Our Obituaries

Dale L. Gifford

May 30, 1950 - June 22, 2018

Dale Lloyd Gifford, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22nd, in his home in Libertyville. He was surrounded by family as he moved on to continue his work for The Kingdom of God. Dale was born on May 30, 1950 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin to the late Wilfred and Priscilla Gifford. He attended Ladysmith High School and was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1968. Dale studied Actuarial Science...
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John E. Galvin II

January 8, 1932 - June 21, 2018

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Attilio A. Foresta

August 2, 1924 - June 21, 2018

Attilio "Al" Foresta, 93, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born August 2, 1924 in Chicago, formerly living in Ft. Sheridan, moving to Libertyville in 1962. He was a US Army veteran entering the Aircorp in 1943 and retiring in 1966. Al was a Jewel employee for 50 years at the Deerfield store working at the Grayslake store for the...
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Erika Stahnke

August 29, 1939 - June 20, 2018

Erika Stahnke, 78, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family in Antioch, IL. She was born August 29, 1939 in Europe and came to the United States in 1957. She had been a resident of Antioch since 1991, was formerly of Libertyville and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Erika will be remembered for her love of sewing, gardening, her excellent...
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William C. Osborn

February 14, 1956 - June 18, 2018

William C. Osborn, 62, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 in Des Plaines. He was born February 14, 1956 in Muncie, IN. Bill had been a Mundelein resident for most of his life where he was a 1975 graduate of Mundelein High School and was also employed by the school for many years. Bill was a member of the United Methodist church in Libertyville where he would volunteer his time to their PADS...
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Dorothy Price

September 19, 1923 - June 16, 2018

Dorothy Price, 94, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 peacefully in her home in Vernon Hills, IL. She was born on September 19, 1923 in Duncan, OK to Laura and C.P. Roberts. She attended the School of Design at Washington University in St Louis. Before marriage, she designed wedding veils for Neiman Marcus in Dallas, TX. Dorothy traveled all over the world and lived in Davis, CA, Memphis, TN...
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John E. DeWolf, III

October 31, 1926 - June 14, 2018

John E. DeWolf, III, 91, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1926 in Chicago and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 50 years. John was a graduate of Penn State University, where he remained an active alumni, serving on the Chicago Alumni Board and scholarship committee. He was an industrial engineer and manager at Abbott...
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Myrna O'Reilly

June 24, 1946 - June 12, 2018

Myrna O'Reilly, 71, of Marco Island, FL and previously from the Chicago area, slipped from the bonds of earth into the loving hands of the Lord on June 12, 2018. Myrna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and adored and cherished friend. Prior to her well earned and deserved retirement, Myrna was an entrepreneur and business woman having built a successful company called Coupon Cash Saver,...
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Burl Forbes Nader

May 14, 1921 - June 11, 2018

Burl Forbes Nader, 97, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Libertyville Manor. He was born May 14, 1921 in East Alton, IL and has been a Libertyville resident since 1950. He was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO and the University of Michigan Law School. Burl has been a Libertyville Attorney for many years and a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He was a veteran of...
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Slavica Bulic

July 25, 1956 - June 9, 2018


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Nancy Mae Britton

March 15, 1940 - June 3, 2018

Nancy M. Britton, 78, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Libertyville. She was born March 15, 1940 in Chicago and was a Mundelein resident for most of her life. She loved to quilt and was the biggest cheerleader for her children and grandchildren. Nancy was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed by all. She is survived by her three children, Debra Peterson, Lisa (Michael)...
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June Beverly Rajca

June 13, 1916 - June 1, 2018

June B. Rajca, 101, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Glenview. She was born June 13, 1916 in Chicago, was a former resident of Libertyville and Highland Park and had been living in Glenview for the past year. June loved to spend summers in Oshkosh, WI with her family; she enjoyed Crocheting, needlepoint, crossword puzzles, and playing the piano. She is survived by her three...
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Sally D. Goodman

August 22, 1932 - May 28, 2018

Sally had a beautiful life full of love and family and friends. Her story began in Chicago, born on August 22, 1932, to Howard and Margaret Dyslin. Sally passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, May 28, 2018. In her younger years growing up in Beverly she pursued her love of dance, taking ballet and tap lessons. In the late 1940's and early 1950's, Sally earned a position with the...
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David Lee Herion

