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Boehlke, George W. - McHenry  
Boehlke, George W. Age 90, a resident of Crystal Lake for three years, formerly of Ingleside and Chicago, died November 5, 2014 at 12:45 a.m. He was born March 6, 1924 in Chicago, to Louis John William and Minnie (nee Funck) Boehlke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine R. (nee Luka) Boehlke, of 55 years. He served in the Army during WWII from 1945-1947. Prior to retirement, he worked for Baldwin Construction for most of his career. George was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in McHenry where he served in many capacities as a leader of the Church. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Shirley M. Boehlke; his daughters, Carol (Steve) Holland, Diana (John) Longley, Terri (Bob) Zawada; grandchildren, Caryn (David) Urbina, Tom (Lupe) Longley, Ryan (T?nde) Holland and Colleen, Denise and Patrick Holland; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sophia, and Alaina Longley, Abigail, David Jr., Isabel and Isaiah Urbina, and Preston Holland; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and LeRoy. Service will be held Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3706 W. St. Paul Ave., McHenry, IL 60050 with Reverend Lori Lowe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Paul's Episcopal Memorial Fund for the benefit for the Altar Guild will be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry, IL. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2014
Brose, Raymond - Kokomo  
Brose, Raymond 82, of Grayslake, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his home. He was born December 7, 1931 in Detroit, MI. Loving husband to the late Gladys; survived by his loving children, Ricky (Jerie), Ruth Warwick, Sharon Mivsheik and daughter-in-law, Adair Hamilton; Raymond had 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; uncle and friend of many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Rose; and his son, Gene Hamilton. Raymond proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Visitation is Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at WARREN FUNERAL HOME, 1475 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL. Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. Entombment will be private at Warren Cemetery, Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, Gurnee.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
Corcoran, Emma M. - Zion  
Corcoran, Emma Mae (nee McIntire) was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 8, 1922. She passed away on November 16, 2014. She retired from the Veterans Administration (VA) in North Chicago, IL and returned there as a volunteer for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Zion Benton Moose Club for more than 50 years and a member of the VFW. She was active with the Socialites, met on a regular basis with the VA retiree lunch group. Every Friday was breakfast with the Friday morning breakfast group. While living at Zion Senior Cottages, she started a monthly lunch gathering. They met at various restaurants in the area and always had a good time. She was a giving, loving, caring woman who always thought of others. She was a wonderful baker. Her social calendar was always full. She was an amazing mom and grandma. She was an independent strong woman before it was even popular. She loved and cared for her family very much. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Agosta, Melody (Sonny) Dailey, Pam (Wilbur) Buckle, Tami Glithero and Lori (Joe) Streeter; she is survived by 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many great friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, two sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. A service will be held at the Zion Benton Moose Club, 41517 N. Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VA North Chicago, Mooseheart, C.O.O.L. Food Pantry or Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, Glenview, IL. Please visit the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2014
Cullen, Julius "Jerry" - Kokomo  
Cullen, Julius "Jerry" 71, of Waukegan, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on July 13, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. On June 6, 1987 in Waukegan, he married the love of his life, Nancy Ann Duley. Jerry leaves behind his wife of 27 1/2 years, children, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws, aunt, cousin, nephews, and many friends who loved and supported him (too many to note). He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters. Jerry grew up in New York and later moved to Illinois. He was a United States Army Veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star. He enjoyed watching football with his son, Michael, while eating his daughter's, Ashley Megan's, famous pound cake. Jerry was a "BBQ Master," a big Cowboys fan, and most of all, a best friend to his precious grandson, Nolan. He has and will continue to serve through organ donation. Visitation will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Highwood, IL (we will meet at the cemetery for a graveside service and Army Military Honors). Memorial donations may be made to any Veteran's Homeless Shelter of your choice.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
Doby, Bonnie J. - Waukegan  
Doby, Bonnie Jean The third of nine siblings was born on July 20, 1933 to the late Robert D. Petty and Willie Mae Goodwin Petty in Stonewall, Mississippi. On Wednesday, November 13, 2014 the Lord called her home with her family members gathered by her bedside. Bonnie was educated in the school system of Stonewall, Mississippi. Bonnie relocated her family to Illinois in 1953. She accepted Christ at an early age. Bonnie was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, where she served as a nurse with a committed heart until she couldn't serve any longer. Bonnie leaves to cherish her memory 4 loving sons, Larry Doby, Dennis Doby, Stewart (Jean) Doby and Ricky Doby; 1 loving daughter, Bobbie (Blake) Barefield; 2 loving sisters, Ethel Mae Smith and Jewel Russell; 15 loving grandchildren, Crystal (Rodney), Turquoise, Jaaml, Nina, Terrance, La'Krysia, Le'Porsha, Nygel, Tashi, Courtnee, Sentoria, Brandon, Carnesha, Eternity, Treasure; and 25 loving great-grandchildren; 3 special sisters- in-law, Mary Hall, Velma Thomas and Thelma Everett; special brothers-in-law, Evett Irving, Edward "Lightning" Irving and Billy Irving; and a host of family and friends including a special daughter, Jackie Foster; special friends, Mrs. Blanche Richardson, Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. Vinnie Medina, Mr. Spaulding and Dorothy Woods. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, 2219 14th Street, North Chicago, IL. Pastor Lee Z. Maxey, Officiating. Interment will be at North Shore Garden of Memories Cemetery, North Chicago, IL. Visitation will begin at the church at 10:00 a.m. 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 Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2014
