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January, 1959

from the pages of the Waukegan News-Sun 13 January 1959
Lake Villa - Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Joseph Strohal, 85 of Sand Lake road, who was found dying in his home yesterday, from a gunshot wound apparently inflicted by a .32 caliber revolver clutched in his hand.
The Lake Villa Rescue Squad took him to Lake County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Sheriff's police called the death an apparent suicide.
Mr. Strohal was born Oct. 23, 1873 in Chicago and moved to Millburn in 1920 where he operated a farm until 1940.
He was married to the former Christine Spaninger in Chicago Feb. 22, 1899. She died in 1957.
When Mr. Strohal retired, his son and daughter took over the farm. He was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lucas, at the time of his death. The daughter is the only surviving relative.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., tomorrow in the Strang Funeral Chapel, Antioch. Burial will be in Millburn Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today in the chapel. The family has asked that contributions be made to Millburn Congregational Church in lieu of flowers. Mr. Strohal was a member.
from the pages of the Waukegan News-Sun 27 January 1959
MILLBURN - Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Mrs. James LeVoy at her home in Plymouth, Ind.
The LeVoys formerly lived near Millburn, on Rte. 45. Mrs. LeVoy's body is being sent here for burial.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Millburn Church. The Rev. L. H. Messersmith will officiate.
from the pages of the Waukegan News-Sun 28 January 1959
A lifelong Waukegan resident, George H. Dietmeyer, 65, of 703 Poplar St., died this morning in a Melbourne, Fla., hospital. He suffered a heart attack Sunday night at the home of Waukeganite, Mrs. Bradford F. West, in Melbourne where he and Mrs. Dietmeyer were visiting. He was taken to the hospital immediately but failed to rally.
His son George P. Dietmeyer, 524 Tiffany Dr., a member of the Waukegan Park Board, and another son, Arthur Dietmeyer of Hayward, Calif., flew to Melbourne and were with him when he died.
Mr. Dietmeyer and his wife left Waukegan by car for Florida Jan. 19 and the trip was a particularly strenuous one because of bad weather conditions. The strain of the drive may have taxed his strength too much. He had apparently been in fine health when he left Waukegan.
Mr. Dietmeyer retired as district plant engineer from the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Aug. 1. He was a member of the telephone company's Pioneer Club, belonged to Glen Flora Country Club and to Homer Dahringer Post, American Legion.
In addition to his widow, Esther, and two sons, survivors include four grandchildren; a sister, Miss Alma Dietmeyer of Waukegan; a brother, Herbert, of Waukegan, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Hayes of Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral arrangements are pending here and will be announced in tomorrow's News-Sun.
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