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Morris, Jean Moreland - Antioch  
Morris, Jean Moreland 75 years old, of Antioch, IL, passed away December 10, 2014. She was born April 17, 1939 in Wilkinsburg, PA, the eldest daughter of the late Ben and Helen (Turner) Moreland. On June 18, 1960, Jean married Leslie Morris in Wilkinsburg, PA. Jean attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and graduated in 1961. Later she received her Master's Degree in education from Roosevelt University. She was a stay at home mother until her children were grown, later becoming a real estate broker and for a time managed her own firm. Jean later became a teacher at the Allendale Association in Lake Villa, IL, where she finally retired. She was active in several organizations for various periods of time including, the American Association of University Women and Altrusa. Jean was instrumental in establishing the Crisis Center in Waukegan, now known as Safe Place. She served for many years on the Lake Shore Campus of the College of Lake County, the Literacy Council of Lake County, and Staben House advisory boards. Jean is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leslie; her son, Steven; her daughter, Julia (Dale) Worswick; two granddaughters, Kathryn and Nicole; her brother, Bill (Cheryl) Moreland; her two nieces, Nicole and Alex; her cousin, Beatrice Werner; as well as many other cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main Street (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL 60002. For additional information, call 847-395-4000. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association (1701 North Beauregard, Alexandria, VA 22311 or at donations.diabetes.org or by phone at 800-DIABETES), the Staben House (3000 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085), or a charity of choice in Jean's memory. Please sign the online guestbook for Jean at www.strangfh.com .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Mygland, Lillian - Gurnee  
Mygland, Lillian 87, of Waukegan, Illinois passed away on December 4, 2014 at Hillcrest Nursing Center. She was born on September 27, 1927 in Lakota, ND to August and Ragnhild Helland. She is survived by daughter, Myrna (Pat) Brown; and son, Mylo (Priscilla) Mygland; granddaughters, Amy (James) McGee and Alison Mygland; and great-grandsons, Brendan, Tyler, Colin and Logan. Services are private.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2014
Nehls, Anne Louise (Quist) - Gurnee  
Nehls, Anne Louise (nee Quist) 94, of Gurnee, IL died suddenly at her home on December 4, 2014. Anne was born on November 5, 1920 in Saylorville, Iowa where she lived for 5 years, then moved to Lake County, IL where she lived in Gurnee for the past 75 years. She was married to Harry R. Nehls, and previously to James McDearmid (deceased). She was employed at Abbott Laboratories in an administrative capacity for 22 years and retired from Abbott in 1977. Anne is survived by her husband, Harry; her daughter, Joan Weise (James, deceased); and a sister, M. Jean Whitt of Wisconsin. Also Anne was the beloved grandmother to 6 grandchildren: Renee Spindle of California, James Weise of California, Laura Weise of Montana, Marla Marziotti of Illinois, Michael Sarder and Robert Sarder of Wisconsin; also 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 26 nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Stella D'Oro II. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Iva Lane Quist: 10 brothers and sisters; Emma, Geraldine, Helen, Alice, Carl, Edwin, Donald, Lester, Loretta and Richard; a daughter, Roberta Thorner; and her first husband, James McDearmid. Anne was the beloved "Rock" of the family, known as Auntie Anne to her many nieces and nephews. Anne was an avid reader, a seeker of information and a lover of music. She will be so very dearly missed by her family and friends. Please join with the family for a visitation and memorial service on Sunday, December 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL. Visit gurneefuneralhome1.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2014
Nikolai, Ariel - LINDENHURST  
Nikolai, Ariel Ursula 85, of Lindenhurst, IL, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014. She was born in Chicago on December 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Clarence and Thelma Aumann. Ariel was a longtime member of Prince of Peace Church in Lake Villa and worked at Northern Trust and United Conveyor, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed bowling, Bunco, travel, and games of chance. Ariel was an avid Cubs and Bears fan, but enjoyed her grandchildren's sporting events the most. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jim "the Barber" Nikolai; children, David (Robin) of Burlington, WI, Jim (Amy) of Johnsburg, and Brian of Burlington, WI; grandchildren, Danielle (Jim) Sisson of North Carolina, Samantha Vos of Burlington, WI, Abigail Nikolai, Rebecca Nikolai, Joseph Nikolai, all of Johnsburg, and Jenelle Nikolai of Round Lake; brothers-in law, Clarence (Norma) Nikolai, Richard (Marie) Nikolai, and Patrick (Helen) Nikolai; sisters-in-law, Lucille Adamus, Jeanette (Harry) Richards, and Laverne Aumann; and by many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Nikolai; siblings, Oral Aumann, Rome Aumann, Blaine (late Joanie) Aumann, and Dale Aumann; and by a sister-in-law, Lenore Heinemann. Visitation will be from 4:00 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Ringa Funeral Home, 122 S. Milwaukee Ave. (Rte. 83), Lake Villa, IL 60046. Prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a procession to Prince of Peace Church for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Burial will follow at Millburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ariel's memory to the charity of your choice. For more information, visit www.RingaFuneralHome.com or call 847-356-2146.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2014
