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Schoknecht, John F. - Kenosha  
Schoknecht, John F. (1952 - 2014) 62, of Waukegan, IL died on November 14, 2014 at Condell Advocate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. John was born on November 9, 1952 in Waukegan, IL to Jerry and Joan (Akins) Schoknecht. John was a 1970 graduate of Waukegan Township High School. John continued to live in Waukegan working for Fred Losch Beverages, Commonwealth Edison, Motorola Corporation, and Green Oaks School District. John met his wife Judy, the love of his life, on a blind date in 1970 and they were united in marriage on November 27, 1971. John loved muskie fishing in Hayward, WI, and hunting. John was a founding member of North Beach Vans. John is survived by his wife, Judy (Watt); his beloved dog, Chip; his mother, Joan Schoknecht of Waukegan, IL; sisters, Jill S. Costa of Beach Park, IL, Janet (Kevin) Hoff of Pleasant Prairie, WI; brother-in-law, Bob (Nancy) Watt of Pinehurst, NC; sister-in-law, Tina (Steve) White of Waukegan, IL; aunts and uncles, Ron (Carol) Akins, Betty Lou (Glenn) Herberger, Dick (Edna) Akins; nephews and nieces, Jerry Costa, Toni Costa, Diane (Dan) Miles, Brian Hoff, Shawn (Michelle) Watt, Chris Watt, Heather Watt, Steven White, Christopher White; six great-nephews and nieces; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry, in 2007; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Norene Akins; paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Schoknecht Rasdon, Frederick Schoknecht; in-laws, Art and Gladys Watt; also his beloved hunting dogs, Askhim, Harry and Askhim II. Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:00a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00a.m. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park, 3300 Hunt Club Rd., Libertyville, IL.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, 2014
Shineflug, Marilyn Jean (Swartz) - Antioch  
Shineflug, Marilyn Jean (nee Swartz) 71 years old, of Lake Bluff, IL passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL. She was born April 24, 1943 in Evanston, IL, the daughter of the late Thane and Rebecca (Hammitt) Swartz. Marilyn was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and a selfless and dedicated public servant. She was a former Village of Antioch Trustee from 1989-1993 and became Mayor in 1993-2001. She also was an active environmentalist, working tirelessly for the well-being of her community. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (John) Moore and Joanne (Jeffrey) Harrison; four grandchildren, Nicholas, David, Marinda and Wesley; a brother, Douglas Swartz; her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Rodgers; and her former husband, Robert Shineflug. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her brother, Wesley Swartz. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83), Antioch, IL. Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Those desiring may make donations to the Lakes Region Historical Society ( lakesregionhistory.org ) or the Lake Bluff History Museum ( lakebluffhistory.org ) in Marilyn's memory. INFO 847-395-4000. Please sign our online guest book for Marilyn at www.strangfh.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2014
Stern, Anne - Waukegan  
Stern, Anne M. 46 years old, of Waukegan, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East. She was born on April 9, 1968 and attended Waukegan High School. Anne was employed at Jewel Osco on Greenbay Road in Waukegan, IL for 18 years. She was a caring and giving person and a very loving mother. She would always help friends and family in need. She also had a love for animals, domestic and wild. Anne was proceeded in death by her father, William J. Stern Jr. She is survived by her mother, Judith Stern; daughter, Natalia Fleming; son, Quinten (Julissa) Stern; sisters, Kim (James) Westland and Lynne (Donald) White; nieces and nephew, Nicole White, Ryan White, Emily White, and Jenna White. A Memorial will be held at The Arches Banquet Hall, 351 Oakwood Ave., Waukegan, IL on December 1, 2014 from 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2014
Strean, Marion L. (Lyons) - Zion  
