Maria Strauss

Maria Strauss, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday April 3, 2014, at the age of 78. She was born July 11, 1935 in Verovitisa, Yugoslavia Croatia to Johann and Katarina (nee: Spoljaric) Hermann. Maria was a member of the St. Mary of Annunciation Church. She loved to cook, bake, and gardening. Maria like to watch sports with her husband, but most of all she loved spending time with the family and especially her grandchildren. Maria is survived by her husband of 57 years, Stefan, whom she wed on October 4, 1958 in Chicago, her children Helga (David) Brand of Wauconda, Richard (Laurie) of Grayslake, and Josef (Nancy) of McHenry, her grandchildren Jonathan Brand, Heidi Strauss, Maria Strauss, Dan Strauss, and Ken Strauss, and her siblings Aloisia Hermann of Chicago, Anna (Mathew) of Germany, Katarina of Austria, and Johann of Australia. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Josef. Friends of the family may visit from 10:00am to 11:00am with a funeral mass commencing at 11:00am on Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

One Response to Maria Strauss

  • Vincent M. Wos says:

    I have known Maria, Stefan, Helga, Richard, and Josef and their children for 35+ years. During my teenage years, I grew up with and still am friends with Helga, Richard, and Josef. Maria (or Mrs. Strauss as I always called her) was an absolutely delightful woman who was always worried if I had enough to eat or drink. Neither was ever a problem in the Strauss household and Maria was there to make sure of it. She was quick with a smile and a laugh and I will always fondly remember her from my childhood and adult years. I will miss her and can only imagine how the family feels. My condolences to all and may your your fond and warm memories of Maria comfort you in your time of sorrow.

    Sincerely,

    Vincent M. Wos