Paulausky, Dr. Eugene E. - Kokomo  
Paulausky, Dr. Eugene E. 84, of Englewood, Florida, passed away on December 1, 2014 in Englewood, Florida. He was born on February 5, 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois. He was an Army Veteran, and then proceeded to receive a Bachelor of Art and a Masters of Art both from Lake Forest College. He had a degree as a Professional Hypnotist from the American Association, and finished with a Doctor of Philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago. He started out as a teacher in Jack Benny Middle School, and went on to retire as a Superintendent. Dr. Paulausky is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Birka; and nieces and nephews. Interment will be at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum in Gurnee, Illinois on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12, 2014
Peña, Humberto - Waukegan  
Peña, Humberto 64, of Waukegan passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 12, 1950 in Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Humberto was a member of Holy Family Parish in Waukegan. He is survived by his wife, Juany; son, Jorge Alejandro (Rosa) Peña; daughters, Maria del Carmen Peña, Anel Hernandez, Veronica (Guadalupe) Ramos, Diana (Ernesto) Sanchez, Gloria (Leonel) Navarro; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mario (Delfina) Peña, Baltazar (Olga) Peña; sisters, Cynthia D. (Salomon) Martinez, Rosa (Hector) Solis, Angelita (Miguel) Villagomez; many brothers and sisters-in-Iaw in Mexico; father-in-law, Raul Gutierrez and many nieces and nephews. Humberto was preceded in death by his parents, Baltazar and Carmen Peña; mother-in-law, Melida Gutierrez; granddaughter, Zarina Peña and sister-in-law, Kayta Peña. Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church, 508 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL OF WAUKEGAN, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan. For information please call 847-623-3730.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23, 2014
Petric, Pauline - Libertyville  
Petric, Pauline Of Mequon, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Elizabeth Residence in Bayside, Wisconsin. Pauline was born in North Chicago, IL on January 4, 1913, to the late Frank and Mary (Suhadolnik) Petric. Pauline spent much of her life in North Chicago and was a long time member of the former Mother of God Church in Waukegan, IL. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone and became one of the highest ranking women in her 39 year career. Pauline enjoyed her later years with her sister, Frances, and was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville, IL. Very gifted in the art of crocheting, she provided countless gifts which will be warmly remembered by friends and relatives. Always willing to provide a helping hand to others in need, Pauline will be remembered for her unending kindness and generosity. Pauline is survived by sister-in-law, Frances (Musick) Petric; nephew, Matt (Patricia) Slana; niece, Carol (Andy) Andrejasich; niece, Mary Alice (Tom) Hope; niece, Rosemary (Tom) Standish; nephew, Jim (Karen) Petric; niece, Janet (Jim) Spoerke; and nephew, Gary (Debbie) Petric. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Frances (Slana), Mary and Angela Petric; and brother, Frank Petric. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville with a visitation at the church 15 minutes prior to Mass. Interment Ascension Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by McMurrough Funeral Chapel 847-362-2626, please sign the guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Raila M.D., Frank - Brandon  
Raila MD, Frank Arthur 89, of Brandon, MS died of congestive heart failure on September 6, 2014. He was comforted during his final days by his daughter, Andrea and son Joshua, and surrounded by his friends, caretakers, and medical colleagues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Full Military Honors and graveside services for Frank A. Raila, Lt Col, U.S. Army, POW WWII, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday,December 12, 2014, from theOld Post Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, see www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/. Funeral-Information. Visitation services were held on September 11, 2014 at the Pinelake Church, Brandon, MS. All arrangements entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Dr. Raila was born in Chicago, IL on July 26, 1925 to Lithuanian immigrant, Frank Raila, WWI veteran and U.S. Postal Service employee, whose name appears on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor on Ellis Island and, Janet Raila, 1st generation homemaker, also