Pietro Coniglio, 81, of Grayslake, passed away on December 18, 2014 in Libertyville at Condell Hospital. Pietro was born on July 23, 1933 in Italy to Salvatore , and Giuseppina Coniglio nee Pira. Friends may visit with the family on Friday December 26, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 East Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL, 60030. There will be a funeral mass on Saturday December 27, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Gilberts Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030. Interment will follow mass at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. For information please call Strang Funeral Chapel (847)223-8122
Calvin Glen Cox II, age 19, of Wadsworth, went home to Jesus December 9th, 2014, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, surrounded by family. He bravely battled NUT Midline Carcinoma, an extremely rare and fatal, adolescent lung cancer in non-smokers. Calvin was born March 19th, 1995 in Lake Forest, the third child of Calvin and Susan Cox. He attended College of Lake County pursuing a double major in Chemical Engineering and Music. He received “Semester Honors for Academic Excellence” for each semester at CLC and was in his fourth semester. Calvin had a beautiful voice and sang many genres. He was a member of the College of Lake County Choir, the Music Source Professional Rock and Roll Band and in a metal band with friends. He was an accomplished musician, accompanying his self with guitar and keyboard. He enjoyed classical, rock, and his favorite band “Iron Maiden” concerts. Calvin received “Renaissance Man Award” from teachers for his versatility. He wrote poetry, stories, music and acted in plays. His works were published in a school magazine. He was a lifelong tinkerer, delighting us with his contraptions and alternative ways of doing things. Cal had a keen sense of duty and carried his weight in every organization he joined. He was the secretary of the Psychology Club at CLC and received the Silver Circle of Achievement Award for his contributions to the club. A gentle soul, Cal conducted his life in a caring manner. He completed the American Red Cross program to help if needed in CPR and First Aid. He received a “Recognition Award” for his service to The N.E. Farmsteads growing vegetables for the food pantry. An animal lover, he received a “Recognition Award” from the Humane Society for caring for cats at the shelter. He lifted weights daily and was extremely strong. His other activities include Yoga, running 5 K races for charity, and snowboarding in the Green Mountains of New Hampshire. He was a member of the Warren High School Wrestling Team and also enjoyed archery, target shooting, fishing and Tai Kwon Do. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “It is not the length of life that counts but the depth.” In his short time Cal fathomed the depths of a life well lived. Calvin is sadly missed by his parents, Calvin and Susan; sisters, Kjersten, Susanne and Alyssa; grandmother, Vivian Gwaltney; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Gwaltney; grandparents, Darius and Evelyn Cox; and cousin, Keith Cox. Please join the family for a visitation and memorial service Saturday, December 20 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pastor Ben Squires will officiate a celebration of Calvin’s life. Donations can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium(www.strangfuneral.org) (847)223-8122.
Robert M. Schlesser, 49, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Monday December 15, 2014 in McHenry. He was born August 16, 1965 in Highland Park to Robert and Adeline (nee: Warnke) Schlesser. Robert was an avid Bears and Cubs fan, loved to grill out, woodworking, and watching Dr. Who. Robert is survived by his wife of 25 years, Melanie, whom he wed on September 9, 1989 in Libertyville, his children Garrett, Rachael, and Samantha “Sam” all of Round Lake Beach, his sisters Pamela (Chris) Newmann of Madison, and Bonnie (Walker) Norniella of Waukegan, 4 nephews, and 3 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit on Friday December 19, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 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, donations may be made to the family. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Arthur J. “John” Corey, age 89, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born September 23, 1925 to Charles and Helen (Schmarje) Corey in Woodstock, IL. John graduated from Woodstock Community High School in 1942 and later from the Lake Forest School of Management. He was the first person to legally join the Marine Corps at the age of sixteen. He was among the troops who initially landed on Bougainville and Guam during World War II. John retired from Deringer Manufacturing Company after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, a charter member of the Woodstock VFW, and the past president of the Mark Twain Grade School PTA in Wheeling. John headed an effort that established a work co-op program between Libertyville High School and the industry in the area. He was a member of the group that got a vocational program started at the College of Lake County. John was a member of the group responsible for the development of the Chamber of Commerce in Madison County, North Carolina, where he served as master of ceremonies at two annual dinners before retiring. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing poker and cribbage, reading, watching Western movies and putting jigsaw puzzles together. John is survived by his sons, Scott (Barbara), Steven (Shelley), Keith, and Ross (Joan); his daughter, Stacy (Todd) Dalness; seven grandchildren, Melissa (John), Amy, David (Becky), Kathryn, Megan, Hannah, and Travis; and four great-grandchildren, Chloe, Zoe, Alexandra and Benjamin. Arthur’s parents, his wife Ida, and a brother, Leroy, preceded him in death. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will commence at 10:30am on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. 