Monthly Archives: September 2018

Patricia M. Johnson

Patricia M. Johnson, age 84, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward and Mary Marsey. Patricia was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Patricia is survived by her children, Mary (James) Mote of Grayslake and David Johnson of Champlin, MN; grandchildren, Shawn Johnson and Mia Mote; siblings, Jeanne Dunnell, Delores Stone, and Edward Marsey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Johnson. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 (Mass will be held in the chapel). Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN at a later date . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities. https://www.catholiccharities.net/DonateNow/GeneralDonations.aspx
For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

David P. Schippers, Jr.

David Phillip Schippers, Jr., age 88, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 4, 1929. David was an attorney for 59 years, a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and a life long White Sox fan. David is survived by his devoted wife, Jacquelin, of 66 years. He is further survived by his 10 children, Kate Schippers (Michael Batka), David Schippers III ( Pat Connor), Tiyi Schippers (David Bunce), Ann Schippers Winter (Bob Winter), Colleen Schippers Margolis (Lou Margolis), Hon. Thomas Schippers (Carol), Kevin Schippers (Beth), Dr. Mimi Schippers ( Robert Scott Bullock, Marc Pagani), Patrick Schippers (Trisha), Peter Schippers (Dr. Laura Taylor); 26 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held at Wascott Cemetery, in Wascott, WI. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Delores M. Nordmark

Delores (Dodie) M. Nordmark, 89, of Waukegan, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born May 22, 1929 in Waukegan, IL, the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene (Vanderventer) Thornborough. After graduating from Waukegan High School in 1947, Delores went to work for Illinois Bell as a switchboard operator. She married Leonard T. Nordmark in 1951 and stayed home to raise her three children. Delores was an accomplished baker. Her family especially enjoyed her braided Swedish coffee bread, banana cream pie, and German sweet chocolate cake. Delores will best be remembered for her love of all animals. She would feed any stray that came to her door and always had a couple of pet cats. Delores is survived by her children, Gary (Kimberly) Nordmark of Grayslake, IL, Jill (Richard) Barbieri of Lake Bluff, IL, and Suzanne Nordmark of Libertyville, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard T. Nordmark, and her brother, Dale Thornborough. It was Delores’s wishes that all services be private. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her compassionate caretakers who helped her through her journey with cancer. All services were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For more information please contact (847)223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or see our facebook page.

Neil Jess Lee

Neil Jess Lee, 80, was called by God to Heaven on September 25, 2018 to settle a couple of boundary disputes. Licensed as one of the youngest Illinois land surveyors, Neil was proud to follow in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. He worked from the age of sixteen until 1975 with friend and mentor, Bob Allen. When Bob retired, Neil became owner of R. E. Allen & Associates, Professional Land Surveyors LLC, in Grayslake, IL, His 50+ year land surveying career ranged from measuring every distance by chain to the use of electronic devices linked to computers which eliminated the need to draw plats by hand.  Neil never forgot where he placed or found a property corner in Lake County, and he often fielded calls from stymied surveyors seeking his wide-ranging knowledge and infallible memory.  Neil was born June 28, 1938 in Merrill, WI to Jess Neil Lee and Laura (Werner) Lee, parents of his siblings Wayne (Penni) Lee, Phyl (Bill) Krieger and Sherry (Chuck) Sasse. He graduated in 1956 from North Chicago High School.  Neil met the love of his life, Eve (Palenske), when he surveyed the first farm that she sold. Neil and Eve married in 1970 and shared nearly fifty years together. Neil was blessed with four children: daughter Kathy (James) Johnson, and sons Jeff (Deborah), Bryan (Jeanine) and Justin. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren call Neil Grandpa: Michael, Trevor, Tyler, Tiffany, Jack, Abby, Patrick, Connor, Tristah, Paetyn, Zoey and Camden. Neil now surveys the earthly scene by transit to check on his 31-year old Appaloosa, Sir Celebrity, his beloved 22-year old cat, Isis, his Papillion, Dakota and guardian Corgi, Charity.  Actively weekend farming their 225-acre farm in Merrill, WI was Neil’s great pleasure and the first timber cutting from 36,000 trees he planted was harvested this year. Neil metal detected for nuggets in the Arizona desert, finding instead a winter place for their “golden” years at the Voyager RV Resort in Tucson.  He was a superb photographer and loved Friday shoots with the Voyager Photo Club, and Thursday breakfasts with the boys.  Neil’s family looks forward to greeting friends at the Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium  410 E. Belvidere in Grayslake on Friday, October 5 from 4 to 8 pm.  All are invited to a celebration of Neil’s life at 27135 W. Wilmot Road, Antioch, IL on Saturday, October 6 at 3 pm. Neil’s ashes will be placed in the family plot in Gleason, WI with a graveside farewell at 11 am on Monday, October 8. Gifts in Neil’s memory may be made to the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors’ Scholarship Fund, IPLSA, 100 E. Washington Street, Springfield, IL, 62701.