from Lithuania. He graduated from Lindblom High School in Chicago. He obtained a BA from Loyola University in 1950, and a MS from the University of Illinois Graduate School in 1953.He obtained his MD in 1957 on a GI Bill from Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. He did his residency at Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center in diagnostic radiology from 1963-66.In 1967 the American Board of Radiology certified him as a radiologist. He would become Director of the M4 Radiology Program at University of Mississippi Medical School from 1988-1996, where he served on the UMC Faculty Senate. In 1997 he became an ABR certified neuroradiologist. He retired as Professor Emeritus teaching radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Mississippi Medical School from 1988-2002. He was an avid reader, passionate supporter of the arts and cultural events. Dr. Raila was licensed to practice medicine in Illinois (primary), California, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, New Zealand, and Panama. He was the author of numerous scholarly publications and abstracts on CT, MRI and radiological imagery, including a study manual and interactive CD-ROM "M4 Radiology" and contributed to several medical journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Mississippi State Medical Association, Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, and Surgical Neurology on topics such as neurological surgery, pediatric cranial, spine and skeletal radiology studies. He was the recipient of several awards during his 45-year medical career from colleagues and peers, some of which include the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, Best Doctors in America, Incentive Award for Equipment Design & Construction for Radiology, Outstanding Support for Equal Employment Opportunity of Placement of Handicapped Personnel and Excellent Support of Teaching and Patient Care Programs. In 1961-62 Dr. Raila did medical missionary work in Bahia, Brazil, inoculating thousands of children at Sister Irma Dolce's orphanage where he helped to establish several medical clinics. He served as a PFC in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a POW escapee who survived the Battle of the Bulge (1944-45). Lt. Colonel (retired), Raila also served in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps. He received a Combat Infantry Badge and US Army Achievement Medal. Studs Terkel interviewed him for his military experiences for his 2001 book "Will the Circle be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for Faith." He was also interviewed in Gerald Astor's 1993 book "A Blood Dimmed Tide: the Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It." In 2012, he took the Chicago Honor Flight with his daughter, Andrea Raila, and ninety-three WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial. His military service was honored and recognized from personal tribute letters from family, friends, fellow veterans, governor of Illinois, state senator, commissioners and two congressional resolutions.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, 2014
Richards, Donald - Gurnee  
Richards, Donald B. 85, of Waukegan passed away suddenly at home on December 18, 2014. Don was born on March 29, 1929 in Duluth, MN. He was a lifelong resident of North Chicago and Waukegan. He was married for 63 years to his dear wife Joan and they raised 7 children together. Don graduated from Waukegan High School. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and served during the post WWII occupation of Japan. Don was employed at Amoco Tool in North Chicago and later at Signoid in Glenview. He enjoyed golf and was a Cubs and Bears fan. Don is survived by his loving wife, Joan; his 7 children, Janet (Fred) Kuester, Catherine (Eric) Steckhan, Dave Richards, Wendy Richards, Karen May, Kenny Richards, and Gary Richards; 14 grandchildren, Jeanine, Brian, Kurt, Jennifer, Mark, Stephanie, Kelley, Andrew, Delanie, Steve, Katie, Bette, Erin, and Heather; 7 great-grandchildren, Charlton, Diana, Leo, Aiden, Jenna, Caleb, and Penny, and also survived by his sister, Dorothy Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Richards and Minnie Richards Welch, and a brother, Kelly Richards. A visitation with the family will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or through the website www.autismspeaks.org . Visit our website gurneefuneralhome1.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 19 to Dec. 25, 2014
Roscher, Frederick G. - Vernon Hills  
Roscher, Frederick G. 89, of Lake Bluff passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. WWII Navy veteran. Beloved husband of the late Dorothea; fond brother of Walter, Rose, Robert; beloved father of the late Amy; devoted father of Sally (Joseph), Audrey (Donald), Andy (Kathy) and Pam (Tim); cherished grandfather of 10; and proud great-grandfather of 10. Celebration of Life Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Memorial service promptly at 2:00 p.m. at Independence Grove/ Audubon Hall, 16400 W. Buckley Rd., Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Phoenix Rising Foundation c/o Shields Township Food Pantry, 906 W. Muir Ave., Lake Bluff, IL 60044.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2014
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