April 11, 1966 - May 26, 2018

David Lee Herion, 52, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Libertyvillle on Sat. May 26, 2018. He was born April 11, 1966 in Highland Park, IL and had been a Libertyville resident all his life. He was a graduate of Libertyville High School and soon after joined the family business, Herion Roofing and later his own company called Herion Enterprises. Dave had a love for all animals, also helping...
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Hazel Jean Sagendorph

November 11, 1935 - May 24, 2018

Hazel Sagendorph, 82, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Libertyville, IL. After growing up in Worcester, MA, and living in the east, Hazel moved to Libertyville in 1969 where she and her husband lived and raised their family for 30+ years. After that, they lived in Grayslake for 15 years before moving to Vernon Hills two years ago. Hazel was a member of United Methodist Church and served...
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Richard J. Ward, Sr.

July 14, 1954 - May 21, 2018

Richard J. "Rick" Ward, Sr., 63, passed away May 21, 2018 peacefully at his home in Libertyville. He was born July 14, 1954 in Highland Park, IL. Rick grew up in Prairie View and spent his adult life in Libertyville. He was a graduate of Stevenson High School where he played football and met his wife, Linda. He instilled that love and discipline of sports in his sons, spending countless years ...
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Richard G. Hansen

June 13, 1955 - May 20, 2018

Richard G. Hansen, 62, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home in Wheeling, leaving behind 52 rolls of toilet paper, 10 tubes of toothpaste and numerous other random items that would be helpful if Y2K actually happened. He was born June 13, 1955 in Chicago, raised in Winnetka and graduated from New Trier High School. Teachers loved little Richie, except for his Kindergarten teacher who...
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Gerald "Gerry" Hagerty

August 12, 1938 - May 20, 2018

Gerald W. "Gerry" Hagerty, 79, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Lincolnshire, IL. He was born August 12, 1938 in Highland Park, IL and had been a Libertyville area resident for most of his life. He was a 1956 graduate of Libertyville High School, served in the US Marine Corps and received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He was a former teacher at Central...
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Harold E. Anderson

January 29, 1931 - May 19, 2018

Harold E. Anderson, 87, of Penick Village, Southern Pines, NC, went to be with his Lord on May 19, 2018. Harold was born on January 29, 1931, in Jamestown, NY, to Ernest and Esther Anderson. Harold had two sisters, Elsie Anderson (deceased) and Middy (Don) Crellin. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1949. He met his wife, Elsie (Larson) while attending North Park College in Chicago....
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Alice Georgette Hofmann

January 12, 1929 - May 14, 2018

Alice G. Hofmann, 89, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home in Geneva, IL. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Saint-Etienne-de-Brillouet, France, moved to Belgium in 1938 and came to live in the USA in 1951. She had been a Libertyville resident for 35 years and has lived in Geneva, IL for the past 13 years. Alice was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Libertyville, a member of...
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Julie A. Wilkins

December 8, 1950 - May 14, 2018


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Alan Michael Swartz

February 20, 1987 - May 12, 2018

Alan Michael Swartz, 31, of Vernon Hills, IL passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his home. He was born February 20, 1987 in Evanston, was a graduate of Loyola Academy, Roosevelt University and received his master's degree from the University of Chicago. Alan was a chemist, a talented pianist and guitarist and had a wonderful sense of humor. Surviving...
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Marilyn Piest

January 21, 1931 - May 10, 2018

Marilyn (nee Blackmore) Piest, 87, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Highland Park, Illinois. She was born January 21, 1931 in Chicago and was a former resident of Libertyville and Gurnee. Marilyn was a graduate of Wright College in Chicago and was a former secretary for IMC in Mundelein. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, had a love for dogs,...
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Javier Olvera

June 27, 1961 - May 8, 2018


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Janice G. Savidis

February 18, 1921 - May 7, 2018

Janice G. Savidis, 97, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1921 in Deerfield, IL and had been a Libertyville resident since 195l. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, where she sang in the choir for 52 years. She was a volunteer at Condell Hospital for 51 years , was a former Vice President of the hospital...
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Reno Nuara

