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Mary E. Johnson 
Age 74 of Lake Villa, passed away on Dec. 3, 2000 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach. She was born in Chicago on April 15, 1926. 
She is survived by her children, Jerome (Anita) Ashmus of Lake Villa, Frank J. Ashmus of Pontiac, Mark (Kristine) Ashmus of Fond Du Lac, Wis., Louise E. Ashmus of Kenosha, Wis., step-daughter, Sherry (Terry) DeMay of Kenosha, Wis. and step-son, Leroy Johnson of Cross Lake, Wis. 
Funeral Services were held Dec. 6 from Ringa Funeral Home, Lake Villa to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Lake Villa for the funeral Mass. 
Interment was private. 

Georgiana E. Newman 
Age 80 of Grayslake passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 at the Winchester House in Libertyville. She was born in Ellenburg, NY on Oct. 1, 1920. 
Georgiana will be greatly missed by her two sons, Daniel (Jennifer) Kliarsky of Palatine, Kevin Kliarsky of Prospect Heights, her daughter, Karen (John) Vellardita of Madison, Wis. 
Following Georgiana's wishes, there was no visitation or funeral service. 
Interment was private. 
Memorials may be made in Georgiana's name to the American Cancer Society-777 Central Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035. 
Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake assisted the family. 

Linda L. Caradonna 
Age 52 of Genoa City, Wis. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 at Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wis. She was born April 20, 1948 in Chicago. 
Survivors include her son, Luke in Genoa City, Wis. 
Funeral services were held Dec. 2, at the Spring Grove funeral Chapel, Spring Grove with the Rev. Darin Peterson of Lifeline Fellowship officiating. 
Interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 
In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to the family in her memory. 

Emilio C. 'Emil' Guerrero 
Age 50 of Round Lake Beach passed away suddenly at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville on Nov. 28, 2000. He was born in Chicago on Dec. 3, 1949. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Sean and Jason, both at home. 
Funeral Services were held Dec. 2 at the Ringa Funeral Home, Lake Villa to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Round Lake for the Funeral Mass. 
Interment was at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Guerrero Children's Educational Fund. 

Ralph Nichols 
Age 72 of Druce Lake, passed away on Dec. 4, 2000 leaving this earth where he was loved unconditionally by his wife of 51 years, Patricia and his son William S., and his daughter, Nicole A. Didier, also sons, James E. and John T. 
Services and interment were privately held. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel Ltd., Grayslake. 

Howard 'Red' Stann 
Eileen Stann 
Age 86 of Lake Villa passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 and his wife, Eileen (Zorger) Stann, 80 passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2000 both at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, after a five-year battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 26, 1914 in Chicago and Eileen was born Sept. 29, 1920 in Altoona, Pa. 
Survivors include one daughter, Ardeen (Jim) Harris of Antioch. 
Memorial Funeral Services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St., (Rte. 83), Antioch 
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m., Dec. 9 until time of services. 
Interment was private. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House in their memory. 

Irma C. Anderson 
Age 71 of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., formerly of Lake County passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000. Born Sept. 7, 1929 in Reichenbach, Germany, the daughter of Carl (Catherine) (nee Niklos) Wirth. 
She leaves her children, Marguerite (David) Janke of Wascott, Wis., Roberta (Thomas) Girard of Farmington, Minn., Barbara (Jeff) Manley of Grayslake, Mary (Rob) Kemp of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Annie (Kevin) Kasperski of Lindenhurst, Richard Wirth of Chicago and Harold (Beth) Anderson of Ingleside. 
Funeral Services were held Dec. 4 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake with the Rev. Raymond Skriba of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Round Lake officiating. 
Interment followed at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. 
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 777 N. Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035. 

Cecille Rose Sherman (nee Amann) 
Age 91, formerly of Grayslake passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at the Victory Lakes Continuing Care Center in Lindenhurst Born Jan. 23, 1909 in Waukegan. 
She leaves her children, Elaine (David) Creeden of Lawrence, Kan., Dianne (George) Nordling of Grayslake, Barbara (Terry) Argotsinger of Storm Lake, Iowa, Douglas (Terryl) Sherman of Grayslake, and Richard Sherman of Fresno, Calif. 
A Memorial visitation was held at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Grayslake on Dec. 6. 
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Andrews Church with Fr. Vincent Eckholm officiating. 
Interment was privately held. 
Memorials may be given to the church in memory of Mrs. Sherman. 
Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake was entrusted with the arrangements. 

