Obituaries

Dorothy C. Setzer

Dorothy Claire Setzer, 90, a resident of Lindenhurst, IL, entered into eternal life Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL.  She was born December 29, 1928 in Neola, IA to Paul and Edna Eckrich.  Dorothy was a longtime communicant of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.  She loved square dancing and was a member of the Woodshed Whirlers from Johnsburg.  Dorothy enjoyed quilting, gardening, bird and butterfly watching, crossword puzzles and watching the Wheel of Fortune.  Dorothy created a home full of love that spanned many decades and six states.  Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her children Gloria Meschi of Ulster Park, NY, Gregory Setzer of Rosenberg, TX, Jacqueline Setzer of Lindenhurst, IL, Elizabeth (Samuel) Benton of Royal Oak, MI, John (Kara) Setzer of Round Lake Beach, IL, Diana (Mark) Smetters of Sugar Land, TX, and Paul (Ginger) Setzer of Gurnee, IL, her grandchildren Kristina Meschi, Zachary Benton, Jacob Benton, Justin Strain, Nikolas Setzer, Kristie Furlan, Kyle Setzer, and Kaden Setzer, her great-grandchildren Tyler and Carter Furlan, her sister Bernice Young, and her nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack Setzer, her 2 brothers and 1 sister.  A visitation and funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with the funeral Mass commencing at 12:00pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  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.

Virginia L. Kolseth

Virginia “Ginny” Lee Kolseth nee Dobbs, 90 passed away July 15th at Warren Barr Lincolnshire. She was born on December 23, 1928 in Chicago ,  graduated from Morton High School (Cicero, IL) and graduated from the University of Miami (FL). She worked for Equitable Insurance where she worked until 1958. In 1956, she married Donald and they raised their family in Bellwood, IL, where she enjoyed working as a  substitute teacher as well as a teacher for children with special needs. She retired when Don was transferred to Louisville, KY in 1968. Ginny loved water skiing, golf, knitting, sewing, quilting and travel. They retired in Lake Geneva, WI, where she enjoyed volunteering with Immanuel Lutheran church’s after school program and knitting prayer shawls.  Beloved wife of Donald Kolseth for 63 years, loving mother of Donna (Peter) Eckert, Kurt (Mary Kay) Kolseth, proud grandmother of Lee Eckert, Melanie Eckert, the late Linda Eckert and the late Benjamin Kolseth. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00pm(noon) at Warren Barr Lincolnshire 150 Jamestown Rd. Lincolnshire, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Illinois Special Olympics.  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 please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

V. June Spehn

V. June Spehn, age 92, of Round Lake Beach and formally of Northbrook, passed away on July 14, 2019 in Round Lake Beach.  She was born on June 22, 1927 in Rosholt, Wisconsin to Hans and Julie (Lee) Hagen.  June loved to golf, summers at the cabin with her husband, playing the organ and knitting.  She is survived by her sister, Burnell Morton; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Carol Hagen.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Spehn and her 8 brothers and sisters.

A visitation and funeral service will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 12:00pm.  Interment will take place at the Memorial Park Cemetery located at 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL.  For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Helen E. Todd

Round Lake – Helen E. Todd (nee Masters), age 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Crystal Lake surrounded by her family.  She was born on April 10, 1927 in Chicago. Helen worked in a variety of occupations throughout her lifetime where she was able to offer her attention to detail, great organizational and managerial skills. Post-retirement, Helen stayed active by volunteering at Alexian Brothers Hospital for a number of years and then volunteering at the Village of Round Lake Police Department. Helen endeared herself to so many friends, family members, and neighbors offering a helping hand when she recognized a need. Her friends and family always enjoyed lively conversations with her, amazed by her ability to recall details from events eighty decades earlier and her willingness to share the many lessons she had learned along the way. Helen is survived by her children James (Tina) Todd; Janice (George) Losson and Judy (John) Bender;  grandchildren Russell (Colette) Todd, Brandon (Ella) Bender, Caila (Steve) Klimczak; two great grandchildren Corbett Todd and Jean Bender; sister Myrtle Layton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, whom she married June 23, 1942; and her beloved sister Dorothy Zanzig. A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rescue Outreach can be made in her name, on their website, https://rescueoutreach.com.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Linda K. Deinken

Linda K. Deinken, 67, a resident of Grayslake, IL and formerly of Milwaukee, WI, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at JourneyCare in Barrington, IL.  She was born August 1, 1951 in Milwaukee, WI to Edward and Eleanor Polikowski.  Linda enjoyed sudoku, the Fourth of July, Christmas, but her favorite was spending time with her family.  Linda is survived by her son Tommy (Katie) Deinken, her grandchildren Ava, Mary, and Billy, her siblings Susy (Mark) Majewski, Jimmy (Ruthanne) Polikowski, and Bobby (Peggy) Polikowski, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bill Deinken.  A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with the funeral mass commencing at 12:00pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held on Friday at 11:00am at West Lawn Memorial in Racine, WI.  Memorials may be made to JourneyCare 405 S. Lake Zurich Rd. Barrington, IL.  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.

