Monthly Archives: September 2019

M. Evangelina Pineda

Maria Evangelina Alvarenga Pineda, age 81, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at her home.  She was born November 16, 1937 in El Salvador.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Barbara Payton

Barbara A. Payton, age 75, passed away on September 17, 2019.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Lakeland Baptist Church, 24551 West Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Interment will be held after the services at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.

Julie A. Ridge

Julie A. Ridge, 34, a resident of Gurnee, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Advocate Condell in Libertyville, IL.  She was born December 26, 1984 in Chicago to Randy and Patty Ridge.  Julie was a member of Independence Park in Chicago and Warren Special Rec.  She participated in the Special Olympics enjoying the ice skating, broad jump, and other track and field events.  Julie is survived by her mother Patty Ridge, her father and step-mother Randy (Sherry) Ridge, her siblings Greg (Ashley) Ridge, Scott Ridge, Alex Mikrut, and John (Molly) Mikrut, her beloved friends Kim Fratus and Kevin Thomas, and she was a cousin and niece to many.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm with a family remembrance starting at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL.  Donations may be made to Smith Magenis Research Foundation at www.smsresearchfoundation.org.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Gerhardt Henry Linnemann

Gerhardt “Gerry” Henry Linnemann, 76, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL.  He was born April 5, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Henry and Elizabeth Linnemann.  Gerhardt was a graduate of Luther North High School.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Vietnam War.  Gerhardt was a former and active member of St. Johns/Ascension Church in Niles and a current and active member of Lord of Glory in Grayslake.  He was a former member of the Winnetka Lions Club and enjoyed photography and traveling.  Gerhardt is survived by his wife of 52 years, Becky, his children John Gerhardt (Rita) Linnemann and Ruth Joann (Daniel F. II) deBoer, and his grandchildren Abigail Linnemann, Anna Linnemann, Daniel F. deBoer III, Edward James deBoer, and Sophia Marie deBoer.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00am until 10:30am with the memorial service commencing at 10:30am at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church 607 W. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will be held following the services at Skokie Memorial Park in Skokie, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lord of Glory Church.  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.

Denise Schlappi

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Denise Schlappi, daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and grandmother moved on to Glory at the age of 63. We chose to Celebrate Denise on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Living Waters Assembly of God in Grayslake at 3:00 PM. This Celebration was a time for us to remember all that God accomplished in and through her! You may view the service here: https://youtu.be/aKpn0_P8pIk

Born April 1, 1956, Denise was one of nine children born to Frank and Patricia Lemcke of Hoffman Estates. In 1983, at her family’s home and surrounded by her loved ones, she married her husband of 36 years, Cecil Schlappi; together they raised their children to honor and love God. Denise’s children and her grandchildren were her joy and will be her legacy! Her daughter Elizabeth, Buffy, Weaver is waiting for her in heaven. She is survived by her son, Jim and his wife Julia Weaver along with their children Montgomery, Max, Michael, and Madelyn; her daughter, Erica and her husband Brandon Adkins and their children Elizabeth, Jacob, and Caleb; and son, Karl and his wife Kelli Schlappi along with their children Logan, Madison, Kolton, Peyton, and Trenton. 

Throughout her life, Denise excelled in multiple careers, although her favorite job was that of a mother and grandmother. The love she had for her children fueled her passion to work with all children. This love compelled her to pursue her calling to lead children’s ministry and Christian school administration, and to teach young children! Every opportunity she pursued was firmly rooted in her identity as a daughter of the Most High God and Denise was proud to tell others about Jesus and show them His love.

Over the last ten years, Denise battled Alzheimer’s with humor, grace, and courage. During this time, Cecil created numerous Memory Books for her. Each time family or friends would visit, he would take pictures and document the moments for her. He would then leave these Memories spread throughout the house for her to discover. As the days turned into months and then years, these memory books helped us all minister and care for her.

We would be blessed to include your memories of Denise in a Memory Book for the family. Please share your memory with us via email at:  CelebrateMsDenise@gmail.com

One of Denise’s greatest joys was to share the love of God with children. What started as a dream to begin a Christian School at Living Waters, morphed into a full-blown love of teaching students to follow Christ. Along the way, the Lord positioned her for a time at Westlake Christian Academy in Grayslake. During that season, she not only spoke into the lives of countless students there, and was a catalyst in the growth of the school as a whole.

If you would like to make a donation in her honor, the family has decided to continue her legacy of loving kids by creating a scholarship fund at Westlake Christian Academy where they are committed to training, equipping, and preparing students to serve. You may do so online through the following link:

http://weblink.donorperfect.com/CelebrateMsDenise

Midge Templin

Midge Templin, age 78, of Round Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019.  She was born on May 7, 1941 in Chicago to Walter and Florence Grabow.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James; children, Steven Smith and Sherri Schmidt; granddaughter, Samantha Schmidt; siblings, Gary, Bonnie and Suzette.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm 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.

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 great-grandbaby,
Kuttler; 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 be a visitation on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 5:00pm until 6:00pm at Indian Hill Bible Church, 36133 N. Fairfield Road in Ingleside, IL (847-546-8142) with a memorial service beginning at 6:00pm.  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.