Blanca Lahera, age 81, of Round Lake Beach passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home. She was born June 14, 1932 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Blanca was a member of St. Joseph Church in Round Lake and was a 25 year heart transplant survivor. Her greatest gift of these additional years was that she was able to get to know and love her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Hugo J. Lahera, Juan L. Lahera, Juan C. (Sandy) Lahera, and Ellen R. (Doug) Richter; her grandchildren, David, Nicolas, Michael, Katie, Tyler, and Chloe; a sister, Mercedes de Rojas; and a brother, Agustin de Rojas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo P. Lahera, whom she married on July 3, 1948. Friends of the family may visit from 9:00am until 11:30am, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass will be at 12:00pm Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Church, 114 North Lincoln, Round Lake, IL 60073. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.