Our Obituaries

Betty A. Jacot

July 13, 1931 - February 22, 2017

Betty A. Jacot, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 with her loving family by her side at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born July 13, 1931 in Hawkeye, Iowa, was formerly of Mt. Vernon, Iowa and has lived in Libertyville for the past 45 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville, Heritage Hand bell Choir, the P.E.O. and her...
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Mark Arnswald

August 23, 1961 - February 22, 2017

Mark Arnswald, 55, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. He was born August 23, 1961 in Libertyville and has been a Mundelein resident for all his life. He was a graduate of Mundelein High School, served in the US Marine Corps and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Libertyville. Surviving are his father, Norman Arnswald; a...
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Julianne M. Kraut

October 9, 1941 - February 20, 2017

Julianne M. Kraut, 75, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at the Highland Park Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN, was formerly of Lake Forest and a Hawthorn Woods resident since 2006. She received her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the IL School of Professional Psychology in 1995 and was a co-director of Access to Psychological Services in Long...
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Richfield "Dick" Cameron

August 29, 1921 - February 19, 2017

Richfield J. "Dick" Cameron, Jr., 95, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his home at Spring Meadows in Libertyville, IL. He was born August 29, 1921 in Indianapolis, IN, was a former 50 yr. resident of Mt. Prospect and a Libertyville resident since 1998. He was a graduate of Evanston Township High School and of North Park College in Chicago and retired in 1987 as an insurance executive...
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Joseph A. Cannella

March 29, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Joseph A. Cannella, 92, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL. He was born March 29, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN, was a former resident of Rockford, IL and most recently of Vernon Hills, IL. Joseph was a US Marine Corps veteran serving in Okinawa as an airplane mechanic during WWII. Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Lynn Cannella; 2 children,...
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Geraldine A. Holmes

October 28, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Geraldine A. Holmes, 82, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born October 28, 1934 in Gary, IN and had been a long-time resident of both Gary and Merrillville, IN living in Buffalo Grove for the past 13 years. Gerrie was a former member of Grace and Merrillville United Methodist Church and enjoyed time spent with friends, reading,...
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Paula Martinovich

July 28, 1922 - February 17, 2017

Paula Martinovich, 94, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born July 28, 1922 in Germany, came to live in the United States in 1952 and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 42 years. Surviving are her 2 children, Anka Urosevic and Bogdan (Paula) Martinovich; 6 grandchildren, Dragisa, Felix, Ismael, Edna, Katie and...
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Ervin "Vinny" Caraballo, DIBA

October 16, 1957 - February 15, 2017

Ervin L. "Vinny" Caraballo, PhD, 59, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home in Hawthorn Woods, IL. He was born October 16, 1957 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was raised in New York and had been a graduate of the Inter American University in Puerto Rico. Following graduation, Vinny was commissioned in the US Army, becoming a helicopter pilot stationed in Germany and served for 20 years. ...
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Mary T. Venturi

March 24, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Mary T. Venturi, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home in Vernon Hills, IL. She was born March 24, 1924 in Italy and was a former 60 year resident of Highwood, living in Vernon Hills for the past 18 years. She had been a member of St. James Parish in Highwood and a former employee of Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. in North Chicago, IL. Surviving are her son, Arthur (Sandra)...
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Thomas Wayne Farner

October 23, 1952 - February 13, 2017

Thomas W. Farner, 64, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his home in Wheeling. He was born Oct. 23, 1952 in Highland Park and was a former resident of Wheeling. He worked for the US Postal Service as a mailman in Wheeling and was a fantastic gardener. Surviving are his sister Judy Kruckenberg and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Elenore Farner,...
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Grace F. Colosi

November 22, 1946 - February 13, 2017

Grace Frances Colosi, 70, of Hawthorn Woods, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio, was a former resident of Arlington Heights and has lived in Hawthorn Woods for the past 30 years. She was a graduate of Warrenville High School and was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Grace and her family are the owners of Auto...
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John Kokinis

February 13, 2017

John Kokinis, 87, at rest Feb. 13, 2017. Beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Kokinis; Loving father of William (Demetra) Kokinis and Karen (Frank) Hauptmann; Devoted grandfather of Stephanie and William Jr. and Kristina, Kassandra and Michael Hauptmann; dear brother-in-law of George (Rosemary) Kritselis and fond uncle of Nick (Lori) and George (Carol). Formerly of Niles and now Libertyville and...
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Irene Glader

