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    Richard H. Boysen

    Richard Henry Boysen, 95, a resident of Libertyville and Gages Lake, IL, passed away December 17, 2019 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL.  He was born December 1, 1924 in Libertyville, IL to Henry Hans and Eda Mathilda (nee: Schreck) Boysen.  Richard was a Packers fan and was the past owner of the Boysen Well Drilling.  He was retired from Peter Baker Asphalt and a member of both Illinois and National Well Drilling Association.  Richard is survived by his daughter Dawn Boysen, his sister Eleanor Virginia Smith, and his goddaughter Cheryl (Donald) Bjorkland and their son Eric.  He was preceded in death by his wife Elvira, his parents, his sisters…

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    Helen Frances Killian

    Helen Frances Killian, age 92, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 at Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest.  She was born September 27, 1927 in Highland Park to Dominic and Frances (DeMilio) DeSanto. Helen loved gardening; baking for her family; her church family; and generously donating to her church food pantry.  Helen is survived by her three children, Gregory (Barb) of Arizona, Susan (Carl) Walliser of Mundelein, and Nancy (Mark) Szerszen of Buffalo Grove; her grandchildren, James (Nora), Heidi (Mike), Jack (Alicia) Emile, Ashlie (Tim) and Adam; five great-granchildren, Henrick, Charles, Addison, Ellie and Camden; two sisters, Terry (Helmut) Appelt of Grayslake and Rosemary (Bill) Pacella of…

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    Donald Hilmer Kolseth

    Donald Hilmer Kolseth, 91 passed away December 15th at Warren Barr Lincolnshire. He was born on April 3, 1928 in Chicago to Esther Kristina Kolseth nee Nilsen and Knut Hilmer Kolseth. Don graduated from Steinmetz High School (Chicago, IL), and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering.  After graduating college, Don served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Austria. After his Army service, he worked for Hotpoint, a division of General Electric. In 1956, he married Ginny and they raised their family in Bellwood, IL. Don was transferred to Louisville, KY in 1968, where he continued to work for General Electric in…

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    James Jasper Bledsoe

    James Jasper Bledsoe, age 89, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Libertyville Manor in Libertyville.  He was born March 14, 1930 in Chicago to William J. and Anna L. (nee Beyer) Bledsoe. James was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.  He owned his own music store, Bledsoe’s Waukegan Music Mart for over 20 years.  He also had his own band, “The Executives”, and was a member of the Lake County Federation of Musicians for many years. He retired from H. A. Friend Company after 15 years of service. James is survived by his wife of 69 years, JoAnn, whom he married on September 16, 1950…

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    Eugene Albert Schmidt

    Eugene Albert Schmidt, 84, of Grayslake passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.  He was born December 23, 1934 in Eau Claire, WI, to Albert and Hazel (nee Burns) Schmidt.  He was a devoted Green Bay Packers fan.  He loved his church and was involved with ministries of the eucharist.  He also loved to travel, but, most of all, he loved spending time with his family.  Eugene is survived by his children, Terri (Steve) Payton of Rochester, WI. Mike (Sherri) of Austin, TX, and Debbi (Andy) Wysocki of Lake Villa; grandchildren, Justin (Trsit)  Payton of Milwaukee, WI, Nicole (Jeremy) Copley of Johnsburg, Jessica Wysocki…

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    Ronald G. Kern

    Ronald G. Kern, 84, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at his home.  He was born December 23, 1934 in Oak Park, IL.  Ronald was a veteran having served with the US Army National Guard.  He was a member of the Franklin Park Lions Club and worked as a salesman of building materials.  Ronald was the devoted husband for 61 years to Elaine (nee: Cabay), whom he wed on May 17, 1958, the loving father of three daughters Karen (Mario) Gumino, Jean (James) Mackowiak, and Patricia (James) Swan, proud grandfather of Stevie (Lenny), Shawn, Heather, Michele, Ronnie, Zack (Mary), Brian, and Becky, and great-grandfather of…

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    William J. Vance Jr.

