Lois M. Barringhaus

Lois Barringhaus (formerly Hanekamp) nee Whitefield, age 90 of Lindenhurst formerly of Grayslake. Lois was born on February 26, 1925 to Thea and Esther Whitefield and was raised in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area. She was the beloved sister of the late Iva Pearl Godwin, the late Foye Cole, the late Esther Goetz, the late Edwin Whitefield, and Clarence Whitefield of Chapel Hill, N.C. She married Bernard Hanekamp in 1945 and moved to Des Plaines and later Chicago and Northbrook. Lois assisted Bernard in the Hanekamp Funeral Home business for about 30 years. She loved to garden, sew her children’s clothes, and was active in Girl Scouts and other community activities. Lois was the dear mother of seven children: Patricia (Brad) Allred of Nicholasville, KY, the late Mary Diane, Kathryn (John) Palmer of Fishers, IN, Barbara DiSabatino of Kennett Square, PA, James (Patricia) of Streamwood, Thomas (Nada) of Naperville, and William (Janet) of Lake Forest; grandmother of 25 and great-grandmother of 17. After Bernard passed in 1999, Lois found the second love of her life in Leonard Barringhaus whom she wed in 2002.  Leonard and Lois were very active in St. Gilbert’s parish before moving to Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst. They enjoyed a lifetime of happiness in 13 years. A visitation and funeral Mass is scheduled for July 28 at 9:00 am until 10:00am, with the mass commencing at 10:00am at St. Gilbert’s Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 1700 Chicago, IL 60601. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Grayslake. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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