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David J. MacLagan

Published June 20,2018

Obituary's Biography:

David John MacLagan, 66, a resident of Gurnee, IL passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at his home. He was born July 21, 1951 in Waukegan, IL to William and Elizabeth MacLagan. David was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a retiree from Abbott Laboratories after 35 years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Bears fan. David is survived by his daughter Amanda (Tim) Byrne, his grandchildren Kailyn, Emalee, and Zachary Byrne, his siblings Betsy Bisland, Donald MacLagan, Robert MacLagan, Margaret (Charles) Spriggs, and Jim MacLagan, and his numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William, and his brother-in-law Robert Bisland. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00am at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held privately. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

15 replies on “David J. MacLagan”

  1. David and I were childhood best friends but I have not been a very good friend for the past 20 years. We just had separate lives in different locations. We have remained friends but only have seen each other on special occasions.

    My brother Russ was very good friends with Dave and the rest of the family. I was happy to let him take my place, because it indirectly kept me close with Dave

    Being the same age as David, it is particularly hard to see first hand how short life is. We really need to take a lesson from this that we need to stay in touch with those with whom we are friends. You never know when someone will be gone.

  2. David and I worked together at Abbott for many years. And, remembering my friend on this day is comforted by so many good memories. It was an honor to call you my friend.

  3. What do you say about a freind of over 60 years we’d get up at seven to meet four kids from a nother naighborhood for baseball in a dirt lot Dave was allways funny hed be lookin for his glasses and finally realize he had um on his nick name was Sam for your crackin me up Sam was a wonderfull childhood freind man some how he brought me by the house that morning i was right behind an oficer pulling in the drive i never go that way but here i was I said to myself well wonder whats up thanks man!

  4. I’m so heartbroken Dave was one of my best friends. We met in high school. We had the opportunity to rekindle our friendship when I moved back to the area in 2002. So many fond memories with Dave and Mary. I will miss his good advice, his corny sense of humor and the assurance of a true friend.

    My sincere condolences to Amanda and the entire MacLagan family.

    Love and prayer,
    Carol Pickett Cole

    1. Dave I will miss u. Every day I drove by on Delaney we had a friendly wave to one another. You will be missed by a lot of people. God bless you dave.

  5. My condolences to Dave’s entire family. What a sweet, kind, caring and funny guy. Always very much the gentleman. Good times in Waupaca, WI with Dave and Mary and the Waukegan group. May God bless you, Dave.

    Diana Krieg Thompson

  6. A friend for over 60 years. May you Rest In Peace old friend, you will never be forgotten.

  7. My deepest condolences to the MacLagon family for the loss of your brother, Dave. May he RIP.

  8. Dave,I will miss your waves as I drive by your house on Delaney. Rip my friend. Until we meet again.god bless you. Steve anderson

  9. Dave and I worked at Big Gurnee Discount while in HS. He was in the Records Dept (LP’s) and I in Health and Beauty. We had a blast. He had a wry sense of humor and I think it rubbed off on me. He called me Big Al and I called him Dave. Later we both worked at Radius Machine and Tool and continued to be great friends even though he was smarter than me. (according to Dave). We were neighbors in Grandwood Park. He was married and I was a single guy living in my parents basement :). We spent many an evening in the garage trying to stay out of trouble. Dave and I stayed in touch over the years, but not as much as we should have and saw each other one final time at Cubby’s (Frank Fedor) funeral. Yeah Dave, I’ll stop by soon. Take care my old friend, you will be missed. My condolences to the MacLagan family and especially Amanda.

  10. I was so sorry to here of Dave’s pasings. I worked with Dave for many years at Abbott Labs and it was a privilege to work with him. Over the years we had good times fishing and just being together with friends. He was the kind of person you could go to no matter what.I want to send my condolences from Tammy and myself to the family as I’m sure they will miss him as much. RIP my friend

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