Our Obituaries

Kevin P. McEneely

July 2, 1948 - April 24, 2017

Kevin P. McEneely, 68, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Lake Geneva, WI. He was born July 2, 1948 in Chicago, IL, was formerly of Mt. Prospect and Evanston where he was known as the "Mayor of Thayer" and of Lake Geneva for the past 15 years. He was the former executive at Nightingale-Conant and senior executive at the Bradford Exchange in Niles, IL. Kevin was currently a beloved 16...
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Herbert Leroy "Lee" Bjorklund

July 6, 1934 - April 15, 2017

Herbert Leroy Bjorklund, 82, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home in Libertyville, IL. He was born July 6, 1934 in Chicago, IL and was formerly of Morton Grove, IL, living in Libertyville since 1981. Herbert was a master carpenter and owner of Algot Peterson Construction Company, and built homes in the northern suburbs for over 35 years. He was a veteran of the US Army having served...
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Anne M. Veselack

August 15, 1960 - April 14, 2017

​Anne Marie Veselack, 56, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at her home. She was born August 15, 1960 in Chicago, was a former resident of Libertyville, where she was a 1978 graduate of LHS, living in Gurnee the past 2 years. Anne was a registered nurse and received her degree from the Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington, IL. She was an active proponent of Social Justice Ministry and...
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Lois C. Dummer

February 27, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Lois C. Dummer, 94, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 27, 1923 in La Crosse, WI, the daughter of the late Irwin and Kathryn Sheldon. She was a Libertyville resident for 48 years and has lived in Lake Villa for the past 17 years. Lois was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville for 65 years, where...
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Joseph Balzrina

January 13, 1925 - April 13, 2017


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Victoria M. Valdez

November 20, 1956 - April 9, 2017


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Roberta "Bobbie" Bernard

March 18, 1939 - April 9, 2017

Roberta P. "Bobbie" Bernard, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Lincolnshire. She was born March 18, 1939 in Waukegan, was a 1957 graduate of Libertyville High School and attended Northern Illinois University. Bobbie was a former employee with an insurance agency and retired from the Kreuser & Seiler Century 21 Real Estate Office in Libertyville. Surviving are her sister Bettye...
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Susan P. Robbins

August 14, 1966 - April 9, 2017

Susan Robbins (nee Endre) devoted wife of Bradley Robbins; Daughter of Carol and the late Robert Endre; Sister of Barbara and the late John McNamara and the late Richard Endre; Step Mother of Melissa (Michael) Shane, Mark (Stefanie) Robbins and Nicole Robbins; Aunt of Victor and Vincent Scimeca; Grandmother of Hannah, Shelby and Alice Shane; Sister-in-law of Elliott and Susan Robbins; daughter-in...
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Adela V. Miller

September 13, 1931 - April 8, 2017

Adela V. Miller, 85, passed away on Sat. April 8, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1931 in the Philippines, came to live in the USA in 1972 and was a former resident of Waukegan and Libertyville. Adela was very organized, humble and independent, loved cleaning and gardening and especially her family. Surviving are 3 sisters, Aida Castro, Clara Andaya and...
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Scott T. Bohl

June 6, 1990 - April 6, 2017

Our only son and brother, Scott Terence Bohl, 26, passed away at his apartment in Chicago on April 6th, 2017. He was born June 6th, 1990 and was a 2008 graduate of Libertyville High School. Scott was a proud Cyclone and received his B.S. degree in Apparel Merchandising and Design from Iowa State University. He previously was employed by Men's Wearhouse and was a Soft Lines Team Leader at Target...
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Charles "Chuck" Bernard

April 5, 2017

Charles P. "Chuck" Bernard, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2017 at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Waukegan and was a 1962 graduate of Libertyville High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was a US Army veteran, former manager of the Bernard Chevrolet RV Center in Libertyville and had worked for several auto dealerships in Lake County. Surviving are his sister...
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Emily J. Salvatore

