Obituaries

Jennifer C. Johnson (nee Gibbons)

Jennifer Cathleen Johnson (nee Gibbons), 41, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. She was born January 18, 1976 to Thomas and Mary (nee Clark) Gibbons.

Jennifer is survived by her parents, Thomas and Mary Gibbons; her husband, Patrick Johnson; her 3 children; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Our dearest little girl has joined the heavenly choir. Jennifer will be greatly missed but in fine company with all of her grandparents. Thank you for the three lovely children you have gifted with your heart, generosity, and compassion, Elizabeth, Marianna, and Caleb. We love and miss you!

A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 1:30pm until 2:30pm with the memorial service commencing at 2:30pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Bernice Lis

Bernice Lis, 94, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017.  She was the beloved mother to Gerald (Elfriede) Lis, grandmother of Jerry Lis, and an aunt to many.  She was preceded in death by her 8 brothers and sisters, her husband John Lis and her son Richard Lis.   A visitation and memorial mass is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a memorial mass commencing at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  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. 

Debra J. Eness

Debra J. Eness, 65, of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born on May 10, 1952 in Chicago, Il to Douglas and Josephine Chamblin. She was a member of Joy Lutheran Church. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

Debra is survived her husband, Dan; and children, Amanda, Dana and Scott.

A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Laura M. Huseby

Laura M. Huseby, 85, formerly of Perley, MN, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  Laura is survived by her children Lana (Tim) Madole and John (Elena) Huseby III, her grandchildren Trina (Joe) Metz, Jason (Rebecca) Madole, Jennifer (Steve) Raclaw, and Allison Huseby, and her 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, John Huseby, her parents, 1 brothers, and 3 sisters.  Interment will be held privately at Avon Centre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Advocate Hospice 365 Surryse Rd. Lake Zurich, IL.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Michael P. O’Donnell

Michael Paul O’Donnell, 53, of Gurnee, Illinois passed away in the loving arms of his family on August 15, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1964 to Joseph and Mary O’Donnell in Des Plaines Illinois, where he grew up with his two sisters Colleen and Suzanne and his younger brother Brian. He will be remembered for his love of golf and the Cubs, his interest in classic cars and his wonderfully humorous personality.  Michael left behind his loving wife Kimberly, two caring daughters Emily Louise and Kathleen Mary and his constant canine companion Dublin only to reunite with his parents and beloved dog Bear.  His memorial is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11AM to 1PM followed by a prayer service, commencing at 1pm. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, Illinois 60030. Following the service his family would be honored for everyone to join them at his home for a celebration of his life where we can exchange memories, enjoy his favorite foods and drinks, and commemorate his life as he deserves.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

 

Robert R. Deabel

Robert R. Deabel, 84, a resident of Chicago, IL passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Manor Care in Libertyville, IL. He was born May 27, 1933 in Chicago to Paul and Elizabeth (nee: Hirtzig) Deabel. Robert is survived by his sister Joan Bishop, his brother Ronald Deabel, 5 nieces and nephews, 12 great-nieces and great-nephews, and 4 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The funeral service is scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held following the services at Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Ronald A. Jones, Jr.

Ronald A. Jones, Jr., age 83, of Grayslake, IL, passed away of natural causes in the comfort of his own home on August 11, 2017. He was born in Chicago on May 20, 1934 to Marie and Ronald A. Jones, Sr. He was a 1952 graduate of Grayslake High School and then a proud “Boilermaker” receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1956.
Ron (Bud) and his family moved into the area from Chicago when he was 12 years old. In his youth he enjoyed boating on Druce Lake and Round Lake. In high school he was an announcer for the basketball games. At Purdue he was a radio DJ for the dorms. Also he was a member of The ROTC, later joining the Army Reserves and achieving the rank of Captain.
He started his career as an engineer at Caterpillar near Peoria, Illinois where on a blind date he met the girl of his dreams, Verlee. They married in 1958 and were together for 57 years before her passing in 2015.
Ron was a man of strict routine and lived his life with incredible attention to details and documentation. But his number one priority was the health, care, and love of his family. With Verlee by his side, they attended countless ball games, concerts, plays, recitals, and graduations. The pride for his children and grandchildren was endless and the love was immense.
He is survived by their 4 children, Jeff (Laurie) Jones, Valerie Jones, Vickie (Gordon) Held, and Virginia (Shawn) Fitzgerald. 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Corinne, and Kurt Jones. Anthony, Ben, and Adam Fitzgerald. Emily and Elise Held. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Schalk and wife Verlee.
A visitation is scheduled at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvedere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 12 to 2 pm with a funeral service immediately following at 2 pm. Private burial.
For more information please contact (847)223-8122

Brian J. Terryberry

Brian Jay Terryberry, 37, of Niles, Ill passed away on August 9, 2017 in Niles. He was born January 7, 1980  in Waukegan to Jim and Jean (nee Pappa) Terryberry.  He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to ride his Harley and enjoyed attending concerts.     

Brian is survived by his parents; brother, Jeff (Wendy) of Fox Lake; 1 niece; 2 nephews and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mildred Pappa.   

 A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made to the family for a charitable contribution of their choice. 

 For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Dorothy R. Smith

Dorothy R. Smith, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Bloomingdale, Il. She was born May 27, 1923 in Chicago to Chester and Anna Fabisheck. In 1941, Dorothy married Charles W. Smith. In the early 1950’s, Dorothy moved to Round Lake with her husband and children. She was a long time employee at Heppner Manufacturing. She later relocated to Mt. Prospect.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Charles (Jayne) Smith, Jr., Juanita (Edward) Lang; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; and was adored by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Patricia Quane; and sister, Evelyn (Al) Radzik.

A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the memorial service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Dorothy’s name to a charity of your choice. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.

Gail Forman Holmes

Gail Forman Holmes, 63, a resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017.  She was born December 31, 1953 in Melrose Park, Illinois.  Gail was employed as a long time police and fire dispatcher for Glencoe Public Safety.  Gail is survived by her beloved husband, Lyle A. Holmes; father, William C. Forman; brother, James (Laure Ann) Steel and Garry (Sheila) Forman; and aunt to many nieces and nephews and good friend to many.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Joan Forman; and her biological father, Robert E. Gross.  A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm with the memorial service commencing at 5:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Burial will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22260 or diabetes.org/donate/ (800)342-2383.  For funeral information, please call 847-223-8122.