Miscellaneous Lake County, Illinois Obituaries


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Gerard J. 'Jerry' Pfarr 
Age 74 of Antioch, passed away July 6, 2003 at his home. Born and raised in Kenosha, Wis. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Gerard Sr. and Lucille Pfarr and brother, George (Lillian). 

He is survived by his wife, Janice; two daughters, Mary (Michael) Burnett of Racine, Wis. and Ann (Michael) Wade of Roscoe; a son, Tony (Julie) Besson of Antioch. Jerry also is survived by three grandchildren, Zachary and Alexander Besson of Antioch and Ashley Wade of Roscoe. Also surviving are three brothers, Bob (Marilyne) and Ralph (Bun) of Kenosha, Wis. and Earl (Rena) of Racine, Wis. 

Jerry was a newspaper writer and editor who began his career as sports editor of the Kenosha News from 1954-1963. He retired from the Waukegan News Sun in 1993. In Waukegan at various times he was sports editor, features editor, opinion page editor and a columnist. 

After retirement he continued to write a weekly column for the News Sun until it changed management. Then, for the next six years, he wrote the column, "The Pfarr Corner," for Lakeland Newspapers' 11 weekly papers. In sports, Jerry won the Wisconsin State high jump championship in 1947, the year his Kenosha Bradford team won the Wisconsin track and field team title. After high school, Jerry was Marquette University's star high jumper for four years, including winning a Central Collegiate Conference Championship. He was elected to the Kenosha High School Sports Hall of Fame. After his track and field career he became one of the Kenosha area's better amateur golfers, winning a few local tournaments and often placing among the leaders. He enjoyed his 10 years of retirement tremendously, continuing to write his newspaper column and golfing with a great group of friends at Spring Valley Country Club. 

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10 at Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St., Antioch. Interment was in Liberty Cemetery in Salem, Wis. Visitation was held July 9 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. 

Catherine Foster Johnson 
Age 76 of Trevor, Wis. formerly of Fox Lake, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003 at the home of her daughter. She was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Pearl (Strode) Pulliam moving to Fox Lake in 1985 and to Trevor, Wis. in 2003. Catherine was a homemaker and loved to swim and fish. She had also worked for the SCM Company of Libertyville. On Dec. 18, 1942, she married Lawrence A. Foster in Champaign, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1982. On April 18, 1984 she married Major Frank E. Johnson in Kenosha, Wis. 

She is survived by her husband, Frank; her daughter, Brenda (LeRoy) Zobel of Trevor, Wis. and her son, Dennis (Lillian) Foster of Antioch; and two grandchildren, Bryan Zobel and Dennise Foster. 

Funeral service was held at 7 p.m., July 7 at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Interment was private at Wilmot Cemetery in Wilmot Wis. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Those desiring may make contributions to the Scleraderma Foundation, in her memory. 

W.C. Junior Inman 
Age 76 of Antioch, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2003 at the Kindred Health Care in Chicago. He was born the son of the late Clyde and Esther (Thomas Allen) Inman. On April 4, 1945 he married Jewell Marie Bates in Camden, Tenn. 

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Marie; three children, Gary (Mary) Inman of Antioch, Rodney Inman of Palatine and Karen (Jim) Grube of Mt. Prospect; his brothers, sisters; and three grandchildren. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Jesse and a brother. 

Memorial service s will be held at a later date. A public visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., July 3, with a short prayer service at the conclusion at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association in his memory. 

Jane Palmer 
Age 74, of Gurnee passed away Sunday, June 29, 2003 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Former television star of the 1950s television show, "It's Baby Time." 

She leaves her children, Jimmy (Heather) Palmer Jr. and Candace (Michael) Adams. Cherished daughter of Pauline Fogg; her sister and loving grandchildren. She was a trusted and compassionate friend to many. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jimmy "Dancing Shoes" Palmer ; and her father, Frank Fogg. 

Services and inurnment was privately held in Collegedale, Tenn. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., in Grayslake. 

Terry C. Jensen 
Age 94 of Wonder Lake, Terry Christian Jensen, nicknamed "The General" by his old gang of Armitage and Kedzie Avenues, born and raised in Chicago and a resident of McHenry Retirement Villa the last 2 1/2 years of his life, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Sheridan Health Center in Zion. He was born Feb. 6, 1909 in Chicago to Terje and Olga Jensen of Norway. On Sept. 28, 1940, he married Evelyn Bolderjan. He had been a truck driver for 30 years, a security guard with the Burns Company, and a tool crib attendant for Skilsaw Corp., retiring in 1965. A lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, he still hoped that the "Cubs would win the pennant again." Known as "Pops" when he attended the games of many semi-pro softball teams in Chicago like the "Bobcats and the Slumlords." The players often referred to him as "their greatest fan." He also had a great sense of humor and winning way with all who knew him, always being "a kidder." Not afraid of adventure, he once attempted to tackle the ski hill riding down it in a large snow shovel, and did. He will be admired and remembered by those who knew him for his gentleman's manner, sharp mind, and quick wit. He was indeed one of the last of the "Tough Guys." He was "The Jenz" like John Wayne was the Duke. Truly an honest man who always saw the right in things and gave the wisdom to do it. Among his last sentiments were his words to "be nice and don't cheat." Always a loving family man who enjoyed the company of his family and their involvement, making it known "he was there for them." He often made it known that "his girls" were everything to him. He will be missed by many who will agree, "That the world was a little happier because he had passed by." "A man of courage to the end." 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of McHenry; two daughters, Lynn (Bill) Koukal of Bristol, Wis. and Judy (Joe) Schaefer of Hampton; four grandchildren, Terry (Carrie) Koukal of Kenosha, Wis. Dean Koukal (Kim Kavouras) of Antioch, Brea Schaefer (Mark Norman) of Lisle, and Mark Schaefer of Hampton; and three great-grandchildren, Korey (12), Cody (9), and Casey (6) Koukal, all of Kenosha, Wis. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Arne Jensen; and his "Old Pal Poke Burns." 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 1:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at the George R. Justen and Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry. 

