Obituaries

Stellamae E. Shilling

Stellamae Elizabeth Shilling, 90, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  She was born October 18, 1928 in Compton, IL to Christian and Louise (nee: Kehm) Mosiman.  Stellamae graduated from Lee Center High School and moved to Rockford in 1946.  She was married for 46 years to Melvin Shilling and worked at Modern Metals for 28 years.  She moved to Grayslake in 2008 and attended Lord of Glory Church where she enjoyed being a greeter and usher.  Stellamae is survived by her daughter Christine (Frank) Lindh of Grayslake, and her grandsons Trevor Lindh of Zion, IL and Joshua Lindh of Grayslake.  She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Shilling, her daughter Denise Shilling, her son Rick Shilling, and her parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held after the services at Trinity Memory Gardens 14712 E. Twombly Rd. Rochelle, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Stanley Phares

Stanley Phares, 77, a resident of Wildwood, IL, passed away peacefully, at his home, early Sunday morning May 19, 2019.  he was born on April 25, 1942 in the town of Fairmont, West Virginia, as the fourth of five children to Shine and Hattie Phares.  He moved to Waukegan, IL in the early 1960’s and found employment with an envelope company and became a supervisor for many years.  Around this time is when he met the love of his life, Elly (nee: Mogdans) Phares, and married in 1965.  Shortly afterward they moved to the up and coming subdivision of Wildwood.  He soon then became a father to 3 sons and a daughter and spent the last 53 years happily married and raising kids and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Stan really loved old time country music.  Both he hand his wife also loved to camp.  They were members of the Good Sam’s camping club for over 20 years and had many really good friends there.  They were also members of the Moose.  He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle to many and will be sorely missed.  He is survived by his wife Elly.  His sister Margie (Paul) Kaufut from Park City, IL.  He is also survived by his children Kevin Phares from Round Lake, Kathy (Mark) Hutter from LaFayette, TN, Steven Phares of Grayslake, and John Phares from Wildwood.  Grandchildren Jackie Phares from Round Lake, Jessica Phares from Fox Lake, Jenifer and Kimberly Stewart from Zion, and Jacob Phares from Wildwood.  Also 4 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Hannah, Christa, and Charlie Rose.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bob and Carl and sister Shelia.  Also a niece Debra Ann Kaufut Yankee, passed last year.  There will be a celebration of life for him in Vernon Hills in June for friends and family.  More details will be posted soon.  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.

Jason M. Baldwin

Jason M. Baldwin, age 42, a resident of
Grayslake, passed away, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.  He was born March 28, 1977 in Lake Forest to
Michael and Deborah (nee Montalbano) Baldwin. 
Jason loved to fish and was a custom car enthusiast. He was a devoted
son to his loving parents.  He is
survived by his parents; his siblings, Kimberley Baldwin of Maui, Hawaii and Blake
Baldwin of Las Vegas, Nevada; and his niece Khloe Dickson.  He was preceded in death by his girlfriend,
Brittany. A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, May 25,
2019 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm with the funeral service commencing at 5:00pm at Strang
Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL
60030.  Memorial donations may be made to
the family.  For information, call
847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Natalie L. Kusek

Ms. Natalie Lynn (Fenn) Kusek, daughter of Donna M. Lavin, the
late Martin T. Lavin, and the late Paul E. Fenn, was born on March 9, 1966 in
New Kensington, PA.  Natalie grew up with
her family on the East Coast, graduated from Merrimack High School in 1984 and
earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from Illinois State
University in 1988. Natalie enjoyed working in Benefits and earned a C.E.B.S.
designation.  She was most recently
employed with MVP Staffing, in HR, as a Benefits Manager in Deerfield, IL and
was looking forward to continuing her career at PLS Financial Services, Inc. in
Chicago, IL as a Director of Benefits.

Natalie died unexpectedly while visiting family in Colorado and went
home to meet her heavenly father on May 9, 2019.  Natalie is survived by her loving daughters, Alexandria,
Brianna and Carissa; her mother, Donna M Lavin; her sisters, Kim (Larry)
Duerkop, Donna Lavin, Diane (Rodney) Gansho, and Nadine Gerling; her
half-sister, Marybeth Fenn;  the father
of her daughters, Jim Kusek; nieces and nephews,  Nicholas, Anthony, Brandon, Robert, Miles,
Brooke, Caden, and Kara;  a great niece
and nephew, Emma and Lincoln; many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death
by her father, Paul E. Fenn, her step-father, Martin T. Lavin, her half-sister,
Danielle Fenn, as well as all of her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Natalie loved
spending time with her family, cooking special meals, celebrating the
holidays, going to Ravinia, vacationing, and pool time.
 She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to have fun.  Her top
priority was her daughters, spending time with them, teaching them, and
providing for them. She was so proud of the beautiful girls they have
become.  Natalie will be most remembered for her caring and
giving nature, natural approach to self-care, a healthy lifestyle, a
zest for life, eternal optimism, strong family values, and loving
unconditionally.  She will be deeply missed.

