Rodney Tate, 53, of Zion, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
Rodney was born Nov. 26, 1960 in Zion and spent his life in this area. At the age of 16, Rodney started working at Action Athletic in Zion, and had been there for 37 years. In his free time, Rodney liked to tinker with cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and even coffee makers. He cared most about his family and had a soft spot for his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Tate of Zion; sister, Sandra (Ron) Harlow of Zion; brother, Ronald (Gail) Tate of Beach Park; a host of cousins and one very special cousin, Carol Armstrong of Vina, Ala. and many nieces and nephews
Rodney was preceded in death by his father, William Tate; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 10 from 5-8 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 11,at 10 a.m.at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com
Roger Lemnus, 73, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at United Hospital Systems, Kenosha Campus.
He was born in Kenosha on June 2, 1940, the son of Raymond and Leona (Hosier) Lemnus. He attended local schools and graduated from Bradford High School in 1958. Roger attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received his bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree and Specialist Certificate in school administration.
On Aug. 20, 1966 he married Inez Plautz at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the Town of Berlin in Marathon County, Wis. Roger was employed for 32 years as a teacher and then as a principal with the Zion Elementary School District #6, retiring in 1994. He then spent an additional six years working as an administrator at McKinley Middle School in Kenosha.
Roger served the community as a volunteer medic and EMT with the Scout Leader's Rescue Squad since 1975. He was also a past member of the school board of KUSD where he served two terms. He was an active lay leader at St. Mary's Lutheran Church where he served on many committees, the church council and as a past president of the congregation.
Survivors include his wife, Inez of Pleasant Prairie; two daughters, Sarah (Richard) Sovitzky of Milwaukee and Martha (James) Kannas of Brookfield, nine grandchildren and a brother, Roy of St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Roger were held Tuesday, March 4 at St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Kenosha, followed by interment at Green Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mitchell Ziarko for his professional and compassionate care to Roger over many years.
Mary T. Hensley, (nee Dolinar), 96, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Rolling Hills Manor in Zion.
She was born Jan. 19, 1918, to Anton and Rose Dolinar in Waukegan, and was (raised in North Chicago). She worked at the Navy Exchange in Long Beach, Calif. and Great Lakes Naval Station and retired as cashier supervisor in 1983. Mary loved dancing, especially the polka, and won numerous trophies. She was an excellent baker and was known for her potica, pies, and cakes. She was a member of The Slovenic National Home Org. Everyone will miss her sweet smile.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Jean "Terry" Boyer and Joan (Lou) Boyer-Kopp; sons, Harry "Bud" Boyer and Ron (Violet) Mihevc; grandchildren, Tony (Dianne) Theis, Randy (Jenny) Theis, Ken (Amy) Kopp, Kim (John) Banu, LuAnne Cronin and Wendy Boyer; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Hensley in 1977; brothers and their wives, Ignatz "Cooks" and Stella Dolinar, Edward "Fritz" and Eleanor Dolinar, Anton "Tony" and Josephine Dolinar, and Henry "Hank" Dolinar.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road. Zion. Interment will be private at Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago. Friends may greet the family on Friday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Rolling Hills Manor.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rolling Hills for taking such wonderful care of their mother for the last three years, with special thanks to Amy, Phyllis, Henry, and Sammy.
Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.
Diane Pare, 77, of Zion, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan.
Diane was born May 29, 1936, in Chicago, and was a retired employee of Zion-Benton Township High School.
Survivors include her son, Chris Pare of Zion; sister, Pamela Smith of Zion; nephew, David Smith of Kenosha, Wis.; grandnephew, Dylan Smith; grandniece, Delaney Smith; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne and Roger Oquist; nephew, Steven Smith; and father and mother, Egan and Helen Oquist.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m. at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com
Christine Joyce Schultz (nee Ladewig) was called home to Rejoice In Paradise with her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a courageous battle with leukemia.
She was born in Waukegan on December. 28, 1937, to Emil and Martha Ladewig. Christine accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior in April 1984, and had served as a faithful member of Christian Fellowship Church in Waukegan for almost 30 years. She loved and lived for Christ and knew He would one day call her home to His house in Heaven.
Christine leaves behind many loving family members to cherish her memory including her sister, Sharon Masterson, Round Lake Beach; brother, Mickey Ladewig, Tennesee; brother, Dale Ladewig, Rice Lake, Wis.; children: Mary Queen (Printes) Davis, Kenosha, Wis., Deborah Langley, Kenosha, Wis. Donna Cisneroz, Kenosha, Wis., John Langley, Kenosha, Wis., Barbara (Richard) Brand, of Lancaster, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, along with a host of many special people in her life, including members of the Christian Fellowship Church Family, friends, and neighbors at Carmel House Apartments in Zion.
Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Schultz; son, James Paul Morey; siblings, Emil Ladewig Jr., Ann Brewer, Kathy Mills and her parents, Emil and Martha Ladewig.
Arrangements are in the care of Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. Public Visitation is Saturday, March 1, from 1-3 p.m. The funeral service follows at 3 p.m. with Pastor Peter Paine officiating. Private interment will be Monday, March 3, and is for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the family to help with burial and service expenses.
Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com