Obituaries

Paul Wayne Migasi

Paul Wayne Migasi, age 76, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha, WI.  He was born May 31, 1943 in Chicago to Walter P. and Maude (Cain) Migasi.  Paul was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 73 and a veteran of the United States Army.  He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Lobitz and grandchildren, Jarrett Lobitz and Jackson Lobitz;  his brother, Dennis (Marlene); and his loving partner, Theresa Migasi.  He is further survived by his stepchildren and step-grandchildren, Ronald (Wendy) Benjamin; Denise (Michael) Mitchell and their children, Shannon, Brandon, Shane, Nicholas; Stephen (former wife, Catherine) Benjamin and their children, Emily and Nicholas; Catherine (Dan) Cunningham and their children, Amanda and Danny; Michelle (Lance) Nelson and their children, Ronald Thill and Lauren; and great-grandchildren, Penelope (Stephen) and Emmitt (Michelle).  Paul was preceded in death by his siblings, Merle (Jerry Nelson), Art (Louise), Fay (Robert Stanley), Diane (Roy Neumann), Richard (Pat), Patsy (Robert Glanville), Linda Payne and Michael (Deborah); and grandchild, Aaron Benjamin.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The visitation will continue on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00am until the time of the mass at 10:00am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road in Gurnee.  Interment will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:00pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 West Hoff Road in Elwood. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Stanley J. Szczesniak

Stanley J. Szczesniak, 92, a resident of Lindenhurst since 1958, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at his home.  He was born November 8, 1927 in Chicago to Joseph and Marie Szczesniak.  Stanley was a veteran of the US Navy having served as a Fireman.  He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for over 40 years.  Stanley was family focused and enjoyed being surrounded by his family and hosting the holiday and family gatherings.  He also liked gardening, basketball, watching football, and chess.  Stanley is survived by his children Debbie (Raymond) Juarez and Bill (Janet) Szczesniak, his grandchildren Angie and Katie Juarez, and Kathy (Andrew) Brown, his great-grandchildren Arianna and Raymond, and his sister Marianne Harms.  He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his grandson Christopher Juarez, and his sister Florence Szczesniak.  A visitation and funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at Prince of Peace 135 S. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046.  Interment will be held after the services at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital.  All 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.

Roy F. Jarrett

Roy F. Jarrett, 85, passed away at his home in Grayslake, IL, on Monday November 11t, 2019.  Roy was born January 17th 1934 in Bancroft WI. Roy was a loving and dedicated husband to his late wife Joan ( Tatum ) Jarrett. Roy was also a loving father of two children, daughter Kathleen (Jarrett) White and son Daniel Jarrett. Roy also had two grandchildren Daniel Mullins and Keith White, and a great grandson Dexter Jarrett Mullins (son of Daniel Mullins). Roy was a long time employee and retiree of Olympic Packaging where he worked in the “Die Room” as a Die Maker. Roy was also an avid trapshooter, fisherman, and collector of U.S. coins. He was a member of McHenry Sportsman’s Club in Johnsburg IL. and also Bristol Shooting Ranges of the Kenosha County Conservation Club in Bristol WI. Roy also was a long time community member of Lake Mason Campground in Briggsville WI where he spent most of his summers. Roy was also confirmed in the Catholic faith in 1992 and he was a long time attendee of St. Gilbert’s church in Grayslake. Roy is survived by his two children Kathleen and Daniel, his two grandchildren Daniel and Keith and his great grandson Dexter, Brother Henry and sister Unice. He was preceded in death by his parents Orla and Margaret Jarrett, his wife Joan, sisters Irene, Leona, Mary Lou, and Inez, and Brothers Bob, George, Charles, Albert and David. A visitation is scheduled for  Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Bevidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow the service at Avon Cemetery in Grayslake.  Pizza afterward at Bills Pub North following the conclusion of services on Wednesday.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Gerald M. Bryk Sr.

Gerald Michael Bryk Sr., age 74, a resident of Winfield, passed away, Monday, October 28, 2019 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.  He was born October 2, 1945 in Chicago to Joseph and Bernice Bryk.  He is survived by his children, Gerald M. Bryk Jr. of Glenview, Jennifer A. Bryk of Wauconda and Philip M. (Jennifer Malley) Bryk of Chicago; his stepdaughter, Lori Lenz of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Alexandra (Josh) Massey of Marietta, GA, Emily Lenz of Cumming, GA, Braelyn Bryk of Glenview and Jordyn Bryk of Glenview; and two great-grandsons, Bryson Massey and Wyatt Massey.  He is further survived by two siblings, Ann Marie (James) Wadas of Elgin and David (Iris) Bryk of Hoffman Estates.  Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gail Bryk; brothers, Joseph, Robert and Thomas and sisters, Connie Gillespie and Bernice Almeiva.  A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with the service starting at 11:30 a.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Memorial donations may be made to the German Shepherd Rescue, Inc., PO Box 5092, Skokie, IL 60077, www.gsrescue1.org.  For information, please call 847 223 8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Judith D. Bundy

Judith “Judie” Bundy, 77, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away November 13, 2019 in Libertyville, IL.  She was born February 5, 1942 in Chicago, IL.  Judie was retired from work as a Medical Records Admin.  She loved spending her free time gardening, gambling, and face timing her grandchildren.  Judie is survived by her husband Kenneth Bundy Sr., whom she wed on December 27, 1997, her children Tami (Mick) Bosovich and Thomas (Cecile) Evers, her step-children Kenneth Bundy Jr., Natalie Koontz, and Keith Bundy, and her grandchildren William Rich, Jack Evers, Graci Evers, and Sophia Evers.  She was preceded in death by her parents Jeanette Moore and Joseph Desantell and her sister Lorraine McWilliams.  A visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm with the memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Shirley Ann Grom