April 2, 1917 - February 11, 2017

Irene Glader, 99, passed away Saturday, February, 11, 2017 at Westmoreland Home in Lake Forest. She was born April 2, 1917 in West Union, IA, was a former resident of Highland Park and Lake Bluff. She was a lifetime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lake Highland Park where she was a very active member. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren...
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Mary Ann (nee Porras) Hintz

January 13, 1934 - February 7, 2017

MaryAnn C. Hintz, nee Porras, 83, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville surrounded by her family. She was born January 13, 1934 in Libertyville and remained a Lake County resident her entire life. MaryAnn worked in the restaurant business all of her life and retired as a waitress at her sister Rita's restaurant in Lake Bluff. She...
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Rose J. Mozdren

February 6, 2017

Rose J. Mozdren, 99, at rest Feb. 6, 2017. She was the beloved daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Mozdren; Loving sister of the late Sophie and John (Beatrice) Mozdren and Marianne T. Giza; dear aunt of David (Karen Van Maldegiam) Giza and great aunt of Jason and Albina Giza. Dear friend to many and will be missed by all. Visitation 4 to 8 pm Thursday at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park...
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John K. Kartje

September 12, 1950 - February 5, 2017

John K. Kartje, 67, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in St. Joseph, Michigan, while judging the ice sculpture contest at the annual Magical Ice Fest. He was born Sept. 12, 1950 in Austria, was raised in Philadelphia and has been a Mundelein resident for the past 35 years. He received his degree from the Culinary Institute of America and had been a chef at the Bismarck Hotel, Mission Hills...
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George Savic

September 19, 1946 - January 30, 2017

George Savic, 70, beloved husband of Brigitte; Loving brother of Danica Savic, the late Nada Misukanis and Ana (Anthony) Leone; dear uncle of Milica, Jessica, Dusan, Jovan, August and Alexa. Former resident of Chicago and Broadview, living in Woodridge for the past 25 years. He was a decorated US Army Vietnam veteran. Visitation 5 to 8 pm Friday at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt....
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Helen A. Murphy

December 21, 1927 - January 29, 2017

Helen A. Murphy, 89, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake, IL. She was born December 21, 1927 in Libertyville where she was a lifelong resident and had been a 1946 graduate of Libertyville High School. Helen worked in the cafeteria at LHS and was later a receptionist at Winchester House. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Libertyville and...
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Elsie M. Anderson

November 8, 1935 - January 28, 2017

Elsie M. Anderson, 81, of Covenant Village, Northbrook, IL, went to be with her Lord on January 28, 2017. Elsie was born on November 8, 1935 in Jamestown, NY to Ernest and Esther Anderson. Elsie was a graduate of Jamestown High School and North Park College. She began her career at Banker's Trust Company in Jamestown where she eventually became Vice President of the Bank's Trust Department. ...
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Corrine "Corey" Whitely

February 1, 1939 - January 26, 2017

Corrine S. "Corey" Whitely, 77, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 1, 1939 in Chicago and has been a resident of Vernon Hills since 1975. She was a graduate of St. Xavier University Nursing School in Chicago, was a nurse at several area hospitals and retired from the V.A. Medical Center in...
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Demetrios P. Liapis

October 10, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Demetrios P. Liapis, 82, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 in Palatine, IL. He was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Greece, came to live in the USA in 1967 and was a former resident of Waukegan and Mundelein. Surviving are 2 daughters, Maria (George) Frangos and Lamprini (Timothy) Golaris; 12 Grandchildren and his sister Anastasia Vassos. He was preceded in death by his wife...
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Richard E. Ciarrochi

November 9, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Richard E. Ciarrochi, 86, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born November 9, 1930 in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was a 1948 graduate of Austin High School and active in the ROTC. Richard attended the University of Illinois and received his Bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University. Richard traveled the world for his work and...
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Jack Thomas

July 7, 1968 - January 23, 2017

Jack Edward Thomas, 48, of Libertyville, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born July 7, 1968 in Raleigh, N.C., was a l986 graduate of Libertyville High School and also a graduate of Southern Illinois University. Jack enjoyed music, played the guitar and bass and was a former employee of Dog Ear Records. Surviving are his parents, Jim and Jan Thomas and many friends in...
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Anthony "Tony" Cascarano

