George W. Everitt

George W. Everitt, 78, a resident of Round Lake Beach, IL passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born October 7, 1936 in Chicago, IL to George and Koloma Everitt. George was a veteran having served with the US Marines. He was a member of the 801 Marine Corp League, the Libertyville Masons, the Operating Engineers Local 150, and Calvary Presbyterian Church. George is survived by his life partner Jan Motzko, his children Gregory Everitt, Lynn Manning, Donna Gavin, Jeanine (Bart) Everitt-Beaver, Jeff (Julie) Everitt, Marianne (Jeff) Janka, and Peggy Motzko, an his grandchildren Sarah, Liam, Leonard, Zachary, Joe, Katie, Lilly, and Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Geraldine. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday March 1, 2015 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 7:00pm Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will be held privately. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Dolores H. Dreyer

Dolores H. Dreyer, 90, a resident of Fox Lake, passed away February 21, 2015 at Centegra in McHenry. She was born July 14, 1924 in Wilmette, IL to Arthur and Katherine Schwall. She was a very devoted Cubs fan. Dolores is survived by her children Ronald Dreyer, Gary Dreyer, Christine (Daniel) Webster, Patricia (Roger) Holland, Cathy Valum, Laura (Robert) Ferguson, and Chris Dreyer, her grandchildren Monica, Holly, Kristy, Tina, Jeffrey, Melissa, David, Megan, Robbie, Amanda, Jackie, Kaylia, and her 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chief Petty Officer August Dreyer, her son Arthur Dreyer, her daughter and son-in-law Janice and Sonny Hampton, her son-in-law Donald Valum Sr. and her grandson Ronnie Dreyer Jr. A graveside service is scheduled for Monday March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Highland Park, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Etta L. Peters

Etta L. Peters, 80, a resident of Wauconda, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Boston, OH on July 3, 1934 to Robert and Ethel Myers. Etta loved to sing, dance, travel, cook, play poker and paint. Her passion was being around her family and friends, who she loved dearly and unconditionally. She lived her life gracefully to the fullest and relished in all of life’s joys. We were all blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from Etta throughout her 80 years and her everlasting light and spirit will shine upon us all forever and ever. Etta is survived by her children, Robin L. (Len) Niemi, Mark S. Peters of Los Angeles, CA, and Brett A. “Pookie” Peters; her grandchildren, Aisha, Jessica, Anthony and Billy; and her great-grandchildren, Michael, Meagan, Jordon, Justin, Sydney, Bella, Anthony, Xander, Emma and Parker. Etta was preceded in death by her loving husband, H O Peters, whom she met and married in Los Angeles, CA in 1957—a marriage made in Heaven and a life full of unequivocal love and devotion to each other. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son, Earl “Skip” Stone and her granddaughter, Tammy Stone. Etta was a treasure to behold. We were all blessed that God aligned the stars and planets just right, to make us all part of her extraordinary journey through life as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother and friend. We will always love her to the Moon and back, just as she did us all. Friends of the family may visit from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with a memorial service commencing at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Memorial donations in Etta’s name may be made to Accord Hospice of Highland Park. For information, call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.

Dolores G. Denson

Dolores G. Denson, 88, a resident of Wildwood, IL passed away Friday February 20, 2015 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL. She was born September 17, 1926 in Chicago to Charles and Sophie Czarnecki. Dolores was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and was known for her kindness to all animals especially birds. Dolores is survived by her daughter Bonnie (Robert) Furner, her grandchildren Tracy L. (Joe) Nejman, James B. Schladt, and Jennifer Debolt, and her great-grandchildren Nicole E. Schladt, Kirsten R. Schladt, Jillian R. Schladt, Alex J. Nejman, Amber E. Nejman, and Nate Debolt. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday February 22, 2015 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday February 23, 2015 at 10:00am in the small chapel of St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the Save-a-Pet in Grayslake. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Doris Lucille (Baarstad) Ruback

