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Beverly A. Weiler (nee Gauble) 
Age 73 of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 at the Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. She was born in Champaign on Feb. 11, 1928. She was employed with the Illinois Department of Transportation as a toll collector. 

Survivors include two sons, Michael (Linda) Dwyer of Clarendon Hills and Timothy (Carol Joan Armour) Dwyer of Milwaukee, Wis.; four daughters, Paula (Robert Sr.) Royce of Twin Lakes, Wis, Christine Lindh of Johnsburg, Donna Nelson of Lindenhurst and Susan Bobek of Bemus Point, NY; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Visitation and funeral was held Sept. 28 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. Interment was private. Interment was private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035. 

Robert Holm Sr. 
Age 78 of Round Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, NC. He was born in Chicago on Dec. 3, 1923. 

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (nee Maday) Holm of Round Lake; a son, Don (Renee) Holm of Johnsburg; two daughters, Roberta (David) Galla of Grayslake and Donna (Scott) Weigel of Lake Villa; 11 grandchildren; one great grandson; brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by a son, Robert Holm Jr. 

A Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 28 at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, Grayslake Interment was at Union Ridge Cemetery, Chicago. Visitation was at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. Memorials may be made to the VA Medical Center, North Chicago, 3001 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago, IL 60064. 

William E. Tylkowski 
Age 72, a resident of Spring Grove for the past 43 years, formerly of Round Lake, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at Condell Hospital in Libertyville. He was born in Chicago on June 30, 1929, to Frank and Dorothy (nee Jeffries) Tylkowski, and was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Oct. 3, 1953, he was united in marriage to Lorraine (nee Huffman) at St. Joseph Church, Round Lake. At the time of his death the couple had celebrated over 47 years of marriage. He was employed with Asplundh Tree Experts Co. as a general foreman for 37 years before retiring; and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the beauty of nature. Mr. Tylkowski coached his children's baseball teams, and loved watching them participate in athletics at all levels. His family was the center of his world, and he loved them greatly. 

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine (nee Huffman) Tylkowski of Spring Grove; his children, Jeffrey (Lynn) Tylkowski, Gurnee, Michael (Susan) Tylkowski, Johnsburg, Larry (Mary) Tylkowski, Spring Grove, Lisa (Jerry) Matthew, Libertyville, and Jill (Steve) Laack, Pell Lake, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Bryan, Erik, Jessica, Jenell and Daniel Tylkowski; Gregory and Kaithlyn Matthew and Jared Laack; and a brother, Richard (Marjorie) Tylkowski, Fox Lake. He is preceded in death by his parents. 

A Catholic Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 N. Wilson Rd., Ingleside, IL. Friends are invited to arrive from 9:30 a.m. through time of Mass, with luncheon to follow. Ingleside. Interment was private. Arrangements were completed by the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, Fox Lake (The Chapel on the Lake). 

In lieu of flowers, memorials for the American Parkinsons Disease Assoc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 48, Staten Island, NY 10305-1944 or for the McCormick Foundation, Attn: Disaster Relief Fund: 435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 770, Chicago, IL 60611 or phone 1-800-999-9005. The Chicago Tribune will match the first $5 million dollars donated. These funds will provide services to and address the needs of victims and their families of the terrorist attacks in Washington, DC and New York City. 

Charlotte L. Kaiser (nee Drews) 
Age 83 of Mundelein died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at her son's home in Antioch. She was born April 11, 1918 in Chicago. Charlotte with her late husband, Herbert owned and operated the Diamond Lake Grocery Store in Mundelein for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, The Elks Club in Waukegan and was an avid golfer, bowler and loved crafting. 

She is survived by two children, Robert (Ann) Kaiser of Antioch, Gayle (Bud) Wright of Wauconda; four grandchildren, Troy (Roberta) Wright of Ingleside, Hope (Frank) McDonough of Belvidere, Lelley (Dan) Berwick of Lake Villa, Bob Kaiser of Antioch; six great grandchildren, Kayleen, Morgan, Bobby, Connor, TJ., Branden; two step-grandchildren, Misty and Jay and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Charlotte Drews, her husband, Herbert and her sister, Mildred Boyle. 

