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August, 2003

from the News-Sun 19 August 2003
Rev. Glenn D. Strang
Rev. Glenn D. Strang, 87, of Mundelein, IL, passed away Monday, August 18, 2003 at his home. He was born August 3, 1916 in Millburn, IL, the son of Victor and Cora (Dawson) Strang. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Waukegan where he attended grade and high school. Mr. Strang graduated from the University of Illinois in 1940 with a degree in education and from the McCormick Seminary (Presbyterian) in Chicago in 1943.
On May 1, 1943 he was married to June M. Probst in Waukegan. He was ordained by the Chicago Presbytery on May 11, 1943 and together moved to their first church in Green Valley, IL. In 1945, Rev. Strang entered the Navy as a Chaplain,serving as a LTJG.
He served as Minister of Education at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA before accepting a call to the Presbyterian Church in Rochelle, IL. He also served as pastor of churches in Pontiac and Kewanee, IL before retiring in 1981. Rev, Strang was a member of the Blackhawk Presbytery and served as moderator of his presbytery twice and on many committees, councils and boards of his presbytery and synod. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Antioch, IL, where they lived until moving to Mundelein in 1994.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, June and their four children, Richard (Susan) of Naperville, IL, Timothy (Sally) of Iowa City, Iowa, Carol J. Bercos of Libertyville and David (Bonnie) of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, Shane, Brett, Katie, Andrea, Kristi, Gregory, Nicole and Tarek; two great grandchildren, Nathan and Cameron.
Funeral services will be held at 11 :00 a.m. Thursday, August 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, 122 N. M.L. King Dr. (Utica S1.) Waukegan. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the BURNETT-DANE FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176) Libertyville and for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to either the Stronghold Presbyterian Conference Center in Oregon, IL or to the SEDOL Foundations, 18160 Gages Lake Rd., Gages Lake, IL 60030 in his memory. Info: 847-362-3009.
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