Emily Christina Wagner 
Age 20 days old, passed away Nov. 29, 2000 at her residence. She was born Nov. 9, 2000 at Highland Park Hospital. 
She leaves her parents, Daniel (Carrie (nee Hale) Wagner of Gurnee; brothers, Alexander and Benjamin Wagner. 
Friends of the family visited on Dec. 4 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake 
Funeral Services were held at the funeral chapel, Dec. 4, with the Rev. Mark Roggensack of the Life Christian Church of Gurnee officiating. 
Interment was privately held at the Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery in Brookfield, Wis. 
Memorials may be given to the family in memory of Emily. 

Veora C. Heser 
Age 88 of Grayslake, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. She was born in Warrens, Wis. on April 7, 1912. 
She leaves her daughter, Diana (Tom) Morse of Tieton, Wash.; son, Eugene Heser of Round Lake Beach. 
A Memorial Service was held Dec. 7 at the Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Grayslake. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake 
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Living Water Assembly of God Church, 525 N. Atkinson Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. 

Thrall 'Hershey' J. Hershberger 
Age 58 of Grayslake, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Grayslake and had graduated from Grayslake High School in 1960. He was with the Great Lakes Commissary where he worked as a meat cutter for 20 years. He had also worked with the National TEA groceries as a meat cutter for 20 years. 
He leaves his wife, Karen (nee Hertz) whom he wed on Sept. 8, 1963; daughter, Tammy L. Hershberger of Grayslake; son, Thrall T. (Kristin) Hershberger of Park Falls, Wis. and special companions, Samantha and Silkie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thrall and Irene Hershberger. 
Funeral Services were held at 6 p.m, Dec. 3, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake with the Rev. John Holm of the Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church officiating. 
Friends and family visited at the funeral home on Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. 
Interment was at St. Cecilia Cemetery in Butternut, Wis. 
Memorials may be given to the Grayslake Fire Department, 160 Hawley St., Grayslake, IL 60030. 

Gladys J. McKie (nee Giese) 
Age 77, a 58 year resident of Wheaton passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at home. She was born in Geneva and raised in West Chicago. She was a member of the Gary Memorial United Methodist Church of Wheaton, the Wheaton Gad-Abouts and the Wheaton Garden Club. She was also an avid bridge player. 
She is survived by her husband, William T. 'Sandy' Sr.; her son, William T. Jr. (Patricia); her daughter, Laurie (Gene) Francis; grandchildren, Michele (Erik) Helland, Amie McKie, Gene Jr. (Lori) Francis, Tamara (Gerald) Cook and Ted (Lisa) Stay; her great grandchildren, Gunnar, Trevar and Austin; her two sisters, Doris (Melvin) Taylor and Phyllis Mueller and a brother-in-law, Don (Dolores) McKie. 
Visitation of family and friends was Dec. 6 at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton. 
Funeral Service was held Dec. 7 at the funeral home. 
Interment was private at Wheaton Cemetery. 

Benjamin Edward Tilton 
Age 43 of Grayslake, formerly of Gurnee, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis. He was born Nov. 26, 1957, the son of Robert and Margaret (nee Stoddard) Tilton. 
Surviving him are, a son, Robert Tilton; his mother, Joan Tilton of Grayslake; one sister, Barbara (James) Stone of Austin, Tex.; a niece and a nephew. His father preceded him in death in 1982. 
Memorial Services was held 1 p.m., April 13 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. 
Interment was privately held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sparta, Wis. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Benjamin's name to the American Cancer Society, 777 N. Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035. 

Earl G. Maether 
Age 79 of Libertyville, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at his home. He was born June 2, 1921 in Wauconda and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 75 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Libertyville High School and a U.S. Army veteran. 
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Geri Maether and two daughters, Marilyn (Alan) Copeland and Linda (Julius) Perez, all of Libertyville; four grandchildren, and two sisters. 
Visitation of family and friends was from 4-8 p.m. April 13 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. 
Funeral Services were held 11 a.m. April 14 at the Grace Lutheran Church, Libertyville with Pastor Gordon Cavers, officiating. 
Interment was held at Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Grace Lutheran Church would be appreciated. 

