Monday, May 13, 2013
Rosary service at 4:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 5-8 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
Monday, May 13
Joyce Elizabeth Dwyer, 79, longtime resident of Crystal Lake, peacefully passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her home. Born April 10, 1934 in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Lois (Lane) Grismer. After the death of her mother at a young age, she was raised by her father and step-mother, Mary Grismer. Joyce was a loving mother and cherished friend and enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a member of the community choir, which she helped found, and sang in the choir at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for over 30 years. She was a member of P.E.O. Women’s Organization, St. Jude Guild and Knit Wits. Joyce was instrumental with her late husband, Bill, and friends in the founding of Crystal Lake Gala and 4th of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lou was a commercial artist by trade, he owned the Blue Overalls Tavern in Whitewater, Wis.
Thursday, May 9
Louis “Lou” Gelsumino, 80, of Crystal Lake, passed away, May 9, 2013, in Barrington. He was born on August 25, 1932, to Louis and Ann Gelsumino in Chicago. Lou was a commercial artist by trade, he owned the Blue Overalls Tavern in Whitewater, Wis. Lou loved his family, country and fishing. Lou is survived by his daughter Debra (Pat) Sullivan and son, Michael Gelsumino; grandchildren, Nicholas Zellers, Nicole (Nick) Pacione and Patrick (Chrissy) Sullivan; and brother, Robert “Bob” Gelsumino. Memorials may be made to Journey Care, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Information available from Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Visitation is 10 a.m. until the noon service on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Wednesday, May 1
Michael Doerner, 80, of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Woodstock. He was born on July 5, 1932, to Stephen and Caterina Doerner in Austria. Michael is survived by his daughter, Gabriele and her husband, Jesus Gutierrez; son, Michael Doerner; granddaughter, Emily Reego; and sister, Elizabeth Maiers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Gertrude (nee Luther), and his parents. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon service on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Burial will be held at Ridgewood Memorial Park, 9900 North Milwaukee Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016, following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Kyle R. Pratt, 23, died Saturday, April 20, from injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident one week ago.
The Crystal Lake man involved in a dirt bike accident one week ago on the north side of city has died. Kyle R. Pratt, 23, of 995 Whitehall Way, passed away Saturday, April 20. Funeral arrangements have been published by Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake. Read the obituary for Kyle R. Pratt here. Pratt was injured on Saturday, April 13, while riding a 2002 Suzuki RM Motocross at about 5:21 p.m. near Nunda Trail and Terra Cotta Road just outside the Crystal Lake city limits. According to police reports, Pratt was riding the dirt bike on ComEd property under the high voltage power lines. He lost control of the bike for unknown reasons and was ejected. The Suzuki continue moving until it crashed into a chainlink fence. Pratt was …
A memorial visitation for Kyle is 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m., at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Monday, April 22
Kyle R. Pratt, 23, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge. He was born Nov. 6, 1989 to Joseph and Judy (Schaefer) Pratt. Kyle graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 2008. His love of adventure served him well in his pursuit of golf, fishing, baseball, skateboarding, and snowboarding to name a few. In recent years, his newest passion and career path was cooking. At the time of his death he was the second cook at Coleman’s in Cary. Kyle was just starting out, but he had his sights set on eventually becoming “Top Chef.” Kyle was always known as a generous individual. Per Kyle’s final wishes at becoming an organ donor, he was able to give others hope and more time to reach for their dreams. So…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The memorial service and inurnment will be private.
Friday, April 19
Kenneth R. Stavnem, 75, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, peacefully at home with his wife at his side. He was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Chicago, to the late Sivert and Frances (nee Crepinsek). He married Cynthia Geffers-Sparks on August 3, 1985. In addition to his beloved wife Cynthia, he is survived by his son, Shaun (Rubing Pan) Stavnem of Urbana; beloved stepchildren, Lisa Sparks of Crystal Lake, Mary Cornelius of Plano, and Matthew Charles (Shana) Sparks of Richland, MS; brother, Robert (Barbara) Stavnem of Park Ridge; nephews, Glenn and Brian (Charis) Stavnem; great niece and nephew, Erica and Kyle Stavnem; aunt, Ursalee Crepinsek; cousin, Roger (Leslie) Stavnem; 11 grandchildren, Dustin and Joshua Brackett, …
Visitation will be Friday, April 19, at Davenport Family Funeral Home from 2 to 8 pm. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 8 pm, also at the Davenport Family Funeral Home.
Friday, April 19
Dunn Mizell, 49, of Crystal Lake, passed away in his home on April 14, 2013. He was born on Feb. 25, 1964, at Mildenhall Air Force Base in Suffolk, England and lived most of his life in Crystal Lake. He was a member of the first graduating class that attended Crystal Lake South High School for all four years in 1982. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Chemical Engineering and then began in earnest to pursue one of his passions: Flying. Those who know the commercial airline business are aware it is not an easy path, but Dunn persevered, ultimately becoming an A-320 Captain with United Air Lines. Dunn pursued everything with passion. He was the catcher on the 1976 Little League Team (coached by his father) that won the…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Barrington High School student passed away unexpectedly last week.
Wednesday, April 17
Nicholas “Nick” James Wardrip, (16), of Barrington, passed away suddenly, April 12, 2013. He was born January 5, 1997 in Barrington to Russell and Camille Wardrip. Nicholas was a sophomore honor student at Barrington High School. He was a Life Boy Scout with Troop 21 of Barrington, where he was working towards his Eagle Scout award. He enjoyed playing his bass, video games, Boy Scout outings, camping and music. Nicholas will always be remembered as a loving, and caring son and friend with an ironic sense of humor, who made the world a better place to those who knew him. Nicholas is survived by his loving parents, a brother, Kristopher; sister, Brianne Wardrip; maternal grandfather, Jack Yinger; grandparents, James and Doris Mulvihill; …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
Thursday, April 11
Michael Leath Agee, 51, of Cary, died suddenly Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from natural causes. Beloved and devoted husband of Carolyn (nee Maslanka); proud and loving father of Matthew (5), Maris (4), and Josef (12 weeks); dear son of the late Duval and Anne (nee Barnard); brother of Doug and Linda; son-in-law of Robert and Joyce; brother-in-law of Deborah O’Connor and Jacqueline; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Michael was the Director of Brand Protection at OpSec Security. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake. Transitory prayers are at 9 a.m., Monday, April 15, at the funeral home processing to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 410 First St. in Cary, for a …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
Monday, April 8
Lori Geralyn Ruzbasan, 49, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2013, Divine Mercy Sunday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 13, 1963 in Evanston, Ill. Lori's love for children and her strong faith drew her to her chosen profession as a grade school teacher in a catholic school. Lori enriched and inspired the lives of so many of the children whom she taught and truly loved during her 20-plus years as a teacher. Lori's unconditional and unwavering love for her three beautiful children was evidenced by her countless generous actions, her words and her pride in the wonderful people they have become under her gentle guidance. Her bright, cheerful, funny, forgiving, generous and eternally optimistic nature …