Visitation was held Sept. 23 and funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Kristan Funeral Home PC, Mundelein. Interment was at Willow Lawn Memorial Park, Mundelein. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rush Hospice Partners or the Antioch Rescue Squad, 835 Holbek, Antioch, IL 60002. 

P. German Gonzalez 
Age 58 of Libertyville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at his home. He was born June 21, 1943 in Villapinzon, Colombia. 

Surviving are his wife, Ligia; two children, Roland E. Gonzalez of Libertyville and Lydia Giezette (Ed) St. John of Deerfield; two grandchildren; a brother and sisters. 

Prayers were said Oct. 2 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville and services continued to St. Joseph Church, Libertyville. Interment followed at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Visitation was held Oct. 1 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 in his memory. 

Mary J. Wyckoff 
Age 77 of Lindenhurst, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. She was born in St. Louis, Mo. on April 30, 1924. 

She is survived by her husband, Peter Wyckoff; her daughters, Nancy Wyckoff Case of Lake Villa and Mary Lou Wyckoff of Lake Villa; a grandson, brother and a sister-in-law. 

Funeral services were held Sept. 29 from Ringa Funeral Home, Lake Villa to Prince of Peace Church, Lake Villa for a Funeral Mass. Interment was private. Visitation was held Sept. 28 and 29 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the Alex Wyckoff Case Educational Fund, c/o First National Bank-Employee Owned, 485 Lake St., Antioch, IL 60002. 

Doris 'Dorie' Hagen 
Age 75 of Bristol, Wis., formerly of Ingleside, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at her home. On March 15, 1947, she married Harvey Theodore Hagen in Chicago. 

Survivors include her husband, Harvey; three daughters, Kathy Bailey of Kansasville, Wis., Karen (Johan) Ihlen of Trevor, Wis. and Kim (David) Erdal of Waukegan; eight grandchildren; a brother and a sister. 

Funeral Services were held Oct. 1 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waukegan with Pastor Steven Radunzel officiating. Interment was at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, Wis. Friends called at the Strang Funeral Home, Sept. 30. Those desiring may make contributions to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Shoreland Lutheran High School, Somers, Wis. in her memory. 

Jan 'John' Szyjka 
Age 70 of Lake Villa passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001. He was born in Poland on Jan. 28, 1931. 

He is survived by his wife, Joanna and his sons, Andrew of Milwaukee, Wis. and Sebastian (Elisha) of Macomb; sisters and brothers. 

Funeral Services were held Oct. 3 at the Ringa Funeral Home, Lake Villa then to Prince of Peace Church, Lake Villa, for a Funeral Mass. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago. 

Barbara June Scherer 
Age 67 of Antioch, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park. She was born Feb. 18, 1934 in Carterville. On Nov. 29, 1953 she married Walter G. Scherer in Forest Park and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1974. 

Survivors include a son, Woodson "Woody" (Becky) of Naperville and a daughter, Barbara (Mark) Tooker of Wauconda; her mother, June Holden of Wheaton and two grandchildren. 

Visitation and funeral services were held Oct. 2nd and 3rd at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch with Pastor Gary Curl officiating. Interment was at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. 

Julia E. Cascio 
Age 90 of Antioch passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1911 in Chicago. On Nov. 11, 1933, she married Carlo Cascio in Chicago and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1981. 

Survivors include a daughter, Grace (Richard) Klean of Bristol, Wis.; two brothers, Frank (Vicky) Greenwald of Plainfield and Tony (Patricia) Greenwald of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Mary Kleczkowski of Chicago; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

Friends called at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch on Oct. 1. Funeral Services with Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 2 at St. Peter Church, Antioch. Those desiring may make contributions to the Antioch Fire Department in her memory. 

Joseph Henry Vreeland II 
Heroic infant son of Michael and Katie (nee Connolly) Vreeland. Joe was born on July 6 and passed away Sept. 26, 2001. 

He is preceded in death by his beloved triplet sister and brother, Morgan and Jack, and his great grandfather, Joseph Henry Vreeland. Courageous grandson of Jack and Nancy Connolly and Martin and Mary Vreeland. Cherished great grandson of Dorothy Vreeland. Adored nephew of John Connolly, Kristen and Bill Cahill, Christy and Bob Hager and Jim and Kristin Vreeland. Special buddy to his amazing ISCU nurses. 