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Shirley Ann Grom, age 67, a resident of Waukegan, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Vista Hospital in Waukegan.  Retired from employment, Shirley was a member of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe, a US Indian Reservation.  She is survived by her two sons, Michael and Timothy Grom; one daughter, Christina Grom; two grandsons, Manny and Owen; two granddaughters, Alora and Leiana; sisters, Darlene, Linda, and Donna; brother, Mike; and many loving nieces, nephews and their children.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bonnie, Carol and Lillian; and her brother, Chuck.  A visitation and service are scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., with the funeral service starting at 3:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be made to the Grom family.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

Sharlene Peter

Sharlene Peter (nee Loef), 67 of Libertyville, Illinois passed away Wednesday November 6, 2019 at her home.  She was born November 21, 1951 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ted and Eileen Loef.  She is survived by her husband, Helmut Peter; children Brian (Laura) Peter and Kristin (Randy) Cashmore; grandchildren Brandon and Amanda Peter and Zachary, Nathan and Abbie Cashmore; brothers Ted (Kathy) Loef and Larry Loef and sister-in-law Janice Loef.  She is proceeded in death by her parents and her brothers James and Jackie Loef. There will be a memorial visitation and service on Saturday November 30, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. with the service commencing at 11 A.M. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, Illinois. Interment will be private.  She was the most amazing Wife, Mom and Marma and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to a charity of your choice. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Stephen M. McMahon

Stephen M. McMahon, age 74, of Grayslake, Illinois passed away Friday, November 8th, 2019 at Auberge Memory Care in Lake Zurich.  Stephen was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 26th, 1945 to Rita and Joseph McMahon. He grew up in Hull, Massachusetts, surrounded by six siblings and graduated from high school when he entered into the US Army. He served three tours in Vietnam, retiring after 27 years of service as a US Army Major. He was the recipient of several medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Marksman (Rifle M-1).  Upon returning, he went on to college and graduated Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He met and married the love of his life, Marilyn, and raised two children with her, starting in Chicago and ending up in northern Lake County. He retired after 30 years with the EPA and then working as a contractor for the Chicago Public School System. He earned several additional degrees and certifications in his free time. He was also a member of Mensa.

Those who knew him, loved him. He was a very gentle man, often serving others before himself. He was compassionate, had an incredible laugh and smiled with his eyes. He loved helping others, often lending tools, a hand, and his knowledge on electrical systems and other home improvement needs. He also enjoyed reading history and biology books, watching football and hockey, and discussing current events with his grandson.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, his daughter Jennifer (Scott) Biggs, son Joseph (Lori) McMahon, his grandchildren Justin, Shannon, Mackenzie, and Sarah. He also leaves behind his sisters, Janet and Pat, his brothers Mark and Jeff, many nieces and nephews, as well as friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rita, his father, Joseph, his brother, Bruce, and sister, Rosemary.  At this time, the family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the very caring staff at Auberge of Lake Zurich for their kind and compassionate care of Stephen and their kind words after his passing. They were truly remarkable humans and helped us, as a family, feel comfort in his care. Furthermore, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kindred Hospice of Arlington Heights and their incredible hospice staff. During our most difficult time, you helped comfort us and cared for Stephen as one of your own. Thank you.  Visitation will be held this Thursday, November 14th, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at Strang Funeral Home, 410 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake, Illinois. Services will immediately follow at 7pm. Internment will be held privately, where he will be given a full military funeral.  in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Stephen’s memory to https://alz.org.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Patricia “Patty” Prather

Patricia “Patty” Prather (nee: Peterson), a resident of Plainfield, IL, passed away November 8, 2019 at her home.  She was born January 18, 1964 in Park Ridge, IL to Robert and Ella Peterson.  Patty is survived by her husband of 10 years, Mark A. Prather, whom she wed on June 15, 2009 in the Virgin Islands, her children Desiree Hildreth, Derek Hildreth, Brianna Hildreth, , Jessica Reynolds, Mark Prather, and Ashlynn Prather, her grandchildren Lillian, Aden, Joselyn, Payton, Kierstyn, Mya, Brendyn, and Peyton, and her siblings Perry Peterson, Pam Wolf, and Peg Didier.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Penny Tucker, and her nephew Matthew Peterson.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:30am at the funeral chapel.  Interment will be held at 1:00pm at Irving Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Patty to the family.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.Arrangements are pending

Larry E. Nemmers

Larry E. Nemmers, 61, a resident of Round Lake, passed away October 30, 2019 at Niles Nursing and Rehab in Niles, IL.  He was born March 24, 1958 in Waukegan, IL.  Larry attended Catholic Grade School and Carmel High School.  He was involved in Cub Scouts and basketball.  Larry was an architect and owned his own design business, Lanem Enterprise.  Larry was an audio enthusiast, loved camping at Wolf River, and being a grandpa.  He loved the White Sox and Bears.  Larry is survived by his wife of 13 years, Catherine Nemmers, his step-father Ray Dolence, his step-children Erich (Claudia) Chrobak, Melissa Messmer, and Hillary Messmer, his step-grandchildren, Elyse, Ellie, Ezekial, and Alan III, his siblings Jan Nemmers-Paramski of Lake Villa and Judy Nemmers of Antioch, and his nephews Brett (Kaja), Alec, and Emery Paramski, and his niece Aliya Rhodes.  He was preceded in death by his father Eugene Nemmers and his mother Joan Nemmers Dolence.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date.  All services were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.