Monday, May 13, 2013
Fritz passed away May 7.
Monday, May 13
Born October 8, 1924, Albert John Fritz passed away May 7, 2013 in Barrington, surrounded by his loving family. Albert graduated from eighth grade and went to stenography school, hoping to become a court reporter. During World War II, he served on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff in the Philippines, where he was wounded. After the war, he signed on at Schwinn, the booming bicycle company whose factories and offices dominated his old neighborhood. He stayed for 40 years, rising from the factory floor to the top ranks of management. When, early in his career, Fritz heard that Frank W. Schwinn, the company's volatile boss, had fired yet another secretary, he didn't hesitate to trot out his shorthand and typing skills, recounted Jay Townley, a…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Resident of Lake Zurich since 1977.
Friday, April 5
Visitation for Chuck W. Matheson will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Interment will be private. Chuck was born on Feb. 1, 1943 in Miami, FL and grew up in Grand Rapids, MI the son of the late William and Dorothy (nee Hull) Matheson and passed away on Thursday, April 4. Chuck attended Michigan State University and had also played on the Michigan State Football Team. Chuck’s devotion and loyalty to Michigan State was as strong today as it was when he attended there. Chuck went on to work for United Airlines where he remained until his retirement in 2007 after 36 years of service. Chuck was a U.S. Air Force …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Friends are finding ways to remember sophomore Dana Kingsley, who died Saturday.
The Stevenson High School community is mourning the loss of sophomore Dana Kingsley, 15, who died Saturday. A Facebook page was created the same day in Dana’s memory. “Dana was such a sweet and kind young woman. This page is a place for those to remember her, and also for suicide awareness,” the page says. As of Monday morning, it had attracted more than 11,000 fans. “No words can express this loss. Today is such a tragic day. Dana was such a beautiful and sweet girl. She will never be forgotten. She will always be in our hearts. We have lost such a great friend, but heaven has a gained a wonderful angel. ♥,” wrote an administrator of the page. The Facebook page encouraged fans to wear pink to school Monday (April 1), which is the first …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20 at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Barrington.
Tuesday, March 19
Carl James Hansen, 57, of Lake Zurich, passed away, March 17, 2013, at home in the company of family. He was born on Aug. 31, 1955, to Carl and Sandra Hansen in Long Island, New York. Carl enjoyed painting, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was a driven man who will be missed. Carl is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eileen (nee Hanan); children, Nathaniel John, Paul Michael and David Thomas Hansen; mother, Sandra Lathrop; brother, John Hansen; sister, Denise Kroening; nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010, there will be a eulogy service held at 6p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1 P.M., …
Jeffrey Pryor lived in Lake Zurich, and is a former Palatine resident. He passed away suddenly at his home on March 15. A memorial visitation will be held this Thursday.
Tuesday, March 19
Jeffery R. Pryor was born April 26, 1963 in Arlington Heights, and he passed away suddenly at home on March 15. Memorial visitation for Jeffery R. Pryor, 49, of Lake Zurich for 10 years, formerly of Palatine, will be held Thursday, March 21 from 6 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 p.m at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL, 60067. Interment was private. Survivors include his wife, Catherine J. Pryor (nee Gorski); parents, James and Nancy (nee Eisenmann) Pryor, brother, Michael (Kristen) Pryor; mother-in-law, Barbara (late Chester) Gorski; sister-in-law, Karen (Ashor) Elia; brother-in-laws, Steven (Cathy Lloyd) Gorski, James Gorski and David (Lynne) Gorski; and 12 nieces and nephews. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Visitation and a memorial service will be held Friday and Saturday to honor the life of Harriet Felicia Lewis of Des Plaines, formerly of Palatine and Wauconda.
Tuesday, March 12
Harriet Felicia Lewis, 97, was born October 23, 1915 in Evanston and she passed away March 9, 2013 in Des Plaines. She was a Des Plaines resident, and formerly lived in Palatine and Wauconda. Survivors include her sons, Michael R. Lewis and Glenn H. Lewis; grandchildren, Felicia Lewis-Grant, Maxwell Lewis and Daniel Lewis; and sister Adele Luchs. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Maxwell Lewis; parents, Hulda (nee Kreise) and August Thiele; and sisters, Margaret Quarnstrom and Beulah Hardy. Harriet was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #555, Wauconda. The visitation for Harriet will be held Friday, March 15th, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Services for 54 year old Paul Kalcsics of Lake Zurich will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home in Palatine.
Paul Kalcsics, 54, a 20 years resident of Lake Zurich, was born on September 15, 1958 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Edwin and Virginia (nee Kwasek) Kalcsics and passed away on Thursday, March 7th. Beloved husband of Cathy nee: (Stressler) Kalcsics; loving father of Christina and Daniel Kalcsics; dear brother of Drew (Janet) Kalcsics; also survived by many other loving family and friends. Paul was an engineer, gardener, artist, chef and avid music enthusiast. He soaked up every bit of knowledge he could. No matter what obstacle was placed in front of him he would use his ingenuity and wit to find a solution. A truly remarkable husband, father and friend and he will be greatly missed. Visitation for Paul Kalcsics will be held on …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
John Harchut was a Air Force veteran and WWII history buff.
Sunday, March 3
Visitation for John F. Harchut, 66, of Hawthorn Woods, will be held from 4 p.m. 8 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich. John will lie in state Monday, March 4, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich. Father David Ryan will officiate. John was a resident of Hawthorn Woods since 1978, and served as the mayor in 1984 and on many committees throughout the village. He graduated from St. Patrick High School, Chicago in 1964 and graduated from Bradley University with two degrees; Construction Technology and Civil Engineering. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served as a B-52 mechanic. During …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Visitation and a funeral service will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, to honor the life of Erika A. Hummel.
Monday, February 25
Erika A. Hummel, 78, a resident of Lake Zurich and formerly of Palatine. Erika was born on January 24, 1935 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Erik and Kate (nee Bahl) Beck. She passed away on Saturday, February 23rd at her home in Lake Zurich. Erika will be remembered for her contagious laughter and smile, bringing joy to all those around her. She also enjoyed playing many different sports. Erika had worked alongside of her husband as a secretary for 35 years in their family construction business. Erika was the beloved wife of 48 years of Robert L. Hummel; loving mother of Jodi (James) Rudzena and Rob (Dana) Hummel; cherished grandmother of Emily, Katie, Anna, Erika, Johnny, Lea, Jimmy and Jesse; dear aunt of Terri, Drew, Dawn and…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at Ahlgrim's.
Thursday, February 14
Visitation for Teresa Motyka (nee Godek), 56, of Lake Zurich for 15 years, will be held Friday, Feb.15, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Prayers will be said Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich, with the funeral mass to follow at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich. Father Robert Fedek and Father David Ryan will officiate. Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles. Teresa was born June 2, 1956 in Poland, and she passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Teresa was a loving wife, mother and daughter. Survivors include her husband, Tadeusz Motyka, daughters, …