Michael F. Gehrls
Michael F. Gehrls, age 63, of Park City passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his home. He was born November 21, 1954 at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan. Mike enjoyed many things in life and was a kind heart who got along with those he passed in life. He was a very skilled painter and artist that loved the chance to show his children, grandchildren and anyone who wanted to learn how to draw and paint, especially the Flintstones and other fun cartoon characters. As he spend most of his life working to support his family, Mike enjoyed being around his grandchildren the most during his retired years; helping raise each of them, enjoying how different each of them are and making memories with them. Mike will be most remembered for his love of all things and his spunky personality. There wasn’t a moment that he didn’t want to sit and talk while enjoying an ice cold Coke. Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Christine, his children Sherry Best and Michael C. (Tara) Gehrls, his grandchildren Jessica and Justin Best, Haydn and Zackary Gehrls, his sister Joyce (Cliff) Olsen and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Norma, his sisters Delores, Beverly and Donna and his brother Donald. A Memorial Potluck is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the Lake County Fairgrounds Meeting Room, 1060 East Peterson Road Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at 33183 N. Battershall Dr. Grayslake, IL 60030 or www.gofundme.com/MichaelFGehrls. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.