Obituaries

Jerry A. Zupancic

Jerry A. Zupancic, 65, a resident of Bristol, WI and formerly of Grayslake, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his home.  He was born September 20, 1951 in Waukegan, IL to John and Jackie Zupancic.  Jerry had worked for 35 years for Kirschhoffer Trucking in Zion.  He loved his motorcycle and working on projects.  Jerry is survived by his wife, Paula, his children Julie (Jason) Munkacsy, Zoup (Cristy) Zupancic, and Renee Zupancic, his step-children Shannon (Juan) Gonsalez and John (Julie) Sorby, his grandchildren Christina, Jason, Elizabeth, Katie, Mia, Logan, Jonathan, Scott, Cole, Dakota, Xavier, Quentin, and Clara, and his sister Jody Zupancic.  He was preceded in death by his parents John and Jackie Zupancic and his grandparents Russell and Dede Stickels.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held following the service at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Sandra Lee Marsceau

Sandra Lee Marsceau (nee Casey), passed away peacefully at The Village of Victory Lakes on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Lindenhurst at the age of 61. She was born on December 5, 1955 in Chicago to James Casey and Gwen Capps.  Sandra is survived by her children Eric Doxsee and Aimee Hanna; her mother, Gwen Capps; her step-mother, Donna Casey; brothers, John Casey, Edward Casey, James Casey, and Chris Capps; sisters, JoEllen Wells, Tiffany Landers and Crystal Casey-Balling; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Sandra is preceded in death by her father, James Casey. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandra’s life.  Flowers and condolences may be sent to Strang Funeral Chapel or to 17824 Twin Lakes Blvd, Wildwood, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

 

 

LeRoy O’Dell Gwaltney

LeRoy O’Dell. Gwaltney, 82, lifetime resident of Gages Lake, IL passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home.  He was born July 9, 1934 in Gages Lake, IL to Elza and Grace Gwaltney.  LeRoy was a lifetime farmer retiring in 1991 and then worked as a truck driver for Lodesky and Genesis.  He was a charter member of the Gagewood Lions Club.  LeRoy enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling, bowling, and golfing.  LeRoy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy, his sons Doug (Celena), Dale (Lori), and Dan (Wendy), his grandchildren Morgan, Sam (Camille), Kimberly (Eric), Drew (Michelle), Beth (Alex), Troy, Bryn (Brooke), Joshua, and Ian, his great-grandchildren Alec, Shannon, and Brock, his sister Louise Kutzler, and many other family members to numerous to mention.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or St. Judes Children’s Hospital. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Paul M. Busch

Paul Martin Busch, 30, of Elkhorn, WI, passed away April 14, 2017 at his home.  He was born May 6, 1986 in McHenry, IL to Martin Busch and Pamela (nee: Lavallee) Blair.  Paul was a member of the Local 802 Painter’s Union, taking pride in all his painting jobs.  He enjoyed fishing with his friends and wife.  His Mustang was his favorite item in life.  He enjoyed listening to Johnny Cash and the Doors.  Paul was a handyman and enjoyed grilling.  Paul was the life of the party, he would walk into a room full of people and make the whole room smile.  Most of all he loved his children and his wife.  Paul is survived by his wife, Tasha, they were together 10 years and met when they were 16, his children James, Johnathan, Liliana, Tony, and Jackson, his father, Martin Busch, his great-grandma Helen Busch, his brother Randall Grayburn, his step-sister Angela Blair, step-dad Timothy Blair, step-mother Sherri Busch, his nephew Mason Grayburn, his aunts Karen Sparks and Carol Gurgal, his cousin Adena Sparks,  and his father-in-law Juan Zavala. He was preceded in death by his mother Pamela, his grandpa James Busch, his grandma Beverly Lavallee, his uncles Mark and Steven Lavallee, and his best friend Daniel Rowe.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 

Richard J. Kuzmanoff


Richard James Kuzmanoff, 66, a resident of Third Lake, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, IL.  He was born January 11, 1951 in Gary, IN to Chris and Louise Kuzmanoff.  Richard was retired from CNA Insurance and XL Catlin Group.  Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anna, his sons Joseph, Christopher (Misty), Alexander (Casandra), Richard Jr. (Chika), and Douglas, his grandchildren Anastasia, Oliver, Sloan, Hazel, Kairu, Kazuru, and Kanasa, and his siblings Jeff (Susan), Kathryn (Jim) Russell, Nancy, and Amy (Matt) Dippel.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Chris, Jim, and Russell.  A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used for a donation to the Boy Scouts at a later date. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Robert J. Forsman

