Obituaries

Patricia J. Schultz

Patricia J. Schultz, age 63, of McHenry passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at NIMC in McHenry. She was born on June 18, 1954 in Evanston to Harold and Doris Foley.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 39 years, Richard; children, Michelle (Bob) Anderson of Lindenhurst, Denise (Ian) Carlson of Wonder Lake, April Putwen of Lakemoor; Kelli Stanley of Oak Park and Jana (John) Baer of McHenry; and her 237 grandkids. She is further survived by her siblings, John (Karen) Foley of Northbrook, Michael Foley of Waukegan and Eileen (Larry) Parks. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nancy Stoxten.
A memorial service will be held at The Orchard Church, 768 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7pm. A visitation will be held at church from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Margaret “Marge” A. Schildgen

Margaret “Marge” A. Schildgen, 88, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  She was born July 24, 1929 in Evanston, IL to Weldon and Gertrude Wood.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.  She loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren, babysitting, gardening, camping and Christmas.  She was always happy and smiling.

Marge is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clarence; her daughters, Carol (John) Rezmer and Nancy (Tom) Schulz;  her 6 grandchildren, Stephanie (Travis) Hill, Michael (Dana) Rezmer, Jill (Joe) Walker, Steven (Jessica) Rezmer, Daniel (Brooke Lee) Schultz, Robert (Robyn) Schultz; 13 great grandchildren; and sisters, Pat (Terry) Dewar and Sharon Sharpe.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held following the services at Avon Center Cemetery.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Dr. Rudolph Salmeron Jr.

Dr. Rudolph Salmeron Jr., age 80, of Chicago, IL and Tucson, AZ, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 in Tucson.  He was born on April 20, 1937 in Chicago.  He was a retired educator.  Rudolph is survived by three daughters, Karyn Salmeron, Kathryn (Victor) Laureano, Lynda (Erik) Fuentes; and three grandsons, Victor Laureano Jr., Jacob Vazquez Jr., and Miguel Vazquez. He is further survived by his siblings, Robert (Roslyn) Salmeron, Mary Ellen (the late Louie Gomez) Gomez, Ralph (Susan) Salmeron, Patricia (Charles) Molter, Jacquelyn Salmeron, Yvonne (Larry) Smith, Richard (Ronda) Salmeron, and Raul (Tiffany) Salmeron; and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service commencing at 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  Donations in his name may be made to the American Heart Association. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

Johnny M. Klchosky

Johnny M. Klchosky, 70, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born October 20, 1947 in Phillips, WI to Johnny and Joyce (nee: Rollins) Klchosky.  Johnny is survived by his wife, Lois, his sons Clayton (Rhonda) Klchosky and Steven Klchosky, his 4 grandchildren, his sisters Diana (Dick) Gambeski, and Nancy Fisher, and several nephews.  All services were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Howard W. Munsinger

Howard W. Munsinger, 87, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Thursday February 1, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach, IL.  Howard was born January 18, 1931 in Chicago to Benjamin and Edith Munsinger.  Howard moved with his parents to Antioch and then lived in Grayslake for a year after his marriage to Edna.  They lived in Wildwood for 52 years until their health required them to move to Hillcrest Nursing Center where they’ve resided for the past 4 years.  Howard was a member of United Protestant Church for 35 years.  He worked for  Mark Control Water Supply Company and Lake Zurich Metal Products where he met his wife.  After his retirement he worked at Piggly Wiggly in Grayslake.  Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edna Charlotte (nee: Ziche) Munsinger, two daughters, two grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces and many friends.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 2:00pm at United Protestant Church 54 S. Whitney St. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Joan Broessler

Joan Broessler, 87, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  She was born November 16, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Hjalmar and Ellen Blade.  Joan loved traveling with her husband and was able to visit 49 states and many countries before her passing.  Joan is survived by her husband of 57 years, Peter, whom she wed on July 15, 1961 and her sister-in-law Gertrude Lasner.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save-A-Pet 31664 N. Fairfield Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Czeslaw P. Kentzer

 