    William “Bill” J. Vance Jr., 86, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, IL.  He was born January 13, 1933 in Chicago, IL to William and Ruth Vance.  Bill worked as an electrical engineer for Hewlett Packard for over 25 years, was a devoted Catholic, and was a veteran of the US Army.  Bill was a devoted husband of 58 years to Anne Vance, a loving father to Eilleen (Joseph) Kerby, Bill (Amy) Vance, Michael Vance, Suzanne Vance, Theresa (Chris) Manley, Annemarie Vance, and Karyn (Greg) Formica, and a beloved grandfather to 14 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his…

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    Lonnie E. Hironimus

    Lonnie E. Hironimus, age 80, of Kenosha, WI passed away Monday, December 2, 2019.  He was born July 3, 1939 in Waukegan, IL.  Lonnie was an avid Cubs fan who also loved to read the Chicago Tribune and play cards.  He was a member of Tavern Owners Association of Lake County and was the past owner/operator of the Cottage Tap.  He is survived by his wife, Sue, whom he married 59 years ago on August 13, 1960; his children, Lynn (John) Salisbury of Gurnee, Craig of Woodstock, Brad (Nicki) of Grayslake and Kurt (Lisa) of Grayslake; grandchildren, Jenni, Austin, Allison, Gage, Casey, Kyle, Matt, Jason, and Abby; and great-grandchildren, Madison and Katelyn. …

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    Walter J. Keller II

    Walter J. Keller II, 70, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Manorcare in Libertyville, IL.  He was born November 20, 1949 in Evergreen Park, IL to Walter Sr. and Mary Keller.  Wally retired as a truck driver from Central Transport in Hillside, IL after having worked there for over 10 years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially enjoyed being a Grandpa.  Wally is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karen Keller, his children Melissa (Brian) Donovan, Amanda (Brandon) Kalcsics, Matthew (Lauren) Keller, Mitchell Keller, Walter (Mandy) Keller III, and Elizabeth Keller, his grandchildren Tyler, Lauren, Megan, Kaden, Madelyn,…

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    Edward W. Mayer

    Edward W. Mayer, 84, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away December 4, 2019 at Manorcare in Libertyville, IL.  He was born January 9, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA to Franz and Helen Mayer.  Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elaine Mayer, his children David (Elizabeth) Mayer, Michele (Christobal Roman) Mayer, Christine (Michael) Danter, Edward (Karen) Mayer Jr., and Michael (Laura) Mayer, his grandchildren Matthew and Daniel Mayer, Nicole Roman, Andrew, Nicholas, and Elise Danter, Julia, Caroline, Patrick, and Mikey Mayer, and his brother Frank Mayer.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at…

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    Emily Lutz

    Emily Lutz, age 94, of Lake Villa, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at Manorcare in Libertyville.  She was born on December 13, 1924 in Chicago to Michael and Mary Schultz.  A visitation and funeral service are scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with the funeral service commencing at 12:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held after the service at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

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    Nancy W. Rolison

    On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Nancy Wachter Rolison, loving mother of two children and grandmother of five, passed away at the age of 74. Nancy was born on January 19, 1945 in Geneva, IL to Frederick and Lucille Moore Wachter. She graduated from Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, IL before attending Michigan State University (MSU).  At MSU, Nancy studied Journalism and was actively involved with the Tri Delta Sorority both during her collegiate years and the years following. Nancy met her future husband Fred Rolison at MSU and they shared their love for MSU and all their college friends. She then attended The International Institute of Interior Design in Washington D.C. and…

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    Delores M. Costello

    Delores (Dee) M. Costello passed away peacefully at her beloved home on December 13, 2019. Dee was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul J. Costello (PJ), and her significant other Richard (Dick) Rollins.  She was also long predeceased by her parents Elmer and Florence Gardt, her brothers Jack and Paul Gardt, and her sisters Maxine and Jacqueline Gardt, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana.   Dee was the proud mother of Patrick J. Costello and adored her almost-children Kim and Jim Rollins, their sons and family, all of the Pawlak family, the twins, Emma and James Reilly, and her personal assistants Jennifer, T’Angela, D’Esther, Christine, Irene, and dancing Toni.  Dee was born on…

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    Paul Wayne Migasi

    Paul Wayne Migasi, age 76, a resident of Ingleside, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha, WI.  He was born May 31, 1943 in Chicago to Walter P. and Maud (Cain) Migasi.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  The visitation will continue on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00am until the time of the mass at 10:00am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road in Gurnee.  Interment will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:00pm at Abraham Lincoln…

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    Stanley J. Szczesniak

    Stanley J. Szczesniak, 92, a resident of Lindenhurst since 1958, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at his home.  He was born November 8, 1927 in Chicago to Joseph and Marie Szczesniak.  Stanley was a veteran of the US Navy having served as a Fireman.  He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for over 40 years.  Stanley was family focused and enjoyed being surrounded by his family and hosting the holiday and family gatherings.  He also liked gardening, basketball, watching football, and chess.  Stanley is survived by his children Debbie (Raymond) Juarez and Bill (Janet) Szczesniak, his grandchildren Angie and Katie Juarez, and Kathy (Andrew) Brown, his great-grandchildren Arianna and Raymond,…