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Fischer, Lennard 88 years old of Pekin, IL formerly of Antioch, IL passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice House, Peoria, IL. He was born June 20, 1925 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Alfred and Ethel (Henke) Fischer, living in Twin Lakes for 10 years before settling in Antioch in 1948. He graduated from Wilmot High School and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Before his retirement in 1991, Lennard began his career at Fischer & Gauger Ice & Fuel Oil, later working for Grass Lake Lumber Co for 15 years and retiring from Hill-Behan Lumber. Lennard was a member of St. Ignatius Episcopal Church, Antioch, IL where he was an usher for many years, the Teamsters Union Local #301, and AARP. On January 17, 1948, he married Betty Hanke in Antioch, IL. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Betty; a daughter, Jill (Bob) Carter of Pekin, IL; two grandchildren, Julie (Schimmelpfennig) Gianessi of Pekin and James Schimmelpfennig of Peoria; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Lennard was preceded in death by a son, James Fischer; two siblings, Bernice Gauger and Donald Fischer; and stepmother, Edna Fischer. Mass of Resurrection will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church, 500 Depot St. Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch, IL. Arrangements were entrusted to the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Ignatius Episcopal Church in Lennard's memory. Please sign the online guest book for Lennard at www.strangfh.com . Read Obituary
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Frey, Sylvia J. Age 72, of Mundelein, passed away on April 12, 2014, at home, after a lengthy illness. Sylvia was born August 21, 1941, at Tifton, GA. Her early years were spent in Quitman, GA, eventually moving to Columbia, SC. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1959, that same year she joined the Navy. She was a Vietnam era veteran, serving six years on active duty as a medical x-ray technician. On September 5, 1964, she married her husband, Tom Frey, at the Naval Base Chapel, Philadelphia, PA. After leaving the Navy, Sylvia was a stay at home mother, raising her three sons. Later on, she worked as an x-ray technician, CNA, and as a retail sales associate at several area department stores. Sylvia loved country music, her favorites being Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. She also loved bowling, flower arranging, fixing things and sewing. She excelled at all she did. You might say she was a tinker, a tailor, and a U.S. Navy sailor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Hazel LeFiles; sister, Carol Bobe; and brother, George F. LeFiles. She is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Joseph Frey of Mundelein, James Frey of New York, NY and Patrick (Tiffani) Frey of Wonder Lake; brothers, Eddie H. (Jo) LeFiles of Pensacola, FL and Jlee (Lea) LeFiles of Laughlin, NV. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W. Maple, Mundelein. Funeral services will follow with Military Honors at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. For information visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020. Read Obituary
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Glogovsky, James P. James Glogovsky, a former longtime resident of Lake Zurich. Prayers for James Glogovsky, 74, of Algonquin, will be said Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, and then proceeding to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, for a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.; with Father David Ryan officiating. Private inurnment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. The visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 21st, at the funeral home. Born July 6, 1939, in North Chicago, he died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at home in his winter residence in Merritt Island, Florida. Jim "Ski" Glogovsky attended North Elementary School in North Chicago and then graduated from North Chicago High School. Jim was a member of the school's basketball and baseball teams and later played semi-professional baseball. He met the love of his life, Mary Kay Glogovsky (nee Gont) and they were later married in 1959, in North Chicago, at Holy Family Church. Jim attended the Chicago Police Academy and began his law enforcement career in Waukegan, IL as a detective. He and his family moved to Lake Zurich in 1971 where Jim became a patrolman, and later Chief, with the Lake Zurich Police Department. Jim enjoyed playing on the department's softball team and golf league, and he treasured the friendship of his fellow officers, buddies at the bait shop and other members of the close-knit community, where he and his family were blessed to set down roots. Jim was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and served with Mary Kay with the parish's Ministry of Care. Jim was a member of the Lake County Chiefs Association, served as the organization's President, and advocated for positive relations between youth and law enforcement. Jim retired from the Lake Zurich Police Department in 1991, after which he and Mary Kay resided in Illinois and wintered in Merritt Island, Florida. Jim and Mary Kay established wonderful friendships throughout their travels and made many happy memories together. Jim was the beloved husband of the late Mary Kay Glogovsky; loving father of Margie (Tom) O'Neill, Karan Miller, Jamie (Fred) Hoeft and Nancy Glogovsky; loving grandfather of James (Heather) Hoeft, Kathy and Nancy O'Neill, and Jordan and Nick Miller; dear brother of Joseph (Carol) Glogovsky, and also surviving are many other loving family, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephan and mother, Pauline (nee Drinka); brothers, Thomas, George, Steve (Donna) and Frank (Kay); and sisters, Elizabeth (Richard) Redmer and Mary (Paul) Pobicki. For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich, at 847-540-8871 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com . Read Obituary
