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Cyra, Frances - Zion  
Cyra, Frances Age 100, of Gurnee passed away December 4, 2014. Frances was born October 29, 1914 in Portage, WI. She was a member of the Waukegan Central Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She loved to ice fish, cook and sew, but she found her greatest joy in her ministry and service to God. Frances is survived by various family and friends of the area. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Waukegan Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 225 South Dilger Avenue, Waukegan, IL.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2014
Divelbiss, Jacqueline J. "Jackie" - Kokomo  
Divelbiss, Jacqueline J. "Jackie" 67, of Wadsworth, passed away suddenly at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. She was born on April 12, 1947 in Oceanside, California to the late Lester and Beatrice (Hahn) Watkins. On March 28, 1991 in Las Vegas, Jackie married Kent A. Divelbiss. Jackie leaves behind her loving family, husband of 23 years, Kent; stepdaughter, Laurie Roemisch; twin stepsons, Eric Divelbiss and Bryant (Michele) Divelbiss; grandchildren, Erika Roemisch, Jared Divelbiss, Clayton Divelbiss and Hannah Divelbiss; sisters, Joy Watkins, Judy (Vern) Hendricksen and Jill (David) Devall; brothers, Steve (Jacky) Watkins and Scott Watkins; sister-in-law, Jan Allman (the late Leonard Allman); and many nieces and nephews. Jackie worked at Abbott Labs for more than 36 years. She enjoyed to traveling to Maui, Hawaii, gardening, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Jackie was loved by so many, and will be missed dearly. Visitation will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at WARREN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum, Gurnee. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, www.woundedwarriorproject.org .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Duell, Edith M. - Libertyville  
Duell, Edith M. 94, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born January 16, 1920 in Grayslake and has lived in Libertyville since 1958. She was a graduate of Northern Illinois University and had been a teacher at Half Day and Avon Schools and Central and Adler Schools in Libertyville. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Libertyville Women's Club and a founding member of Unit #l of the Condell Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are her daughter, Kris Ann (Fred) Brickert of Libertyville; grandson, Scott (Barbara) Carlisle of Wayne, IL; and great-grandchildren, Sam and Ada Carlisle; and her caregiver, Joan Chunga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Cora Thompson; and by her husband, J. Porter Duell, Jr. former executive V.P. of Deringer Mfg. and board member of Condell Memorial Hospital in 1990. A private family funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. Memorial contributions can be made to either Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 or to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Info: 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, 2014
Gawerecki, Emily - Antioch  
Gawerecki, Emily 85 years old of Antioch, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1929 in Chicago the daughter of the late Vincent and Mildred (Kurz) Kassl. On December 29, 1957 she married Joseph Gawerecki in Tunica, MS and he preceded her in death February 25, 1977. Emily enjoyed gardening, as well as cooking for her entire family; she loved spending time with her family especially during the holidays. Survivors include her children, Susan (Dale) Morris of Johnsburg, IL, Kandy (Jim) Andruch of Edinburg, IL, Wendy Gawerecki of Antioch, Joseph (Tina) of Lake in the Hills, IL and Vincent (Melissa) of Round Lake Beach, IL; 15 grandchildren, Steve (Michelle), Mike (Lura), Bob (Melissa), Amy, Ashley, Jayme (Kathryn), Joseph (Thea), Jordan, Kathleen, Kristine, Joseph, Abigail, Vincent, Marcus, and Elyse; 5 great-grandchildren, Emily, Alexa, Cosette, Johnathan, and William; and her siblings, June Czarnecki, Rich Kassl, Larry Kassl, and Sue (Jack) Chubb. Gram was further survived by her four-legged family, Daffodil, Gibbs, and Rose whom brought her great joy. In addition to her parents and husband, Emily was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent, Eddie, and Laddy Kassl, and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Morris. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83), Antioch, IL. Memorial visitation will be from 12 NOON - 3:00 p.m. Sunday. INFO: 847-395-4000. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in her memory. Please sign our online guest book at www.strangfh.com
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Grana, Ronald J. - Waukegan  
Grana, Ronald J. 70, passed away on December 8th, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born on January 22nd 1944, in Waukegan, IL. and was a lifelong resident of Waukegan. Ron was the son of late Ross and Gudrun Grana. He had worked for 25 years in the Navy Exchange as a machine vendor. Ronny loved music, dancing, cooking and pets especially his beloved pet, Pinda. Ronny was profoundly loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, Elzbieta Certowicz Grana; sister, Judith Unit; and many nieces and nephews and close family friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 629 W. Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085. Interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Peterson & Patch Funeral Home.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2014
Hagan, LaVera - Duluth  
Hagan, LaVera J. Age 88, died peacefully December 6, 2014 at the home of her daughter. LaVera was born July 3, 1926 in Chicago, the second of four children of the late John and Barbara Janowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hagan, to whom she was married 33 years. LaVera had lived in Winthrop Harbor, IL for sixty years. LaVera's professional titles include preschool director and child support advocate in the Lake County Illinois states attorney's office. She was a founding member of the Waukegan Seventh-day Adventist Church. LaVera's greatest joy was to share God's love with children. For many years she volunteered in the children's classrooms at church and the Gurnee Seventh-day Adventist school. Although LaVera enjoyed working, volunteering, and gardening, her favorite roles were wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Patricia Mefford (Don) of Houston, Denise Weeks of Atlanta, Annette Montgomery (James) of Madison, WI, and Michael Hagan (Mary Beth) of Fletcher, NC. LaVera has four grandchildren, Marissa Hagan Montgomery (Bradley), Mitchell Hagan, Olivia Montgomery, and Grace Montgomery. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Mathews (Richard) of Pine, CO and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. With her gentle and humble ways, LaVera showed kindness to everyone and her smile cheered many. She had a deep and abiding relationship with God, and she lived her faith daily. Her greatest desire was to reunite with family and friends in heaven. Per her wishes, there was no memorial service. To honor LaVera's passion for children and Christian education, a reading loft will be built in an elementary school. Contributions can be sent to Captain Gilmer Christian School, PO Box 5338, Fletcher, NC 28732. Please note "LaVera Hagan Memorial Fund."
