Jane Lee, age 62, of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born June 25, 1951 in Chicago to Quon and Wai Ying Wong. Jane was a faithful, loyal, and active Jehovah’s Witness. She loved birds, cats, and her gardening. She is survived by her husband, Harvey, whom she married 43 years ago on June 3, 1972 in Chicago; son, John, of Grayslake; her mother, Wai Ying Wong of Libertyville; and her siblings, Sue (Owen) Lowery of Elgin, Matthew (Sharon) Wong of Antioch, and Richard (Trisha) Wong of Antioch. She was preceded in death by her father, Quon. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:30pm until 4:30pm at The Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, 427 South Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake, IL. The memorial service will be on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Kingdom Hall. All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
John Charles “Jack” Midler, 85, of Grayslake, IL passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Libertyville, IL. Jack was born December 4, 1928 to Charles and Margaret (Duffus) Midler in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Southern Minnesota, and graduated from Eyota High School, Eyota, Minnesota, in 1946, part of a class of 5.
Jack served in the Army Air Force Reserve in Biloxi, Mississippi after high school at the end of World War II. After his time in the Reserve, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated in 1953.
Jack spent his entire professional career in two companies: General Mills, based out of Minneapolis, MN and Archer Daniels Midland based out of Decatur, IL. Jack was an avid reader throughout his life, and enjoyed playing cards, spending time at the family cottage in northern Wisconsin, and fly fishing.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janice (Kinney); son Scott (Zoe) Midler; daughter Gayle Midler, and grandchildren Griffin Midler, Miranda Midler, and John Sison.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 at 11:00AM. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation be made in his name to Trout Unlimited, 1300 N. 17th St., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209-3801. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org
Diane Scott Henkel, age 49, of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Friends of the family may visit on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will commence at 7:00pm at the funeral chapel. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
George C. Rosene entered eternal life on January 28, 2014 at Oak Crest (Dekalb Area Retirement Center) in Dekalb, IL at the age of 86 years. George was born to Elmer Carl Rosene and Fannie Wallace Rosene on May 31, 1927 in Princeton, IL. He moved with his family to Grayslake when he was two years old. George served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946 at the end of World War II. On September 4, 1948 he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Poeske in Waukegan, IL. George was a family man and truly enjoyed cheering on his sons at their high school athletic events including taking 8mm movies of their games. He served in several capacities at his church and was faithful in his attendance at services. George was predeceased by his brothers, LaVern and Lowell and his sister Genevieve Beck as well as a new-born brother, Carl E. Rosene. He is survived by his wife of 65+ years, Dorothy Rosene, his sons Stephen C. Rosene of Shabbona, IL and Michael C. (Pamela) Rosene of Carbondale, IL. His grandchildren, Jonathan C. (Megan) Rosene of Picton, New Zealand, Jeremy (Amanda) Rosene of Carbondale, IL and Krista (Jonathon) Hunzicker of Fayettville, NC; also his step grandchildren Pammela (John) Cooper of Yorkville, IL and Richard (Jennifer) Sweeney of Malta, IL and by nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 11:30am at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church 285 Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030. If desired, memorials may be directed to Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown, WI or the American Heart Association. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Bernard “Bernie” McGeever, 79, formerly of Ingleside, IL passed away peacefully on April 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born February 19, 1935 in Cloontia, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Bernie worked alongside his brothers for ten years, in London, England before coming to the United States in 1960. he met his beloved wife, Teresa (nee: Clifford), in Chicago, IL and they married in 1965. Bernie was a longtime member of Ironworkers’ Union Local No. 1, and he worked for several years in the construction of several Chicago buildings, including the Sears (Willis) Tower, and the Dirksen Federal Building. Always a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Bernie is survived by his children, Eileen (Troy) McCabe, of Rockford, Josie (Sean) Morrisroe of Crystal Lake, James (Jana) of Hawthorn Woods, Sean (Diedra) of Grayslake, and Brian of Ingleside; grandchildren Morgan and Devin Morrisroe, Shannon, Ryan, and Katelyn McGeever, and Riley and Logan McGeever; his brothers Patrick (Mary) of Cincinnati, OH and Tom (Stella) of Kendal, England, and sisters Bridget Battersby of London, England and Teresa (Bill) Black of Crestwood, IL; his uncle Thomas Finn of Cloontia, Co. Mayo, Ireland, sister-in-law, Mary Wodcinsky, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bernie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Teresa, his parents, Brian and Kathleen McGeever, his brother, Joseph, and sisters, Kathleen McNulty, Mary O’Leary, and Ann Griffin. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday April 14, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Gerald M. Roszkowiak, 73 , A resident of Grayslake, passed away at Condell Hospital on Sunday April 6, 2014. Gerald was born on February 28, 1941, to Martin and Phyllis Roszkowiak nee Smiertka. Gerald was a graduate of Arch Bishop Weber High School class of 59. He was a past School Board President of Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr School, He loved to golf, at the Hickory Noll Golf Course. Gerald was an electric model, and train enthusiast, he was also an avid cubs fan. Gerald most of all loved, and cherished his family. