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Marjorie 'Marge' E. Washa
Age 75 of Lake Villa, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Lake Villa, the daughter of the late William and Florence (McClure) Petersen and has been a lifelong resident. She was a member and past president of the Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4308 of Lake Villa. She did domestic work at Libertyville Manor and before her retirement she worked as an assembler for the Charles Bruning Co., who were makers of photo copy machines. On Jan. 12, 1968, she married Robert Washa in Waukegan, and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1997.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane (George) Grenus of Slades Corners, Wis. and Barbara Heaton of Libertyville; one sister, Luella Pullen of Gurnee; four grandchildren, Dawn Heaton, Heather (Owen) Russell, Dusti and Abby Grenus; three great grandchildren, Samantha, Makenzie and Kameron; several nieces and nephews and by many, many friends. She is preceded in death by a grand daughter, Colleen Heaton and two brothers, Peter and Tom Petersen and two sisters, Genevieve Patterson and Mary Petersen.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Interment was at Angola Cemetery, Lake Villa. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m., Dec. 1. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Lung Association, in her memory.
Anton 'Tony' Urban D.D.S.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; three sons, Anton W. "Tony" (Christine) of Kirkland, Wash., Gregory J. of Seattle, Wash. And Joel W. at home; a daughter, Amanda Urban at home; his mother, Beverly Jane Rundgren of Antioch and his sister, Gail (David) Heath of Seneca. He is preceded in death by his father, Anton W. Urban in 1974.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 30 at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Nov. 29 at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to the Dr. Tony Urban Memorial Fund c/o State Bank of the Lakes, 440 Lake St.,Antioch, IL 60002.
Joseph S. Keller
Survivors includes his wife, Jean; three sons, Michael (Lynn) of Bristol, Wis., Jeffry (Mary Jo) of Gurnee and Steven (Suzanne) of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; one daughter, Dona (Shawn) Tindell of Zion; his brother, Larry (Regina) of Waukegan; 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake St., Antioch. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Friends may call at the church from 4- 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Those desiring may make contributions to St. Peter Church or for masses, in his memory. Arrangements were handled by the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch.
Carl E. Esler
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol (nee Reineke) Esler; his sons, Ken (Colleen) Esler of Round Lake Park and Steve (Robin) Esler of Lindenhurst; his grandchildren, Josh and Rachel Esler of Round Lake Park and Emma and Sofie of Lindenhurst; his father, Don Esler of Wisconsin; his brothers; h is sisters. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Esler.
Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Dec. 1 at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., Grayslake Interment was private. Friends of the family visited at the funeral chapel on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
George W. Miller
George was a member of the Cornell American Legion and VFW. He loved to hunt, fish and golf and could spin a good story. He especially enjoyed his annual golf trips to Alton, with his friends. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. George made a lasting impression on all who met him.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; his children, Donna Cuilla of Waukegan, Dennis Miller of Lewes, Del., Dean Miller of New Port Richey, Fla., Charles (Beverly( Day of Zion, Merritt (Mona) Day III of Lansing, Iowa, and Raenelle (Jimmy) Russell of Hudson, Fla.; two brothers, Kenneth of Morton Grove and Donald of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, also survived by other relatives and friends. George is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife and one grandson, Merritt Day IV on March 12, 1998.
Memorial services were held 11 a.m., Dec. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cornell with Rev. Brad Carloss officiating. Friends called one hour prior to the services at the church. Borton Funeral Home Cornell handled the arrangements. Graveside memorial services will be held in the spring in Gurnee. Date will be announced at a later date.
Lieschen 'Betty' Nordling
Survivors include; two daughters, Elsie (George) Laurell, Lisa (James) Thomason, all of Ingleside; by her grandchildren, Nathan Laurell of Chicago, James (Koka) Thomason of Arlington Heights, Chad Laurell of Ingleside and Elizabeth Thomason of Ingleside; her sister, Elsa Lindberg of Troy, Mich.; her brother, Friedrich Buchholz of Palos Heights; nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband, Victor Nordling in 1986; by two sisters, Margaret Knoth and Elly Greenman and by a brother, Heinrich Buchholz..
Visitation of family and friends was held Nov. 29 from 5-9 p.m. at the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, Fox Lake (The Chapel on the Lake). Funeral service was held , Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Weeg of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.. Interment was in Fox Lake Cemetery in Lake Villa.
Surviving are his children, Lorraine (Gene) Vogler of Countryside Lake, Mundelein, Joseph (Georgette) Kudelka of Chicago and Jacque (Russell) Griseto of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth.
Funeral service was held 1 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. entombment followed at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Dec. 3. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of y our choice in his memory.
