Monthly Archives: September 2019

Mildred E. Lewis

Mildred E. (Shipman) Lewis, age 88, of Round Lake, Illinois, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, September 13, 2019 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. The oldest of seven children, she was born at home on January 26, 1931 in Fountain Green, Illinois to Margie M. and Cecil A. Shipman Sr. She married Marion W. Lewis on August 14, 1955 at the Christian Church in LaHarpe, Illinois. To this union were born four children Michael, Marshall, Melanie (Jeff Simonsen) and Michelle (Arthur Kempf). Mildred is also survived by six grandchildren Lisa (Sean Laffey), Mitchell, Carolyn (Gabriel Kuttler), Brian, Rachel (Rudy Castaneda) and Nicholas and five great-grandchildren: Emilee, Caden, Ethan, Dillan and James; her siblings, Cecil (Iola) Shipman Jr., Clifford Shipman, Janet Shipman, Henry (Sonja) Shipman, Shirley (Paul) Gorrell and Carolyn Read; and many nieces and nephews.  Mildred was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, blessed with a serving heart, joyful attitude and always putting the needs of her family ahead of her own. She is revered by her brothers and sisters who she loved dearly. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion; her brother Carl, her brother-in-law, Vernon, and sister-in-law, Jeannie.   A visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2019 from  4:00pm until 8:00pm at Banks and Beals Funeral Home, 504 E. Main Street, LaHarpe, IL.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:30am at the First Baptist Church of Carthage, 601 Main Street, Carthage, IL with the interment immediately following the service at Webster Cemetery.  There will also be a memorial service on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:00pm at Indian Hills Chapel, 36133 N. Fairfield Road in Ingleside, IL (847-546-8142).  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Pearl I. Nerroth

Pearl Irene Nerroth, age 94, of Lindenhurst, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2019 at her home.  She was born on December 25, 1924 in Chicago to George and Elsie (nee Krumrei) Scherer.  Pearl was the long time owner of Nerroth’s Spot-Lite Food Mart in Gages Lake, Il.  She loved and cared for her community greatly.  Pearl was a proud member of St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church and a Lioness of the Gagewood Lions Club.  In her free time she enjoyed volunteering, having luncheons with friends, and traveling around the world with her husband.  Pearl had so much joy becoming a great-grandma.  Her love and dedication to her family was known to all she met.

She is survived by her son, George of Lindenhurst; grandchildren, Daniel (Kathleen) of Libertyville, Michele (Kelly) Ambrosius of Kenosha, WI, and Katie (JB) Hanson of Lake Zurich; and great grandchildren, Cole Moeller and Avery Ambrosius, Alex, Ella, and Olivia Nerroth and Jacey, Colby, and Naomi Hanson; and she was well loved by her caregiver, Ty.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Alexander; daughter, Kathleen; brother, George; daughter-in-law, Carol Jean; and her parents. 

A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Clyde E. Jones Sr.

Mr. Clyde Elmo Jones, Sr., 92, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 24, 1927 in Montgomery County to John Carson and Beatrice Gertrude Shorts Jones. Mr. Jones was an active member and Deacon at Enon Baptist Church in Grenada and was a World War II Army Veteran. He retired as a machinist at the Teletype Corporation. Mr. Jones was an avid outdoorsman having enjoyed many days camping and fishing.  Survivors include his wife, Annie Louise Massey Jones; three daughters, Peggy Burk(Jimmy) of Round Lake, IL, Myrtle Ann Palmer(Brian) of Enumclaw, WA and Barbara Hawkins of Lake Villa, IL; two sons, Charles Bruce Jones(Judy) of Royce, TX and Mark Jones(Karen) of Ingleside, IL; three sisters, Annie Shumate of Louisiana, Pearl Levinsky of Warwick, NY and Lucy Niper of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clyde E. Jones, Jr.; two sisters, Lillian Minga and Thelma Carlton; and five brothers, J.B., Devo, Gilbert, Jack and Leonard Jones. A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow on Tuesday at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Willard J. Clauser

Willard J. Clauser, age 96, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at Advocate Condell Hospital.   He was born April 7th, 1923 in Chicago to David C. and Olive K. (Kaufman) Clauser. He was a veteran of WW2 and the Battle of the Bulge, where his strong faith helped him get through.   He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 73, celebrating 75 years this year.  He enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, tinkering with and building things, helping others whenever possible, but most of all he loved his family and grandchildren  He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Barbara, whom he married on August 23rd, 1944; his son John, and his two brothers, George and Edwin.   He is survived by his children, Greg (Paula) of Wildwood, and Bill and his fiancée, Susan, of Johnsburg, and Joe (Carol) of Gurnee, 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild all of whom he called George. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a funeral service commencing at 8:00pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment on Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Roger J. Skoglund

