Monthly Archives: April 2018

Walter T. Begley

Walter T. Begley, age 96, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Grayslake.  He was born August 1, 1921 in Alliance, Ohio.  Walter was a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church and VFW Post 981. He was a retired four decade employee of R.R. Donnelley. He is survived by his children, Belinda Ann Begley (Bob Hirsch), Christopher (Margaret) Begley, Stephen (Lora) Begley, and Walter (Kathryn) Begley; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie E. Begley, whom he married on November 22, 1947.  All services were held privately.  Memorial donation may be made to VFW Post 981, PO Box 825, Arlington Heights, IL 60006.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122.

 

Audrey M. Roeske

Audrey Margaret Roeske, 91, of Grayslake passed peacefully on April 16, 2018. She was born August 14, 1926 in Chicago’s Kelvyn Park neighborhood to Paul Peter Christensen and Margaret Rosa (Schuele). Audrey was a parishioner of St Philomena, attended Barry School and Kelvyn Park High. Later the family settled in Grayslake where she was a member of the St Gilberts congregation. She is preceded by husbands Thomas R Irvin, married 1950 and Herbert Roeske, married 1971. Also a resident of Bourbon, MO from 1974 until 2003, Audrey is survived by sons Mark Irvin (Mary), Brian Irvin (Margaret), Neil Irvin (Denise) and Kevin Irvin (Colleen). Audrey was blessed with grandchildren Christina, Paul, Analysa, Benjamin, Jeremy, Steven, Zachary, Beth and Thom as well as 5 great-grandchildren. Audrey was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend who will be missed. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church Chapel, 301 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Sharon J. Lloyd

Sharon Jane Lloyd (Suits) born October 4, 1946 to Earl A. and Esther Suits passed away April 16, 2018 from Leukemia. Raised in Morrisville, NY. with her brother Merton (deceased) (Priscilla) and Carolyn (James) Sterle. Married to Donald A. Lloyd II for 50 wonderful years during which they raised three great children in Grayslake, IL; Donald A. (Theresa), Travis E. (Shannon), and Allison M. Wisniewski (Kenneth) and blessed with eight grandchildren; Donald A., Katherine M. Barton (John), Morgan A., Connor L. Wisniewski, Abby G. Wisniewski, Emily L. Wisniewski, Travis E. II, Autumn R. and one great grandchild William S. Barton. She was especially close to her niece Pamela DeLucia (Dan). Sharon graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a degree in business. After raising her family she worked at school district 128 in a support staff role retiring in 2009. She was always positive and enjoying life, family, and cherished friends in New York, Georgia, Illinois and Florida. She enjoyed spending the winter at her home in Florida. Even though she suffered the effects of cancer from 30 years ago, CIDP over the last 5 years and Leukemia she remained active and never stopped enjoying family and friends up until the last hours before death. Always concerned about others, we are better for having her in our lives.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 31 Park Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11am. Interment will be held privately.

Wieslawa “Leslie” Doering

Wieslawa “Leslie” Doering, 67, a resident of Round Lake Park, IL, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Lake Villa, IL.  She was born September 11, 1950 in Rzeszow, Poland.  Leslie is survived by her children Robert (Lisa) Wisniewski and Lisa (Brad) Noe, her grandkids Alexis and Ace Wisniewski, and Daniel and Samantha Noe, her great-grandkids Ana and Natalia, and her sisters Irena, Donna, and Alicja.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:00am until 11:00am with a memorial service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association wwww.lung.org.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Michael Markus

Michael William Markus, age 61, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago.  He was born July 8, 1956 in Waukegan to Harold and Dolores (nee Freeman) Markus.  Michael had mad chef skills; he feared no spice and measured nothing. The US Army began his culinary lust and every meal was a mouthwatering adventure.  On Sunday mornings he would dance in the kitchen with the love of his life Paula Martinez.  He treasured every artist and every song from the 50s through 1990–then, as Mike tells it, “Music went to hell.”  He was a north sider for sure and proudly wore #10 to all Cubs home games.  The icing on his cake was actually icing on the rink as he cherished the Chicago Blackhawks.  He loved history and often said he never forgot a good date!  Mike loved to travel and taste new cultures and lifestyles.  He was a fun loving prankster who was quick to laugh, he was kind and oh so patient but most of all he was deeply loved.   He is survived by the love of his life, Paula Martinez; his doppelganger son, Christopher, and his loving daughter-in-law Pam of McHenry; his siblings, Harry of Round Lake Park, Laurie Ann (Rich) Anderson of Round Lake Beach, Bill of Georgia, Julie of Ingleside, “Deedee” (Stan) Strong of Edgerton, WI, and Florence of Arabia.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  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.