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Hall, Bonnie - Henley  
Hall, Bonnie Claire Satiroff Age 69, of Maylene, AL, born in Waukegan, IL, June 12, 1945, she died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, mother, Darlene Colp; father, Paul Satiroff; stepfather, Charles Colp; brother, Randy Colp and sister, Carol Ladewig. She graduated from Waukegan High School. She was then employed by Abbott Lab for 20 years prior to moving to Alabama where she was employed by Meeks Environmental Service. Bonnie enjoyed and looked forward to her visits with her brothers and sisters and her phone conversations with them. Bonnie had many hobbies including making quilts for Project Linus, craft days with great-grandchildren, reading, old black and white movies and Elvis. Her survivors include her devoted daughter, Kimberly Hall of Montevallo, AL; sisters, Beverly McPherson of Beach Park, IL and Sandra Heinz (Mike) of Monee, IL; brothers, Steve Colp (Lena) of Kenosha, WI, Jeffrey Colp (Patty) of Proctor, AR and Rick Colp (Barb) of Pleasant Prairie, WI; grandchildren, Stephanie and Tiffanie Sanchez; great-grandchildren, Elijah Allen, Destiny Lutz and Haley Sanchez all from Montevallo, AL; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at Charter Funeral Home, Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to St. Jude's Children's Research, The American Cancer Society or Paralyzed Veterans of America. Charter Funeral Home directing.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2014
Hamilton, Genieve - Lake Bluff  
Hamilton, Genieve 66, of Hanover, Jamaica and North Chicago, IL passed away on December 3rd, 2014. She leaves behind her sons, Larry, Kevin and Tnel Hamilton; 10 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Wilfred and Clavious Streete; and sister, Fay Streete Brown; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deric Hamilton; her father and mother, Wilfred and Hilda Streete; grandson, Kyren; and brother, Garnett Streete. A service will be held in her honor at the Word of Life Ministries, 10215 Beach Rd., Beach Park, IL Saturday, December 13th, 2014: Viewing at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00 a.m.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2014
Hawkins, Frederick E. - Sebring  
Hawkins, Frederick E. Born September 3, 1923 passed away on December 6, 2014, in Sebring, Florida. He was born and raised in Antioch, IL, where he remained until attending college at the University of Illinois. While attending college he was drafted for World War II. He served in the Army in Europe until being discharged in 1946. Upon his discharge he returned to El Paso, Texas, where he had taken his basic training, to attend the Texas College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso). Being in El Paso allowed him to pursue his great passion of playing golf. Fred turned Golf Professional in 1947 and remained so his entire adult life. He played 19 years on the PGA tour, winning two titles, finishing second 27 times, and third 19 times. He was runner-up to Arnold Palmer in the 1958 Masters and lost a playoff to Ben Hogan in the 1959 Colonial. His best moment in golf was being on the 1957 Ryder Cup Team. He was also elected to serve on the Executive Committee in 1956 of the PGA of America. Upon leaving the PGA Tour in 1965 Fred worked for the Arnold Palmer Corporation. Following this he was head golf professional at Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago. After a period of time as a teaching professional Fred helped develop the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) playing from 1980 until 1991. Fred's other great passion was his wife Nancy. Fred and Nancy were married in 1979 and they enjoyed 35 years of marriage together. Fred is survived by his wife, Nancy; and his two sons, Joe (wife Margaret) and Tom (wife Cecilia); as well as three stepsons, Bill Craig (wife Vickie), Mike Craig (wife Jane) and Dr. Dan Barth (wife Neka); additionally he is survived by eight grandchildren, Lorig, Sibley, Larry, Jon, Stefanie, Chrissy, Joe, Iain; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Overton. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Kim. Fred was very fortunate to have Nancy's sister, Diane Kramer as part of the home team these last few years. In lieu of any flowers or a service, donations to your local Cancer Society or Wounded Veteran's Fund were charities Fred supported. Arrangements entrusted to: StephensonNelson Funeral Home (863)385-0125 Online condolences may be left at: www.stephensonnelsonfh.com
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Hawkins, Salone - Waukegan  
Hawkins, Salone Elizabeth 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church 2690 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL. Visitation 10:00-11:00 a.m. with service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Henry Woods, Sr., Officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery, Zion, IL. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home, 2513 W. Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL. 847-662-3553. Please sign guestbook at www.bradshaw-range.com
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, 2014
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