July 2, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Anthony John Cascarano, a lifelong resident of Lake Forest, IL passed away on January 22, 2017 at the age of 91. Known as "Bud" since childhood, he lived a full life marked by a strong devotion to his wife and family. He was the only child of Anthony V. Cascarano and Fiora Cascarano. He was born on July 2, 1925 at Alice Home Hospital, Lake Forest, and spent his early years growing up on the...
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Avedis Soghigian

March 9, 1935 - January 22, 2017

Avedis Soghigian, 81, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1935 in Chicago and was a former resident of Waukegan, Libertyville and Gurnee. He was a 1959 graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee as a civil engineer and enjoyed photography, coin collecting and being active at his church. He was a member of St. Paul Armenian Church in...
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Virginia "Jean" Schmitz

August 12, 1915 - January 21, 2017

Virginia M. "Jean" Schmitz, 101, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Vernon Hills. She was born Aug. 12, 1915 in Chicago, was formerly of Des Plaines and a Lake County resident for the past 15 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Des Plaines for 54 years and always enjoyed baking for her family. Surviving are 5 daughters, Jean Ellen Schmitz, Tricia Light, Janet (Dick) Gagan...
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Carol Jean Root

July 22, 1937 - January 20, 2017

Carol Jean Root, 79, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at the Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach. She was born July 22, 1937 in Chicago, was formerly of Morton Grove and a 35 year resident of Glenview, living in the Grayslake area for the past 15 years. Carol had the most beautiful gardens you have ever seen, was a wonderful cook, enjoyed her grandchildren and loved her family. ...
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Mannetta Mary Higgason

December 27, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Mannetta Mary Higgason nee Doyle, 95, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 19, 2017, at her home in Berea, KY. She was born December 27, 1921, in Chicago, was a former resident of Riverwoods and Libertyville, IL. Living in Berea, KY since 2015. She was one of 12 children born to Raymond and Isabella Doyle. Mannetta was raised in Chicago, Il and worked at Mars Candy and Deluxe Check...
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Milka Gospava Dupor

September 12, 1937 - January 19, 2017

Milka Gospava Dupor, 79, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. She was born Sept. 12, 1937 in Srbobran, Serbia and was a Waukegan resident for 47 years. She finished her degree in Economics and was employed at the National Bank of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, Serbia. After moving to the United States, she was employed by Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago for 17 years. Milka was a...
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Gregory L. Oldham

September 13, 1950 - January 15, 2017

Gregory L. Oldham, of Mundelein, 66, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born September 13, 1950 in Spokane, WA where he was a graduate of University High School and went on to receive a B.A. in business from Washington State University. Soon after he married his high school sweet heart. Greg was a former sixteen year resident of...
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Penny Freeman

January 13, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Penny Freeman, 74, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 in Gurnee, IL. She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Chicago and has lived in the Libertyville and Vernon Hills area for the past 35 years. She was a former volunteer at the Lake County Museum and for Lunch in the Park in Libertyville. Penny was also a former teacher's assistant at SEDOL. Surviving are 2 children, Stephanie (Kevin)...
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Stephen J. Vlcek

September 28, 1961 - January 15, 2017

Stephen J. Vlcek, 55, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 in Oak Park, IL, was a former resident of Berwyn, living in Libertyville for the past 4 years. He was the service manager for the Bob Rohrman VW Auto Group in Gurnee. Steve enjoyed rebuilding cars, was a Bears fan and loved his family's parties. Surviving are his sons, Robert (Valerie...
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Susan T. Kading

July 14, 1946 - January 14, 2017

Susan T. Kading (nee Beaumont), 70, of Grayslake, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while at home surrounded by her loving family on Sat. January 14, 2017. She was born to parents Lois and Charles Beaumont on July 14, 1946 in Chicago, and was a former resident of Mt. Prospect. Susan was a graduate of St. Scholastica High School and St. Therese School of Nursing. She...
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Carl O. Tinsley

January 13, 2017

Carl O. Tinsley, 82, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at the Lake Forest Place. He was born in Abbott, Texas, was formerly of Witchita, KS and has lived in Lake Forest for the past 2 years. Carl was a Navigator with the US Air Force during his career and retired in 1978 as a major. He later worked for Flight Safety International (Learjet) in Witchita, retiring in 1999. He had been a member of...
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Dorothy A. Swierczynski

