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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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'
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
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.