August 4, 1950 - April 4, 2017

Emily Jane Salvatore, 66, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born Aug. 4, l950 in Clarksburg, W.VA. and was a former resident of Suffield, Ohio and Libertyville. She had lived at Friendship Village in Schaumburg for the past 3 years and enjoyed attending services at Willow Creek Church. Surviving are 6 children, Mindy (Michael) O'Keefe, Ken (Kinsey) Salvatore, David (Jessica)...
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John E. Young

February 10, 1933 - April 3, 2017

John E. Young, 84, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 in Lincolnshire, IL. He was born February 10, 1933 in Chicago, IL and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 53 years. He was a 1951 graduate of St. George High School in Evanston and a 1955 graduate of Northwestern University where he was a starter on the football team all four years. He was also a US Army veteran and a retired sales...
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Gene F. Hoff

September 24, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Gene F. Hoff, 93, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born September 24, 1923 in Hubbard, Iowa. He was formerly of Arlington Heights, and resided in Vernon Hills for the last several years. He was a US Army Veteran having served in WWII as an airplane mechanic and served in Iwo Jima and then the Philippines at the end of the war. His...
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Yuxian Li

November 8, 1940 - March 28, 2017


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Mark P. Foley

June 12, 1960 - March 28, 2017

Mark Philip Foley, 56, of Wilmette passed away on Mar. 28, 2017. Mark was born on June 12, 1960 the son of Philip James Foley III, M.D. and Ellen Foley. He graduated from New Trier East High School and Illinois State University. During his career, Mark worked in management and development for Condell Medical Center, The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and the Illinois Manufacturers'...
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Rosemary Gwyther

October 7, 1938 - March 25, 2017

"Three things in human life are important," said the American-born English writer Henry James. "The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." Rosemary Gwyther, a fellow Britisher and great admirer of James, lived those words until the day she died, on March 25, at age 78. "She was the most wonderfully kind, loving, thoughtful, inclusive person," said Wyn...
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Rosa M. Schiele

August 30, 1927 - March 25, 2017

Rosa M. Schiele, 89, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Libertyville Manor. She was born August 30, 1927 in Germany, was a Libertyville resident for 40 years and living at Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake for the past 21 years. Rose came to live in the USA in 1949 and was a retired employee of the Marshall Fields store at Hawthorn Center. She was an accomplished seamstress, avid reader...
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Dorothy Janezic

March 15, 1924 - March 24, 2017

Dorothy J. Janezic, 93, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Lindenhurst. She was born March 15, 1924 in Waukegan, where she remained a lifelong resident and was employed by the U.S. Envelope Corp. and was a teacher's aide for the Waukegan Public School District. Dorothy was an active volunteer at the U.S.O., St. Therese Hospital Gift Shop and the Senior Center. She was also a member of the...
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Linda R. Schardt

July 20, 1944 - March 22, 2017

​Linda R. Schardt, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born July 20, 1944 in Oskaloosa, IA where she was a 1962 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a graduate of William Penn University. Linda was a former employee of Volkswagen of America and AON Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire. ​She is survived by her son Bryon ...
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Yijian Zhou

May 6, 1930 - March 22, 2017


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Patricia "Trish" Lenzini

September 15, 1965 - March 19, 2017

Patricia A. "Trish" Lenzini, 51, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Lake Forest Hospital with her mother by her side. She was born Sept. 15, 1965 in Lake Forest, lived in Highwood for l0 years and has been a Lake Bluff resident for most of her life. She was a l982 graduate of Lake Forest High School and a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. Trish was a deputy assessor for the Morraine...
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Thomas L. Mason

March 25, 1927 - March 17, 2017


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Margaret M. Sikes

January 9, 1918 - March 14, 2017

Margaret M. Sikes, 99, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1918 in Lone Rock, WI and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 47 years. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and received her master's degree at Northern Illinois University. Margaret was a longtime member of the Lake County Retired Teachers...
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George J. Guibourdanche