February 17, 1950 - May 7, 2018

Reno Nuara, 68, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 17, 1950 in Lucca, Italy, came to live in the USA in 1966, was formerly of Highland Park and Hawthorn Woods, living in Gurnee for the past 5 years. Reno was a retired employee of Linari Construction in Highwood, enjoyed cooking, building homes, golf, traveling and especially his family. He...
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Colin D. Henderson

October 27, 1995 - May 6, 2018

Colin Dale Henderson, 22, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born October 27, 1995 in Waukegan, IL, attended Carmel High School where he played on the football team and graduated from Grayslake High School. He was a Boy Scout and also involved with the Air Force Explorers Group. He had a life-long passion for automobiles and he became an accomplished auto-body technician. His...
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Kris Ann Brickert

March 14, 1951 - May 4, 2018

Kris Ann Brickert, 67, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at her home. She was born March 14, 1951 in Waukegan and has loved living in Libertyville throughout her life. She was a 1969 graduate of Libertyville High School and has stayed in touch with many friends made there and planned reunions for the group. In her spare time, she also enjoyed spending time "up North" out and about on the boat...
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Virginia A. Gilmore

September 10, 1924 - May 4, 2018

Virginia Gilmore, 93, a longtime advocate for social justice, civil rights and peace, died May 4 in Vernon Hills, Ill., of complications related to Alzheimer's disease. A memorial meeting for worship in celebration of her life will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, at the Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting, 1904 E. Main St., Urbana, Ill. Virginia Gilmore was born Sept. 10, 1924, in...
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Olga Shegelsky

January 16, 1954 - May 3, 2018


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Alma R. Zapanta

December 31, 1989 - May 1, 2018

Alma R. Zapanta, 28, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She was born December 31, 1989 in Manila, Philippines and came to live in the USA in 1999. Alma was a 2010 graduate of North Chicago High School. She is survived by her parents, Wilfredo & Emy Zapanta and by brothers, Ariel (Connie) Zapanta and Amalia (Ramon) Gonzalez. A visitation will...
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Gerardo L. Aguilar

December 15, 1927 - April 27, 2018

Gerard Aguilar, 90, of Libertyville, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born Dec. l5, 1927 in Mexico, came to live in the USA at 19 years old and has been in the Chicago area for most of his life. He enjoyed playing tennis, telling stories, laughing and especially his family. Surviving are his wife Carmela Aguilar; 4 children, Alfred (Kimberly)...
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Patrick D. Zepeda

May 25, 1977 - April 27, 2018

Patrick Daniel Zepeda, 40, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Libertyville. He was born May 25, l977 in Muncie, IN and had been a resident of Mundelein for the past 21 years. Patrick was employed by Creative Technology in Elk Grove Village and was a happy family man, loving his family very much. Surviving are his wife Noemi (Salazar) Zepeda and 4 children, Lucas (l9),...
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Martha "Marcie" Brown

December 15, 1932 - April 26, 2018

Martha "Marcie" Brown, 85, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, IL. She was born December 15, 1932 in Memphis, TN and had been a Waukegan resident since 1962. Martha will be remembered as artistic and crafty and for her love of gardening and traveling. Surviving is her daughter, Darcie (Sandy Sullivan) Brown and by her grand cats, Rosie...
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MaryRose Soenksen

August 16, 1962 - April 23, 2018

MaryRose Soenksen, 55, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 16, 1962 in Waukegan, IL was raised and married to the love of her life in Libertyville, having lived in Vernon Hills for the past 27 years. MaryRose was a 1980 graduate of Libertyville High School and attended the College of Lake County receiving...
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Elsie H. Johnson

March 13, 1921 - April 21, 2018

Elsie H. Johnson, 97, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born March 13, 1921 in Freeman, South Dakota and was formerly of Half Day, living in Mundelein for the past 72 years. She and her husband of 67 years, the late Kenneth J. Johnson were former owners of Mitchell Heating Company in Mundelein for 30 years. Elsie enjoyed...
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Cynthia Lee Schaffer

October 15, 1957 - April 21, 2018

Cynthia Lee Schaffer, 60, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home in Wildwood. She was born October 15, 1957 in Libertyville and was a 1975 graduate of Libertyville high school. Cyndy enjoyed cooking, gardening, her cats and most of all her family. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Fiancé Kyle Parmelee) Schaffer; sister, Kathy (Saford) Wilson; brother, Les (Brenda)...
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Scott I. Engle