Private Interment services were held Oct. 1 at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Arrangements were made by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. Contributions to Evanston Hospital Infant Special Care Unit are appreciated. 

Carol J. Jarrell 
Age 58 of Green Oaks, passed away suddenly, Friday, Sept. 28, 2001 from injuries received in a boating accident on Lake Marie near Antioch. She was born Dec. 29, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Surviving are her son, Wade Jarrell of Green Oaks; her mother, Eleanor Ozmun of Sun City, Ariz.; two sisters and a dear friend, Ken Lang. She is preceded in death by her husband, James J. Jarrell on Feb. 1, 1996 and by her father, Frank Ozmun in 1993. 

Funeral Services were held Oct. 4 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 in her memory. 

Ann K. Geldon 
Age 93 of Libertyville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at the Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born July 15, 1908 in Two Rivers, Wis. 

Surviving are two children, Karl Geldon of Libertyville, Diane Geldon of Portland, Ore. and her brother, Peter Krajeck of North Fort Myers, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Geldon in 1958. 

Visitation was held Oct. 2 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. 

A graveside service was held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Two Rivers, Wis. 

Judson O. Allen 
Age 71 , formerly of Evanston, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 in Lake Bluff. He was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Freeport, NY. 

Surviving are three children, Laurie (Timothy) Worrall of Chicago, Marc (Lori) Allen of West Dundee, Julie (Robert Thompson) Allen of Carpentersville and his sister, Connie (Grover) Mollineaux of Clearwater, Fla. 

Private services were held Sept. 26 from the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. 

John W. Christian 
Age 78 of Madison, Conn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at the Gladeview Health Care Center in Old Saybrook, Conn. He was born Feb. 15, 1923 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of the late John and Mary Ellen Christian. 

Surviving are his wife, Patricia (nee Wallace) Christian; two children, John (Susan) Christian of Libertyville and Linda Curran of Tucson, Ariz.; two step-children, William Wallace of Wallingford, Conn. and Donna Thomasson of Madison, Conn.; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris (Helmstedter) Christian. 

Friends and family called at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville on Oct. 3. Funeral Services were held at the First Presbyterian church, Libertyville. Interment followed at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. in his memory. 

Diane R. Lynch 
Age 84 of Libertyville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at the Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born Sept. 9, 1917 in Norfolk, Va. 

Surviving are her daughter, Deedee Silverstein and grandchildren, Samantha and Madeline, all of Vernon Hills; four sisters; and two brothers. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mercia Ann Buchanan. 

A Memorial Service was held Oct. 3 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. An open house followed the service at the home of her daughter in Vernon Hills. Memorial contributions can be made to the Winchester House or National Kidney Foundation in her memory. 

Chester S. Pluta 
Age 75, a Fox Lake resident for the past 11 years, formerly of Chicago, died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001 at his home. He was born in Chicago on July 8, 1926. Mr. Pluta was a sergeant in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was an honor guard at the White House under President Truman's term. He was a 40 year, retired employee of the Rogers Cartage Co. of Summit. He loved woodworking and fishing and enjoyed his family . 

He is survived by his son, Scott (Pam) Pluta, Chicago; his daughter, Patti (Jesse) Resa, Fox Lake; his grandchildren, Ranee, Chaz, Jessica and Brandon Resa, Fox Lake and Mike Pluta of Chicago; a great grandson, Alex Charles Resa Page; his sister, Stephie Radzewski, Chicago; his niece, Nancy Radzewski and his great niece, Julie Radzewski, both of Chicago. He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Pluta in April 5, 1999; and by his brothers, Wally and Bruno. 

Private funeral arrangements were made by K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home Ltd., Fox Lake (The Chapel on the Lake). 

Richard J. Oberst 
Age 61, a Round Lake resident for the past 10 years, formerly of West Allis, Wis., died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Highland Park Hospital. He was born in Ironwood, Mich. on Sept. 10, 1940. He was employed with Baxter Laboratories in Round Lake. 