John E. Fries
Surviving are two daughters, Erin and Renee Fries and his former wife, Birgit Fries, all of Buffalo Grove; two brothers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margaret Fries.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Nov. 30 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Visitation was from 1-3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family as an education fund is being established for his children.
Surviving are her children, Sally (Mike) Schmidt of Libertyville and Kent (Susan) Morgan of Kalamazoo, Mich.; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Morgan and several nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters, along with her first and second husband.
Funeral service was held 10:30 a.m., Nov. 30 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeside Cemetery Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 500, Libertyville, IL 60048.
Kenneth Dean Smith
Surviving are his bride of almost 50 years, Umeko "Mickie"; sons, Phillip (Jamie) Smith of Fortson, Ga. And Kevin (Mary) Smith of Gurnee; grandchildren; great grandchildren and a great grandchild due in the spring.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 2 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. A family service was held during the visitation hours. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Lung Assn. or Boy Scouts of America in his memory.
Surviving are her children, Sandi Corbeil of Waukegan, Robert (Shirley) Muellemann and Jeffery (Liz) Muellemann, both of Round Lake and John (Kimberly) Muellemann of Mundelein; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille Wojcik and a sister.
A memorial service was held 6 p.m., Dec. 2 in the Chapel at Winchester House in Libertyville. Arrangements were handled by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville.
Surviving are her son, Conrad (Kathleen) Kamer of Libertyville; her daughter, Lydia (Joseph) LoSocco of Elmwood Park; and three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank in 1970; by her grandson, Randall Lada and a sister.
Visitation was from 4- 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Funeral service was held at the funeral home, Dec. 1. A graveside service was held at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines on Dec. 2. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.
Timothy W. Conway
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Allita (Lee) Conway of Lake Villa; great grandmother, Vivian Quick; two sisters and brother, Sue (Dave) Martin of Temecula, Calif., Bryan Conway of San Diego, Calif., Kelly (Patrick) DeVore of Kenosha, Wis.; four nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.
Friends called on Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m. at the Symonds-Lakes Funeral Home and Crematory in Grayslake. Funeral service was held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Valkanet officiating. Interment was private.
Doris A. Smith
Surviving are her daughter, Pamela (Kenneth) Wiersema of Barrington; two grandchildren, Laurel (Andrew) Cloninger of Lombard and Ried (Deborah) Wiersema of Grayslake. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Smith on April 7, 1994 and by her brother.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville with the Rev. Carlton E. Payne, pastor of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Lake Zurich, officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville.
Robert W. Banks
Surviving are his wife, Linda (nee Laegeler) Banks and six children, Anne (Paul) Veselack of Libertyville, Tim (Lynn) Banks of Lindenhurst, Barbara (Don) Regan and Kate (Dan) Chassay, both of Antioch; Donna Moats of Tauton, Ma. And Julie (Dan) Clemens of Arlington Heights; nine grandchildren and sisters-in-law. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Banks; his father, and mother-in-law, Jules and Elinor Laegeler; by his sisters and brothers.
Service was held 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville with the Rev. Fr. Victor J. Ivers, officiating. Visitation was from 3 p.m. until the time of services Dec. 4. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dorothy I. Schworm
Commital service was held at 10 a.m., Dec. 4 in the chapel at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville. Friends called at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., in Grayslake, from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 3.
Charlotte Josephine Sroka (nee Rendak)
Surviving are three sons, Robert S. (Geraldine) of Cary, NC., Dennis P. (Alma) of Southport, NC and Rev. Gerald A. of La Porte, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Sroka, whom she married on Sept. 10, 1930.
Visitation of family and friends was Dec. 1 from 4-8 p.m. at the Castle Hill Funeral Home in Calumet City. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m., Dec. 2 at St. Andrew The Apostle Church with Rev. Gerald Sroka, officiating. Interment and services in the chapel was held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Albertine Home in Hammond, Ind.
Robert M. Lindblad
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Susan (Marshall) Bickel of Auburn, Wendy (Richard) Maston of Fox Lake, and Robin (Thomas) Kessell of Antioch; one brother, Ray (Lorraine) Lindblad of Yakima, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Patience (Christopher) Bertana, Jason Bickel, Amy Bickel, Robin (Michael) Rhodes, Justin Bickel and Kristen and Gretchen Kessell; two great grandchildren, Katrina and Lucais.
Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Dec. 5 at the United Methodist Church in Antioch with the Rev. Gary L. Curl officiating. Interment was private. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch with VFW services at 7 p.m. Visitation at the church was from 10 a.m. Dec. 5, until the time of service. Those desiring may make contributions to the Lakes Regional Historical Society or the Antioch Rescue Squad in his memory.