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Hogan, Rose M. 90, of Zion, IL died April 11, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL. Rose was born July 1, 1923 and raised in Baltimore, MD, then later became a longtime resident of Wadsworth, IL. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church all her married life and was actively involved in religious education. She was a pioneer in the Benet Lake, WI Charismatic movement and was an active member throughout her life. During World War II, Rose worked as a rivet backer at an airplane factory. In her free time, she liked gardening, crocheting blankets for family members, cooking, canning and most of all, spending time with her family. Rose is survived by her children, David (Jirushaya) Hogan, Catherine (Jack) Monroe, Timothy (Brenda) Hogan, Patricia (Raymond) Wood, John (Amy) Hogan, Maureen (Tim, dec'd) Jost, and Alva (Bonnie) Caldwell; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Clifford Hogan; son, Matthew Hogan; 2 grandsons, Adam Wood and Joseph Monroe; and her parents. Visitations will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at CONGDON FUNERAL HOME, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL and Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, IL. Mass will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to good Samaritan Fund at St. Patrick's Church, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 have been suggested. Please sign the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com . Read Obituary
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Humphrey, Carol Andrea (nee Thomas) Of North Chicago, IL went to be with her eternal Father on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. after a short but courageous battle with cancer with her daughter Stephanie by her side. She was born the 3rd of 5 children to James and AdLena Thomas on April 29, 1944 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She spent her childhood and teen years in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She graduated with honors from Trenholm High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 2, 1961 where she was a majorette in the marching band. After graduating high school she attended Tennessee State University where she was also a majorette in the marching band. She leaves to honor her life: her brothers, Clarence (Sharon) Edmondson, Jr., James Melyvn Thomas; her 5 children, Stephanie (Andre) Porche, Larsen Anthony Manning, Carol Diane Humphrey, Michael Humphrey and Maria Humphrey; her grandson, SPC David Humphrey; 14 additional grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and beloved cousins. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, 2401 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL. Pastor Gerald Wilcoxon, officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at North Shore Garden of Memories Cemetery, North Chicago, IL. Arrangements by Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home, 2513 Dugdale Rd., Waukegan, IL. Please sign guest book at www.bradshaw-range.com . Read Obituary
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Iwema, Rodney A. 74, of Gurnee, passed away March 29, 2014 at Libertyville Manor. He was born June 14, 1939 in Chicago to the late John A. and Minnie Iwema. On June 10, 1961 in South Holland, Illinois, Rodney married the love of his life, Diane Ippel. Survived by his loving, caring wife of 52 years, Diane; "Pops" to children, Kent (Sherri) Iwema, Cheryl (Eric) Dorobek and Darrell Iwema; brother, Larry (Kathy) Iwema; sister-in-law, Sharon (Randy) Boonstra; "Umpa" to grandchildren, Kaleen, Connor and Cole Iwema, Jessica and Joshua Dorobek; and one niece and three nephews. Rod graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 1962, received his Master's Degree from University of Illinois; was a teacher and administrator in Harvey and Dolton, Illinois and Superintendent of Gurnee School District 56 from 1974-1982. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent until his retirement in 2001. He was active in Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle. His life was filled with many activities and hobbies. He loved to travel, bike ride, hike, scuba dive, camp, geocache; enjoyed creating stained glass art, jewelry from tumbled rocks, woodworking, photography and collecting. He was his children and grandchildren's number one fan to all their events. He and Diane traveled extensively visiting all of the 50 states, trips to Europe and 223 lighthouses. He was an active member of Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee and Grayslake Exchange Clubs and Gagewood Lions Club. He was a trustee for the Grayslake Fire Department. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 26th with visitation, 10:00am-12:00noon, service at noon with luncheon to follow at Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee with Pastor Brian Walter officiating. Inurnment will be at Warren Cemetery, Gurnee. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences, www.warrencemetery.com . Read Obituary
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