July 8, 1941 - March 13, 2017

George J. Guibourdanche, 75, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Barrington, IL. He was born July 8, 1941 in Monessen, PA, formerly of Buffalo Grove and Hawthorn Woods and a recent resident of Del Webb in Mundelein. He was a former employee of Eastern Airlines, later becoming an insurance broker and enjoyed the Chicago Sports teams, the Bulls, Bears, White Sox and Blackhawks. Surviving are...
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Dorothy B. Fossler

December 4, 1915 - March 12, 2017


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Georgia R. Urow

February 22, 1940 - March 11, 2017

Georgia R. Urow, 77. passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Highland Park Hospital. She was born February 22, 1940 in Chicago and was a former resident of Chicago and Skokie. Georgia had been a resident of Vernon Hills for the past 8 years and has enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cheryl Urow (Fred Chonkan) and Valerie Urow; 4 grandchildren,...
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Karen J. Meserve

September 22, 1955 - March 11, 2017

Karen J. Meserve, 61, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Lincolnshire, IL. She was born September 22, 1955 in Oak Park, IL and had been a resident of Libertyville and Mundelein for most of her life. She was a 1974 graduate of Libertyville High School and attended Southern Illinois University. Karen loved dogs, was a volunteer for numerous organizations and was the former fitness manager...
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Frances A. Tieman

February 8, 1952 - March 10, 2017

Frances A. Tieman, 65, of Ingleside, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in McHenry. She was born Feb. 8, 1952 in Matoaka, W.VA and had been a resident of Lake County for the past 40 years. She was a member of New Hope Church in Round Lake Heights, dearly loved her family and especially her granddaughter Abigail. Surviving are her husband Harry Tieman Jr. son, Preston Shrewsbury,...
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Judith Hall Montgomery

September 13, 1956 - March 10, 2017

Judith Hall Montgomery, (nee Holmgren) 60, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Lake Forest. She was born Sept. 13, 1956 in Libertyville and was a 1974 graduate of Libertyville High School. She was also a graduate of the University of Illinois, was a former resident of Wheeling and has lived in Mundelein for the past 6 years. Judy was employed by the Trans Union Corporation in Sales and...
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Jennie C. Diliberto

March 25, 1925 - March 10, 2017

​Jennie C. Diliberto, 91, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Brentwood North Healthcare Center in Riverwoods, IL. She was born March 25, 1925 in Chicago, IL where she was a longtime resident and formerly of Glenview, living in Vernon Hills for the past 5 years. Jennie was a graduate of Jenner High School and Washburn Trade School where she learned how to make various types of hats. She...
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Milla Price

August 26, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Milla Price, 92, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born on August 26, 1924 in Lake Town, Wisconsin, was formerly of Cudahy, WI, Wilmette, IL and a 20 year resident of Naples, FL. While in Naples, Milla volunteered at the Naples Hospital resale shop, enjoyed several bowling leagues and being outspoken, writing many letters to the...
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Ah Ping Fei

August 12, 1930 - March 3, 2017


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Michael J. Progar

October 31, 1957 - March 2, 2017

Michael J. Progar, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1957 in Evanston, raised in Glenview and was a former resident of Vernon Hills, Gurnee and Waukegan for the past 38 years. He was a 1975 graduate of Glenbrook South High School and was a technician for the AT & T Cable Company. Mike enjoyed riding motorcycles, formula One Racing and...
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Lorraine M. LeGoff

September 27, 1924 - March 1, 2017

Lorraine M. LeGoff, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at her home in Grayslake. She was born September 27, 1924 in Chicago, was a former resident of Highland Park and Lake Forest, living in Grayslake for the past ten years. Lorraine was a 1942 graduate of Highland Park High School, and was the owner of Forrest TV in Lake Forest for over twenty years. She was a talented musician that...
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Dale A. Lothspeich