October 9, 1951 - April 19, 2018

Scott I. Engle, 66, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Community North Heart Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born October 9, 1951 in Chicago, was a former 28year resident of Vernon Hills, living in Fishers, IN for the past 5 years. He was the facilities manager for Arthur Anderson accounting firm in Chicago for 20yrs and was also a former employee of Menards in Mundelein. Scott...
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William "Bill" Capre

May 22, 1935 - April 16, 2018

William "Bill" Capre, 82, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Libertyville. He was born May 22, 1935 in New York City, was formerly of Chicago and Buffalo Grove, living in Grayslake for the past 16 years. He received his Master' degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago for 50 years. He was a US Army Korean War veteran and a former...
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Donald E. Nelson

November 30, 1939 - April 15, 2018

Donald Edward Nelson, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Evanston. He was born November 30, 1939 in Evanston, was a former resident of Palatine, living in Libertyville for the past 40 years. He was the retired Vice President of W.W.B. Corp. in Libertyville and enjoyed golfing, traveling, the Cubs, woodworking and spending time at his home in Naples, FL. Surviving are his...
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Andrea Zurek

February 3, 1975 - April 11, 2018

Andrea Zurek, 43, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at her home in Mundelein. She was born February 3, 1975 in Libertyville, was a graduate of Woodstock High School and had been living in Mundelein for the past four years. Andrea was a loving, caring, nurturing woman and will especially be missed by several young children she nannied for who she was like a mother to. She is survived by...
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Lynn Campbell Bieri

March 14, 1943 - April 10, 2018

Lynn Campbell Bieri, 75, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born March 14, 1943 in Aurora, IL and had been a Libertyville area resident for most of her life. She was a 1961 graduate of Libertyville High School and also a graduate of Victory Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She began her career as a nurse at Condell Memorial...
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Consolacion "Ching" Gonzales

September 4, 1932 - April 6, 2018

Consolacion "Ching" Gonzales, 85, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 in Lincolnshire, IL. She was born September 4, 1932 in Lipa City, Philippines, came to live in the USA in 1970, was formerly of Skokie and had been a Vernon Hills resident since 2004. Consolacion was a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas with a pharmaceutical degree in the Philippines, where she owned and operated a...
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Lawrence Michael Gregory, DDS

April 20, 1948 - April 4, 2018

Lawrence M. Gregory, DDS, 69, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at JouneyCare hospice in Barrington. He was born April 20, 1948 in Chicago, was a former 36 year resident of Libertyville, living in Vernon Hills the past 8 years. Larry was a graduate of Northern Illinois University followed by Loyola Dental School. He had a dental practice in Chicago for 14 years, enjoyed golf and running,...
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Jean M. Schauwecker

May 22, 1942 - March 31, 2018


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Jose B. Franco

April 11, 1950 - March 29, 2018

Jose B. Franco, 67, of Prairie View, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Evanston Hospital. He was born April 11, 1950 in Quito, Ecuador and came to the USA IN 1972. He was a former resident of Chicago and has lived in Prairie View for the past 27 years. Jose was employed by Emerson Electric (Camco Corporation) in Wheeling, manufacturing machine parts and later CDW in Vernon Hills. He...
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Jack M. Koca

June 8, 1952 - March 29, 2018


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Lester W. Montgomery

November 11, 1927 - March 27, 2018

Lester W. Montgomery, 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home at Spring Meadows in Libertyville. He was born Sept. 11, 1927 in Chicago, grew up in the Roseland area and graduated from Fenger High School. He served in the US Army at the end of WWII. He became a tool design engineer and eventually moved to Libertyville in 1963 where he worked at The Frank G. Hough Company,...
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Eulalio Rosario Rafael

February 12, 1924 - March 24, 2018

Eulalio Rosario Rafael, 94, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home in Grayslake, IL. He was born on February 12, 1924 in the Philippines and came to live in the United Sates in 1977. Eulalio was formerly of Highland Park and has lived in Grayslake since 1987 and was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Gurnee. Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Victoria Rafael; 2 children,...
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James L. Coulter

