Harley C. Villiard, 23, of Antioch, passed away Thursday November 20, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born January 13, 1991 in Waukegan. He was working for Greenhouse-A-Fex. Harley is survived by his mother Cynthia (Kevin) McDonough, his father Donald (Kathi) Villiard, his siblings Don (Laural) Villiard, Tanya (Thomas Rice) McDonough, and Timothy Villiard, his grandmother Rita McDonough, his girlfriend Danette Valentine, his nieces Lillian Villiard and Ila Rice, his nephew Wyatt Villiard, his favorite aunt Kristi Kunish, and many other aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lynn and Eileen Villiard and Joseph McDonough. Friends of the family may visit on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 1:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at Grant Cemetery in Ingleside, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family of Harley Villiard, For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Matthew James Minjares, age 22, of Ingleside, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born May 6, 1992 in Barrington to Joe and Monica (Cofer) Minjares. Matthew liked to collect pokeman cards, and play his Nintendo DS and loved the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also enjoyed watching the Walking Dead. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Tracy (Mario) Aguilar of Chicago, Rachelle Minjares of Austin, Texas; his nieces and nephews, Adrien, Andrew, Alexander, Kyana, Isaiah, Christian, Jacob, Nathan, Alana; his aunt, Billie (Reid) Satzke; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his cat, Stewie. Friends of the family may visit on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, with a memorial service commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s name to M.D.A., PO Box 97075, Washington, DC 20077-7258 or to Make a Wish Foundation, 640 North La Salle Drive, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Carol A. Hoffman, age 71, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, in Burlington, Wisconsin. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with the funeral service commencing at 11:00 a.m., at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Robert J. Redmond, 84, of Round Lake Beach passed away Friday November 14, 2014. He was born October 14, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Patrick and Dorothy Redmond. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday November 20, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church 10 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. Buffalo Grove, IL. Interment will follow immediately after the mass at the cemetery next to the church. For more information please contact (847)223-8122.
Nan Rockwell, 66
Nan Eileen Rockwell, age 66 of Grayslake, IL, passed away suddenly after an illness on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was born to the late Fran and Stuart Shoger on June 21, 1948.
Nan attended East Aurora High School, before attending Illinois State University. She was a great Navy wife, an active member in the community and taught English at Grayslake Middle School for more than 20 years. Nan particularly enjoyed the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, and much to her student’s dismay, loved diagramming sentences.
Family and friends were Nan’s passion and joy. She was a doting grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren.
Nan is survived by her husband Jim Rockwell, son Ben Rockwell (Julie) and daughter Emily Kane (Joe), as well as her sister Carole Datta and brothers Mark Shoger and Steve Shoger. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Lucy Rockwell (10), Molly Rockwell (9), Layla Kane (8), Addison Kane (6) and Eli Kane (3).
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th from 3pm to 7pm at Strang Funeral Home located on Route 120 in Grayslake, IL. The funeral Service will be on Wednesday, November 19th at 10am at Strang Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (http://www.lls.org/).
Diana Mae Gross, age 64, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at her home. She was born in Fort Hood , Texas on January 21, 1950 to Kenneth Lloyd and Betty Hilma (Hetzel) Gross. Diana was a nurse for many years at Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, having received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . She later attained a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield . A member of the Village Church of Gurnee, Diana enjoyed teaching Sunday school for years. She cared for several aunts and her mother and father until they passed away. She was on a bowling team with her mom and enjoyed playing cards and board games. Diana was very generous with her time and resources. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Rosanne Gross, her niece, Amanda Gross, and her nephew, Adam Gross. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Robert and Donald. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 North Hunt Club Road , Gurnee , IL 60031 . Memorials in Diana’s name may be made to the Village Church of Gurnee. 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.
Torrance Brett Paydon, 67, a resident of Round Lake, passed away November 9, 2014 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan. He was born August 18, 1947 in Aurora, IL to Royce Harlan and Jacqueline Mae (nee: Landry) Paydon. Brett was an avid Disney fan and loved to fish. Brett is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cathy, whom he wed on June 24, 1972 in West Chicago, his daughter Stacey LeAnne (Thomas) Van Zeyl of Third Lake, his grandson Dylan Nicholas Van Zeyl, and his father Royce Harlan Paydon. He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother Gale Royce Paydon. Friends of the family may visit from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 25519 W. Ill. Route 134 Ingleside, IL 60014 with a memorial service commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held privately at Avon Centre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.
