grandson, David Goodman, brother William(Patsy) Jones, nieces Dorothy(Steve) Cooper, Sharon(Kevin) Jennings, Elisha Sharp(nee Jones), nephews Bill (Denise) Jones III, and Robert Barker and many great nephews and nieces. She loved gardening, playing bejeweled with her nieces(though to the day she died she insisted they cheated because they beat her all the time), collecting Barbies, playing the slots, and stringing together swear words you never imagined could form a new word. She also loved playing under her grandchildren’s names on the now defunct Club Penguin, making them the richest penguins in the game until she got them both banned too many times for cursing out kids who threw snowballs at her. (She did finally get her own Club Penguin name, Gagiof2) She lived every moment of her 74 years to the fullest, she loved every member of her family with all her heart, and she was truly one of a kind who was treasured and loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation for Janice (aka Moomfasa, Gagi, Auntie, Sis) will be at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belividere Rd, Grayslake, Il, Sunday March 25th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Monday March 26th, 2018 at 10:30 am at Strang Funeral Chapel with internment immediately following at Highland Memorial Park, 33100 North Hunt Club, Libertyville, IL (at the indoor mausoleum because she told her daughter that if she put her in the ground she would come back and haunt her). A luncheon to celebrate her life will be held following internment at Ristorante Bottaio, 946 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, Il.
She wanted everyone to know that there would be none of “that in lieu of flowers requests crap,”, she loved flowers and she said everyone should fill the chapel full.

Curt P. Corsi

Curt P. Corsi, age 70, a resident of Gurnee, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Condell Hospital. He was born January 3, 1948 in Chicago to Ralph and Evelyn Corsi. Curt was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served 2 tours of duty with the US Marine Corps. He retired from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department after more than 20 years of service.

Curt is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cathy; his daughters, Shawn (Doug) Robards and Britt Corsi, his grandchildren, Zac, Brock, Hannah, Sophie, Jack, Charlotte, and Reese; sister, Diane Neahous; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00pm. A visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral chapel from 3:00 pm until the time of service.

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.

Patricia Kangas

Patricia Kangas, age 69, of Grayslake passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 in Highland Park. She was born on January 8,1949 in Chicago. Pat was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church. She worked as a clerk of the court in the Lake County Juvenile Facility.
Pat is survived by her sister, Barbara Iwanski; many nieces and nephews; and two best friends, Carrie McMahon and Debbie Allen, and loving friend and cousin Karen Ryberg. She was preceded in death by her father, Sydney Olsen; mother, Pearl Olsen; sister, Marlene Mauritz; and her niece, Jennifer Farrell.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Sharon R. Bohnhoff

Sharon R. Bohnhoff was born May 8th, 1932, the first of 4 children to the late Ronald & Mary Swensson. She grew up in Chicago and enjoyed being part of a group of girls who called themselves “The Jabberwockies”. The “Club”, as they became known, met regularly even as adults, and maintained friendships that last to this day.

Sharon worked at a variety of jobs over the years, including waitress, grocery cashier, bakery, and office worker, retiring at the age of 59 from GTE in 1992. Her most important roles, however, were those as daughter, sister, mother of three fine children (Joanne, Gwen and Andrew), and wife.

She and her husband Marvin moved to Saddlebrook Farm in Grayslake in 1992 and began to enjoy retirement. She hosted block parties in the summer, and played cards at Saddlebrook’s lake house, where she met weekly for pinochle club. She was active in her parish at St. John Lutheran in Island Lake, helping with the women’s guild, the banner committee, the building committee, and cooking soup for the post Lenten service dinners.

At the age of 62, she took up oil painting, going for lessons at the Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich. She also took classes in Door County at The Clearing, learning techniques in shadowing, lighting, and depth. Her arduous work paid off, as some of her paintings won awards at the Lake County Fair, including a First Place and a Best of Show. Some of her works were on display at the Elk Grove Village library.

Sharon passed away Wednesday March 14, 2018, at home after a brief illness. She is survived by her children Joanne (George) Corcoran, Gwen (Robert) Erickson, and Andrew (Nancy) Zurow, sister Karen (the late Raymond) Hoeffleur, sister-in-law Lori (the late Richard) Swensson, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, her parents Ronald and Mary Swensson, and her brothers Richard Swensson and Ronald L. “Larry” Swensson. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will commence at 10:00am, Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church 405 W. St. Route 176 Island Lake, IL 60042. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodstock VFW Post 5040 or St. John Lutheran Church in Island Lake. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Lois J. Tomlinson

Lois J. Tomlinson, age 93, of Rochester, NY and recently of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Libertyville.  She was born on May 29, 1924 in Rochester, NY.  A 1945 graduate of Iowa State University, Lois was a retired high school teacher who taught at Cardinal Moody High School in Rochester, and was past president of the AAUW in Rochester.  She is survived by her son, Matthew (Angela) Tomlinson; daughter, Helen Ford; sister Helen (Robert) Edelman; and niece and nephews, Kurt Edelman, Barbara Edelman and Doug Morrissey. A memorial funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL 60060 with Father O’Reilly officiating and Fr. Anthony Jelinek concelebrating the mass.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WSFI Catholic Radio, PO Box 885, Libertyville, IL 60048 (www.wsfiradio.org).  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Margie A. Polejewski

Margie Polejewski, age 55, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, WI.  She was born on February 20, 1963 in Elk Grove Village.  Margie was a homemaker and a seasonal member at Happy Acres Kampground.  She is survived by her husband, John, whom she married on March 27, 2004; her sons, Nick Heaton, John Polejewski Jr.; and her daughters, Cassidy Heaton, Theresa Polejewski, and Jennifer Heaton.

A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Patricia K. Foley

Patricia Kathleen Foley, 80, a resident of Round Lake, IL, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at her home. She was born June 28, 1937 in Ireland to Patrick J. and Kathleen B. (nee: Kelly) Foley. Pat enjoyed going on walks and watching her grandchildren at their swim meets, basketball, volleyball, and soccer games, and their musicals. Pat is survived by her children John, Brendan, Liam (Darcy), Robert (Julie), Mary (David), Patricia (John), Joan (Steve), and Teresa (Jack), her 15 grandchildren; her siblings, Jack (Joan), Thomas (Lou), Patrick (Mary Lou), Rose (her late husband Daniel), and Joan (John); her dear sister-in-law Helena, and was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Foley Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Amy; her parents; her brothers, Mike and Joseph; and her sisters, Mary, Anne, and Kay. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 16, 2018, from 8:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 114 N. Lincoln Ave., Round Lake, IL 60073. The interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.