May 18, 1918 - January 12, 2017

Dorothy A. Swierczynski, 98, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in Libertyville. She was born May 18, 1918 in Chicago where she was a graduate of Schurz High School. Dorothy lived in Chicago for most of her life and has spent the last 21 years in Vernon Hills. Surviving are 2 children, Thomas (Jean) Swierczynski and Kathleen (David) Nyman; 3 grandchildren, Kim Swierczynski and...
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Cliff Hoffman

November 5, 1930 - January 9, 2017


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Marian R. Reznicek

December 21, 1922 - January 9, 2017

Marian R. Reznicek, 94, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She was born Dec. 21, 1922 in Hettick, IL and was a former resident of Aurora, IL, Rhinelander, WI and has lived in Vernon Hills for the past year and one-half. Marian was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rhinelander and enjoyed bible study and crossword puzzles. Surviving...
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Joanne M. Hoskins

December 12, 1929 - January 9, 2017

​Joanne M. Hoskins, 87, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born December 12, 1929 in Arlington Heights, and was a 1947 graduate of Libertyville High school. She was a former resident of Libertyville and Bensonville, living most of her life in Chicago. Joanne received a nursing degree from Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in 1952 and was employed by...
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Patricia M. Thompson

July 5, 1924 - January 8, 2017

Patricia M. Thompson, 92, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 in Vernon Hills. She was born July 5, 1924 in Chicago and had been a Libertyville resident since 1954. She was a retired sales supervisor for Abbott Laboratories and a member of the Civic Center Kitchen Klangers Band, entertaining seniors in the area. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (Bob) Ross of Grayslake;...
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Michael M. Massarelli

July 26, 1936 - January 8, 2017

Michael M. Massarelli, 80, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born July 26, 1936 in Chicago, has lived in Libertyville for the past 50 years while also enjoying his home in Delray Beach, Florida. Mike began as a used car dealer in Chicago in the 1960's, started Liberty Buick in Libertyville in 1965 and later expanded his operation with many franchises. He was a member of St....
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Lucille M. Breton

April 25, 1924 - January 7, 2017

Lucille M. Breton, 92, passed away on Sat. Jan. 7, 2017 at the Madonna Towers in Rochester, MN. She was born April 25, 1924 in Chicago, was formerly of the Rogers Park neighborhood, Glenview and Schaumburg, living in Rochester for the past 12 years. She loved arts and crafts, bunco, jigsaw puzzles, and especially enjoyed bird watching and dogs. She also enjoyed getting together with family,...
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Linda L. Rust

May 5, 1939 - January 2, 2017

Linda L. Rust, nee Rosevear, 77, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. She was born May 5, 1939 in Libertyville, where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Libertyville American Legion Auxiliary and a former Administrative Assistant at Beneficial Finance Co. in Libertyville. Surviving are 3 children,...
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Eric J. Polka

June 7, 1990 - December 26, 2016

Eric J. Polka, 26, passed away suddenly of Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in Chicago. He was born June 7, 1990 in Libertyville, where he remained a resident for most of his life. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church and a 2008 graduate of Libertyville High School. Eric was a former employee in his family's business, Real Wheels in Gurnee and also had his own fashion clothing company. ...
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Richard "Dick" Eisenmann

December 4, 1931 - December 23, 2016

Richard A. Eisenmann, 85, passed away on Fri. Dec. 23, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Chicago, was formerly of Northbrook and has lived at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake for the past 18 years. He was a retired employee of the Commonwealth Edison Corporation and a member of Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Grayslake. He was a US Navy...
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Carl N. Caputo

July 20, 1940 - December 17, 2016

Carl N. Caputo, 76, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his home in Vernon Hills. He was born July 20, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY where he was raised. Carl joined the United States Air Force when he was twenty-two, was a former resident of St. Louis and Michigan and had been living in Vernon Hills since 1978. He received a Masters in business from State University of New York at Buffalo and a...
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Marion "Mario" Lenzini

January 6, 1937 - December 15, 2016

Marion "Mario" Lenzini, 79, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa, was a graduate of Highland Park High School and a resident of Lake Bluff for the past 54 years. He was a retired employee of the Libertyville Post Office and a member and former usher at St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. Mario was a former member of the Knollwood...
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Wilma Jean Whitlow

December 24, 1923 - December 14, 2016

Wilma Jean Whitlow, 92, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born December 24, 1923 in Fairbury, IL and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 60years. Wilma was a member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville, enjoyed being a homemaker, spending winters in Bradenton, FL and especially her family. Surviving is her...
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Haralambos "Harry" Papagianis