Strean, Marion L. (nee Lyons) 88, of Winthrop Harbor, passed away on November 16, 2014 at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, WI. Marion was born August 14, 1926 in Waukegan, IL, the only child of Mildred (Spaulding) and Fred Lyons. She grew up in Waukegan and graduated from Waukegan High School in 1943. Shortly there after she met William Strean on a blind date, they married on March 22, 1944, in Oceanside, CA. She loved to travel, sew, crochet, and watch the birds in her back yard. She is survived by a son, Steve Strean of Bristol, WI; and a daughter, Debbie Grimes of Winthrop Harbor; former son-in-law, Larry Grimes; grandchildren, Mike Strean, Eric (Caryn) Strean, Jennifer Strean, Lindsay Strean, Nicole Strean, Stephanie Strean, Jeremy, Kyle and Josh Grimes; step-grandson, Robby Grimes; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Strean-Dunn, Madeleine and Elliot Strean, Aurelia Strean, and Mason Grimes; sister-in-law, Tina Smith; brother-in-law, Leonard Eschenbauch; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Strean; son, Larry Strean; daughter-in-law, Linda Strean; sisters-in-law, Wanda Eschenbauch, Josephine Hopkins; brothers-in-law, Robert Strean and Sam Smith. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to NorthPointe Resources, 3441 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL 60099. Please sign the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
Swanson, George W. - Chicago  
Swanson, George W. 96, of Waukegan IL, died October 15, 2014. He was born June 5, 1918 in Waukegan. George retired as Treasurer of Fansteel, Inc., where he worked for 48 years, starting in 1935 after graduating from the Lake County College of Commerce. Other former business affiliations included Board Member of Chicago Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the Association of Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, President of the North Shore Traffic Club, Instructor at the College of Advanced Traffic, and Fellow of the National Institute of Credit. George was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing in the Fansteel league and with other good friends. But, George's first love was music, and he was a dedicated pianist. For many years George had his own band, the Lamp Lighters, and was a member of the Waukegan Federation of Musicians Local 284, American Federation of Musicians. Most recently, George was an enthusiastic volunteer at Vista Medical Center East. He'll be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and doing crossword puzzles in pen. Surviving George are his 3 daughters, Susan, Patricia, and Lisa; as well as 3 grandsons; and 2 great-grandsons. Those who desire to remember George may make donations in his memory to the Humane Society ( www.humanesociety.org ) or the U.S. Olympic Committee ( www.teamusa.org ).
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2014
Tolan, Barbara - Gurnee  
Tolan, Barbara A. (nee Bierowski) 78 of Waukegan, IL died suddenly on November 24, 2014, surrounded by her husband and children. She was bornon October 5, 1936in Milwaukee, WI, spent her childhood there, graduating from Notre Dame High School in Milwaukee. Barbara was a pioneer in computer operations and was employed at Luxor Corp, Lake County News-Sun, Cherry Electric Corp, and Industrial Towel and Uniform of New Berlin, WI. Sheis survived by her husbandof 31 years,Jim, her 10 children, Tim (Sharon) Zak, Jeffery (Teresa) Tolan, Lyn (Bradley) Barbin, Craig (Nancy) Tolan, Leslie (Peter) Hunziker, Lisa Tolan, Jason (Dawn) Tolan, Brendan (Janet) Tolan, Gavin (Jeanne) Tolan, and Lauren (Apolonio) Arenas and 18 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 30thfrom2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL. On Monday, December 1st, visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Rozga Funeral Home, 703 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI immediately followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat Basilica Church, 2333 S. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI. Burial will follow at the St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, 3801 S. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation, 620 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Visit our website gurneefuneralhome1.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014
Visee, Robert G. - Genoa City  
Visee, Robert G. Age 65, of Genoa City, WI. Passed Away November 17, 2014. He was born in Indonesia on May 29, 1949 the son of the Huebert and Lillian (Bos) Visee. On February 2, 2013 he was united in marriage to Cindy Wescott. He worked for many years as a Limousine Driver. During his life he loved nature and taking care of trees. He enjoyed going fishing and playing poker. He is survived by his wife, Cindy. H; his mother, Lillian Visee; 7 children, Robert Visee, Gregory Visee, Paul (Laurie) Visee and Ann Marie Visee, Lori (Robert) Hogan, Tami (Bryan) Hummel-Fountain and Melissa (John) Sommerfeld; grandchildren, Joshua and Benjamin Visee, Ryan Korper, Madisyn Hogan, Miranda Hummel, Tapaynga Hummel, Tristen Serra, Jeffrey Jones, Haylie, Rayne, Amber, Keira, Emmett and Crimson Sommerfeld; 1 brother, Hube (Nicole) Visee; and 2 sisters, Emma Visee and Jackie (Chuck) Brieheim. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 113 Freeman St., Genoa City, WI. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences Haaselockwoodfhs.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
