Ronald L. Nootbaar
Ronald L. Nootbaar, 78, a resident of Grayslake Carillon North and formerly of Park Forest, passed away Thursday December 11, 2014. He was born August 12, 1936 in Harvey, IL to Edwin and Frieda Nootbaar. Ronald had worked for Roberts Colonial House in South Holland. He was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and earned scouting’s Silver Beaver award. He pursued many hobbies especially stained glass. Ronald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris, his sons David (Sofia) Nootbaar and Mark (Karen) Nootbaar, his granddaughters Lisa, Laura, Lindsay, and Paige Nootbaar, and his siblings Gene (Vi) Nootbaar and Jane Nootbaar. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends of the family may visit on Monday December 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd. Grayslake IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.
My depest sympathy to the entire Nootbaar family. Mr. Nootbaar was one of my scoutmasters in the 80s. I was in Troop 186 with Mark. We had a lot of great times camping and I appreciate all the time he gave to the Boy Scouts. I remember getting prepared for campouts at the Nootbaar house. We were pulling tents out of every corner of the garage. I made some great memories in scouting and Troop 186 was the best. My dad, Dave Bell was also heavily involved in the Troop as well. He passed 4 years ago. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that Mr. Nootbaar helped to raise a community of boys into young men. He will be missed.
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