William Erwin Kielgas

William Erwin Kielgas, age 77, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home.  He was born June 5, 1940 to Erwin and Delilas Kielgas.  He was a member of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine, whom he married on May 6, 1961 in Hilbert, WI; his sons, Mark (Kimberly) of McHenry, IL and Bruce (Jennifer) of Shanghai, China; grandchildren, Stephanie (Peter) Kinder, Brady Kielgas and Emma Kielgas; and one sister, Sue (Art) Fochs of West Bend, WI.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Friends of the family may visit from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 W. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Willow Lawn Memorial Park, 24090 US Highway 45, Vernon Hills, IL 60061.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Lord of Glory Lutheran Church Comfort Dog—Tobias.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030.  For information, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

One Response to William Erwin Kielgas

  • Gerry & Peg Henseler says:

    Elaine & Family
    Peg & I are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Bill was a wonderful friend during our high school years as he ferried me back and fourth from my fathers Grocery Store to school. After high school we lost contact with each other as you moved to Il. then his accident did not allow him to return for any of our class reunions. Bill was a wonderful person and had a great sense of humor and will be missed by your family. Know he is in a better place and can watch over you. Kindness regards,
    Gerry