May 27, 1939 - December 12, 2016

Harry A. Papagianis, 77, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 27, 1939 in Albania and came to live in the United States in 1957. He was a former resident of Chicago and lived in Long Grove for the past 26 years. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church and the former owner of Moondoggies Restaurant in Glenview for...
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Christopher J. Murges

November 5, 1967 - December 10, 2016

Christopher J. Murges, 49, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. He was born November 5, 1967 in Chicago, IL and has been a South Barrington resident for most of his life. He was a graduate of Barrington High School and also Southern Illinois University. Surviving are his parents, James & Irene Murges; 2 sisters, Dena & Nicole Murges; a...
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Zikica Mijajlovic

February 3, 1957 - December 8, 2016


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David P. Wellman

September 17, 1961 - December 3, 2016

David P. Wellman, 55, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born Sept. 17, 1961 in Libertyville, where he was a resident for most of his life until moving to Gurnee 7 years ago. He was a 1979 graduate of Libertyville High School, was a member of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church and enjoyed golf, cooking and fly fishing for trout and salmon...
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Robert "Bob" Perry

July 6, 1923 - November 28, 2016

Robert M. "Bob" Perry, 93, of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born July 6, 1923 in Highland Park, IL and was a former resident of Libertyville. He was a retired employee of Illinois Bell Telephone and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge,...
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Leo R. Fitz

July 22, 1930 - November 27, 2016


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Trudy "Casey" Stryganek

July 11, 1949 - November 27, 2016

Trudy "Casey" Stryganek, 67, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 11, 1949 in Chicago and has been a resident of Hawthorn Woods for the past 20 years. Trudy and her twin sister Judy were born into a family of professional acrobats, performing since the age of five at major...
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Maryjo Simone Robins

June 21, 1948 - November 27, 2016

Maryjo Simone Robins, 68, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at her home. She was born June 21, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY, was a former resident of Lewiston, NY, living in Libertyville for the past 36 years. She was a graduate of New York State University in Albany and worked in the computer lab at Libertyville High School for 15 years before retiring in 2013. She enjoyed quilting,...
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Zachary E. Neir

January 25, 1997 - November 25, 2016

Zachary Edward Neir, 19, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at his home from complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was born January 25, 1997 in Highland Park, IL and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 16 years. He was a 2016 graduate of Libertyville High School and enjoyed his dog Maddie, video games, art and horseback riding. Surviving are his loving...
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Josephine G. Loksa

July 12, 1922 - November 25, 2016

Josephine G. Loksa, 94, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL. She was born on July 12, 1922 in Chicago where she was a longtime resident and most recently of Libertyville. She worked for several food manufacturers in Chicago including, National Tea and Brach's Candy Company and was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville. She is survived by...
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Patricia Nelson

November 25, 2016

Patricia H. Nelson, 71, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Lake Bluff, IL. She was born October 3, 1945 in Chicago, IL was formerly of Lake Bluff, living in Vernon Hills for the past 25 years. Patricia enjoyed playing tennis, writing, poetry, gardening, traveling, cooking and especially her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Gregory (Paula) Nelson and Christine ...
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Marion E. Smith

January 24, 1930 - November 21, 2016

Marion E. Smith, 86, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Winchester House in Libertyville. She was born January 24, 1930 in Chicago and has been a Libertyville resident for most of her life. Marion was a member of the Libertyville Covenant Church and the Kitchen Klangers at the Libertyville Civic Center. She will be remembered for her love of singing and animals, especially her dog,...
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Bernard "Brian" Rodgers

July 24, 1921 - November 21, 2016

Bernard "Brian" Rodgers, 95, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at his home. He was born July 24, 1921 in Scotland, moved to Ireland as an infant and came to live in the United States in 1941. He was a former resident of Lake Forest and Libertyville. Brian was a retired carpenter and also worked for many years at the school and Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest as a school bus driver, carpenter...
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Vicente H. Po

July 24, 1928 - November 18, 2016


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Thomas R. Shaw

June 5, 1945 - November 16, 2016


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Ruth M. Wehrenberg

October 14, 1921 - November 12, 2016

Ruth M. Wehrenberg, 95, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Warsaw, Indiana and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 60 years. Ruth was a US Navy veteran, having served during WWII and a member of the Lake County Woman's American Legion Post #1122. She was also a former 22 year employee of the A.B. Dick...
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Keith S. Zawila

