Leona Rae Rogal

Leona Rae Rogal, age 70, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born on January 31, 1945 in Omaha, NE to Day and Nellie Newbold. Leona was a kind and caring wife, mother, grandmother, friend and co-worker to anyone she worked with. She always tried to help out whenever she could and in any way she could. She loved nature, animals, camping, crocheting and knitting, kids, and people in general. She was a loyal friend to friends, those in her church, and even total strangers. She loved helping out the less fortunate and she never complained about anything or let anything get in her way, even later on when she was ill. She loved her family and friends, was concerned for them and she worried when they didn’t keep in touch. She loved to babysit children and crochet hats and blankets for them. Leona was a nurse’s aide when she was younger, but in later years switched to daycare and working with children. Kids and family were her world. She was always doing crafts with kids, so that they could give them to their parents for Christmas. She was a member of the Gurnee S.D.A. Church in Gurnee, IL and tried to attend services, when her health allowed her to. Leona is survived by her husband, Walter, whom she married on May 25, 1973 in Chicago; her daughter, Renee Rogal of Round Lake Beach; and her granddaughter, Mary Rogal of Round Lake Beach. She is also survived by nine brothers and sisters: Ellen Baker of Fruita, CO, Virginia Lemons of Medford, OR, Florence Rutherford of Wheatland, WY, Dave Newbold of Carr, CO, Nettie (Tootes) Pershing of Riverside, CA, Lenora (Nory) Wilkinson of Rubicon, WI, Roberta (Bert) Molkentin of Paulden, AZ, Anita (Nita) Newbold of Hartford, WI, and Vernon (Bud) Newbold of Wheatland, WY. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie and Day Newbold and her siblings, Priscilla (Pokey) Clark and William (Bill) Newbold. A memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Gurnee S.D.A. Church, 2190 Fuller Road in Gurnee, IL 60031. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gurnee S.D.A. Church at the address listed above. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

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