David G. Strang
David G. Strang, 85, a lifelong resident of Grayslake, passed away September 7, 2015 at his home. He was born July 8, 1930 in Grayslake, IL to Harold and Gertrude (nee: Grandy) Strang. David was a third generation funeral director and owner of Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium for over 50 years. He was a member of the Grayslake Historical Society, the Grayslake American Legion Post #659, Rising Sun Lodge #115, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Supreme Council 33, a Shriner of Medinah Temple Chicago, and Lake Council #121, Cryptic Masons of Illinois, Waukegan. Dave was in the second graduating class of Grayslake Community High School in 1948. Dave served in the US Army as a paratrooper and was an avid collector and showman of antique cars. He was also known for his love of animals, especially boxers. Dave is survived by his brother Thomas G. Strang, several cousins, and his devoted staff at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Arden Babcox. Friends of the family may visit on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Masonic services at 8:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Procession will be led by a horse-drawn hearse to Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847) 223-8122. Memorial donations may be made to the Grayslake Historical Society, 164 Hawley Street, Grayslake, IL 60030 or to Boxer Rebound, PO Box 214, Ringwood, IL 60072.
Dave was ALWAYS, ALWAYS – kind, helpful and extremely accommodating! When we left Grayslake, if I was driving through and noticed lots of cars, I could call and ask and he’d always respond. And, he had a great sense of humor – which accepted my kind of twisted humor in stride. I’ve missed talking with him the last few years when I have stopped in for other visitation. Regrettably, distance and other commitments must take precedence over a trip to Grayslake this weekend. Thank you for all you did for so many of us in difficult times of need.
So sorry to hear about the loss of David. He was a good man, and well liked and respected by many. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
My deepest sympathy to the entire Strang Family. Dave’s kindness, thoughtfulness and his professionalism will always be remembered by my family and friends for the many years of service that he has given to all that have lost loved ones. There is a special place waiting for him to join the hearts of many. He will always be remembered and loved by many. Rest in peace, Dave, and God Bless you.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a true to heart man, kind and compassionate. These qualities Dave possessed and applied to me personally, were qualities most definitely to aspire to. I’m quite sure he is rejoicing with The Lord, whom he spoke of with high regard and humility. May God bring comfort to all those who were touched by Dave’s life.
We can only repeat what others in the Grayslake community have already expressed. Dave had the unique qualities that if exemplified by the world, could arouse peace, kindness, and love in perpetuity to the entire world. He was an outstanding example of what goodness truly means. He always extended himself to others in ways of compassion and service as they trodded through the anguishing pains of loss. May the Lord look kindly upon this gentle man and grant him everlasting life in His Kingdom.
Though I only knew Dave through reputation, I can recognize that the community lost a wonderful member today. I know Dave will be missed by many, but the warm thoughts and memories he leaves behind will be held forever in the heart of Grayslake. Rest in Peace.
Our hearts are broken dear Dave..we have decades of memories..my sons , myself..my dear sister Lillian Raysby-Sawyer- Wapniarski- Payton Condolences to the entire family. Ms angel Baasch & sosns (Tye, Tyler & Tim)….
dear david you will be missed.we have known you and your family our whole life.You have taken care of my whole family.When my sister delores passed,you were so kind and ccompassinate.my you rest in peace.condolences to the entire family Bil & jan
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