208 S. LaSalle St. Ste 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Ronald L. Nootbaar, 78, a resident of Grayslake Carillon North and formerly of Park Forest, passed away Thursday December 11, 2014. He was born August 12, 1936 in Harvey, IL to Edwin and Frieda Nootbaar. Ronald had worked for Roberts Colonial House in South Holland. He was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and earned scouting’s Silver Beaver award. He pursued many hobbies especially stained glass. Ronald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris, his sons David (Sofia) Nootbaar and Mark (Karen) Nootbaar, his granddaughters Lisa, Laura, Lindsay, and Paige Nootbaar, and his siblings Gene (Vi) Nootbaar and Jane Nootbaar. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit on Monday December 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Theresa C. (nee: Orlando) Kepler, passed away December 8, 2014 at Manorcare in Libertyville. Arthur her beloved husband left her to join God on March 8, 2005. Arthur was a very good husband, father, and grandpa. Theresa was born in Crivitz, WI to Joseph and Concetta Orlando. Theresa was one of their 10 children. Her parents had a very big farm located 14 miles from the town of Crivitz. She helped on the farm even though she disliked it. When she finished Crivitz High School, she came to Chicago and lived with her dear sister Carmella (Dominick Orlando). She liked her time living there and worked for many places in and around Chicago. One day she met this handsome man with a big heart, Arthur. They were married October 8, 1949. In 1956 the became parents to a sweet special girl and named her Deborah Lynn. Deborah attended Waubonsee College in Sugar Grove, IL, where she met the love of her life, Michael. They were married in 1978. Theresa has two wonderful grandsons Jason and Brandon Davis. Theresa is also survived by her sister Rosemary Lanzortta of Elkhorn, WI, her sister-in-law Vera Morris of Wildwood, IL, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Theresa was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vernon Hills for over 25 years. This is where Theresa met Pastor John Finnegan. Pastor John helped Theresa, especially when her devoted husband, Arthur, passed. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service commencing at 11:30am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reverend John Finnegan Center. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Jose M. Antillon, 87, a resident of Waukegan passed away Monday December 8, 2014. He was born July 22, 1927 in Guatemala. Friends of the family may visit on Wednesday December 10, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday December 11, 2014 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. The interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. For more information please call (847)223-8122.
Allan J. Scheck, 74, a resident of Downer’s Grove, passed away Friday December 5, 2014. He was born August 15, 1940 in Berwyn, IL to Wilbur and Lucille Scheck. Allan was a graduate of the University of Illinois as a Pharmacist. He had worked for over 25 years with Outpatient Pharmacy in Chicago. Allan is survived by his son David A. (Renee) Scheck, his daughter Suzanne Marcotte, his grandchildren Nicole (Dominic) Cecola, Brittany Scheck, and Brianna (Aharon) Fay, his great-grandchildren Ariana, Kingston, and Kennedy Fay, Isaac Bowden, Vittore Cecola and expecting Giada Cecola, his brother Dennis (Maggie) Scheck, his former wife Terri Sadlowski, his friends Bill and Jim, and the staff at Outpatient Pharmacy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gerry Scheck. Friends of the family may visit on Friday December 12, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Joyce Arlene Ronner, aged 77, died peacefully on December 2, 2014 at home in Antioch, IL after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Joyce was born January 1, 1937 in Bronx, NY, the daughter of Herbert E. Ronner and Amelia Barbara Steimle. A consummate mother and homemaker, Joyce was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She also loved to watch cooking shows and passed on her culinary talents to her children and grandchildren. Joyce’s passions were drawing, painting, and crocheting, and anything purple. She was also a sports fan who enjoyed Cubs baseball & Green Bay Packers football. Family and friends were Joyce’s passion and delight. She loved to travel and enjoyed many a road trip exploring the US. In addition to raising her four children, she also cared for other’s children in her later years. She is survived by her children Joseph Cutaia of Kenosha, WI, Dona (Fred) Beck of Sebring, FL, Paul Jaworski of Wildwood, IL and Barbara Ronner of Antioch, IL, her four loving grandchildren Brian (Jill) Lathen, Michael Schultz, Kellie Beck, and Allison Beck, and one great-grandson Gunner Lathen, her brother Herbert (Kathryn) Ronner, her sister Carol (Bill) Hatzmann, and loving nieces and their families. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Friends of the family may visit on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a funeral service celebrating her life commencing at 5:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Dr. Ste 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Raymond Paul Van Ryckeghem, 48, a resident of Grayslake, IL passed away November 30, 2014 at his home. He was born April 8, 1966 in Madison Heights, MI to Raymond and Terry (nee: Beneteau) Van Ryckeghem. Raymond was a proud veteran having served with the Air Force Special Operations. He was a computer geek extraordinaire, avid rifle shooter, and loved b-movies, motorcycles, and dogs. Raymond is survived by his wife of 8 years, Karin (nee: Jackson), whom he wed on June 3, 2006 in Libertyville, his mother Terry Van Ryckeghem of Utica, MI, his sister Michelle (Mike) Montano of Waterford, MI, his brothers Rick (Kelly) Van Ryckeghem of Dryden, MI and Allan (Sarah) Van Ryckeghem of Royal Oak, MI, his nephew Richard (Brianna) Montano of Oshkosh, WI, and a great-nephew Connor Montano. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Albert Van Ryckeghem and a sister Sharon Romelle. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 3:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute www.wewill.northwestern.edu/lurie (312)503-1656. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.