Betty J. Whitson 
Age 78 of Libertyville, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001 at her home. She was born March 4, 1923 in Bloomington and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 46 years. 
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Hall of Gurnee and Patricia Hart of Lillington, NC; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank Whitson in 1985. 
Funeral Services were held 11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville with the Rev. James E. Scorgie officiating. 
Interment followed at Northshore Garden of Memories. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. 

Harry D. Kut 
Age 66 of Genoa City, Wis., passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1934 in Harvey, the son of the late Stanley H. and Stella (Wajda) Kut. He moved to Antioch in 1970 and to Genoa City, Wis. in 1991. Harry served in the U.S. Army and was a marine mechanic for 30 years. He also served as a policeman in Lake Villa and Antioch and for the State of Illinois. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly S. Kut of Spring Grove; two grandchildren, Andrew P. Garcia and Tiffanie J. Garcia and one great grandchild, Cierra J. Midola, two brothers, Stanley and Robert and a sister, Marsha. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra L. Garcia in 1979. 
Funeral Services were held on Good Friday, April 13 at the Strang Funeral Home, Antioch. 
Interment with Military Honors was in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch. 

Evelyn C. Ruffolo 
Age 89 of Round Lake Beach, formerly of Chicago, passed away April 10, 2001. She was born Dec. 10, 1911 in Chicago. 
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Anthony) Slattery of Lake Villa; two grand daughters, and a great grandson. 
Friends called at on April 17 from 4-9 p.m. at the Symonds-Lakes Funeral Home, Grayslake. 
Funeral Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated April 18 at St. Gilbert's Church Chapel, Grayslake. 
Interment took place at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. 

Carol Mae Yarc 
Age 60 of Gurnee, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Provena St. Therese Medical Center, Waukegan. She was born Nov. 30, 1940 in Libertyville, the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Krase) Gaura. 
Survivors include her daughter, Laura Shepherd of Lake Villa and her son, Brian (Susan) Yarc of Antioch; her mother, Bernice Gaura of Mundelein; four grandchildren; her brother and her sister. 
Friends called at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch from 4-8 p.m., April 16. 
Funeral Services with Mass of Christian Burial was held April 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Church, Antioch. 
Interment was at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. 
Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Diabetes Association in her memory. 

George Magiera 
Age 85 of Waukegan, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Zion Care and Rehabilitation Center in Zion. He worked for the post office at Great Lakes. 
Private graveside services were held at the Warren Cemetery, Gurnee. 
The family entrusted the service to Strang funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. 

Dorothea Martha Birkemoe (Halvorsen) 
Age 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at the Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Twp., following a long illness. She was born in Chicago and lived in Fox River Grove, before moving to Succasunna eight years ago. She was a homemaker. She worked for Motorola in Chicago and was a part-time real estate agent. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, NJ and previously active in the Sayre's Mothers Chorus in Chicago. She also volunteered and professionally taught crafts, knitting and crocheting. She was formerly active with the Fox River Grove Senior Citizens Club in Illinois. 
She is survived by her son, Peter C. of Toronto, Canada; her daughter, Catherine B. Dent of Succasunna, NJ; her four grandchildren, Peter, Karen and Eric Birkemoe and Lisa Nolan; her two great grandchildren, Kelsie Nolan and Maggie Nolan; and her brother, Henry Halvorsen of Chicago. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter Louis in 1993. 
Friends may attend a Memorial Service at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ, on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. 
Donations may be made in her name to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Eyland Ave. at Unneberg Ave., Succasunna, NJ, 07876. 
Arrangements were made by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, Succasunna, NJ. 