Wendy Ann Perna

Wendy Ann Perna, 58, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at her home.  She was born March 10, 1960 in Aurora, IL to Edward and Ruth Smith.  Wendy was employed by Siemens Building Technologies for 20 years. Her expertise allowed her to successfully develop many new products. Her guidance, friendship and support will be cherished and remembered by all she worked with.  Wendy was the Loving Mother of two Beautiful Daughters- Alyssa and Lauren and Adored by Stephen, her Husband of 35 years. She was fun-loving, enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends.  Wendy is survived by her Husband Stephen, her Daughter Lauren (Richard) Browne, her parents Edward and Ruth Smith, her twin Grandchildren that are expected in November, her brothers Kevin (Laura) Smith and Craig Smith, her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, her sisters-in-law, and her brothers-in-law. She was preceded in death by her daughter Alyssa Perna, her Father and Mother-in-Law Frank and Ella Perna and her Sister-in-Law Karen Perna.  Wendy’s Life will be celebrated with Family and Friends. In Grayslake, a Visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, Il 60030 and in Batavia at Moss Funeral Home, 209 S Batavia Ave Batavia Il 60510 on Sunday September 30, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on Monday October 1,2018, 2300 W Main St Batavia Il. Burial will follow at River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Batavia IL.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  For information, please call 847-223-8122, log on to www.strangfuneral.org, or our Facebook page

Edna Charlotte Munsinger

Edna Charlotte (nee: Ziche) Munsinger, 84, a resident of Wildwood, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach, IL.  Edna was born January 17, 1934 in Chicago to William and Edna (nee: Erver) Ziche.  Edna lived with her parents in Lake Zurich until her marriage to Howard William Munsinger on September 3, 1960.  They lived in Grayslake for a year after their marriage.  They then bought a home in Wildwood where they lived for 52 years until their health required them to move to Hillcrest Nursing Center.  They resided together until Howard’s death on February 1, 2018.  Edna continued to reside at Hillcrest among the many friends she had made during the more than four years she’d live there.  Edna was a member and taught Sunday school at Wildwood Presbyterian Church until she and Howard transferred their membership to United Protestant Church.  She was a member of the United Protestant Church in Grayslake for 36 years.  Edna did factory work until she and Howard started their family.  She went back to work part time when their two daughters were older.  Edna was a Brownie troop co-leader and worked with the Girl Scouts for many years where she won an award for her years as Cookie Chairman.  Edna is survived by two daughters, Edna Edith Krause and Blanche Evelyn Holcomb; two grandchildren; two sisters; one brother and sister-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.  Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm with a Celebration of Life service commencing at 2:00pm at United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Protestant Church.  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, log onto www.strangfuneral.org or our facebook page.

Daniel Derek Chapman

Daniel Derek Chapman, age 36, a resident of Round Lake Park, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, September 24, 2018. Daniel was born on May 1, 1982 in Evanston. Daniel was the youngest of 4. From a very early age Danny was someone that people naturally engaged with. To describe the type of person that he was is easy, he was genuine and loyal to his core. He wore his heart on his sleeve and if you were lucky enough to have his love and friendship you’d have it forever. He loved fiercely and protected his tribe. He would always be there to celebrate life’s moments with those he cared for. He was funny and had a laugh that was so contagious you could not help but get all wrapped up in whatever he found funny.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Gail Chapman; step-father, Mark Chapman; siblings, Jonathan (Nancy) Perkins, Kevin Perkins and Kelly (John) Pehler; fiancé, Bree Cox; and was admired by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Marilyn Wisniewski.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00am until 1:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Danny’s honor to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County. http://www.bgclc.com/how-you-can-help/donate/
For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Allan B. Raynor

Allan B. Raynor, 65, a resident of Lake Villa, IL, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at his home.  He was born October 5, 1952 in Elgin, IL to Edwin and Lorena Raynor.  Allan was retired, but had worked for Century Tile in Mundelein and Leath Furniture in Gurnee, IL.  Allan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pamela, his children Allan Raynor Jr., Jason (Nicole) Raynor, and Rebecka Raynor, his grandchildren Nora and Krystyna Christiansen, and Cloie and Riley Raynor, and his siblings Shirley (John) Munoz, Ed (Susan) Raynor, Thomas Raynor, Mark (Yan) Raynor, Karel McGarry, and Peggy (Tony Sciarrone) Raynor.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with a 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 on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org. or our facebook page.

Michael Anthony Vitale

Michael Anthony Vitale, age 92, of Lincolnshire, and formerly a 35 year resident of Skokie, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Lincolnshire. He was born December 20, 1925 in Chicago. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy as a Signalman. Michael was the Director of Claims, Law and Real Estate for the CTA. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie (Toots), whom he married 69 years ago on September 3, 1949; his children, Lynda (Rod) Turner, Michelle (Steve) Lee, Michael (Karen) Vitale and John Vitale; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048. A visitation will be held at church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will be held privately. The family requests no flowers, but memorial donations may be made to St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608. 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 or our facebook page.

Richard A. Thorsen

Richard A. Thorsen, 83, a resident of Vernon Hills, IL, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  Richard was born August 27, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Leif and Marie Thorsen.  Richard was a veteran of the Korean War having served for the Marines.  He was retired from Atlas Threaded Fasteners in Lincolnwood, as a Senior Tool Engineer after working for over 30 years.  Richard loved to play cards at the Mundelein Senior Center and was a “member” of the breakfast club that would meet at the Gurnee Bakers Square.  Richard is survived by his children Charlene Littles, Ruth (Bob) Peck, and Danny Thorsen, his grandchildren Tim (Jan) Reece, Dustin (Emily) Littles, Patrick Peck, Anna (Joe) Maliszewski, and Travis (Jenny) Thorsen, his great-grandchildren Trevor, Peyton, Nathan, Jacob, Ben,  Sam, Jake, and Mason, his brothers Leif (Betty) Thorsen Jr. and Ray (Pam) Thorsen Sr. and his loving companion Jean Cameron.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Eula Mae Thorsen, and his sons David and Joseph Thorsen.  A visitation and funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 on Friday September 21,  2018 from 9:00am until 11:00am with a funeral mass commencing at 11:00am.  Following a luncheon at church, interment will be held at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation PO Box 96648 Washington DC, 20090.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org or visit our facebook page.