Monthly Archives: March 2018

Patsy R. Richardson

Patsy R. Richardson, 83, a resident of Grayslake, IL for 52 years, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Grayslake.  She was born October 16, 1934 in Colp, IL to Cyrus and Lula Cranor.  Patsy was a beautician for 45 years, having owned and operated “Pat’s Beauty Shop”.  She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed travelling, was an avid bridge and euchre player, and a lifelong Cubs fan.  Patsy was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and aunt. She was a member of the United Protestant Church, where she taught Sunday school, in Grayslake.  Patsy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roger, her daughters Sandy (John) Sparkman, Debbie (Carl) Wilt, and Lisa (Trent) Farm, her grandchildren Christopher Sparkman, Kaila Sparkman, Carson Sparkman, McKenzie Wilt, Brooke Wilt, and Max Mansell, her step-grandchildren Jaclyn Farm and Jill Farm, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Jean, Aileen, Geraldine, and Peggy, her brothers Jack and Roy Lee, and her sister-in-law Nancy (nee: Richardson) Tinney.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00am at United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Protestant Church.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to


Gloria D. “Mickey” Gawlik

Gloria D. “Mickey” Gawlik, age 83, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Mickey was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She was a former member of the Rebecca lodge and Gethsemane United Church of Christ. She always had a smile for everyone, enjoyed life to the fullest and had no regrets.
Mickey is survived by her children, Stephen M. Gawlik of McHenry, Delores M. (Tyler) Wienrich of Wonder Lake, and Victoria A. (Frank) Gallichio of Ingleside; her grandchildren, Stephen M. Gawlik, Jr., Sharity A. (Ron) Holley, James W. Breen III, Kelly A. Repp, Jennifer D. (Kevin) Hoeck, Michael J. Gawlik, Christine E. (Jamie) Baker, Gloria V. Parsons, Nicholas S. Gallichio, Emily K. Gallichio, Victoria L. Gallichio and Michael J. Gawlik; 14 great grandchildren; and 13 loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Clara Neubaum; husband, Steven S. Gawlik; granddaughter, Nicole Mari Browning; sister, Delores R. Wnek and son, Ralph J. Gawlik.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 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

Gayle Catherine Paydon

Gayle Catherine Paydon, age 64 of Round Lake, IL passed away suddenly on March 1st 2018. She was born March 27th, 1953 in Elmhurst, IL.
An active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Round Lake, IL and formerly at Bethlehem Lutheran in St. Charles, IL, Cathy was involved in Stephen Ministry, teaching Sunday School and women’s groups. She was a Girl Scout leader, soccer commissioner/coach for Tri-City Soccer, quilter/sewer, and loved to cook a meal for anyone, or plan an event with all the details. Traveling and anything Disney always brought a smile to Cathy’s face along with spending time with her family.  Cathy is survived by her beloved daughter Stacey (Thomas) Van Zeyl of Third Lake, IL, grandson Dylan, and nephews Joseph G (Tammy) Chambers Jr. and Jason (Marie) Chambers both of Glendale Heights, IL. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Gale and Marie (Gillgasch) Chambers, her loving husband of 45 years Torrance Brett Paydon, and brother Joseph G (Janette) Chambers Sr.  Burial will be at Avon Cemetery, Grayslake, IL with a private family service on Sunday March 4th at 3pm. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday March 17th at 2pm with visitation beginning at 1pm, Trinity Lutheran Church 25519 Illinois Rte 134 of Round Lake, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church or The National Kidney Foundation  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto

Guy W. Sommers

Guy W. Sommers, 56, a resident of Waukegan, IL, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home.  He was born November 21, 1961 in Evanston, IL to Glenn and Marlene Sommers.  Guy was a graduate of Glenbrook North High School in 1979.  He was a carpenter and a member of the Local Union Number 1.  Guy was a survivor, an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed fishing, and was well known for his storytelling.  Guy was the devoted father to Charles and Maggie Sommers, and survived by his parents Glenn and Marlene Sommers, his siblings Grant (Jackie Prissel) Sommers and N. Ann (Bill) Schumacher, and the mother of his children Anne Sommers.  A visitation and memorial service will be held on March 10, 2018 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to