Monthly Archives: November 2018

David L. Campbell

David L. Campbell, age 65, a resident of Round Lake, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He was born on March, 5, 1953 to Julian and Josephine Campbell. Born in Chicago, he moved with his family to Mundelein when he was two years old. David graduated from Mundelein High School and attended the University of Illinois majoring in U.S. History and Physical Education. He was employed by Penray Company, Inc. in Wheeling as a purchasing agent for 42 years before recently retiring in July 2018. Dave loved to golf and he especially enjoyed his annual golf trip to Florida. He also spent a great deal of time fishing with his twin brother, Michael, right out his back door on Highland Lake plus their annual fishing trip to Canada. David is survived by his brother Michael of Palatine; sister Cheri (Ron) Marander of Spring Grove; stepmother Mary Campbell of Pleasant Prairie, WI; step-sister Georgina (David) Buckley of Lake Villa; step-brother Patrick (Linda) Rodriquez of Viroqua, WI; niece Melanie (Rodney) Miller of Spring Grove and children, Tristen and Chace; and niece Michelle (Jim) Hart of Libertyville and children Elaina, Quinten and Halie. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ron, a step-brother Michael Rodriguez, and a step-sister Kathleen Pfister.
A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Krista M. Hook

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, Krista M. Hook, daughter, sister, and aunt, passed away suddenly at the age of 31 years.
Krista was born December 18, 1986, in Lake Forest, Illinois and grew up in Lake Villa, Illinois. She attended Grayslake High School and studied psychology at the University of Iowa and Northeastern Illinois University.
Krista was endlessly giving, adventurous, caring and lived in the moment. She loved trying new food, practicing yoga, and improving her fitness and health. She was a firm supporter of equal rights, and cared about family above all else.
Krista will be forever remembered by her parents Lawrence and Diane Hook, by her grandmother Ann Hook, by her brothers Nate (Kristi) and Brian (Christina) Hook, by her nieces Becca and Cami, and by her boyfriend Ron Heslop. Krista will also be forever remembered by her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Krista may be made to your preferred organization supporting suicide prevention and mental health. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Eileen M. Varisco

Eileen Maria Varisco, 71, a resident of Round Lake Park, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at her home. She was born January 20, 1947 in Chicago to Alfred and Vicenta (nee: Pereda) Thompson. Eileen loved to cook with her husband and spend time with her grandchildren. Eileen is survived by her husband of 48 years, Frank, whom she wed on May 16, 1970 in Chicago, IL, her children Cecilia McCormick of Round Lake Park and Joe (Sarah) Varisco of Round Lake Beach, her grandchildren Sophia and Vincent of Round Lake Beach, and her brother Paul (Judy) Thompson of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law Larry. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 23, 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 Saturday, November 24, 2018 24, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Foundation. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Rosemary E. Angstmann

Rosemary E. Angstmann, 92, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Autumn Leaves in Gurnee. She was born August 16, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Ralph and Ellen Angstmann. Rosemary worked for Mrs. Stevens Candy in Chicago and a number of bakeries in Chicago for many years. Rosemary is survived by her sister Dorothy Fitzgibbons, her brother Ralph (Joyce) Angstmann, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and one brother. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel with an hour visitation prior to the service. Interment will be follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, IL. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org or log onto our facebook page.

Marjorie Susan Bennett (nee Newell)

Marjorie Susan Bennett, age 76, of Fox Lake, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Centegra Hospital in McHenry.  She was born in Chicago on May 21, 1942 to Creston and Ruth (Hill) Newell.  She was a corporate travel manager during her lifetime.  Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Anthony) Ruscitti; her two grandchildren, Jennifer and Anthony; her brother Larry Newell of Billings, Montana; her cousins, nieces and nephews; and her three basset hounds that she adored.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenneth E. Bennett, whom she married in Chicago on November 25, 1961. A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the  service at 11:00 a.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 or go to our facebook page.

