Chester Filas

Chester Filas, age 100, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018. Chester was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Chester is survived by his son, Kenneth (Judith); grandchildren, Anna (Kenneth) and Ken (Laura); great-grandchildren, Allyson, Aaron, Nathan, Logan and Joshua. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sophia; parent, Mary and Frank Filas; 1 brother; and 1 sister. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will follow at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, IL. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Peggy Ann Kavanagh

Peggy Ann Kavanagh, age 65, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. Peggy was born on September 24, 1953 in Chicago, IL to Dorothy McCarthy (nee Bachus) and Burt McCarthy. Peggy is survived by her father; her children, Kim (Troy) Routledge of Ingleside, Kristen Kavanagh of Kenosha, WI, Kelly Kavanagh of Hainesville, and Tanner Kavanagh (four legged son); grandchildren, Kylie Routledge, Madison Routledge and 5 grandpups. She was preceded in death by her mother. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org) or JourneyCare Hospice (journeycare.org). For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Theresa E. Dietz

Theresa E. (nee Lenzen) Dietz, age 90, a Fox Lake resident and west Lake County resident for all of her life, died on October 13, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1928 in Round Lake, the daughter of John and Mary (Wagner) Lenzen. Theresa was a member of St. Bede Church and belonged to the St. Bede Women’s Club. She was a member of the Ingleside Prime Timers and Ingleside TOPS #1733. She loved to bake, knit and crochet. Survivors include her son, Micheal (Jean) Dietz of Ingleside; her daughters, Mary Jo (Ron) Robinson of Woodland Park, CO, Peggy (Steve) Savage of Ingleside, and Rose (Curt) Sheets of Ingleside; grandchildren, BJ (Zedd) Epstein, Jonathan (Mandy) Dietz, Tara (Kris) Wilson, Kyle (Jessy) Robinson, Elizabeth (Jason) Thomas, Catherine Savage, Kevin Savage, Melissa (Bo) McCart, Jennifer (Janson) Luedtke, and Steven Sheets; great-grandchildren, Mikaela Henness-Wilson, Ruby Robinson, Madelyn, Declan, Hadley and Irelynn McCart, Barrett, Elle and Quinn Luedtke, Jacob and Joseph Dietz, Andrew and Benjamin Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, whom she married on September 6, 1947 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake; brothers, Albert, Edward, Fredrick, Leo, and Martin; and sister, Marzella. Friends of the family may visit on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 N. Wilson Rd. Ingleside, IL 60041. Interment will be held privately. Memorials to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org) or the St. Vincent DePaul Society would be appreciated. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Gail H. Ortberg

Gail Helene Ortberg, age 60, a resident of Wildwood, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at home. She was born on May 20, 1958 in Evanston to Bernard and Betty Ekstrom. Gail attended Wildwood Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Kyle, whom she married on June 25, 1983 in Northbrook; her sons, Nicholas (Kelly McElroy) Ortberg of Island Lake and Erik (Rachael Stich) Ortberg of Kenosha, WI; her grandchildren, Aubrey Ortberg of Island Lake, Adelyn Ortberg of Island Lake, Penelope Ortberg of Kenosha, WI and Owen Ortberg of Kenosha, WI; her sister, Linda Moss of New York, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Ekstrom.
A visitation and memorial service are scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

Michael B. Scholz

Michael B. Scholz, 73, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at his home.  He was born July 9, 1945 in Chicago to Bernard and Josephine Scholz.  Michael was a Purple Heart Veteran having served for the US Army as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War.  He was an avid Bears fan, volunteered at the Captain James A. Lovell VA Hospital, and loved telling stories.  Michael is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia, his daughter Kristen (David) Schertz, his stepson Steven (Kelli) Pfeffer, his grandchildren Keira and Michaela Schertz, and his siblings Rita Schoonderwoerd and George (Betty) Scholz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael Patrick Scholz, and his sisters Joann Kusinski and Mary Fitzpatrick.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL.  Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Tumor Foundation formerly known as Neurofibromitosis Foundation www.ctf.org.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or our facebook page.