September 5, 1946 - March 20, 2018

James L. Coulter, 71, of Gurnee, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born Sept. 5, 1946 in Maryville, TN and has lived in Gurnee since 1979 were he was the owner of Coulter's Construction Company. Jim loved animals and was an avid horseman who bred and owned race horses. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Helen Coulter;...
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John Atherton Josko

May 8, 1950 - March 20, 2018

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Charles W. McCullough

March 19, 2018

Charles W. McCullough, 93, of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home. He was born in 1924 in San Jose, IL and was a part of farming all his life. He moved to Libertyville in 1952 and worked for Continental Grain (formerly Allied Mills, Inc.) until he retired after 35 years of service as a field crop manager. Chuck and his family were active members of St...
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H. Straten "Tack" Barrettsmith, II

May 12, 1945 - March 17, 2018

H. Straten "Tack" Barrettsmith, 72, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Libertyville. He was born May 12, 1945 in Chicago and had been living in Vernon Hills for the past 40 years. He was a graduate of Quigley High School in Chicago and received his bachelor's degree at Loyola University. Tack was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and a member of St. Mary of Vernon Church and the Knights...
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Ann R. Estep

November 6, 1929 - March 16, 2018

Ann R. Estep, 88, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 in Libertyville. She was born Nov. 6, 1929 in Conway, Arkansas, was a former resident of Oak Ridge, TN and moved to Libertyville in 1965. Ann met her husband while working for the Atomic Energy Commission in TN and was a founding member of the League of Women Voters in Oak Ridge. She was the assistant librarian at Libertyville High School...
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Audree J. Nielsen

March 23, 1936 - March 14, 2018

Audree J. Nielsen, 82, passed away on Wed. March 14, 2018 in Lake Zurich, IL. She was born March 23, 1936 in Woodstock, IL and has been a Libertyville resident since 1961. She was a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and was an elementary school teacher in Bensenville and at Adler School in Libertyville. She was a member and former Sunday School Superintendant at St. Andrew's Lutheran...
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Ida A. Evans

May 18, 1921 - March 12, 2018

Ida A. Evans, 96, formerly of Mundelein, passed away on Mon. March 12, 2018 in Libertyville. She was born May 18, 1921 in Cook County, IL and grew up on the family farm in Prairie View, where she lived for many years. She raised her family in Prairie View, enjoyed gardening and was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Adkins...
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Alice L. Mika

August 25, 1921 - March 7, 2018


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James "Jimmy" Tazioli

July 19, 1992 - March 7, 2018


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Theodore "Andy" Wittliff

April 2, 1952 - March 7, 2018

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Arthur W. Radtke

January 11, 1926 - March 7, 2018

Arthur W. Radtke, 92, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Waukegan, IL. He was born January 11, 1926 in Evanston and was a current Waukegan resident. Arthur was a tool & die maker by trade and owned A.W. Radtke Tool Corp. for 30 years. He was a member and usher at Journey Church in Kenosha, WI and also a member of Gideous International. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Radtke; 3...
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Qinqiang Zhu

April 23, 1931 - March 6, 2018


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Heidrun "Heidi" Munser

June 14, 1942 - March 4, 2018

Heidrun "Heidi" Elizabeth Munser, 75, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Highland Park. She was born on June 14, 1942 in Germany. She worked as a hairdresser for many years, living in both Highland Park and Libertyville. She is survived by her sister, Waltraud; son, Jerry (Dawn); stepsons, Frank (Samantha) and Dirk (Denise); stepdaughters, Elke (Michael) and Selke; nephew, Frank;...
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Patricia Lynne Clark

August 28, 1939 - February 25, 2018

Patricia Lynne Clark, 78, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and came to live in the USA In 1964. She was a former resident of Glenview, living at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake for the past 15 years. Pat was a member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville and enjoyed their women's...
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Shirley K. Dassow

December 5, 1943 - February 23, 2018


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Eileen M. Gallagher

November 11, 1947 - February 22, 2018

Eileen Marie Gallagher, 70, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Lake Forest, Illinois. She was born November 11, 1947 in New York City, New York, was formerly of Oak Park & Villa Park, living in Vernon Hills for the past year and a half. A lifelong educator, Eileen was a graduate of Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa and received her Masters and Doctorate at Northern IL University in DeKalb. ...
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Donald E. Williams