Ronald O. Crane, age 86, of Round Lake Park, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Elkhorn, WI. He was born January 3, 1928 in Chicago. An auto parts manager throughout Lake County for many years, Ron raced cars at Wilmot and Waukegan. He also was a musician and played piano. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra (Harry) Allender and Jan (Rick) Schwede; his grandchildren, John, Keith, Lisa, Amy and Eric; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothie, who he married in 1945, and four brothers. Friends of the family may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with funeral services commencing at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.
Daniel Moline, 89, of Gages Lake, IL died peacefully at home on the evening of October 23, 2014. At the time of his death, he was in the company of several family members and one very dear friend. Dan was born in the town of New England, North Dakota and spent his early life working on farms in North Dakota and northern Illinois. In 1943 he entered the US Army and proudly served in the European theater during WW II. After the war, Dan returned to the Waukegan area and worked as a maintenance technician in local industry. In 1948, Dan met and married Gladys Shumaker of Zion, IL and together they raised their family in North Chicago, Waukegan, Gurnee, and Gages Lake . During their early years of marriage, Dan built two separate homes for the family while working his regular job. Dan retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1981 and continued to operate a small appliance renovation and repair business he had started while still working at Abbott. As an early recycler, Dan returned hundreds of appliances to service that were otherwise destined for the scrap heap. After Gladys died unexpectedly in 1988, Dan also spent time in California helping his son build a custom home. In 1991, Dan met and married Joanne Bargren of Kenosha, WI. They spent 23 wonderful years together. Dan was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dan was a mechanical wizard whose knowledge and skills belied his limited formal education. He was a carpenter, electrician, plumber, mechanic home builder and remodeler, appliance repair expert, inventor, tinkerer, and a teacher of those skills to anyone who wanted to learn how to “do-it-yourself”. In his spare time, Dan was an avid fisherman. He loved taking his extended family to the piers on Lake Michigan to fish for perch and all who fished those waters soon learned the accuracy of Dan’s adage that “when the wind’s from the west, the fishing is the best”. He looked forward each summer to the family fishing trips to northern Wisconsin where the catch was always plentiful. In his later years, Dan was able to fish the waters of Missouri, Canada, and the Pacific coast of California, Washington, and Oregon and enjoyed amazing success in these waters as well. Dan was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. Those who spent time with him over the years recognized him as a truly kind individual. He will be fondly remembered and truly missed by those who had the privilege of sharing their life with him.
Dan is survived by his wife of 23 years, Joanne (nee: Bargren), his children Loren (Veda) of Centralia, WA, Gale (Kris) of Briones, CA, Stephen of Chicago, IL, and Cheryl of Waukegan, IL, his grandchildren Jason Moline of Aberdeen, WA, Melissa Moline of Olympia, WA, and Shaun Moline of Aberdeen, WA, his 8 great-grandchildren, and his siblings Delma Kozlowski of DeKalb, IL, Selma Zastrow of Wausau, WI, and Rosella Garbbert of Sycamore, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ida Moline, his brother Therman Anderson, his sisters Doris and Lorena, and his first wife Gladys (nee: Shumaker).
A memorial visitation is scheduled for Thursday December 11, 2014 from 10:00am until 11:00am with a memorial service to commence at 11:00am at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church 285 E. Washington St. Grayslake, IL. An inurnment will be privately held on Friday December 12, 2014 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Zion, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for chosen charities.
Elsie A. Thomas, age 88, of Round Lake Beach, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She was born in Chicago on April 15, 1926 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake. A homemaker, Elsie was a Den Mother for Troop 73 for many years. She is survived by four children, Charles (Brenda), Saline (Allen) Leckman, John (Susan), and Kevin (Marijeanne); 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Driscoll. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 2003. Friends of the family may visit on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake with the funeral service commencing immediately following the visitation at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park and will be private. For information please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.