Elsie A. Thomas

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.

Kenneth J. Thompson

Kenneth “Ken” J. Thompson, 67, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday October 27, 2014. He was born April 22, 1947 in Waukegan, IL to Jack and Lois Thompson. Ken was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War where he earned a Purple Heart. He was most recently retired from Abbott Labs and was an avid fisherman. Ken is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Diana, his children Jennifer Moreno, Melissa Thompson, and Douglas Thompson, his grandson Gabriel Moreno, and his sisters Jackie (Richard) Zimmerman and Karen (Dexter) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org

Frank Loebbaka

Frank Loebbaka, age 66, of Round Lake Beach, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. also at Strang Funeral Chapel followed by interment at Avon Centre Cemetery. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org

Shirley Stender

Shirley Stender, 76, a life-long resident of Round Lake, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born on February 7, 1938 in Chicago and was a bookkeeper for many years. Shirley is survived by three children, Scott (Janice) Stender, Jim (Cindy) Stender, and Vickie (Jerry) Wicinski; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed away on July 18, 1990, whom she married on August 25, 1956; her parents, Joseph (Lucille) Leber; and her sister, Linda Loring. There will be a celebration of life for Shirley on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Kristof’s, 421 West Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach. 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.

Marion I. Schmidt

Marion I. Schmidt (nee: Gustafson), 96, a resident of Fox Lake, passed away Tuesday October 21, 2014. She was born August 8, 1918 in Chicago, IL to Jerry and Judith Gustafson. Marion is survived by her son Wayne (Nancy) Schmidt, her grandkids, Paula (Mick) Fessl, Wayne (Bridget) Schmidt II, Michael (Jennifer) Schmidt, William (Maria) Schmidt, Susan (Steve) Tunberg, 16 great-grandkids, 2 great-great-grandkids, and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William and her sons Ronald and Howard. All services were privately held and arranged with Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Gladys A. Pratt

Gladys A. Pratt, 90, a resident of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. She was born August 13, 1924 in Chicago, IL to Andrew and Axa Gustafson. Gladys loved to play Scrabble and Bingo. She was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and loved watching game shows. Gladys is survived by her sons Steve (Kathryn), Danny, and James (Lorraine), her grandchildren Brian (April), Betsy (Karl) Davis, Amy (Kevin) Brown, Derrick, Nicole, Melissa (John) Weldon, Heather (Matthew) Totin and Eric, and her 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim Pratt, and her sisters Elsie and Sigrid. Friends of the family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., October 23, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Friday October 24, 2014 at 10:00am at the funeral chapel. The interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Myrtle R. Rosemeyer

Myrtle R. Rosemeyer, 92, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014. She was born June 20, 1922 in Withee, WI to Frederick and Ella Taylor. Myrtle was a teacher at Avon Center school for over 50 years. After retiring she taught CCD at St. Gilbert and St. Joseph Catholic churches. Myrtle volunteered with PADS and many other charitable organizations. She was a member of St. Gilbert parish. Myrtle is survived by her husband of 71 years, Robert Gerald, her sons Robert E. (Jacqueline), Gerald L. (Kathryn), Jon M. (Bonny), James D. (Margaret), Daniel T., Marc A., and Glenn A. (Zenaida), her 11 grandchildren, her 6 great-grandchildren, and her sister Pearl Warrens. She was preceded in death by her parents, her 3 sisters, and her 3 brothers. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday October 19, 2014 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday October 20, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Catholic Charities of your choice. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

Shirley Jean Stramel

Shirley Jean Stramel, 75, of Round Lake passed away on October 13, 2014 at Condell Hospital in Libertyville. Shirley was born on February 11, 1939 in Chicago to Maurice, Ella Cuzzo nee Beilfuss. Shirley love the Bears, and the Blackhawks, she was an avid reader, and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years Donald Stramel whom she wed on December 1, 1956 in Chicago, her children Terry(Joan) Elmhurst, Tom(Marie) Boling Brook, Dave Round Lake, Rick(Chris) Elmhurst, Linda(Dominick) Fedele Villa Park, her grandchildren Nick, Dan, Tim, Allison, Laura, Erica, Ryan, Joseph, Ashley, Michael, Stephanie, Jacob, Joe, Thomas, her great grandchildren Harrison, Eli, Layla, Colton, Maddox, her siblings Betty of Florida, Patricia of Roselle, Robert(Diane) Roselle.
Shirley was preceded in death by her aforementioned parents, 2 sisters Maureen, Gloria. Their will be a public visitation at the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E, Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il 60030 on Wednesday  October 15, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., a funeral service for Shirley will be on Thursday October 16, at 10:00 A.M, at the funeral chapel, following the service burial will follow at MaryHill Cemetery 8600 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles, 60714 for information please call Strang Funeral Chapel (847)223-8122

Donald R. Twomey

Donald R. Twomey, age 79, of Lake Villa, passed away peacefully in the company of his family at his home on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. He was born February 22, 1935 in Chicago to Harold R. and Ann E. (Rowan) Twomey. He attended Warren Township High School and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Donald loved computers and was a news addict. He enjoyed watching the Bears and, in recent years, riding his motorcycle. After retirement Don enjoyed socializing with a group of friends who called themselves “The Counter Intelligence”. He also walked with a group that meets at Gurnee Mills. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Julie, whom he married in Waukegan on April 2, 1970; three sons, James (Lisa) of Kenosha, WI, Victor (Myrna) of Inverness, FL; Matthew (Vicki) of Palatine; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Irina) of Rhode Island and one sister, Gerry of Highland Park. Don was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Jeffrey, and a brother, Robert. Friends of the family may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with the funeral service commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

Chloe A. Behenna

Chloe A. Behenna (nee Brown), age 80, of Round Lake Beach and formerly of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at her home. She was born in Chicago on August 6, 1934. Chloe is survived by her son, William M. (Laurie) Behenna; daughter, Kimberly A. (John) Nizzi; son-in-law, Jeffrey Harmon; and her grandsons, William M. Behenna Jr., Jonathan E. Behenna, Brett W. Harmon, and Blake M. Harmon. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Behenna, who passed away in 2002, whom she married on February 2, 1951. All services are private. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.