Obituaries

Scott P. VandenBroek

Scott P. VandenBroek, 59, of Grayslake, died on October 15, 2017 with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Alexandra of Tacoma, WA, brother Mark and family Aurelie, Max, Lala, and Victor of Sarasota, FL, nephew James Faircloth of Erwin, NC, cousins Lori, Troy, Braxton, Logan, and Tyler of Erwin, NC, several aunts and uncles from Donna’s family, and many family members in Holland.  Preceded in death by his parents Johanna and Antonius VandenBroek of Cleveland, OH.  Scott was a retired Major serving 23 years in the United States Army Aviation.  Awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Master Army Aviator Badge, Master Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.  One of Scott’s greatest joys was flying, he had great memories of all of his Army experiences and his most memorable was with the United States Army Parachute Team serving as the Team 6 leader for the aviation section.  After retiring from the Army Scott worked as a pilot with American Airlines; also, while on medical leave he worked part-time at ACE Hardware in Libertyville.  Scott was a Jeep enthusiast, Gold Wing enthusiast, and enjoyed many travels he and Donna have done over the years.  Scott was what a husband and father should be to the women in his life, his greatest joy were his girls: Donna, Alex, and Mallory the family dog.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 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 Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Journey Care Hospice or American Cancer Society. Scott’s family will be accepting family and friends at their home in Grayslake on Saturday after the funeral service to share food, love and laughter.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Karl S. Kane

Karl Sherman Kane, 57, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away suddenly Monday, October 16, 2017 at his home.  He was born December 23, 1959 in Long Beach, CA to Jack and Denise (nee: Jackson) Kane.  Karl worked at Evanston Subaru.  He loved old movies, the TV show Star Trek, and loved to watch CNN and Fox News, but more than anything he loved his family.  Karl is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joanie, whom he wed on September 16, 1991, his son Kyle Kane of Grayslake, his father Jack (Ellen) Kane of Vancouver, WA, his brother Kent (Eliza Kiara) Kane of Hawaii, and his dog Kobi and his furry friends.  He will be missed by the entire SOWA family, friends, and coworkers.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Denise, his brother Kraig, and his son Kevin.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10:30am until 11:30am, with the memorial service commencing at 11:30am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Jacqueline M. Reckling

Jacqueline “Jackie” May Reckling, 88, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away October 4, 2017 in Grayslake, IL.  She was born November 29, 1928 in Wilmette, IL.  Jackie was retired from work as an executive secretary.  Jackie is survived by her son Michael R. (the late Jaime L.) Reckling Sr., her step-daughter Margaret “Peggy” (Mike) Wargo, her grandchildren Michael R. Reckling Jr., Kyle W. Reckling, Haley M. Reckling, Jennifer Dollen, Christopher D. Reckling, Eric S. Reckling, Randi Wargo, and her great-grandchildren Zoey Dollen, Emily Reckling, and Daniel Reckling.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph T. Reckling whom she wed on April 12, 1958, her son James T. Reckling, and her step-son Daniel S. Reckling.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm, with the memorial service commencing at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Dr. ste. 1150 Chicago, IL 60601  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Marie-Laure Koob

Marie-Laure “Mimi” Koob, 68, a resident of Ingleside, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at her home. She was born June 3, 1949 in Fontainebleau, France to John and Louise Dandino. Mimi worked for the Sterling Company for many years and most recently worked for Dr. William Dam in Ingleside, IL. Mimi leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 30 years, Patrick, her sons Kim (Kris) Aronson and Daniel Aronson, the father of her children Wayne Aronson, her beloved mother Louise Dandino, her brother Philippe (Natalie) Dandino, their children Christopher (Moira) Dandino, Jessica (Andrew) Garrison, and Gregory Dandino, her aunt Jacqueline Pomeroy, her cousin Patrick Masson, her best friend Shahnaz Hansen, her fur babies Buttercup and Eddie, and many loving relatives and friends. Mimi was a longtime resident of Ingleside, who loved to read, quilt, play games and have family dinners. Of all her accomplishments, Mimi’s greatest achievements have been in the lives of her boys. They were the light of her life, her heart and joy. Her creative mind, kind heart, and animated way of French speaking allowed her to make even a simple story sparkle. Her generous heart filled her home with love, fun, family, and friends. She leaves her children and family with the knowledge that they were truly loved. Her signature gift of love and joy, laughter and joking around will never be forgotten. She was preceded in death by her father. A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 am until 11 am with the funeral service commencing at 11 am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at East Fox Lake Cemetery in Lake Villa, IL. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject .org. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Carl Robert Peterson, Sr.