Robert John Forsman, 83, a resident of Round Lake Park, IL, peacefully passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born May 13, 1933 in Detroit, MI. His parents, Alpheld and Edward Forsman, raised their family in Crystal Falls, MI where Robert had many fond memories. Robert served in the Korean War, and was very proud to be able to defend his country. Robert retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service.  Robert is survived by his son Joseph (Jennifer), his grandchildren Joshua, Jacob (Katherine), Ethan, and Matthew. He is also survived by his sisters Marge Farmer and Phyllis Batdorff, as well as many extended family members. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Grace (DeLuca) Forsman (1939-2006) and his daughter Susan Forsman (1961-1975).  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am until 11am visitation with the service commencing at 11am at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Donald E. Goebelt

Donald Edward Goebelt, 92, a resident of Lake Villa, IL, quietly passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born February 10, 1925 in Deshler, OH to Ethel Dietrich and Edward Goebelt.  Don worked as a carpenter and built almost all of the homes he lived in.  He was a great family man who enjoyed laughter, card tricks, and fun.  He had a love of bowling and golf.  Don is survived by his wife of  64 years, Jean Audrey (nee: Raap), whom he wed on November 11, 1952 in Chicago, IL, his children Cheryl (the late Benjamin) Cuenco of Reno, NV; Thomas (Gwen) Goebelt of Wheaton, IL; Janice (Kevin) Terry of Mount Prospect, IL; Judy (Richard) Goebelt of Palatine, IL; and Keith Goebelt of Lake Villa, IL; his grandchildren, Leia Cuenco of Las Vegas, NV; Dena (Brian) Baumgardner of Reno, NV; Kami (Anthony) Cuenco of Las Vegas, NV; Nicole Fullerton of Wheeling, IL Amber Goebelt of Lake Villa, IL; Brian (Morgan) Goebelt of Grayslake, IL; Jamie Goebelt of Round Lake Beach, IL; Natalie Smith of Palatine, IL and Wesley (Amy) Nolan of Twin Lakes, WI; his 12 great-grandchildren. His siblings all preceeded him in death: Leona (Glen) Frantom; Gladys (Don) Struthers; Nina (Dick) Kinder; Ivan Willison; Irving Willison; Arthur (Margaret) Goebelt; Robert Burns, and Floyd (the late JoAnn and the late Virginia) Burns.  A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10am until 11am with the memorial service commencing at 11am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information, please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuenral.org.

Dorothy M. Guldan

Dorothy Mae Guldan, 95, a resident of Wildwood, IL, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Libertyville, IL.  She was born April 28, 1921 in Hammond, IN.  Dorothy was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and had worked as a piano teacher.  Dorothy is survived by her children Dorothea (Tom) Marek, John (Karolyn) Guldan, and Douglas Guldan, her grandchildren Scott, Curt, and Justin Marek, Nick Pope, Karly Tumminello, Brad, Matt, Joseph, Brittany, and Kayla Guldan, and many great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, whom she wed on December 5, 1945.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.   For more information, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

LeRoy W. Renis

LeRoy “Lee” William Renis, 79, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born April 7, 1938 in Morton Grove, IL to Edward William and Alma (nee: Eberlein) Renis.  Lee loved to support North Chicago Community High School Basketball.  He enjoyed gardening, was an honorary member of the PGA, an avid Packer fan, and was a fantastic grandpa that adored his family.  Lee is survived by his children Lisa (Avery) Lerner of Mundelein and Amy Rennis of Grayslake, and his grandchildren Nick (Evie Opp) Rennis of Washington, Hayley Lerner of Minnesota, and Devyn Lerner of California.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, his brother Harold Renis, and his sister Betty Petkewick.  A private inurnment will be held Lake Forest Cemetery in Lake Forest, IL at a later date.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.   For more information, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

John A. Rodriguez

John A. Rodriguez, 68, a resident of Vernon Hills, IL passed away April 2, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born August 13, 1948 in Puerto Rico.  John was retired from the US Navy.  John is survived by his wife Dawn Rodriguez, whom he wed on December 20, 1994, his children George (Basia) Rodriquez, Cory Rainey, Leeza (Brian) Grosvenor, his grandchildren Julian Rodriquez, Viola Grosvenor, Derek Grosvenor, and his siblings Luis, Albert, Jaime, Evelyn Haddock, Elizabeth Morales and Amado.  He was preceded in death by his parents Amado and Juanita Rodriguez and his brother Angel.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 8:00pm at 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.