Domingo, Chris M. - Libertyville  
Domingo, Chris M. 77, resident of Zion, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2104. He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Zosie (nee Ranchero); the loving father of John (Lisa) and James (Djedah); the proud grandfather of Dasha, Jadian, Anna, Manny and Eli; and the dearest brother of 3. Visitation Friday, November 21 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Pl., (Rte 176, 1 block East of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary the Annunciation Church, 22333 Erhart Rd., Mundelein (Fremont Center). Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Funeral info (847) 362-2626. Please sign the guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
Doxie, Clifford Wayne - Zion  
Doxie, Clifford Wayne 57, of Zion, Illinois departed this life on November 9, 2014. An active member of the Church of Christ, Cliff was called home by the Lord and Savior. He was born on November 9, 1957 to the union of RP and Viola (Shepard) Doxie, in Florence, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Kathryn Doxie Andrews. He leaves to cherish his memory, the love of his life, Deborah Doxie; their three daughters, Monica Doxie of Waukegan, Brittany Doxie of Lake Bluff, Lavetta Doxie of Zion; god-daughter, Ajoyi Stackhouse of Chicago; three sisters, Beatrice Ingram of Racine, WI, Earnestine (William) Wynn of Waukegan, and Laura (Larry) Johnson of Zion; three brothers, Eddie (Creola) Doxie of Waukegan, Oliver E. (Annie Mae) Doxie of Florence, AL, and Roy (Diane) Doxie of Florence, AL. Cliff also left a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends, all of whom loved and cherished the time God shared him with us. The memories of his life, wisdom, humor and laughter shall forever linger in our hearts and minds. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Education Fund of Lavetta Doxie, P.O. Box 886, Zion, IL 60099. Please visit the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
Ferry Jr., Earl William - Waukegan  
Ferry, Jr., Earl William 83, of Waukegan passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan. He was born April 30, 1931 in Waukegan and remained a lifelong resident. Earl was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waukegan, was Past Master of Waukegan Masonic Lodge no 78 A.F. & A.M. and retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1993 after 33 years of service as a biologist. He graduated from Valparaiso University in 1953 and served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Earl is survived by his wife, Gaylyn of 56 years; son, Thomas of Des Plaines, IL; daughters, Debra (Michael) Nelson of Utica, IL, Karen (Jim) Cowan of Plainfield, IL; four grandchildren, Brian and Jennifer Peterson and Grace and Trey Cowan; and his best little pal, "Molly". He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Ferry; three sisters, Louise Brown, Elizabeth Corpe and Helen Stiles. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Waukegan. Interment will be at a later date at Lake Mound Cemetery in Zion. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Waukegan.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
Garza, Brenda - Zion  
Garza, Brenda 46, of Waukegan, IL passed away at her home on November 13, 2014. Brenda was born January 13, 1968 in Ishpeming, MI. She grew up in Zion, IL and graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1989. Brenda married Manuel Garza on March 16, 1991. She was a waitress at the Original Omega in Mundelein, IL. Brenda enjoyed shopping and getting her nails done. Family was most important, and her greatest joy in life were her children and grandchildren. Brenda is survived by her husband, Manuel Sr.; children, Lucina (Adrian) Moreno, of Zion, Kasandra (fianc? Jesus Espinosa) Garza, of Beach Park, Manuel (fianc? Taylor Jokerst) Garza, Jr., and Fernando (Lucia Velazquez) Garza of Waukegan; grandchildren, Esmeralda Moreno, and Aaliyah Espinosa; one brother, Gary (Brittney) Steede, Jr., of Colorado; 2 sisters, Gracie Hinojosa of Mundelein, IL, and Elizabeth (Cesar) Guerrero of Waukegan, IL; and many nieces and nephews that she loved a lot. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gary Steede, Sr. and Mary Martha Talley; and her grandparents. Catholic Mass will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Humility Church, 10655 Wadsworth Rd., Beach Park, IL 60099. A visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be private for the family. Please visit the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
Gross, Diana - Grayslake  
Gross, Diana Mae Age 64, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at her home. She was born in Fort Hood, Texas on January 21, 1950 to Kenneth Lloyd and Betty Hilma (Hetzel) Gross. Diana was a nurse for many years at Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, having received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She later attained a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield. A member of the Village Church of Gurnee, Diana enjoyed teaching Sunday school for years.She cared for several aunts and her mother and father until they passed away.She was on a bowling team with her mom and enjoyed playing cards and board games. Diana was very generous with her time and resources. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Rosanne Gross; her niece, Amanda Gross; and her nephew, Adam Gross.She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Robert and Donald. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, IL 60031.Memorials in Diana's name may be made to the Village Church of Gurnee.All arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
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