Marilyn R. DeMeyer
Marilyn R. DeMeyer, 66, lifelong resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Journey Care Hospice in Glenview, IL. She was born September 14, 1952 in Chicago, IL to Bob and Ruth Notson and moved to Grayslake when she was 6 months old. She graduated from Grayslake Community High School and Elmhurst College where she earned an Elementary Education Degree. She taught first grade at Lakeview School then Millburn School. She also worked at Faith Baptist Church as a secretary for 12 years, as well as helping her husband, Rich, at his shop. Marilyn met her husband Rich on a blind date on June 7, 1971 and they married on August 2, 1975. They stayed happily married for 43 years. Marilyn loved people. And if she couldn’t talk face to face, she was quick to pick up the phone. She loved hosting birthdays, graduations, holidays and parties. Her laugh and her smile were both contagious and she had a way of making everyone feel at home – friends, family and strangers alike. She loved having a home full of kids and cared for both her own as well as many others over the years. Nothing was more important to her than her faith in Jesus Christ. She took every opportunity to pray with others and point them to the hope found in Him. And through both the highs and lows of life, she leaned on Him to carry her. More than leaving family behind, Marilyn leaves a legacy of a faithful marriage, a strong faith in Jesus, and a deep love for people. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Rich, her children Kristin (Doug) Rowland, Brian (Megan) DeMeyer, Karen (Zach) Ruding, her grandchildren Zander, Clara and Emersyn Rowland and Jordan DeMeyer, her siblings Susan (David) Tripp and Ken (Wendy) Notson. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00am at Grace Community Church 15 Commerce Dr. Grayslake, IL 60030. Instead of flowers and other gifts to the family, donations to Grace Community Bible Church, Rock Island Bible Church, and Samaritan’s Purse are requested. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.