Louis M. Jens

Louis Michael Jens, 44, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away in Honolulu, HI on June 23, 2019. He was born on May 7, 1975 in Skokie, IL to Howard Jens and Gale Cook. Louis was a Local 130 Engineering Technical Journeyman. He lived every day to the fullest by being a mentor and inspiration to his children. He instilled in them the value of hard work and kindness, and would always tell them “do unto others as you would want done to yourself”. Louis was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family and neighbors, even when you didn’t ask. Louis coached for the Grayslake Colts since 2007, and also ran and coached the Grayslake Wrestling Club since 2012. He taught athletes that “they never lost they either won or learned something”.

Louis is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jennifer (nee Witt); his children , Joseph, Matthew, Abigail, and Katherine; his mother Gale (Steve) Cook; his sister, Nadine (Paul Herman) Jens; his brothers Brian Cook, and Jim Cook; his aunts and uncle, Barbara (Bernie) Weiss, Roberta (Larry) Alexander, and Marc (Connie) Jens; his mother-in-law, Alice Witt; his brothers-in-law Eddie (Robyn) Witt and Jimmy (Emily Cooper) Witt; his sister-in-law, Vicki (Jeremy) Green; his nieces and nephews who lovingly called him “Uncle Louie”, Brianna, Rebekah, Noah, Mollie, Emelia, and Abraham. As well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard (Gerry Lynne) Jens and father-in-law, Greg Witt.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Round Lake Civic Center, 2007 North Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.  A visitation will be held at the Round Lake Civic Center on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis’ name to the education fund “Jens Kids”, Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii or the charity of your choice.

For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Cheryl L. Stone

Cheryl L. Stone, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Journey Care in Barrington.  Sherry had a loving spirit.  She was most happy in the tranquility of her gardens.  She loved the sunshine, dancing, knitting and spending time in the company of her many friends.  Sherry is survived by her sons, Drew Hoepner of McHenry and Nick Hoepner of Fox Lake; and her parents, Tom and Jan Stone of Grayslake.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Ken Stone. A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 1:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Norbert J. Mitchell

Norbert J. Mitchell, age 94, of Round Lake Beach, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Wildwood.  He was born on October 25, 1934 in Chicago.  A veteran having served in the US Army, Norbert was a tool and die maker by trade. He was an incredible father and loving husband.  Norbert is survived by his daughters, Diana L. Mitchell, Denise M. (Monte) Osborne; nephew Robert Wiswald; brother-in-law Bruno (Buddy) and his wife, Marsha Kuhn; granddaughters, Jessica Jones, Nichole Wedge and Cori Rans.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, whom he married on June 5, 1948; his son, Norbert (Skip) Mitchell Jr.; two sisters; one brother: and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2019 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with the funeral service beginning at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. Dad, we miss you.

Michele L. Goodman

Michele L. Goodman, age 67, of Park City passed away on July 1, 2019 at Condell Hospital.  A memorial service is pending at this time.  For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or log onto www.StrangFuneral.org.

Steven J. Leider

Steven Jay Leider, 71, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at his home in Grayslake. Born in Morton Grove, Ill., to Marion (Haupt) and Richard Leider, he graduated Forest View High School in 1966. He then married Margaret “Marti” McAteer on Nov. 25, 1972. Shortly after, with the support of his family, Steve opened Leiders Garden Greenery. Over the next four decades, he grew into an integral piece of the Grayslake and St. Gilbert’s communities. In addition to 60-hour weeks in the greenhouse, Steve volunteered for church committees, coached numerous soccer and basketball teams, and built a loving family alongside a successful business. Steven is survived by his three children, Megan (Tom Henkey), Brian (Caitlin Zvoleff) and Nicholas (Megan Weekley); partner Diane Lyle; sisters Cathie Burns (Al), Sue Devanie (Terry) and Chris Bohlmann (Mike); and two golden retrievers, Dylan and Daisy.

Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Ill., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Ill. Flowers or a donation to the Mart Leider Foundation, a family-run charity supporting children of cancer patients, would be appreciated. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.StrangFuneral.org.