March 8, 1945 - February 20, 2018

Donald E. Williams, 73, passed away Tuesday, February, 20, 2018 at his home in Vernon Hills. He was born March 8, 1945 In Hutchinson, KS, was a former resident of Buffalo Grove and had been living in Vernon Hills since 1991. Donald was a contact center operational specialist for many years at LTD Commodities in Bannockburn. He was an avid Cubs fan, loved to travel, and will be missed by all...
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Shirley Anne Shull

May 23, 1935 - February 20, 2018

Shirley Anne Shull, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Libertyville surrounded by her children. She was born May 23, 1935 in Libertyville and had been a Libertyville resident all her life. She was a 1953 graduate of Libertyville High School and enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her family. Surviving are 4 children, Linda (David) Meloney, Janet...
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Georgi "George" Kostov

April 2, 1941 - February 20, 2018

Georgi "George" Kostov, 77, passed away on Tues. Feb. 20, 2018 in Libertyville. He was born April 2, 1941 in Bulgaria and came to live in the USA in 1971. He has been a Grayslake resident for many years and was the owner of the Waukegan European Auto Repair. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Jelica Kostov and son Michael Kostov. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon...
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Katherine M. Steel

March 11, 1933 - February 19, 2018

Katherine M. Steel, 84, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at her home. She was born March 11, 1933 in Sparta, WI and has been a resident of Libertyville for the past 42 years. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison Nursing School, was formerly employed as the Director of Nursing at Libertyville Manor and also had a Bachelor of science degree. She was a member of the...
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William "Bill" Ruge

January 17, 1924 - February 16, 2018

William D. "Bill" Ruge, 94, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Lincolnshire. He was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Chicago and has been a resident of Vernon Hills for the past 41 years. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps, having served in Europe during WWII, enjoyed fishing and was a former employee of the Continental Can Corporation in Chicago for 24 years. He was the beloved son...
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Perl V. Farrington, Jr.

October 22, 1925 - February 15, 2018

Perl V. Farrington, Jr. 92, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Brewer, Maine and was a 1943 graduate of Bucksport, Maine High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following his discharge in 1946, Perl enrolled at the University of Maine,...
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Christa E. (nee Hausner) Rolston

June 28, 1937 - February 13, 2018

The Lord called home his beloved servant, Christa E. (Hausner) Rolston, 80, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. She was born June 28, 1937 in Leipzig, German and immigrated to Chicago in her teens. She was a 1956 graduate of Luther North High School in Chicago, where she would meet her future husband Richard W. Rolston, Jr. She has lived in Libertyville since 1972, where...
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Rita B. Thickpenny

March 9, 1927 - February 11, 2018


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William "Bill" Deets

July 5, 1927 - February 11, 2018

William Richard Deets , (you probably knew him as Bill) entered eternal life on Sunday, February 11, 2018. His spirit is carried on by his wife Lois, his daughters and their husbands, grandchildren and spouses, thirteen great grandchildren and an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life. Bill was blessed with 90 happy and healthy years of life. He was born...
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Robert "Bob" Butler, Sr.

August 24, 1948 - February 10, 2018

Robert P. "Bob" Butler, Sr. 69, passed away on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 in Libertyville. He was born Aug. 24, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI and had been a Mundelein resident since 1985. Bob was a graduate of Proviso West High School in Hillside and also the University of Illinois with a chemical engineering degree. He retired from Abbott Laboratories in 2007 as a chemical engineering manager. He was a US Army...
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Gertrude C. Vale

April 3, 1921 - February 10, 2018

Gertrude C. Vale, 96, passed away on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 at her home. She was born April 3, 1921 in Chicago, where she was a resident for most of her life, living in Vernon Hills since 1991. She was a former employee of MPC Products Corp. in Chicago and a member of St. Mary of Vernon Church for over 25 years. She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (nee Eiffes) Vale;...
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Helen Catherine Sedlak

September 12, 1917 - February 9, 2018

Helen C. Sedlak, 100 years old, at rest Feb. 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Steve; Loving mother of William (Arlene) Sedlak and the late Sandra Elliott; devoted grandmother of Willliam (Ann Marie) Sedlak, Susan (Chad) Adams, Stephen Sedlak, Michael (Cherie) Fagan and Linda Styczen; dear great grandmother of Amy, Amanda, Jillian, Alyssa, Cassie, Sean, Lukas and Arielle; Cherished mother-in-law...
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Santa Rose Lentsch

