Robert F. Peterson Jr., age 62, a longtime resident of Lake County and Wildwood passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born on March 6, 1953 in San Diego, CA to Robert and Lois Peterson. He was a member of 4-H and a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Laura E. Peterson; his daughter, Rebecca (Ian) Hudak; grandchildren, Aurora Hudak and Andrew Hudak; and his sister, Ruth Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Graylake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2106 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel followed by interment at Warren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Save-A-Pet, 31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.
Shirley Alice Dyrek, 86, passed away peacefully Friday morning, January 29, 2016, at Three Oaks Assisted Living in Cary, IL, where she resided the past two years. Shirley was born on April 23, 1929, in Chicago to Joseph and Mary (Skierka) Jurczykowski. She married Edward Dyrek on September 3, 1950 in Chicago, where they lived before moving in 1984 to Heather Ridge in Gurnee. Shirley worked for many years as an Executive Assistant. She was active in her church and enjoyed golf, world travel, and playing Bunco. Most of all, she loved and cherished her family and friends. Shirley is survived by her sons, Douglas of Myrtle Beach, Gary (Sandy) of Crystal Lake, and David of Chicago, and five grandchildren, Katreena, Megan, Elizabeth, Lauren, and Gregory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, on December 26, 2015, her parents, and her brother, Leonard Kopicki. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at St. Paul The Apostle Church in Gurnee, IL. Visitation prior to the service will be at the church at 9:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Ty Patrick O’Mara, 63, a resident of Grayslake, passed away January 17, 2018 at his home. He was born may 15, 1952 in Kenosha, WI to James and Corrine O’Mara. Ty is survived by his siblings Tim O’Mara of Toledo, OH, Tam Noonan of Clearwater, FL, Tracee Trussell of Waleska, GA, Tuan Brewer of Barrington, IL and Tedd O’Mara of Largo, FL. He was preceded in death by his mother Corrine O’Mara and his father James O’Mara. All services were privately held and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more info log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
Judith N. Kosonen, 79, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born May 12, 1936, in Columbus, OH to Paul and Helen Karns. Judith and her husband, James, were among the original residents of the Carillon North community in Grayslake when it was built in 1999. There, she participated in several groups, including book club, women’s club and crafters club. Judith was a lifelong artist enjoying needlepoint, sewing and crocheting. She was also a devoted grandma. Judith is survived by her daughters, Janet (Alan) Kosonen-Germain of Palatine, IL, and Jill (Kevin) Grulke of Mundelein, IL, a grandson, Jay Biscan of Palatine, IL; step-grandchildren Kyle and Rebecca Germain of Palatine, her siblings Jerrold (Connie) Karns and Jolinda Frattini, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James L. Kosonen. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9am until 11am with a funeral service commencing at 11am. Entombment will take place at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Josephine A Brost age 97 of Littleton,Co passed away January 17, 2016 of natural causes. She was born Aug. 8, 1918 Racine, Wi. to Josephine and John Storck one of ten children. Josephine married in 1940 to Mathias Brost in Chicago, Il, he preceded her in death on March 3, 2015. Josephine was a homemaker and a Catholic parishioner for 80+ years. She is survived by her sister Agnes, her daughter Mary, her son Robert, her grandchildren Bryan, Matthew, Amanda and Kevin and a great grandchild Benjamin. A funeral visitation and mass is scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 from 9:00am until 10:00am with the mass commencing at 10:00am at St Mary’s of the Annunciation in Mundelein, Il. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Il. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
Julia Hernandez, age 87, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Friends of the family may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment at Avon Centre Cemetery. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.
John E. Golden, age 58, of Lake Villa, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Funeral mass will be on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 North Wilson Road in Ingleside. Interment at Windridge Cemetery, 7014 South Rawson Bridge Road in Cary.. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.
Patricia “Patti” A. Oxford, 60, a resident of Park City, IL passed away January 9, 2016 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, IL. She was born April 9, 1955 at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, IL to Herbert and Alice V. (nee: Buckman) Oxford. Patti is survived by her son David A. Oxford, her sisters Catherine L. Oxford and Sandra J. (James) Wright, her nephew Michael J. Wright, and her nieces Allyson R. Wright and Marissa J. Wright. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents Alice and Herbert Oxford, and her brother John Oxford. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 1:00pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Daniel “Dan the Man” Rieck, 66, a resident of Antioch, IL passed away January 18, 2016. He was born February 6, 1949 in Chicago, IL. Dan was a lover of boats and master of tools at Ace Hardware and Rieck’s Ship and Boatyard in Chicago. He was a super fan of Journey and High Infidelity and the self proclaimed coach of Da’ Bears. He was an immaculate dresser and loved to dance. Dan is survived by the mother of his children, Mary Stensland, and their children Ryan Rieck, Mary Ellen Rieck, and Samantha (Kyle) Ringler. He is also survived by his daughter Erin Willis, his grandchildren Lilaina and Callia, his siblings Charles Chaffee and Marie (Seki) Choo, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Marie Rieck, his uncle Ernst Rieck, and his brother Hugh Chaffee. Friends of the family may visit on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL60030. The visitation will continue on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 10:00am until 11:00am at St. Paul Church 2335 N. Orchard Chicago, IL with the funeral mass commencing at 11:00am at the church. Interment will be held following the services at Eden Cemetery in Schiller Park. Memorials may be made to the family. For information, call the funeral chapel at 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.