Mr. Peterson of Grayslake, Illinois passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 86. The son of the late Charles and Alice (Kotajarvi) Peterson was born August 22, 1931 in Calumet Township, Houghton County, Michigan. He was a member of United Protestant Church of Grayslake. Mr. Peterson was retired from the Frank G Hough Company (later known as International Harvester and Dresser) in Libertyville. Mr. Peterson was an active member of the church community and enjoyed traveling and camping with his family. He was known for his abilities to fix things around the house and he enjoyed working on cars, engines.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janice Peterson (Connolly) whom he married in 1969. He is survived by his children; Kathleen Baillargeon; Carl Peterson and Laura Choate (spouse); two grandchildren; Amber Baillargeon and Jessica Baillargeon, one brother and one sister; Alicemae Meyer and Charles Peterson and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers; Arthur Peterson and Raymond Peterson.

The family will be present on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the United Protestant Church of Grayslake located at 54 S Whitney St. to receive family and friends followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. At Mr. Peterson’s request cremation has taken place.

Harold J. Neeleman Jr.

Harold J. Neeleman Jr., 80, a resident of Wildwood, IL passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born April 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL to Harold Sr. and Frances Neeleman.  Harold is survived by his children Ronald Neeleman of Spring Hill, FL, Russell (Wendy) Neeleman of Antioch, IL, and Dawn (Don) Winnick of Hudson, FL, his grandchildren Laura Mingione and Christine Neeleman, his great-grandchildren Evie Mingione and Steven Collins, his sister Yvonne Neeleman, and his fiancé Kay Walker.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, and his grandson Russell Jr.  All funeral arrangements will be held privately and were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Robert T. Koehler

Robert T. Koehler, of Grayslake, passed away on September 26, 2017 at 74 years of age.  Robert was born in Dixon, IL the son of Albert and Loyola (Fitzpatrick) Koehler.  He graduated from Newman High School in Sterling, IL.  Robert went on to obtain an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and had a long career working at Hollister in Libertyville.  Robert was a devout Catholic. He is survived by his wife, Sandra nee Adams of 46 years, they were married on August 21, 1971; daughter, Christina (Mike) Koehler-Gadawski; two sons, Michael (Tonnia) Koehler and William (Allison) Koehler, granddaughter Charlotte; grandson Landon; sister Kathy Manderscheid; nieces, Sarah (Chris) Irwin, Krista Koehler, Heather Vermette and Hillary (Joel) Morris; and nephews Jeff (Jennie) Manderscheid, Ted Koehler and Kurt Koehler.  Friends of the family may visit from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 am on Monday, October 2, 1017 at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 316 W. Mill Street, Wauconda, IL 60084. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Janis M. Lecocq

Janis M. Lecocq, age 75, a resident of Lake Villa, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in McHenry.  She was born March 11, 1942 in Kankakee to Steven (Dorothy) Serve and Jessey (Robert) Bishop.  Janis will be remembered for her love of animals and her message to all “squeeze it easy.”  She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Carr of Kenosha, WI; her Morkie dogs, Max and Sam; her brothers, Steven (Ellen) Serve of Bourbonnais, IL and Pete (Maureen) Serve of Eureka, MO .  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lecocq and her son-in-law, Gregory Watson.  A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.   Interment will be held privately. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Demaya Arielle Baxter

Infant Demaya Arielle Baxter was called to heaven on September 22, 2017. She was loved by so many especially by her parents, Alicia Davis and Devonte A. Baxter; grandparents, Yadira Cordova, Felita Rankins and Devan Baxter Sr; great grandparents, Ema Cordova, Jasper Cordova, Patricia Golden, Tyrone Golden, Ralph Noland Jr, Donald Baxter and Eugenia Baxter; Aunt, Fierra Liberty; uncles, Jimmy Gonzalez, Devan Baxter, Jr, Ryan Relucio and a host of great aunts, great uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Michael Edward Davis.

A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held at Ascension Catholic Cemetery. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

“When I must leave you for a little while, Please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake and in my name live on and do all things the same, feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways, reach out your hand in comfort and in sheer, and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky!” -Helen Steiner Rice

Maria Kleman

Maria Kleman of Mundelein, IL passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.  Interment is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Avon Centre Cemetery at Route 83 and West Shorewood Road in Grayslake, IL.  For information, please call 847-223-8122.