Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Services have been scheduled for John A. Herrick of Vernon Hills.
Tuesday, May 14
John A. Herrick, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Chicago, was formerly of Glenview and has lived in Vernon Hills for the past 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II and was a retired metallurgist for the Signode Corporation. Surviving are three children, Kathleen (Steven) Sondgeroth of LaMoille, IL, Vicki Herrick of Vernon Hills and Timothy (Heather) Herrick of Elgin; five grandchildren, Kyle Sondgeroth, Connie (Carl) Gustafson, Craig Sondgeroth, Amanda Loerch and Delaney Herrick; great-grandson, Stryder Gustafson and sister-in-law, Charlotte Rothenberg. A visitation will be from 10 a.m., until the time of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Services will be held May 14 for Nicholas Domenico.
Monday, May 13
Nicholas Domenico, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home in the presence of his loving family. He was born March 12, 1924 in Altoona, PA, was formerly of Chicago and a resident of Saddlebrook Farms for the past 16 years. Nick was very athletic and was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears. He was a former employee of the Sportmart store and was also a musician, playing his guitar as a member of the Mellowmen. Surviving are his wife, Antonia Domenico and two daughters, Nina Domenico (Bill Hausknecht) of Park City and Andrea (Darryl) Josefchuk of Woodlands, TX. A visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Services will be held May 8 for Jean Flanigan Clark.
Tuesday, May 7
Jean Flanigan Clark, 89, formerly of Gurnee and Columbus, Ohio, died May 1, 2013 in Libertyville after a short illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1923 on a farm in St. Francisville, IL to John Andrew Flanigan and Hilda Porter Flanigan. Jean grew up in Champaign and graduated from the University of Illinois, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Most of her adult life was lived in Columbus, Ohio, where she raised her family and was active as a volunteer, homemaker and friend to many. She and her husband moved to Gurnee in 1981 to be close to their daughters. She was a member of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, Libertyville, where she served for many years on the Columbarium Committee. Jean loved pottery and was accomplished on the…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Services will be held May 7 for Allen E. Botimer.
Allen E. Botimer, 81, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Park Ridge. He was born April 27, 1932 in Defiance, Ohio and had been a resident of Libertyville since 1961. Allen was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the occupation of Europe in Austria and Italy. He held a Bachelor's degree in music education and a masters degree in history from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He taught at several school districts, including Stevenson High School and later Robert Morris College in Chicago. He was a member of the Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Grayslake. Allen was also very interested in music and enjoyed playing the trombone. He was a member of several bands, and also "Windjammers Unlimited," an organization …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Services have been scheduled for James S. Smith III.
Wednesday, May 1
James S. Smith III, attorney at law, 49, of Vernon Hills, April 30, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center Libertyville. He was born Feb 22, 1964 in Gary, IN and lived in Vernon Hills for 14 years. James graduated from Marquette University at John Marshall Law School. Jim was an avid golfer and an all-around sports enthusiast. He was a member of the St. Mary of Vernon Parish, Indian Creek and the Lake County Bar Association. Devoted husband of Susan, nee Evans Messner; proud father of Paige and Tyler; beloved son of James S. (Mary Lou nee Patterson) Smith Jr.; loving brother of Margaret (John) Keough. Funeral Service will take place at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville (Rt. 176, 1 block…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Services will be held May 1 for Gerald J. Deitz, Jr.
Tuesday, April 30
Gerald J. Deitz, Jr., 83, passed away on Sat. April 27, 2013 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Gerald was born Dec. 7, 1929 in Lake Forest and spent his childhood in Waukegan. Graduating from Waukegan Township High School in 1947, he attended Lake Forest College and the University of Illinois Extension before entering the Air Force in 1951. Gerald was honorably discharged from the Air Force as a staff sergeant in 1954 and upon his return, completed a Bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Illinois, Champaign. Gerald retired early from Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. after 26 years and spent the rest of his working days at State Farm with agents Eddie Richter and Randy Nebel. Gerald was an avid golfer and sports …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Services have been scheduled for Gene F. Smith.
Wednesday, April 10
Gene F. Smith, 71, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Port Charlotte, FL. He was born Jan. 7, 1942 in Chicago and was a Mundelein resident since 1975. Gene was a loving father, caring friend, flawless drummer, passionate fisherman and was proud to be called a friend to all who knew him. He was a 1960 graduate of Lane Tech High School and was the owner of the Turn On Tackle Company, producing Grandma Muskie Fishing Lures. He enjoyed his Corvette and spending summers on Bass Lake in Pentwater, MI, with family and friends. Surviving are his wife Margaret Domeny; 4 children, Deborah P. Smith of West Allis, WI, Don (Helen) Smith of Antioch, Tom (Janice) Smith of Lisle and Steven G. Smith of Chicago; 14 grandchildren, Rebecca (Aaron) …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Services have been scheduled for Ruth M. Felgar of Libertyville.
Sunday, April 7
Ruth M. Felgar, 96, passed away on Wed. April 3, 2013 at the Balmoral Care Center in Lake Forest. She was born Dec. 28, 1916 in Gilmer, IL and moved to Libertyville as a child. Ruth was a graduate of Libertyville Township High School and the Lake County College of Commerce in Waukegan. She worked as the secretary for H.E. Underbrink, the principal of LHS for 13 years. She was later employed by the Libertyville Savings and Loan, Boehm & Ray Insurance Agency, several local advertising agencies and car dealerships. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and following retirement was a homemaker and cook. Surviving are her nieces, Sally Langlois and Mary Anderson; nephews, Lou, Steven, Phillip, Keith and Kevin Small; her sister-in-…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
After a long battle with cancer, Ebert died Thursday, according to media reports.
Roger Ebert, the popular film critic who could weigh a movie's fate with a thumbs up or thumbs down, has died at age 70, according to media reports. The Chicago Sun-Times, the publication where Ebert reviewed movies for 46 years, reports Ebert died Thursday in Chicago following a long battle with cancer. Referring to Ebert as the nation's most influential and prominent film critic, the Sun-Times writes of Ebert's decades with the newspaper and also about the 31 years he spent reviewing movies on T.V. In a Sun-Times blog post on Tuesday, Ebert wrote he would be taking a "leave of presence" to deal with his health issues. The "painful fracture" that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer," Ebert wrote in …
Vernon Hills Police Officer Sharon Joseph shared images from James Sauter's service this week.
Members of the Vernon Hills Police Department were among hundreds of law enforcement agents who attended the funeral of Vernon Hills resident and Illinois State Trooper James Sauter this week. "I lost count of how many Illinois State Troopers were there after 350," said Officer Sharon Joseph, who shared these photos with Patch. Tributes to Sauter included a message on a digital tollway sign, a roadside salute by at least eight fire departments and an American flag hung over the road.