January 19, 1953 - November 7, 2016

Keith S. Zawila, 63, of Mundelein, IL was born into eternal life on November 7, 2016 following a courageous battle with bile duct cancer. His strength and faith in God was an inspiration to others and his experience helped further the medical research of this rare cancer. He was the beloved husband of Sara, nee Speer, cherished father of Kevin, dear brother of Pamela, fond son-in-law,...
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Ila J. Schotanus

May 15, 1931 - November 7, 2016

Ila Jane Schotanus, 85, passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born May 15, 1931 in Lake Villa and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 55 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Warren Township High School and enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, sewing and especially her family. Surviving are her husband Nicholas Schotanus; 4...
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Liam Anthony Gurvis

November 1, 2016 - November 4, 2016


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Lillian K. Finley

June 26, 1920 - November 4, 2016

Lillian K. Finley, 96, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL. She was born on June 26, 1920 in Des Moines, IA, was formerly of Chicago and Wheeling and a Buffalo Grove resident for the past 65 years. Lillian was a 1938 graduate of Libertyville High School and was a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Masters degree in...
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Joseph J. Diesi

February 26, 1932 - November 3, 2016

Joseph J. Diesi, 84, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at his home. He was born February 26, 1932 in Chicago, had been a resident of Waukegan and Lake Forest for 60 years, living in Libertyville since 2014. He was a former owner of Lake County Pipe and Supply in Waukegan. Surviving are his wife Karen; 5 children, Dirk Diesi, Todd Diesi, Cheryl (Mark) Wickland, Mark Diesi and Robyn ...
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S Michael Smith

August 12, 1950 - October 30, 2016

S Michael Smith, 66, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his home in Wadsworth, IL. He was born August 12, 1950 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Sayreville, NJ, where he graduated from Sayreville Memorial High School. Mike went on to graduate with a Business Degree from Northland College in Ashland, WI, where he played on the football team as an offensive and defensive lineman...
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Maureen F. Culicchia

September 1, 1936 - October 24, 2016

Maureen F. Culicchia, 80, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at her home. She was born Sept. 1, 1936 in Bayonne, NJ, was a former resident of Mettawa and has lived in Lake Forest for the past 28 years. She was a very active volunteer as the treasurer for the Country Day School Auction, Loyola Academy Ramble Auction, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, IL Club for Catholic Women and Arden...
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Richard D. Zimmerman

June 2, 1942 - October 24, 2016

Richard D. Zimmerman, 74, passed away October 24, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born June 2, 1942 in Waukegan, was a graduate of Waukegan Township High School and received his degree as a Metallurgist from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Richard had been a 40 year resident of Libertyville, retired employee of the Frank G. Hough Company/International...
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Edward J. Napoleoni

October 27, 1929 - October 22, 2016

Edward John Napoleoni, 86, formerly of Libertyville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at home in Punta Gorda, FL. He was born October 27, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mathilda (nee Lombardi) and John Napoleoni. Edward graduated from South Hills High School in 1947, served in the United States Army in Italy and had a long career at E. I. DuPont de Nemours Company retiring in...
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Ethel "Stevie" Shoemaker

February 6, 1942 - October 9, 2016

Ethel Mae "Stevie" Shoemaker, 74, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 in Libertyville, IL. She was born Feb. 6, 1942 in Ettrick, WI, was a former longtime resident of Libertyville, living at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake for the past 8 years. Stevie enjoyed knitting, reading, cribbage, her kittens and especially her family. Surviving are 3 children, Karen (Wally) Tynis, Mimi (Trent)...
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Peggy Ann Verlenden

September 17, 1934 - October 7, 2016

Peggy Ann Verlenden, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born September 17, 1934 and had been a Libertyville and Vernon Hills resident for the past 50 years. Peggy was a former secretary for Libertyville High School for 30years, enjoyed volunteering at Condell Hospital calling numbers for Bingo for the past 16 years,...
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Lucille "Lucy" Spangler

January 21, 1922 - October 6, 2016

Lucille R. "Lucy" Spangler, 94, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born January 21, 1922 in Arcadia, WI and has been a Libertyville resident since 1953. She was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Libertyville, where she taught Sunday School, was a past president of the Women's Guild and the Junior Choir Director. Lucille...
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Mary J. Street