September 13, 1916 - February 7, 2018

Santa Rose Lentsch, 101 years old, passed away on Wed. Feb. 7, 2018 at Brentwood North in Riverwoods. She was born Sept. 13, 1916 in Chicago, where she lived for most of her life and has lived in Vernon Hills for the past 21 years. Santa was a former department manager for Goldblatt's Department Store and enjoyed crocheting and bingo. Surviving are her daughter, Joan (Al) Proia of...
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Carolyn C. Freese

July 17, 1931 - February 6, 2018

Carolyn C. Freese, 86, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home in Libertyville, IL. She was born July 17, 1931 in Barrington, IL and has lived in Libertyville since 1960. Carolyn and her husband were partners in building and real estate of custom home in Lake County. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends from PEO, playing tennis, skiing, golf, camping and traveling. Surviving...
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Ann Schein

May 22, 1935 - February 5, 2018

Ann Schein (nee Moore) RN., BA., MSE., ES. 82 years old, died after a brief illness on Mon. Feb. 5, 2018 at Lake Forest Hospital. Beloved wife of 58 years to Egon Schein; loving mother of Beth (Kris Hasemann) and Juli, and devoted caregiver to Casey (feline) Schein. She was preceded in death by her brother Gene E. Moore and her parents, Evelyn (nee Zwiger) and Edward F. Moore. ...
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William "Bill" Coleman

February 6, 1958 - February 4, 2018

William L. "Bill" Coleman, 59, of Libertyville died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1958 in Rock Island, IL and attended the University of Illinois, DePaul University and received his degree from Augustana College in Rock Island. Bill was a regional manager for waste and recycling management companies in Iowa. He loved his family dearly, was a mentor to his sons and enjoyed...
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Loretta Lee Zoellick

September 1, 1935 - February 1, 2018

Loretta Zoellick, 82 of Mundelein, IL. Loving and beloved wife of 60 years to Harold; wonderful mother to Steve and Mike Zoellick and Jane Haller; and loving grandmother of Claire Zoellick, Sarah and Haley Zoellick, and Dan and Jay Haller. Passed peacefully in her sleep with family by her side. She was an active contributor and leader in school, community, and church organizations. She loved...
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Bessie Brahos

December 19, 1928 - February 1, 2018

Bessie Brahos, 89, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 19, 1928 in Chicago, was a resident of the Edgebrook neighborhood in Chicago for over fifty years, spending the past twelve years in Beach Park. Bessie is remembered as a sweet, kind, and gentle lady who loved her family, especially her children and her grand dogs. She is...
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Lester E. Sznitko

March 5, 1949 - January 31, 2018

Lester E. Sznitko, 68, passed away on Wed. Jan. 31, 2018 in Glenview, IL. He was born March 5, 1949 in Coburg, Germany, was a former resident of Skokie, living in Libertyville for the past 39 years. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Niles and also a graduate and received his master's degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Les was a CPA consultant and enjoyed being an artist,...
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Therese M. Rose

July 3, 1934 - January 31, 2018

Therese M. Rose, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at her home in Vernon Hills. She was born July 3, l934 in Chicago, was a former resident of Grayslake, living in Libertyville for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville and was an artist, enjoying painting and her rose garden and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are 5...
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Ella Krebs

February 22, 1919 - January 30, 2018

Ella Krebs joined her Husband, Raymond and Son Joseph in Heaven on January 30, 2018. Born in a farmhouse in Vernon Township, Illinois on February 22, 1919 to William and Mamie S Holst, she was raised on a farm in Half Day, Illinois by her widowed mother and Grandparents whom she loved dearly. She loved all animals, especially the family horse and climbing trees as a child. After High School, she...
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Richard L. Gleason

May 1, 1922 - January 27, 2018

Richard L. Gleason, 95, passed away on Sat. Jan. 27, 2018 in Round Lake Beach. He was born May 1, 1922 in Half Day and had lived in Lake County for most of his life. He was a US Army veteran, having served in the European Theatre during WWII, receiving a purple heart and five bronze stars. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Arnhem and D Day as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne. Richard...
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Hugh Blair