January 6, 1934 - March 1, 2017

.Dale Albert Lothspeich, 83, of Libertyville IL, beloved husband of Doris (Wirth) Lothspeich for 56 years, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 at Spring Meadows, Libertyville, IL. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his children: Kathryn Lothspeich-Hughes and David (Nancy) Lothspeich, 2 siblings: Mary Spaeth and Dick (Theresa) Lothspeich, and 8...
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John "Jack" Rose

February 27, 1934 - February 27, 2017

John J. "Jack" Rose, 83, passed away on his birthday, Monday, February 27, 2017 at Warren-Barr in Lincolnshire, IL. He was born February 27, 1934 in Chicago, IL and has been a Grayslake and Libertyville resident for over 40 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville, a US Army veteran and was an active member of Serenity House in Libertyville. Surviving are his wife of 63 yrs...
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Edith B. Ebeler

May 21, 1920 - February 27, 2017

Edith B. Ebler, 96, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Symphony of Buffalo Grove, IL. She was born May 21, 1920 in Rochester, NY living there for many years and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 6 years. She attended Eastman School of Music, Julliard School and was a ballerina performing in the New York City Ballet. She enjoyed volunteering all over the country in hospitals...
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Alyssa Rose Gillespie

October 24, 2002 - February 27, 2017

Alyssa Rose Gillespie, 14, passed away unexpectedly due to an acute brain hemorrhage on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Lutheran General Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 2002 in Park Ridge and had been a resident of Green Oaks all her life. She received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at St. Joseph Church in Libertyville and was an 8th grade student at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks. Alyssa enjoyed scouts,...
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Daniel R. Williams

August 3, 1957 - February 26, 2017

Daniel R. Williams, Sr. 59, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford. He was born Aug. 3, 1957 in Evanston, IL, was a former resident of Lincolnshire and Fox Lake, living in Johnsburg for the past 3 years. He was a 1976 graduate of Stevenson High School and was a vice president of the Williams Insurance Agency in Chicago. Surviving are his mother Virgina and 3...
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Elizabeth Nardi Williams

September 22, 1947 - February 25, 2017

Elizabeth Nardi Williams, 69, passed away Friday, February 25, 2017 at her home in Vernon Hills, IL. She was born September 22, 1947 Chicago, IL, formerly of Buffalo Grove and has been a Vernon Hills resident since 1991. Elizabeth was the former manager of the Village Tavern in Long Grove, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling. Her family was the most important thing to her and...
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Chester Lata

July 20, 1927 - February 24, 2017

Chester Lata, 89, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 in Libertyville, IL. He was born July 20, 1927 in Chicago, was a former resident of Huntley, Northbrook and Glenview, living in Libertyville for the past 2 years. He was employed by BonTon Poultry for over 40 years, was an avid golfer and loved to travel, especially to Europe and the Far East. Surviving are his beloved wife Ellen; loving...
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Rosemary G. Fleig

November 26, 1940 - February 23, 2017

Rosemary Fleig, 76, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 in Glenview, IL following a 3 year battle with lung cancer. She was born In Richmond Hill, Queens, New York on Nov. 26, 1940, to William J. and Mary Greeley. A graduate of St. John's University in Brooklyn, she moved to the Chicago area in l969 and to Libertyville in 1978. Rosemary worked at Cook Memorial Library for twenty years, the...
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Marcia J. Neddenriep

February 23, 2017

Marcia J. Neddenriep, 73, a Libertyville resident for the past 42 years, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at her home. She was born in Waukegan, was a 1961 graduate of Waukegan Township High School and also a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was a teacher at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein and was very artistic, enjoying decorating, the theatre and...
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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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Evelyne Lydon

April 29, 1925 - February 17, 2017

Evelyn Chrisos Lydon, 91, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at her home in Miami, OK surrounded by her family. She was born April 29, 1925 in Vienna, Austria and came to live in the United States in 1945. She was a former 20 year resident of Hawthorn Woods, lived in Hebron for 2 years and has owned and operated a cattle ranch in Miami, OK since 1990. She was also a former sales manager for...
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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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