Lorraine L. Gates

Lorraine Louise Gates, 88, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Nazarethville Nursing Home in Des Plaines, IL.  She was born February 24, 1930 in Chicago to Catherine and Leonard Wagner.  Lorraine was retired from Resurrection Hospital after more than 20 years of service.  She was a very kind, soft spoken individual.  The most important thing in her life was her family. She had a zest for adventure and traveled extensively.  There was nothing she would not do or say to the amazement of everyone.  Lorraine was the heart of the family and we will miss her greatly.  Lorraine is survived by her children George (Penny) Gates of Lake Villa, Nancy (the late Elevi) Torres of Grayslake, Carolyn (Kenneth) Covganka of Mundelein, and Susan Gates of Grayslake, her 14 grandchildren, and her 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband George Gates, her brother, and her sister.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 135 S. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Susan A. Touhy

Susan A. Touhy (formerly Hofmann), 99, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL.  She was born April 29, 1918 in Homewood, IL to Oswald and Margaret Kaufmann.  Susan was a member of the Red Hat Society and had worked as a real estate broker for many years.  Susan is survived by her daughter Violet Hehn, her son-in-law David Schmidt, her grandchildren Margaret Hehn, Kathleen (Kent) Owsley, Anton (Linda) Hehn, David (Jeanine) Schmidt, and Kimberly (Steve) Peterson, her extended Touhy family, and her many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Leonard Hofmann, her second husband James Touhy, and her daughter Christine Schmidt.  A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow the service at Montrose Cemetery in Chicago, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Billie E. Walker

Billie Earl Walker, age 85, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Gurnee.  He was born January 31, 1933 in Shamrock, MO to Billie and Florence Walker.  Billie was a veteran of the Korean War having served for the US Army.  He was a carpenter for over 50 years with the Local #181 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Billie is survived by is daughters, Debbie (Robert) Dow and Michelle (Luis) Santiago, his siblings Wilma (the late Frank) Piritano, Herbert Walker, and Donald Walker, and his brother-in-law John Belt.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, his parents, and his sister Dorothy Belt. A visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 10:00am 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Marjorie (Marge) Carani

Marjorie “Marge” Lee (Teets) Carani died peacefully in Libertyville, IL on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the age of 85.  She was born on February 22, 1933 in Farmington Missouri to Chester and Nellie Teets.  She graduated from high school in 1951 and, shortly after graduation, she relocated to Highland Park, IL where she met her husband, Robert Carani. They married in December 1953 and settled in the small town of Wildwood, IL. After losing her husband in 1979, she continued to run the family business, B&G Upholstery with her son, Robert. In 1993, she closed the family business and began to enjoy her retirement.  Over the last year, Marjorie was a resident of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, where she was loved, where she made new friends and became a master bingo player. Marjorie will be truly missed by all who knew her and she will never be forgotten.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Nancy Jackson, Robin Starbuck, Cindy Fallon (Donald), Robert Carani, Tonya (James) Hudson and Jo-Onyx (Robert) Henry; her grandchildren, Eric (Debbie) Eronen, Michael Carani, Marjorie Fallon, Adam Carani, Ashley Baylor, Brianna Baylor, Rhianna Hudson, Katherine Hudson, Jacklyn Carani, Jonathan Carani and Jessica Carani; her great-grandchildren Destinee and Trinitee Eronen and Lucy Carani; and her siblings, Patricia Kinglar, Clara Albert, Alta Hess, Robert Teets, William Teets, Jonell Bell, Ruby Rankin and John Teets. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carani, her parents, Chester and Nellie Teets, her brother David Teets and her children, Rita Rose Carani, Kevin Carani and Sheila Marden.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:30am, also at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, 33100 North Hunt Club, Libertyville.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Charlotte V. Krupinski

Charlotte V. Krupinski, 85, a resident of Wildwood, IL passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at home with her family.  She was born September 1, 1932 in Nanticoke, PA.  Charlotte was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and a beautician.  Charlotte is survived by her only son Gary (Jeannie) Krupinski, her grandchildren Shane (Maria) Krupinski and Erin (Thomas Christor) Krupinski, her great-grandchildren Mason, Ethan, and Noah Krupinski, and Thomas Jr., Alexis, and Serenidy Christor, her brother Phillip Novak, her sisters-in-law Norma Krupinski and Romayne Tullai, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Krupinski, her parents Joseph and Helen Novak, her infant sister, her brother-in-law Fred Tullai, her sister-in-law Wilma Novak, her infant grandson Joseph Krupinski, and her infant granddaughter Jeannie Krupinski.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in the small chapel 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.