Rosemary R. Thomas

Rosemary R. Thomas, age 86, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at Journey Care Hospice Facility, in Woodstock. She was born in Chisholm, MN on December 2, 1928. She was raised in Hibbing, and moved to Chicago in 1946. Rosemary moved to Round Lake Beach in 1969. She loved quilting, sewing, and traveling with her husband in their motor home. Rosemary is survived by her children, Marina (Bill), Christina, Jim (Lori), Joseph C., Linda, Larry, and James Russell; ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Mary Zalokar, her husband Joseph William “Bill”, her son John, her brothers, Albin and Edward, and her sister Francis Ranger. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held privately at Ascension Catholic Cemetery 1920 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, masses would be appreciated. For more information please log onto or call (847)223-8122.

7 Responses to Rosemary R. Thomas

  • Karen & Kim Knowlton says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Thomas’s passing, and are glad we got to know her. I will always be thankful to her & her husband for rescuing me from a predicament several years ago, when they happened along. Our sincere condolences to her family and wishes for peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Marina Barratt says:

    Today would have been her 87th birthday. Happy Birthday Mom. May the peace of the lord be with you.
    Love, Suzie

  • Maureen Thomson says:

    I remember Rose as a very loving grandmother & mother who was devoted to her family. She always had a smile for everyone -no matter who you were. She always shown me interest & care in my life. What a wonderful woman!

  • Pamela Doyle says:

    Jim, Jason and Jack…I’m so sorry for your lost….Peace and love to all the Thomas family.

  • Haley VanderMeer says:

    My family and myself are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers always. Hang in there.