Survivors include his father, Ben (Betty) Zawlocki of Ironwood, Mich.; a son, Richard (Corinne) Oberst of Brookfield, Wis.; two daughters, Delores (David) Robarge of Pewaukee, Wis. and Sandy Darrell of West Allis, Wis.; a grandson, Brian Robarge of Pewaukee, Wis., two grand daughters, Brenda Robarge of Pewaukee, Wis. and Samantha Oberst of Brookfield; his brother, Jim Oberst of Ironwood, Mich., and two sisters, Carolyn Johnson of Zion and Kathy (Dennis) Anderson of Maple Grove, Minn.; nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas. 

Private services and interment were arranged by K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home Ltd., Fox Lake (The Chapel on the Lake). 

Frank C. Weinand 
Age 70 of Lindenhurst, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at his home. He was born in Oak Park, the son of Herbert and Anne (nee Flaherty) Weinand. On June 10, 1972 he married Jeanne Panfil in Chicago. 

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Weinand; a son, Mike Weinand; two daughters, Christine Adkins and Tracey Weinand all of Lindenhurst; two grandchildren; and other relatives. 

Visitation and Funeral Services were held Oct. 2 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. Interment was private at Warren Cemetery. 

Zella A. Richardson (nee Buchanan) 
Age 90 of Grayslake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Born March 31, 1911 in Chicago. 

She leaves her son, Roger (Patsy) Richardson of Grayslake; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Richardson, June 25, 1996; a daughter, Nancy Tinney, March 19, 1997. 

Private services were held at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville with the Rev. Orrell Ruth of the United Presbyterian Church in Grayslake officiating. Memorials may be made to the United Protestant Church, 54 S. Whitney St., Grayslake, IL 60030. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. 

Patricia G. Nichols 
Age 72 of Lake Villa, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan. She was born in Chicago. 

She is survived by three sons, William (Phylis) of Waukegan, James (Jacalyn) of Antioch, and John (Paula) of Ohio; a daughter, Nicki Nichols of Trevor, Wis.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ralph "Nick" Nichols and her parents Edward and Anne Sullivan. 

Services and interment were privately held. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. 

LeRoy G. Halvorson Jr. 
Age 72 of Ingleside, passed away, Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at the Winchester House, Libertyville. He was born in Chicago on Dec. 22, 1928. On May 2, 1953 he married Constance Cordell in Long Lake. 

Survivors include his wife, Constance Halvorson in Ingleside; two sons, David Lee Halvorson of Gurnee and Peter John (Millie) Halvorson of Thompson Station, Tenn.; two grandchildren and other relatives. 

Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 25519 W. Hwy. 134, Ingleside with the Rev. W. Paul Weeg officiating. Burial will be privately held at the Grant Cemetery, Ingleside. The Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake were entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church; the Winchester House, 1125 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 or the Alzheimer's Disease, 4709 Golf Rd., Skokie, IL 60076. 

Connie S. Bulat (nee Zon) 
Age 85 of Chicago, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at Hillcrest Nursing Facility in Round Lake. Born April 23, 1916 in Chicago. 

She leaves her daughter, Sandra (Walter) Antczak of Round Lake Beach; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren and two nieces. She is preceded in death by her husband, Miles P. Bulat, a brother and a sister. 

Funeral Services were held Oct. 4 at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035. 

Tammy L. Rutkowski (nee Thompson) 
Age 40, a lifelong resident of Wauconda, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at Crystal Lake. She fought a three year battle with breast cancer. Tammy was born Nov. 19, 1961 in Ashland, Ky. She was formerly employed by W.R. Grace-Dearborn Co. and currently employed at Sandbagger Corp. in Wauconda. 

Survivors include her husband, Thomas; a son, Joseph and a daughter, Danielle; her mother, Janice; sisters, Sheila Coulter and Lisa (Danny) Hill; brother, Steve Thompson; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Thompson. 

Visitation was held Oct. 3 at the Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, Wauconda. Funeral Services were held at the funeral home with Rev. Christopher Barnes officiating. Services followed at the Evangelical Free Church, Wauconda. Interment was at the Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Ill. or Why Me Foundation.


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