January 14, 1925 - October 6, 2016

Mary J. Street, 91, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the Libertyville Manor. She was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Waukegan, IL and had been a resident of Libertyville for the past 63 years. She was a 1943 graduate of Waukegan Township High School and was a bookkeeper for Rouse's Service Station in Libertyville for many years. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Parish and a charter member of the...
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Robert "Bob" Smutney

September 7, 1927 - October 4, 2016


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Mary "Muzz" Mack

July 30, 1935 - October 3, 2016

Mary J. "MUZZ" Mack, 81, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at her home in Libertyville. She was born July 30, 1935 in Kenmare, ND, and had been living in Libertyville since 1963. Mary was a veteran of the United States Navy and was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base where she worked as a clerk. Mary was a talented seamstress and was employed for over twenty years at Calico Coroner in...
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Norma W. Seymour

May 11, 1928 - October 2, 2016

Norma W. Seymour, 88, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born May 11, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN was a former resident of Fresno, CA and has lived in Mundelein, IL for the past 13 years. She was a US Navy veteran, enjoyed interior decorating and was a loving supportive mother. Surviving are her 2 daughters, Jennifer (Lloyd)...
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Jeanne L. Jakes

May 30, 1921 - October 1, 2016

Jeanne L. (nee Fogel) Jakes, 95, passed away peacefully October 1, 2016 at Symphony of Buffalo Grove. She was the loving mother of Janene (Ted) Reichert; dear grandmother of Janene (Richard) Murphy, Heather (David) Hodge and James (Lori) Reichert and fond great grandmother of Robin, Scott, Megan, Joseph and Brian. She was preceded in death by her dearest husband, James and beloved daughter,...
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Gary L. Heike

April 16, 1947 - September 29, 2016

Gary L. Heike, 69, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Altoona, WI. He was born April 16, 1947 in Mondovi, WI, was a 1965 graduate of Libertyville High School living in Eau Claire, WI area for the past seven years. He was a former employee of the Frank G. Hough Company in Libertyville, was a manager at Cook's Cyclery and also was a self employed painter. Gary was an excellent golfer,...
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Sandra L. Markstrom

January 13, 1950 - September 26, 2016

Sandra L. Markstrom, 66, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. She was born Jan. 13, 1950 in Roseau, MN to the late Melvin and Edith (Knutson) Markstrom. She attended elementary and high school in Roseau and following graduation, moved to Los Angeles, CA where she was employed by Rusco, Inc. as their comptroller for 40 years. Family was...
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Joseph R. Steber

March 6, 1948 - September 23, 2016


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Anne E. Miller

March 28, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Anne E. Miller, 90, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born March 28, 1926 in Klagenfurt, Austria and came to live in the United States at the age of four. She was a former resident of Long Island, NY and had been living in the Lincolnshire-Lake Forest area since 1964. Anne was an employee of the Marriott Lincolnshire for nearly...
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Constance "Connie" Sheffer

July 9, 1952 - September 15, 2016

Constance "Connie" Sheffer, 64, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Libertyville, IL. She was born July 9, 1952 in Bowling Green, Ohio and was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Wittenberg College in Ohio. She was a former resident of Vernon Hills, IL and has lived in Grayslake, IL for the past 30 years. Connie was a member and sang in the choir at the United Methodist Church...
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Gale K. Wessel

June 18, 1945 - September 11, 2016

Gale K. Wessel, 71, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born June 18, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio, was raised in Tinley Park and a 25 year resident of Buffalo Grove living in the Grand Dominion community in Mundelein for the past 4 years. Gale enjoyed sewing and painting and was a member of the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild, Women's...
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Helen B. Urbanek

February 20, 1921 - September 8, 2016

URBANEK Helen B. Urbanek, 95, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born February 20, 1921 and had been a Lake Forest-Lake Bluff area resident since 1957. Helen enjoyed gardening, her dogs and especially her family. Surviving are her 3 children, Wayne (Judith) Urbanek, Laurie (Ken) Riek and Suzanne (Brent) Stenseth; 7...
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Kenneth L. Schar

July 24, 1922 - September 8, 2016

Kenneth L. Schar, 94, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in Buffalo Grove. He was born July 24, 1922 in Libertyville, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a 1940 graduate of LTHS and a retired Product Engineer for The Frank G. Hough Company in Libertyville. Ken was a member and served on the Vestry of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, was a US Navy veteran, Eagle Scout, volunteer...
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Helene M. Killackey