A visitation and funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday on May
21, 2019 from 9:30am until 11:00am with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at
St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church, 301 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030.  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

Brian P. Wisnor

Brian Patrick Wisnor, 52, a resident Round Lake Heights and formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home.  He was born May 17, 1966 in Cleveland, OH.  Brian was a member of Warriors Watch and Honor Guard.  He worked as a systems manager at Sysmex in Lincolnshire.  Brian is survived by his girlfriend Sarah Hockenberry and her children Zachary and Wyatt Hockenberry, his father Bill Wisnor, his brothers Jim (Darlene) Wisnor and Mike (Michelle) Wisnor, his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews  Jennifer, James, Adison, Emma, Morgan, Angel, Jason, Ethen, Tristen, Cassie, Ariana, Dominic, Tatiana, Angel, Carmine, Breanna, Lauren, and Sydney.  He was preceded in death by his mother Eileen (nee: Cunningham) Wisnor.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm with a memorial service commencing at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorials may be made to the family care of Sarah Hockenberry.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Jack P. Scott

Jack P. Scott, 82, a resident of Round Lake Park, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born October 1, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Jacob and Pauline Bubenheimer.  Jack was a veteran having served with the US Air Force.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  Jack is survived by his children Jeff Scott and Rachel Scott.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorraine Scott, and his four brothers and sisters.  A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held after the services at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org

Mark J. Geduldig

Mark J. Geduldig, 52, a resident of Park City, passed away May 7, 2019 at Vista East in Waukegan, IL.  He was born March 17, 1967 in Chicago, IL to James and Norma Geduldig.  Mark was a member of We Care.  He enjoyed bowling, going to Great America, movies, animals, and telling jokes.  He is survived by his sister Tammy (Joe) Sheffer, his niece Kristen Sheffer, and his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held after the services at Windridge Cemetery in Cary, IL.  Memorials may be made to We Care.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Bernice Michalak

Bernice Michalak, 96, a resident of Round Lake, IL, passed away May 1, 2019 in Gurnee, IL.  She was born November 13, 1922 in Chicago, IL to Thomas and Honorata Zucek.  She was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake, IL.  Bernice is survived by her son-in-law Robert Kerpec, her grandsons Bob and Brian Kerpec, and her great-grandsons River, Caden, and Nathan Kerpec.  A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9:30am until 11:00am with the funeral 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.

Kathleen M. Joyce

Kathleen M. Joyce, 65, a resident of Round Lake Beach, IL, passed away April 19, 2019 in Lake Forest, IL. She was born January 30, 1954 in Chicago, IL to John and Dorothy Joyce. Kathleen is survived by her father John Joyce and many cousins. A memorial visitation and service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a memorial service commencing at 11:00am 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 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Nina A. Galitz

Nina Ann (nee: Gastel) Galitz, 75, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on December 31, 1943, in Lamar, Missouri to Gene and Dorothy (nee: Andrews) Gastel, the second of six children, and raised on the family century farm.  She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education and taught 3 years in Fountain Valley School District located in Los Angeles, CA and lived on Balboa Island and spent summers in New York City.  Nina retired from American Airlines after 49 years as a flight attendent, including international flying for 35 plus years.  She was a mother of 2 and friend to all who knew her.  Nina met the love of her life Jeff Galitz during the fall of 1968 and married in Chicago in June 1969.  He continues to live in their home in Grayslake.  Nina is survived by her husband, Jeff Galitz, their daughter Tracey Galitz of Kenosha, WI, and son Brent Galitz of Ingleside.  She is survived by her siblings Dave, John, and Bob Gastel and Mary Gastel-Passmore.  Her sister Ruth (nee: Gastel) Nowlin preceded her in death in April 2001.   A celebration of her amazing and wonderful life will be held at Community Christian Church 1970 Riverwoods Rd. Lincolnshire, IL on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nina’s name to Salute, Inc. (www.saluteinc.org or 18 N. Bothwell St., Palatine, IL 60067) 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.