Sophie Theresa Michno

Sophie T. Michno, 96, passed away on November 11, 2018. She was the beloved mother of Christina Ritter, Ronald Michno, and Ron’s wife, Pauline; grandmother to Jessica and Alissa Ritter and Pauline’s children, Elizabeth, Connie and Ray; sister of Joanne Boratyn; nephew, James Boratyn and Bernadette (Jimmy and Melissa Boratyn and Jackie Boratyn); nieces, Linda, Marilyn and Carol, and their three children Maureen, Gerald and Christine. Forever friend Kathy Paavilainen and her daughter Bridget were angels who looked over her for too many years to count! Sophie was born on Christmas Day in 1921 and loved to play Santa on her birthday every year. Her Christmas decorations brought her much joy. A devout Catholic, she attended church all of her life. She, along with her deceased husband, Emil, ran Michno’s Inn in Gages Lake for over a decade. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 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 Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Internment will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122.

Robert Bartel

Robert Bartel, 52, a resident of Hainesville, IL on October 20, 2018 at his home.  Robert is survived by his wife Kristin, whom he wed on October 23, 1993, his son Gage, his daughter Annabella, his father Robert Bartel, his mother Georgia Verdonck, his brother Chris Bartel, sister Kathrine Bartel, his mother and father-in-law Anne and David Roche, and his brother and sister-in-law Brian and Angie Roche.  A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorials may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation www.arborday.org.    For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or see our facebook page.

Lawrence R. Fox

Lawrence “Larry” R. Fox, 86, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away November 6, 2018 at his home.  He was born January 25, 1932 in Waukegan to Lawrence and Mary Fox.  Larry was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War, earning the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Korea Medal, Nation Defense Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars.  He was a member of the Operators Union 150 and a member of St. Mary of Annunciation in Mundelein.  Larry was a lifelong workaholic and enjoyed boating.  He was a loving man who was well liked by everyone he knew.  He was always willing to give a helping hand and will be terribly missed by all.  Larry is survived by his children Lori (Lee) Jurka, Larry A. (Linda) Fox, and Brenda R. Fox, his grandchildren Brad (Kathy) Fox and Rob (Elizabeth) Fox, with a great-grandchild on the way.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Bernice Fox.  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Journeycare Hospice.  For more information, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org or our facebook page.

Rita Maria Denison

Rita Maria Denison, age 88, of Grayslake, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at Winchester House in Libertyville.  She was born September 12, 1930 in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy to Alberto and Francesca Cappano. The oldest of three girls, Rita grew up in the Italian countryside with her sisters, Eda and Emma. She met her husband, Malcolm, on a trip to England in 1957.  They fell in love and married on March 29, 1958 without being able to speak each other’s language.  Together they welcomed their only child, Maria, in 1959.  Maria married Michael Kennedy and gave Rita three grandchildren, Marty (Andrea), Michelle (RJ), and Mandy (Charles). Rita had four great-grandchildren, Madelynn, Kiley, Lillyana, and Scarlett.  Rita enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her great-grandchildren.  She was known for her jokes and pranks.  She would gladly reminisce about the mischief she had been a part of in her youth (usually she was the ringleader).  Rita and Malcolm followed their daughter to the United States in 1987.  Rita is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, and sisters.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.  Rita will be laid to rest with her husband at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.  Visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.  Services will be on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org or go to our website.

Michael Herman

Michael Herman, 45, of Gurnee passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1973 in Lake Forest, IL. He was a laborer for the Warren Township Highway Department. Michael is survived by his wife, Jennifer (nee Slobodzian) Herman; his children, Madison (age 16) and Andrew (age 11); his mother, Mary Geryol; his brother, Chad (Cari) Herman; his mother in law, Linda Slobodzian; his brother in law, John (Karen) Slobodzian; his sister in law, Katie (Steve) Meathe; his nephews, Trevor, Carter, Charlie, Frankie, Joey; and his niece, Norah. He was proceeded in death by his father, Walter Herman; and his father in law, John Slobodzian. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00am until 1:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. In lieu of flowers, Memorials and Donations to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation (www.rizzo44.com)