Monthly Archives: June 2019

Karen A. Winandy

Karen A. Winandy, 70, a resident of Highland Park, IL, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL.  Karen was born June 16, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Therese and Joseph Winandy.  Karen is survived by her siblings Victor (Mary Kay) Winandy, Tim (Joanne) Winandy, Janice (David) Adkins, and Jody Veesenmeyer, her nieces and nephew Alecia (Dale) Marson, Jeffrey (Angela) Veesenmeyer, Amy Winandy, Kristy (Marko) Dugandzic, and Jacklyn (Matt) Stephany, 1 great-niece, and 7 great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Lew Veesenmeyer.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with the service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The burial service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:00am at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Carol Olson

Carol P. Olson, age 78, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Lutheran General Hospital.  She was born May 5, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Rudolph and Margaret Staats. Carol is survived by her children, Julie (Bill) Klicka and James K. Olson Jr., her grandchildren, Tyler, Maggie, and Jaimie Klicka and Garrett Olson, her brother, Ronald (Barbara) Staats, her brother-in-law, Richard (Tiffany) Olson, her sister-in-law, Sharon (Sergio) Pierluissi, and her niece and nephews, Cathy Blais, Rickie Olson, James Olson, Sergio Pierluissi, Clif Pierluissi and Steve Towers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Olson and her parents. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 1:00pm until1:30pm with a funeral service commencing at 1:30pm at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 29700 N. St. Mary’s Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048. Interment will follow the services at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Denise L. Shefka

Denise L. Shefka, 70, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at her home.  She was born November 5, 1948 in Chicago, IL to John and Eleanor Powers.  Denise is survived by her children Theresa (Jon) Leopold, Lyle Shefka, and Brian Shefka, her grandchildren Evan and Maggie Leopold, her siblings Pattye (Ed) Plants and Donald (Judy) Powers, and her sister-in-law Eve Powers.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Shefka, and her brother Dennis Powers.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:30am until 11:30am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at the St. Gilbert Catholic Church in the chapel, 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held after the services at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Vickie L. Hernandez

Vickie L. Hernandez, nicknamed “Nanny”, age 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.  From her birth on December 3, 1950, she nourished everyone around her with love.  She enjoyed being a caretaker to her five children, along with her nine grandchildren. Nanny enjoyed cooking, shopping, and spending time with her loved ones.  Nanny was a caring, selfless, resilient, and loving mother and grandmother.  She was a true-blue cubs fan, as well a San Francisco 49er’s fan.  Thankfully, she was able to see the Cubs win the World Series in 2016.  Vickie is survived by her five children, sons, Robert (Penny), Wayne (Kim), Michael (Jessica), Richard (Melody), and daughter, Pamela (Chris); siblings, Trudy, Debbie, and Wayne; and nine grandchildren, Alexis, Ashley, Danielle, Nicole, Autumn, Zoe, Cody, Mirissa, and Hazel.  Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Phylis Buehler, and siblings Tony, Roseann, and Fred.  Vickie touched the hearts of everyone she met and will be deeply missed by all that were grateful to have known her.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.com

Clinton W. Ramsey

Clinton W. Ramsey, age 85, of Grayslake, IL, formerly of Scottsdale, AZ and Mt. Prospect, IL, Adams, WI, the oldest son of the late Clinton and Louise Ramsey, sadly departed to his heavenly home to join his wife, Marian Ramsey of 65 years, on Saturday May 25th 2019.  Clinton was preceded in death by brother, Wallace Ramsey and sister Mary Ellen Ramsey.  Clinton is survived by 2 daughters, Christine Ramsey, Cheryl (Ramsey) Thomas and son-in-law Charles Thomas.  Clinton also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Joseph and Jenna.  Clinton is also survived by brothers, Clyde, John, Gail and Archie, and 2 sisters, Loretta and Diane.  Clinton had 4 brother-in-laws, 2 sister in-laws, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Clinton was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, caring father-in-law and a great friend to many people. He was a great role-model to his daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren.    Clinton was a leader in the communities he lived in by serving as Chairman of the Board of several homeowners associations.  He was passionate about the Chicago Cubs, football and golf.  He also had a great sense of humor and pride for his accomplishments.  The family has requested that donations may be made to either the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.  In memory of Clinton Ramsey at AHA.org or Lung.org.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

Christopher Juarez

Christopher Juarez, age 36, of Round Lake Beach passed away on June 2, 2019 in Gurnee, IL.  He was born on January 29, 1983 in Chicago.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Debra Juarez; sisters, Angela (Jennie) Juarez, Katherine Juarez, Dejah (John) Juarez Padon, Christina (John) Juarez Durante; Life-Long Friend, Crystal Brage; grandfather, Stanley Szczesniak; nieces and nephews, Mac, Zoe, Makenna, Arianna, and Raymond; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Patricia Szczesniak and Celia Juarez.

 A visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.  

Edmund W. Carey

Edmund Walter Carey, 93, a resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born October 10, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Paul and Marie Carey.

Passing away at 93 years young, Ed left his mark on everyone he met. Known for his keen sense of humor, his ‘Careyisms,’ or favorite sayings, will live on forever. Ed often joked that he was so old that when he was born, the Dead Sea was just sick.

Ed was a handyman, willingly volunteering to help family and friends with renovation projects. He “left a little blood on every job” at many basement remodels, deck constructions, and other home improvement projects.

Ed loved to spend time with his friends, family, and grandchildren. He was quick to pour you a drink, ask you to “cop a squat,” and would tell best stories about growing up in a Chicago hotel and his time in WWII. Aside from being a walking encyclopedia, he was also the reason his children passed their high school algebra classes.

Edmund is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 33 years, Janet Knight-Carey, his children Jennifer (Jeremy) Laffin, Julie (Mark) Boyer, Lisa Carey, Debra (Jack) Clark, Robert (Dana) Carey, Lori Egan, and his 11 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Alice, and his brothers Jules and Gene.  A private service will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery this summer followed by a celebration of his life where all of his favorite foods (ribs, cupcakes, ham sandwiches, Old Fashioneds, and Snickers bars) will be served, just as Ed would have wanted.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin https://www.starsandstripeshonorflight.org/ or the Alzheimer’s Foundation https://www.alz.org/illinois .  All funeral 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 www.strangfuneral.org.