Doris Lucille (Baarstad) Ruback, age 94, of Grayslake and formerly of Genoa and the Rockford area, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home in Grayslake.  She was born on January 26, 1921 in Thordenjold Township, North Dakota, the youngest of 10 children of Frederick and Pauline (Boxrud) Baarstad.  She was a member of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake and a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Genoa.  Doris enjoyed dancing, bowling, golfing, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, and anything her grandchildren were involved in.  She worked in the banking service industry for many years.  She is survived by her son, Gail (Carol); five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was loved by many and known as Grandma D to countless friends of all of her grandchildren.  Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chet; son, Dennis; and eight brothers and sisters.  Friends of the family may visit from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 West Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with the funeral service commencing at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Brian Davies officiating.  Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Garden of Memories, 9800 Illinois Route 76 in Belvidere, IL.  Memorial donations in Doris’ name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 100 Tri-State International, Suite 125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Ronald F. Frey

Ronald F. Frey, 70, a resident of McHenry, passed away Tuesday February 17, 2015 at Journeycare Hospice in Woodstock, IL. He was born September 11, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Wilbur and Rosemarie Frey. Ronald was a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Air Force and was a member of Warriors Watch. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ronald is survived by his children Terri (Daniel) Mazurek and Ryan (Holly) Frey, his grandchildren D.J., Riley, and Tyler, and his sister Shelley (Tom) Sabel. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria, his sister Barb, and his brother Mel. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12:00pm until 4:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Federation. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Antonia Vanderpas

Antonia “Toni” Vanderpas. 85, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Sunday February 15, 2015 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL. She was born February 22, 1929 in the Netherlands to Adrianus and Wilhemina vanHoek. Toni was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and Choir for over 40 years. She loved music and crafting especially knitting and crocheting. Toni is survived by her husband of 60 years, Anton, her children Bill Vanderpas, Mary (Richard) Radzik, Jeanette (Cliff) Plencner, Debbie (Steve) Brzezinski, and Paul (Karen) Vanderpas, her grandchildren Ryan Radzik, Jenny (Eric) Prostka, Toni (Brad) Klein, Chris (Laura) Plencner, Jessica (Dave) Gould, Brittany Brzezinski, Scott Brzezinski, Jessica Seilheimer, Hallie Vanderpas, and Matthew Vanderpas, her great-grandchildren Carter Gould and Callie Seilheimer, and her sisters Mariet Stokkermanns-vanHoek and Jeanne Belden-vanHoek. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Anne, Cisca, Mein, Door, and Josien . A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday February 19, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will immediately follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Betty L. Hertel

Betty L. Hertel, 85, passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015 surrounded by her family at Advocate Condell Health Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born May 10, 1929 to Frank and Daisy Heynis. Betty was a graduate of Grant High School, worked as a nurse, and ran the Hertel’s Cleaning Business for 40 years. Betty is survived by her husband of 64 years, Norman Hertel, thee children Andrea (Robert) Kiene of Grayslake, IL, Lorelei (Lawrence) Jacobs of Buffalo Grove, IL, and Randy (Chris) Hertel of Hawthorn Woods, IL and her 7 grandchildren Missy, Andy, David, Tony, Deanna, Katie, and Jill. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1:00pm until 5:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mundelein, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

Elizabeth M. Poprawski

Elizabeth M. Poprawski, age 84, a resident of Johnsburg, passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015, at JourneyCare Hospice of Woodstock.  She was born December 1, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Elizabeth was a homemaker and bookkeeper and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.  She is survived by her children, Richard Jr., Dorothy, Mark, Anthony, Anna Marie, Bryan, Lucy, Lisa, Victoria, John, and Philip and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sr., daughter, Kathryn Marie Dahlenburg, and son, Joseph William Poprawski.  A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral mass  is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 Church Street in Johnsburg, with  interment following at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to JourneyCare, 527 West South Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 or the ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005.  For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Pamela K. Kacner

Pamela K. Kacner, 57, a resident of Lindenhurst, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL after a long battle with cancer. She was born on July 1, 1957 in Hayward, WI to Harry and Hazel Rang. Pamela worked for over 10 years with SEDOL as a teacher’s assistant and enjoyed working with autistic children. She enjoyed expressing herself with a wide variety of arts and crafts. Pamela is survived by her husband of 33 years, Michael, her children Carolyn Berry and Benjamin (Anne Valburg) Kacner, her grandson Anakin Berry, her siblings Charles (Jeri) Rang, Barbara Rang, Betty Peterson, Patsy (Patrick) Bateson, and Curt (Deanna) Rang, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00am until 2:00 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorial donations may be made to the SEDOL Foundation. Interment will be held privately. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.