On January 11, 2018 Czeslaw Paul Kentzer passed away peacefully in Danville CA.  Czeslaw Paul was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland to an affluent landowning family.  Together with his two brothers, mother and grandmother he was arrested at the start of World War II and imprisoned at  Cerekwitz, the first concentration camp established by Germany in occupied Poland.  After the Germans confiscated the family’s possessions (including their home, land and business enterprise), Czeslaw Paul and his family were released from Cerekwitz.  To support his now impoverished family fourteen-year-old Czeslaw Paul worked as a farm laborer. The entire family eventually moved to Warsaw where the teenage Czeslaw Paul joined the Polish Underground Army (AK).  During the Warsaw Uprising (1944) he and his battalion Zaremba-Piorun, while under constant German attack, defended their position on Poznanska Street for 63 long days. When the Uprising was eventually suppressed by the Germans, Czeslaw Paul and his fellow defenders of Warsaw were forced to capitulate. As prisoners of war they were interned in Austria.  Undaunted,  Czesław Paul escaped his captivity. Barefoot and with no supplies to sustain him, he reached Switzerland and ultimately Italy where he joined the Polish Army, 2nd Corps. At the end of the war Czeslaw Paul was sent to England with the Polish army  where they were demobilized. Despite the long interruption in his education due to the war,  Czesław Paul managed to complete his high-school education in England in one-and-a-half years. He moved to the United States receiving a scholarship from the University of San Diego where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Czesław Paul continued his education at Purdue University receiving his Doctor of Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering. He remained at Purdue, teaching  for 34 years, in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. During this time he published numerous scientific papers and promoted several doctoral theses.  His graduate courses were taken by notable American astronauts like Neil Armstrong and John Blaha.  For many years Czeslaw Paul also worked as a consultant for  Lockheed Martin Aviation Co. Upon retiring from Purdue, Czeslaw Paul initially moved to Grayslake IL and subsequently to Palmetto and Sarasota FL. During his retirement  Czeslaw Paul enjoyed studying military history. He himself had received numerous medals and awards for his war-time activities. Czesław Paul was a lover of nature which he relished on his many walking tours.  The last months of Czesław Paul’s life were spent in Danville, CA where he had moved to be near his children, Chris Kentzer (Melanie Bragg) and Paula Scallan as well as his three grandchildren Avery, Jameson and Nicole.

A visitation and funeral Mass will be held on February 7, 2018 from 11:00am until 12:00pm with the mass commencing at 12:00pm at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL.  Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Ann Brinegar

 Laura Ann Brinegar, age 54, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her home in Waukegan.  She was born on January 10, 1964 in Chicago to Larry and Irene (nee Weglarek) Fletcher.  Laura loved to cook and spend time with her family and friends.  She also was a avid reader.  In her younger years, she liked to bowl and go camping.  Laura is survived by her father Larry Gene Fletcher; her children, Amanda (DeVone) Patterson of Wisconsin and Bradley (Shannah) of Wisconsin; her grandchildren, Destynee, Kristina, Aaleyiah, Bradley, DeVone, Khloe, and one grandchild on the way, Blake; her grandmother, Alma of Illinois; siblings, Carol of Illinois and Larry Gene of Illinois; her ex-husband, Clarven of Wisconsin; and her special friend, James.  She was preceded in death by her Mom, Irene, her son, Cory, and her good friend, Laura Redding.  A celebration of life will be held at the Round Lake Sports Complex, 2004 Municipal Way in Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 (847-740-1111) on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

Sandra B. Darida

Sandra B. Darida, age 76, of Grayslake passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at her home. She was born August 21, 1941 in Morrison, IL to Lester and Blanche Bull. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1963. She taught school in Mt. Prospect and Avon School in Grayslake. She later worked as a librarian for the Grayslake Library for 12 years. Sandra is survived by her husband, Denis whom she married 52 years ago on December 27, 1965; her children, Jeffrey (Gracie) of Antioch and Suzanne (Michael) Lewis of Poplar Grove; grandchildren, Austin Darida and Michael, Marcus, and Alexa Lewis; great-granddaughter, Isabella Darida; and a brother Kenneth (Sandra) Bull of Sun Prairie, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Charlie Plescia

Charlie was born at Lake Forest Hospital and died in Round Lake Beach, IL. He was a character for sure, a fun-loving guy with a quick wit who was always fun to be around. He knew how too live for the moment. Charlie worked as a landscaper and more recently doing roofing. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying archery, canoeing, hiking, and working with his hands. He was a big bear of a man who was tough as nails, riding his bike all around Lake County regardless of the weather. Charlie could be very sensitive to others and was always willing to help a friend in a pinch. He was Brother Charlie, or Chuck, or Daryl.

Charlie is preceded in death by his grandparents: John and Mary Lorang, Vincent Plescia, and Jack and Anne Brinkerhoff. He will be sorely missed by his parents Perry and Julia Plescia, Grandma Lucille Plescia, brothers, John, Pete, and Michael, sisters Mariko, Jenny, and Ya Jing, along with their significant others, and many close aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. As well as his faithful dog Khama who put in many miles at his side.

Private family services will be held Saturday in Libertyville, IL.