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Diana, they were married on August 25, 1962 in Chicago at Our Lady Of Grace. Gerald is also survived by his 14 children, Jennifer(Rick) Elfering Wausaukee, WI, Quintin(Cheryl) Bartlett, Il, Jeffrey(Lori) Chantilly, VA, Polly(Anthony)Klein, Grayslake, IL, Timothy(Traci) Pleasant Prairie, Wi, Jason(Elizabeth), Arlington Heights, Il, Julie(Warren)Tochor, Wadsworth, IL, Chad(Alexandra), Antioch, Il, Brandon, Fox Lake, IL, Peggy(Joseph)Kelton, Wonder Lake, IL, Derek(Leah) Melbourne, IL, Gavin, Arlington Heights, IL, Wendy(Patrick)Fonk, Sturtevant, Wi, Austin, Arlington Heights, Il, . Gerald was the proud grandfather to Charlotte, Darlene, Raynard, Amanda, Justin, Joseph, Catherine, Christopher, Gerard, Jeremy, Ryan, Amanda, Justin, Emily, Jacob, Taylor, Trenton, Teah, Angelica, Darrion, Monica, Vincent, Kaden, Isabelle, Peyton, Alivia, Owen, Alyssa, Amber, Xavier, Ava, Hudson, Isaac, Theodore, Wyatt, Sawyer, Evelyn, Victor, Louisa, Roman, and 1 Great Grandson Ian. Gerald was Preceded in death, but welcomed with open arms into his eternal reward by his son Vincent John, his parents Phyllis and Martin Roszkowiak, 2 brothers Donald, and Robert Roszkowiak, and his grandchildren Charles Klein and Marsha Elfering. A visitation will be held on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030 . A Catholic Funeral Mass will be on Friday April 11, 2014 10:00 A.M. at St. Gilberts Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030. Burial will follow at Maryhill Cemetery 8600 N. Milwaukee, Niles Il, 60714. In lieu flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 and Wounded Warrior Project 230 W Monroe Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606. For more information please call (847)223-8122
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.
George William Schlung, age 77, of Antioch lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, April 2, 2014. George was born July 28, 1936 to Jack Schlung and Peggy Molidor. He was raised in Round Lake, IL and attended Allendale. He met the love of his life Carol Johnson. They were married for 49 years and together they had four children: Ron (Lori) Schlung, Tyanna (Jeff) Cannata, Charlene (Jack) Rabey and Denise (Jeff) Greinke. He was blessed with nine grandchildren: Jennifer and Michelle Schlung, Alec, Jake and Paige Cannata, Jaime and Ashley Utter, Nicole Lidstrom and Jakob Greinke and one great-granddaugther, Vanna Lidstrom. George is also survived by his sister, Judy (Ray) Richardson and many nieces and nephews. George was a former resident of Round Lake, Fox Lake, and Hainesville. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carol. George worked at Spinney Run Farms, Ziegler Construction, General Iron and Lake County Grading Company. He also served many years as Trustee and Police Commissioner for the village of Hainesville and was a volunteer at Condell Hospital for many years. He was a die-hard sports fan, avid snowmobiler, and loved playing cards. Most important in his life was his family as he cherished attending all of his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. Friends of the family may visit from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030. There will be a visitation from 9:00am until 10:00am Monday, April 7, 2014 at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 265 East Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030, with the funeral service commencing at 10:00am at the church. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.relayforlife.org under Team Schlung or to the Mission Endowment Fund at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Waukegan News-Sun, Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, 2014 editions
Freeda V. Starovich
Freeda V. Starovich, age 87, of Leesburg, FL passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born in Waukegan on August 21, 1926 to Alex and Hilda (nee Kahara) Makinen. Freeda loved to bowl and golf and liked to make dolls and doll clothing. She also enjoyed crafts of all sorts. She was a member of the Red Hat Purple Dress Society and the Hawthorn Woods Stock Club. She is survived by her children, Linda (Brad) Petersen of Gurnee, Susan (Roman) Keating of Gurnee, Pamela (the late Joseph) Atkinson of Grayslake, and Michael (Susan) Starovich of Libertyville; nine grandchildren, Jenny Sweeney, Peter Ryback, Josh (Lindsay) Atkinson, Carissa (Mark) Lund, Eric (Kendra) Atkinson, Willie Petersen, Lee Starovich, Roman Keating and Megan Starovich; seven great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Elizabeth O’Reilly; and her four-legged companion, Iris. Freeda was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) and her parents. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604 or www.heart.org. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Eileen M. Dragovich, a resident of Gurnee, passed away March 25, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born March 1, 1923 in Rice Lake, WI to Margaret and Dr. John K. Erpelding. Eileen had worked for over 20 years at Marshall Fields. She loved to dance, enjoyed her martinis, and socializing with friends and family. Eileen was a loving mother of Michelle (Jeff) Rohrer-Lauer, beloved grandmother to Michael and David Rohrer, beloved step-grandmother to Blake Lauer, adoring sister to Anne Hach, and wonderful aunt to numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in her death by her parents, her siblings Donald, Helen,Claire, Sheila, and Frank, her nieces and nephews Patrica Kenaga, Robert Kenaga, and Richard Tessin, her sister-in-law Rita Erpelding, and her former husband Mike Dragovich. A visitation is scheduled for Friday March 28, 2014 from 9:30am until 10:30am with a funeral mass commencing at 10:30am at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. Interment will be follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.