Helen M. Eilrich 
Age 76 of Round Lake Beach, died Friday, April 13, 2001 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born Dec. 11, 1924 in Mishawaka, Ind. On Sept. 6, 1948 she married Hans Eilrich. 
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Hans W. Eilrich of Round Lake Beach; a daughter, Jennifer (Rick) Evert of Round Lake Beach; two sons, John (Lois) Eilrich of Schaumburg and Tim (Denise) Eilrich of Schaumburg, her father, Lance Thompson of South Bend, Ind.; six grandchildren; a sister, and a brother. She is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Thompson. 
Friends may meet the family from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 285 E. Washington, Grayslake. 
The Memorial Service will be held at noon on Saturday, April 21 at the Church, with Rev. John Holm officiating. 
Inurnment will be private. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home, Round Lake. 
Memorials would be appreciated by the family to the Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church Building Fund, 285 E. Washington, Grayslake, Il or to Save-A-Pet Foundation, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030. 

Millard Saylor 
Age 82 of Arlington Heights, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. He was born Feb. 9, 1919 in Middletown, Ohio. He was a US Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. 
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Margot) Saylor of Buffalo Grove and Mark (Sue) Saylor of Arlington Heights; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Saylor on Feb. 16, 1999. 
Private services were held April 18 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. 

Hazelbel K. Smith 
Age 95 of Libertyville, passed away Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001 at the Winchester House in Libertyville. She was born May 14, 1905 in Orange, NJ. 
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Squires of Evanston and Melinda (Stuart) Howes of Libertyville; four grandchildren, eight grandchildren, and two brothers. She is preceded in death by her first husband, James Buckelew in 1955 and by her second husband Wallace Smith in 1996. 
Private Services were held on April 17 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. 
Interment was at Restland Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box P, Libertyville, IL 60048 in her memory. 

Peter Janensch 
Private services were held in Vero Beach, Fla., for Peter Janensch, age 86 of Long Lake and Vero Beach, Fla. 
Born Aug. 6, 1914 in the family home on Long Lake, Mr. Janensch attended Northwestern University before enlisting in the Air Force during World War II. A squadron leader, he was awarded the Silver Star for action in Italy. 
He passed away April 4, 2001 following a short hospital stay. 
He resided in New York City for many years and was president of Woolmark Corp., a textile manufacturer, before retiring in 1972. He was an avid yachtsman in New York and Florida. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Harriet Torberg of New York City; his brother, Paul of Long Lake, and many nieces and nephews. 

Christina Todorovic 
Age 70 of North Port, Fla. passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a seven month illness. She was born June 14, 1930 in Vratare, near Krusevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia, the second of four daughters of Borivoje and Milica Radojkovic. She had lived in Vratare before moving to the U.S. in 1971. 
Mrs. Todorovic was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose family was the center of her life. 
Family members include her husband of 50 years; Milivoje Todorovic of North Port, Fla,; son, Dragoljub (Marija) Todorovich of Libertyville; grandsons, many nieces, nephews and a sister. 
Visitation was April 19 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville where the Pomen Service was held at 7 p.m. 
Prayers were held April 20 at the Funeral Home followed by Orthodox Services at 11 a.m. at the Most Holy Mother of God Monastery, Third Lake with Bishop Longin officiating. 
Interment followed at the church cemetery. 
Memorial contributions can be made to The Most Holy Mother of God Monastery in her memory. 

Carol A. Adams 
Age 61 of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Winchester House in Libertyville. Born April 13, 1939 in Vintondale, Penn., the daughter of the late Carl Gloski and Sarah Jane Cooke. 
She leaves her daughters, Debra (Jerome) Loar of Ingleside, Rachel (Kevin) VanPrice of Round Lake; son, John A. Adams III of Tucson, Ariz, grand daughter, sister and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Adams in June of 1991. 
Funeral Services and interment was privately held. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. 
Donations may be given to the American Diabetes Association-Children, 30 N. Michigan Ave., 2015, Chicago, IL 60602 in Carol's memory. 

Edwina A. Indelak 
Age 82 of Wildwood, died on Good Friday, April 13, 2001 at Hospice of North Shore in Skokie. She was born Dec. 14, 1918 in Chicago and moved to Wildwood in 1957. 
Edwina is survived by her husband of 59 years, Marion; two sons, James (Barbara) Indelak of Niles and Patrick (Elaine) Indelak of Lake Villa, a daughter, Karen (Rick) Gomski of St. Charles, Mo.; three grandchildren; a sister and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and other relatives. 
Visitation was held April 16 at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, Gurnee. 
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 17 at St. Gilbert's Catholic Church, Grayslake. 
Interment followed at Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.


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