January 9, 1943 - September 8, 2016

Helene M. Killackey, 73, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was born January 9, 1943 in Chicago and has lived in Libertyville for the past 38 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville and was a past president of the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surviving are her husband Robert E. Killackey Jr.; her son Brent Killackey (Judith Williams) and 3...
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Kenneth F. Deyo

June 10, 1940 - September 7, 2016

Kenneth F. Deyo, 76, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from a fire in his home in Libertyville. He was born June 10, 1940 in Sterling, IL and had lived in Libertyville for the past 26 years. Ken was a graduate of Southern Illinois University and a former mechanical engineer for Brown Paper Goods in Libertyville. Surviving are his brothers, Wayne (the late Marianne)...
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Vera Racic

June 7, 1956 - September 5, 2016

Vera Racic, 60, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born June 7, 1956 in Serbia and came to live in the United States in 1968. She was a member of the church within the New Gracanica Monastery and was an inventory analyst at Abbott Laboratories for 32 years. Vera enjoyed gardening, traveling and especially her family. Surviving...
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Elizabeth Mary Chalfant

February 20, 1934 - September 3, 2016

Elizabeth M. Chalfant, 82, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at her home in Waukegan,IL. She was born February 20, 1934 in Dublin, Ireland and came to the US in 1959. Elizabeth was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church where she was a Lay Carmelite and a CCD teacher for 20 years at the church school. She was a longtime volunteer at Victory Memorial Hospital for Al-Anon kids and Head...
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Janet Johnson Framke

September 26, 1938 - September 3, 2016

Janet J. Framke, 77, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at her home in Wadsworth, IL. She was born September 26, 1938 in Joliet, IL, had been a Wadsworth resident for the past 40 years, was an animal lover and the owner of Stone Ridge Airedales in Wadsworth. Surviving is her husband, Richard Framke; 4 children, Patrick, Eric (Romana), Jody and Jay Johnson; 4 Grandchildren and 2 brothers,...
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Thomas D. Manion

September 21, 1956 - September 3, 2016


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Carol E. Conklin

September 20, 1963 - September 2, 2016

Carol E. Conklin, 52, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born on September 20, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan and spent most of her childhood in Lansing, Michigan, where she graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1981. Carol was a former resident of Westerville, Ohio for 8 years and has been...
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Julie C. Lanciloti

March 2, 1964 - August 29, 2016

Julia C. Lanciloti, 52, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. She was born March 2, 1964 in Libertyville, IL and had been a resident of Zion, IL for the past 12 years. Julie was a former clerk for K-Mart in Vernon Hills and Waukegan and was a lover of cats. Surviving are her parents, Keith and Rita Hellon; sister, Christine (Frank) Teresi;...
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Anthony Pulcanio

June 14, 1926 - August 28, 2016

Anthony Pulcanio, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington. He was born June 14, 1926 in Chicago and had been a Mundelein resident for the past 27 years. He was a US Army veteran, serving in the Philippines during WWII and a retired employee of the White Cap Company in Chicago. Tony was very artistic, sketching and painting ornaments enjoyed his garden and...
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Norma J. Bailey

November 13, 1928 - August 26, 2016

Norma Jean Bailey, 87, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born November 13, 1928 in Plainview, Nebraska, grew up in Battle Creek, NE and was a former resident of Mound, Minnesota and Sedalia, MO. Norma has been living at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake for the past 10 years. She was the loving mother of Kent (Cathy) Bailey, MD of...
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MaryAnn Pfenning

September 20, 1951 - August 24, 2016

Maryann Pfenning, 64, passed away suddenly August 24, 2016 at her home in Libertyville. She was born September 20, 1951 in Chicago where she was a 1969 graduate of Taft High School. She graduated from DePaul University in 1978 with a Bachelor's Science degree in Commerce. She was an employee of Northern Trust Bank in Chicago starting in 1967 where she worked in Employee Training and the...
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Ronald C. Jess

November 8, 1931 - August 23, 2016

Ronald C. Jess, 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview. He was born November 8, 1931 in Newton, Iowa, was formerly of Glenview and a Libertyville resident since 1970. Ron attended Monmouth College and was a graduate of the University of Illinois. He was also a Captain in the US Marine Corps, having served as a pilot and flight instructor. He was a member...
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