After 94 years of life the Lord called Roger Skoglund home on September 7, 2019. His life was filled with the love of family and friends and he will be missed. Not a day went by that he wasn’t brightening someone’s day with a good joke. He truly loved his family and made sure to pass on the legacy of love. Born in Chicago, Illinois to Mabel and Erik Skoglund, Roger was a WWII Veteran serving in France and Germany as an Artilleryman. As a teenager Roger traveled the Great Lakes on an Ore boat serving as a Merchant Marine. In 1950 Roger and his wife Mary Jane started a family in Gages Lake, Illinois where he resided until 2017. Roger was a Carpenter with Union Local No. 58 and he loved the out-of-doors whether it was fishing or hunting. He served as a scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout Troop 771 out of Gurnee, Illinois. Roger was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane, Mother, Father, Sister Delores, Brother Virgil, and Son Erik. He is survived by his daughters Pam (Gene) Kalvaitis, Claudette (Tim) Dirsmith, Marlene (Chuck) Zeiler, his Son Martin (Tammy) Skoglund, Grandchildren Jeremy Skoglund, Justin (Andrea) Skoglund, Zachary Skoglund, Graham (Valerie) Dirsmith, Garrette Dirsmith, Lindsay (Matt) Hustedde, Dane Zeiler, and 6 Great-Grandchildren Tucker Skoglund, Finley Skoglund, Ava Hustedde, Evie Hustedde, Margot Dirsmith, and Harper Dirsmith. To honor Roger’s life a memorial service will be held at the Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 18630 W Old Gages Lake Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am followed by a luncheon. A visitation will be held at church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Disabled American Veterans.org would be greatly appreciated.

Raymond Cooley

Raymond J. Cooley (CPD retired) age 71, August 29, 2019.  Son of the late Raymond and Lillian (Schumacher) Cooley.  Father of Kathleen (Jeff) Anderson and Shannon (Guadalupe Casillas) Cooley.  Brother of Kathleen (Robert) Sharkey, Maureen (the late Keith) Hagen and Mary Anne Cannon.  Grandfather of Jeffrey and Jessie Anderson and Lyndon and Brynn Casillas.  Uncle of Mark (Anna) Sharkey, Michael (Kristina) Sharkey, Matthew Sharkey, Jeffrey Hagen and Brian (Caitlin) Hagen and their children Andrew, Scott, Brett, Caylee, Joseph and Bodhi.  Cousin of many.  Retired Chicago Police Officer, realtor, and former owner of Ray’s Red Hots (near Maxwell Street).  Ray was also a noted coin and currency collector and will be greatly missed.  All arrangements were handled by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or log on to www.StrangFuneral.org

Angel M. Gomez

Angel M. Gomez, 53, a resident of Round Lake Beach, IL, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home.  He was born December 11, 1965 in Mexico to Erasmo Gomez and Maria Concepcion Espinoza.  Angel loved work, music, dancing, food, and especially his grandchildren.  Angel is survived by his wife of 33 years, Angela Gomez, his children Ana (Fernando) Vega and Angel (Alondra) Gomez, his grandchildren Gianni Vega, Christian Vega, Evan Angel Gomez, and Amaya Gomez, and his siblings Maria Gaudalupe, Erasmo, Maria Isabel, Alfonso, Socorro, Maria Concepcion, Maria del Carmen, Rosa Maria.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019 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, September 14, 2019 at 11:00am at the St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Randall S. Kuras

Randall S. Kuras, 72, passed away August 29, 2019. A memorial visitation and service will be held Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.

Diane S. Gabl

Diane S. Gabl, 59, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019.   A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA or the Lake County Humane Society.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Carol A. Mede

Carol Ann Mede, 58, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She had a positive attitude throughout her treatment and saw joy in each day. Family and friends were very dear to Carol, and she treasured the simple gift of togetherness. Being a wife and mother was everything she ever wanted, and she was blessed with a wonderful husband and daughter. 

Carol was a graduate of Purdue University and worked in computer systems for Energy Absorption in Chicago. She married her husband Gary in 2000 and moved from Orland Park to Grayslake. She regularly attended St. Gilbert Parish, and volunteered countless hours at St. Gilbert School as well. Dancing to rock music and walking her dogs were among her favorite activities, and her endless energy will never be forgotten. Carol is survived by her husband Gary Mede, daughter Michelle Mede, parents Richard and Lucy Zaremba and sister Linda (Jeff) Gunderson.

Friends and family may visit on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:45 am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL.  A funeral mass is scheduled to follow immediately after at 12:00 pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL.  A luncheon will follow the mass at Jimmy’s Charhouse, 1413 Petersen Road, Libertyville, IL. 

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Carol’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at https://www.pancan.org/donate or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  Additionally, donations can be given at the visitation. Make checks out to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.