Robert 'Jake' Jacobs 
Age 63 of Wildwood, passed away July 1, 2003 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born the son of the late Louis and Erma (nee Brougher) Jacobs. Jake was an 11 year Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. 

Jake is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Lynn (nee Hartlieb) Jacobs; his son, Alan (Beatrix) Jacobs of Tulsa, Okla.; his four-legged companion "Mugzy," and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service was at 7 p.m., July 8 at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., in Grayslake. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until the time of service July 8 at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. 

Jeffrey K. Seymour 
Age 21 of Antioch, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, following an auto accident. He attended Carmel High School in Mundelein, graduated in 2000. 

Survivors include his parents, Greg and Martha (Dault) Seymour of Salem, Wis.; a brother, Tim; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Dorothy Seymour of Lindenhurst; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Shirley Dault of Sarasota, Fla.; aunts, uncles and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Pauline in 1978. 

Visitation was from 1-6 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., July 7 at St. Joseph Church in Round Lake. Memorials to Boys Scouts of America would be appreciated by his family. 

Marianna Carnes 
Age 62 of Silver Lake, Wis., passed away Friday, July 4, 2003 at her home. On Dec. 29, 1962, she married Larry Carnes in Rochester, NY. 

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Larry; three children, Jeff (Melissa) Carnes of Byron Center, Mich., Kristin (Dan Cziczo) Carnes of Louisville, Colo. and Kandy (Curt) Stull of West Bend, Wis.; her mother, Amelia Dunbar of Rochester, NY. And four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Dunbar and her twin brother. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., July 8 at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. Interment was private. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., July 7. 

Edward Huesing, MD 
Age 80 of Antioch, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003 at his home. He was born in Germany, the son of the late Ludwig and Gertrude (Thiemann) Husing. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 and was stationed in Zama, Japan at the U.S. Army Hospital 8169. He was a member of St. Peter Church in Antioch and played the organ for masses in 1991 and 1992. He as a physician at the Westlake Clinic in Ingleside until he retired in 1992. 

Survivors include his wife, Melinda (Nemeth), whom he married on May 30, 1959 in Chicago; three children, Edward (Jacqueline) of Plattsburgh, NY, Raymond (Linda) of Barrington and Ramona (Bradley) Billings of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren and one sister. 

Funeral service with Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., July 9 at St. Peter Church in Antioch. Interment was in Millburn Cemetery in Millburn. Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m., July 9 at Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the Antioch Rescue Squad in his memory. 

Age 46 of Round Lake Park, passed away suddenly, Monday, June 30, 2003 at the Harvard Memorial Hospital in Harvard. 

Surviving are his mother, Barbara (Edward) Mulvihill of Libertyville; his brother, Peter Devore of Johnsburg and sisters, Elizabeth (Vic) Szalankiewicz of Dallas, Tex., Cindy (Ryan) Kuhn of Chicago; and his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Nagel. 

A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m., July 3 at St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. Visitation was for one hour prior to mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Midwest Jack Russell Rescue, Attn: Jill Denker, 18013 Hebron Rd., Harvard, IL 60033. Arrangements were handled by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. 

Leslie A. Wambaugh Sr. 
Age 74 of Antioch, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003. Born in Round Lake, the son of the late Anthony Wambaugh and Pearl Cashmore. 

He leaves his daughters, Christie (Robert) Mill of Antioch, Sue (Craig) Atwood of Phoenix, Ariz., Sherry (Berry) Robinson of Janesville, Wis.; son, Les (Sue) Wambaugh of Lincoln, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and three sisters. 

Funeral services and inurnment was privately held. Arrangements were handled by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., in Grayslake. 

Curt Johnson 'The Captain' 
Age 48 of Antioch, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, after a valiant fight with medullary thyroid cancer. Currently he was the owner of Captain Curt's Pub and Grill and was a member of the Tavern Owners Assoc. 

He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Johnson of Antioch; his father, Walter (Lenora) Johnson of Zapata, Tex.; his mother, Alice Huehl of Elgin; and two sisters Christine (Richard) Kumler of Elgin and Karin Kovell of Fox Lake. 

A funeral celebration was held at noon, Thursday, July 10 at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St., Visitation was held from 4-9 p.m. July 9 and from 10 a.m. until the time of services on July 10. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to the Medullary Cancer Research Fund c/o ThyCa Survivors Association Research Fund, P.O. Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545 in his memory. 

Constance Elizabeth Wallace 
God needed another Angel, so he sent for Constance on Thursday, July 3, 2003. She was born on May 16, 2003 to the parents of Evan and Kimberly Wallace. 

She is survived by one sister, Kayla; maternal grandparents, John and LaVera Davis; paternal grandparents, Evan and Carol Wallace; uncle, John Davis and a host of relatives and friends. 

Services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., July 12, at Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted in Glenwood. Graveside services will be at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Services were handled by the Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home in Waukegan.

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