Virginia G. Peil

Virginia G. Peil, 81, a resident of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  She was born January 24, 1937 in Chicago, IL.  Virginia is survived by her children Jeff R. (Cindy) Peil, Bradley M. Peil, Brian T. Peil, Kevin B. Peil, Scott A. (John Kreuter) Peil, Kimberly G. MacDonald, and Blain R. (Polly Slavato) Peil, her 36 grandchildren, her 42 great-grandchildren, her 4 great-great-grandchildren, her siblings Gene (Tina) Frum and Ethel Ostenburg, her sister-in-law Ruth Frum, and her daughter-in-law June Peil.  She was preceded in death by her husband William Peil and her sons Randy A. Peil and William D. Peil.  A memorial service is pending.  All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

Michael E. Smart

Michael E. Smart, 71, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, IL. He was born December 28, 1946 in Chicago, IL. Michael was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the US Navy. All funeral services were held privately and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the VA Hospice Program 3001 Green Bay Rd. North Chicago, IL 60064. For more information please call (847)223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or our facebook page.

Floyd H. Furget

Floyd Henry Furget, 77, a resident of Round Lake Heights, IL, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his home. He was born October 28, 1940 in Detroit, MI to Floyd H. and Artie M. (nee: Thaxton) Furget. Floyd was retired from the Navy after serving 20 years. Floyd is survived by his wife Karen, whom he wed on April 27, 1962 in Detroit, MI, his children Sandra (John) Harmon of Live Oak, FL, Suzanne Jansen of Round Lake Park, and Gerald (Amy) Furget of Fort Worth, TX, his grandchildren Sarah (Tyler) Lankford, Mathew Kirk, Megan Lankford, Joshua (Salina) Kirk, Samantha Harmon, Karen Jansen, Zackary Furget, John (Shannon) Harmon, and Stephanie Harmon, his great-grandchildren, Olivia Kirk, Lilly Lankford, Aaron Jansen, Gabe Lankford, Leo Lankford, Jake Furget, Jaxson Kirk, and Gracie Kirk, his sister Lena (Ricky) Qualls, his niece Lisa Call, his nephew Ricky Jr. (Jessie) Qualls, his great nieces and great-nephews Selena Call, Blake Qualls, Cole Qualls, and Danielle Qualls, and other numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Emma Jean Furget, and his brother Earl David Nesvik. A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with the funeral service commencing 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Disabled Veterans of America www.dav.org. For information, please call 847-223-8122, go to www.strangfuneral.org. or log onto our facebook page.

Sheryl Lynn Morrell

Sheryl Lynn Morrell (nee Smith), known by many as “Shar,” age 63 of Round Lake Beach, Illinois passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was born May 11, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany to the late Robert and Mary Ann Smith.  Sheryl was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Her hobbies included camping, fishing and drawing. She was always ready to have a good time and cherished time spent with her family and friends. She loved her fur babies Dusa and Angel as well as her grand-fur babies Lilah and Rex.  Sheryl completed 25 years at Kmart Supercenter in Round Lake, Illinois where she met many of her closest friends. She spent many years as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for Super Pack 199 (“Hey”) as well as a Girl Scout Leader.  Sheryl is survived by sons JR and Douglas and her daughter Nancy (Jim); her grandchildren A.J. (Rachel), KayCey (John), Curtis (Rachel), Lauren, Shannon, and Logan; Great Grandchildren Lee, Adeleigh, Effie, and Colton; Siblings George (Laura), Richard (Becky), Debra (Tom), Susan, and sister in law Diane, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother Mary Ann, daughter Mindy, brother David, husband Alton Sr., father Robert, and son Charles. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.  Visitation is from 10am-1pm Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD., 410 E. Belvidere Rd. (Rt. 120) Grayslake, IL 60030.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. For more information please call (847)223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or our facebook page.

Patricia M. Johnson

Patricia M. Johnson, age 84, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward and Mary Marsey. Patricia was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Patricia is survived by her children, Mary (James) Mote of Grayslake and David Johnson of Champlin, MN; grandchildren, Shawn Johnson and Mia Mote; siblings, Jeanne Dunnell, Delores Stone, and Edward Marsey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Johnson. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00pm at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 (Mass will be held in the chapel). Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN at a later date . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities. https://www.catholiccharities.net/DonateNow/GeneralDonations.aspx
For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.