Wallace, Lorraine - Antioch  
Wallace, Lorraine J. (nee Lukowski) 91, of Antioch, IL formerly of Grayslake, IL passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Paradise Park Assisted Living, Fox Lake, IL. She was born February 19, 1923 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Leo and Anna (Kohnke-Wanatowicz-Walz) Lukowski, moving to Grayslake, IL in 1952 and settling in Antioch in 2010. During WWII, Lorraine had aided the war effort as "Rosie the Riveter", assembling airplanes in Virginia. Before her retirement, Lorraine had worked for many years as a tailor for their own dry cleaning business, Swank, as well as Robert Hall Clothing Stores and JC Penney; later worked as a nanny for many North Shore families; was a teacher's assistant at LECC, Lindenhurst; and had managed the office for her husband's business, Hilary Wallace & Son Concrete. Lorraine was a member of St. Peter Church, Antioch and the CCW of the church, the Antioch Senior Center, the Lake County Farm Bureau, and was a former member of St. Gilbert Church, Grayslake. Lorraine enjoyed singing, dancing, playing bingo, sewing, and especially being around children. On November 14, 1942, Lorraine married Hilary Wallace in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2004. Survivors include: two children, John (Valerie) Wallace of Richmond, IL and Donna (James) Pasquesi of Antioch, IL; three grandchildren, Jacob (Heather) Wallace, Anthony (Marie) Pasquesi, and James Jr. (Sarah Dayiantis) Pasquesi; four great-grandchildren, Owen Wallace, Anthony Pasquesi Jr., Vincent Pasquesi, and Alessio Pasquesi; a brother, George (Elaine) Lukowski of Des Plaines, IL, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, and husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Wanatowicz and Carol Johannsen (nee Lukowski) and her brother, Arthur Wanatowicz. Memorial Services with Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake St., Antioch, IL 60002. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Peter Church Raise the Roof Fund are appreciated in Lorraine's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH. Please sign the online guest book for Lorraine at www.strangfh.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
Whitely, Sharon - Antioch  
Whitely, Sharon K. 43 years old of Antioch, IL passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL. She was born March 19, 1971 in Kettering, OH the daughter of Robert Terrence and Kathleen Ann (Gagen) O'Donnell. On July 30, 1999 Sharon married Joseph Whitely in Waukegan, IL and they had lived in Libertyville, IL before settling in Antioch in 2002. Sharon was a very creative person, and enjoyed crafting, quilting, and was a wonderful cook. She was the 2013 President of Grass Lake School's PTO, and recently she worked part-time as a lunchroom monitor at Grass Lake School. Above all, Sharon was a loving mother to her two children, as well as many other children. Survivors include her husband, Joe; her children, Kyle Joseph and Amanda Grace, both at home; her parents, Terry and Kathleen O'Donnell of Libertyville, IL; siblings, Erin Colleen (Peter) Matijevich and Robert Joseph (Barbara Ann) O'Donnell; nieces and nephews, Meagan, Bobby, Oliver, Chelsea, Tiffany, and Aaron; her mother-in-law, Corrine "Corey" Whitely; her aunt Judy Gagen, and uncle Joe O'Donnell. Funeral services will be held at 10AM Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83). Interment will follow in Grass Lake Cemetery, Antioch. Visitation will be from 4-8PM Friday at the funeral home. INFO 847-395-4000. Please omit flowers. Donations to help the family with final medical and funeral expenses can be made via check at any Chase location payable to Joseph S. Whitely Donation Account # 3012616248. Check deposit only for security reasons, no cash. Chase account holders can do transfers inside the bank. Time to be determined a celebration of Sharon's life at Grass Lake School after funeral services on Saturday. Please sign our online guest book for Sharon at www.strangfh.com
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
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