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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
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
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
Guyot, Tana L. - Beach Park  
Guyot, Tana L. (nee Muro) 71, of Parker, CO passed away November 13, 2014. Tana was born in Waukegan on November 12, 1943. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Danny" Guyot; her parents, Rudy and Alice Muro; and her sister, Nancy Wise. Tana is survived by her sisters, Lynda Muro and Gail (Emmett) O'Neill; as well as nephews, Rick O'Neill, Dustin Wise; nieces, Amber and Lindsey Wise; and her guardian and friend, Valerie Guyot. Services were private.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, 2014
Haas, John - Gurnee  
Haas, John 83, of Gurnee, IL passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Vista East Medical Center. John was born in Nadeau, Michigan May 1, 1931. He was a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He served in the Air Force from 1950-1952, worked in quality control at Outboard Marine for 32 years and retired from there. He enjoyed football and camping. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; his parents, John and Veronica Haas; his 2 sisters, Dorothy Adams and Auntie "Babe" Lebau; his son, Robert; and his daughter-in-law, Jody. John is survived by his sons, Michael Haas of Lake Villa and Stephen Haas of Gurnee; granddaughter, Holli (Tom) Thoren; and great-grandson, Thomas. Arrangements entrusted by the family to the Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. Per the family request, services will be private. Sign guestbook at website www.gurneefuneralhome1.com .
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2014
Kerr, Beverly - Zion  
Kerr, Beverly D. (nee Male) Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 83, of Tavares, FL, formerly of Waukegan, died on Monday, November 17, 2014 at her daughter's home in Beach Park, IL. She was born April 17, 1931 in Waukegan. Beverly was a soloist at First Church of Christ Scientist in Waukegan for 30 years. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Kerr; daughters, Denise (Alan) Kumpula of Racine, WI and Lisa (Bill) Peters of Beach Park, IL; four grandchildren, Nicolee Kumpula, Lars (Leah) Kumpula, Lyn (Geoff) Oman, and Matthew (Kara) Peters; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Male; her sister, LaVerne Whitney; and her brother-in-law, Bill Crammond. Services will be private for the family. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society have been suggested. Please sign the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2014
Kutzler-Serzynski, Patti - Gurnee  
Kutzler-Serzynski, Patti 47 of Winthrop Harbor, IL passed away on November 22, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends after a battle with cancer. Patti was married to her devoted loving husband, Paul. Patti was born on April 25, 1967 in Waukegan and attended Mother of God Parochial School, Lyons Grade School and Waukegan West High School. She was a devoted member of the former Mother of God Church. Patti was employed as an IT specialist working in the healthcare industry for Cardinal Health, formerly Baxter and Allegiance, for 23 years and also the Waukegan Jewel Store on Grand Ave. Patti's passion in life was music. She loved to sing with her family and friends. She performed with several bands as the lead singer and was a self-taught sound engineer. Patti loved to travel including to Florida in the warm tropical air and traveling by motorcycle with her husband, Pauly. She enjoyed gardening and educating others on holistic remedies. She had an influential thirst for knowledge that she so graciously gave to others. Patti was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Jean Kutzler (nee Naber). She is survived by her husband, Paul Serzynski; daughter, Stephanie; her brothers and sisters, Edward J. Kutzler, Charisse M. Kutzler, John W. Kutzler, Dianne M. (Tony) Theis, Robert Allan Kutzler, Susan M. (late Dean Martin) Vincent, and Lisa M. (Craig) Miller; her father, John M. (Jack) Kutzler; her mother-in-law, Nina (late Aloysious) Serzynski; nieces and nephews, Christopher S. and Nicholas R. Theis, Ashley M. and Rosario N. Vincent, and Tyler B. and Jenna M. Miller. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny (Donna) Serzynski, Nina (Steve) Pate, Brian (Pam) Serzynski; nieces and nephews, Kenny Serzysnki Jr; Abby Julian and Nick Pate; Brian Serzynski Jr., Stefanie Ahonen, Kimberly Serzynski, and Alexandria Serzynski. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Salata Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. Also visitation on Saturday, November 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Dismas Church, 2600 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085. Funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dismas Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to Assistance in Healthcare, a local organization that gives financial aid to cancer patients in the Zion area. ( www.aih.org/zion/donate ) Visit website gurneefuneralhome1.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2014
Lezine, Mary Elsie - Zion  
Lezine, Mary Elsie Age 66,of Waukegan, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014. She was born March 13, 1948 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She accepted Christ in South Holland, IL in 1980. Mary was employed at Catholic Charities in Waukegan. She truly enjoyed her work and colleagues. Mary is survived by loving son, James T. Lezine Sr. of Waukegan; devoted daughter, Nancy (Robert) Lucas of Lake Bluff, IL; brothers, Mendon (Dorothy) Lezine Jr. of Cleveland, OH, Johnnie (Annquenette) Lezine of Zion, IL; sisters, Cynthia Wells of Houston, TX, Phyllis (Michael) Cunningham of Zion; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mendon and Ray Alice Lezine Sr; brother, Bernard Lezine; sister, Deborah Lezine. Memorial services: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Jesus Name Apostolic Church, 208 Lake St., Waukegan. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Professional services: Westgate Funeral, 616 Washington St. (847)662-8000.
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Published in News Sun from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2014
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