January 23, 1920 - January 26, 2018

Hugh Thompson Blair, Jr., 98, passed away Friday, January 28, 2018 in Vernon Hills, IL. He was born January 13, 1920 in Middletown, Ohio, was a former resident of Chicago, Northbrook, Mundelein, living in Vernon Hills for the past 4 years. Hugh was the former owner of Blair Manufacturing in Evanston and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville. Surviving are his 3 sons,...
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Dorothea V. "Dottie" Aichroth

March 4, 1923 - January 26, 2018

Dorothea V. "Dottie" Aichroth, 94, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Libertyville. She was born March 4, 1923 in Chicago, where she lived for most of her life and has been in Lake Bluff for the past several years. Dottie loved all of her family members, including the Dachshund Dogs. Surviving are her nephew Bill (Becky) Kinast; Nieces, Cynthia Kinast, Claudia Kinast and Connie...
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Jeanette S. Earls

November 6, 1932 - January 25, 2018

Jeanette S. Earls, 85, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 in Libertyville, IL. She was born in Granite City, IL, formerly of Lake Bluff, retiring to Treasure Island, FL in 2000. Jeanette was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving are her 3 sons, Ray, Randy and Rob(Lisa) Earls; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Kathleen Y. Baker

April 4, 1925 - January 24, 2018


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Catherine Elilzabeth Werley

February 24, 1915 - January 23, 2018

Catherine E. Werley, l02 years old, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Riverwoods, IL. She was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Newton, MA and lived most of her life in Chicago and Westmont. Surviving are 3 sons, Albert (Joan) Proia of Vernon Hills, Kenneth (Carol) Proia of Spring Grove and Robert (Joyce) Proia of St. Ives, England; a daughter, Dee Ketchem, 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great...
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Alexander Monko, Jr.

March 4, 1928 - January 21, 2018

Alexander Monko, 89, from Lincolnshire, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 in Libertyville. Born on March 4, 1928 in New Haven, CT, Alex graduated from Yale University College of Engineering. He worked for many years and retired from Armstrong Rubber Company/Pirelli Tire. He previously lived in Branford, CT for most of his life. A resident of Sedgebrook, Alex was actively involved in the...
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Brian T. Swanson

September 16, 1965 - January 21, 2018


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Joseph Patrick Head

June 17, 1962 - January 19, 2018


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Jeanne Schellenberger

March 2, 1927 - January 19, 2018

SCHELLENBERGER Jeanne Schellenberger, 90, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in Libertyville. She was born March 2, 1927 in Waukegan, IL, was a 40 year resident of Des Plaines and had been living at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake since 2004. She was a former member of St. Stephens Parish in Des Plaines and a member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Fremont Center. Jeanne enjoyed...
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Michael J. Yancovich

May 17, 1996 - January 18, 2018

Michael Yancovich, 21, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Beloved son of Stan (Sarah) Yancovich and Monica (Pam) Grobler, brother of Katie, step-brother of Charlie and Miriam, grandson of Harold and Bernice, Fred and Shelley, the late Chris and Barbara and the late Jo and Mort, nephew of Matthew (Lynn) and Krista (George), cousin of Brad, Nate, Harrison and Gabrielle. Michael was...
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Gwendolyn Priscilla Basner Wiedman

September 23, 1936 - January 17, 2018

Gwendolyn Priscilla Basner Wiedman, 81, a resident of Lake Forest for most of her life, passed away on Wed. Jan. 17, 2018. She was born Sept. 23, 1936 in Chicago and also enjoyed living in San Marcos, CA for 10 years. She was a volunteer at Lake Forest Hospital, a runner up Miss Southtown Chicago and an honor roll student graduating from Lindblom High School in 1955. She also enjoyed traveling,...
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Hannah Joy Keena

January 15, 2018 - January 15, 2018

Our Little Angel
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David M. Curran

August 7, 1951 - January 14, 2018

David M. Curran, 66, longtime resident of Gurnee, IL formerly of Glenview, IL. Born on August 7, 1951 in Chicago, IL to William W. and Jean (nee Solari) Curran, Dave lost his battle with cancer on January 14, 2018. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janet (nee Zemenick); twin sons, Brian D. Curran and Kevin M. (Kendra) Curran; sister, Mary (John) Machnik; brother-in-law,...
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