Obituaries

We will update the list of names of our deceased warriors on a monthly basis. We will not place a person on this list with hearsay, second hand, information. Send us a link to the obituary, noting the date and name of the newspaper from which it was taken. If you don't have the obit, then you must be related to, or a close friend who attended the wake, funeral or memorial service.

September 2018

Laurie Armstrong '75
Darlene Karnatz Choyce '64
James Gaverth '63
Sharon Landuyt Riesenbeck '77
Ingmar Stolz '88

Darlene Karnatz Choyce - Class '64
Darlene Kay Choyce age 72 passed away on September 7, 2018. Born January 27, 1946 to Henry and Dorothy Karnatz in Elgin, Illinois. She was a lifetime resident of Des Plaines, Illinois. Loving mother of Victoria (Mark) Rayhill, Richard (Nicole) and Rebecca (Kevin) Kazmierski. Cherished grandmother of Ethan, Ricky and Sophia. Dear sister of Henry (late Linda) Karnatz and John (JoAnn) Karnatz. Darlene was a wonderful loving mother who cherished her time with her children and grandchildren. She worked for Meyer Material from high school retiring in 2008 as an accounts payable manager. Visitation for Darlene will be taking place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at G.L. Hills funeral home, 745 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. She will lie in state on Thursday, September 13, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 855 Lee Street, Des Plaines, Illinois. Interment will be taking place at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Illinois. For info please call (847) 699-9003 or glhillsfuneralhome.com

Laurie Armstrong - Class '75
Laurie Elizabeth Armstrong, 61, passed away September 4th, 2018. She was the Loving sister of Robert (Beth) Armstrong and Mary (Harvey) Olson; Cherished Aunt of Ashley Elizabeth Armstrong, Quinn Armstrong, Justin Miner, Shannon Cochran, Jamison Olson and Courtney Olson; Cousin of Brad (Christine) Price, Grant Price, Evan Price, and Logan Price.

James Gaverth - Class '63
James Gaverth was born on December 26, 1944 and passed away on September 7, 2018 in Leland, NC.  He was married to Kay, nee Klotz, a Maine West Class ’64 alumna.  He served in the U.S. Army in Europe and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. A wake service will be on Sep. 22, 2018 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA.

Sharon Landuyt Riesenbeck - Class '77
Sharon “Rocky” Riesenbeck, age 59, a resident of Lake Holiday in Sandwich, IL and formerly a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on September 4, 2018. She was born on July 10, 1959 in Evergreen Park, IL. Sharon is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Riesenbeck; her loving children, Justin (Alyssa Baffoe) and Brittany (fiancé Nathan Penn); her dear brothers, John (Sue) Landuyt, Jim Landuyt and Rick (Gayle) Landuyt; her sister-in-law Holly Grote, her cherished nieces and nephews, Allison (Matthew) Kline, Richard Landuyt, Jr., Michael (Jaclyn) Landuyt, Joseph Landuyt, Tyler Landuyt, Riley Landuyt, Jason (Danielle) Landuyt, Rachel Grote, Jonathon (Erin) Grote, Katherine Grote; and her step-mother-in-law, Christina Riesenbeck. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Landuyt and her father-in-law, Clement Riesenbeck, her mother-in-law, Mary Jolene Riesenbeck. Rocky worked her entire career in male-dominated industries. She was employed for 25 years with the railroad, and has worked for the last 14 years as a sales manager at Waupaca Sand & Solutions. Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 9:30 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth, Naperville. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name to: The Wee One Foundation or The Scleroderma Research Foundation.

Ingmar Stolz - Class '88
Ingmar, son of Erwin Stolz and Sofia Harrell, passed away Wednesday Sept. 5 in Tucson, AZ. He was born May 11, 1970 in Zeiden, Romania. He emigrated with his family to West Germany in 1973 and then to the United States in 1981. He lived in Des Plaines, IL from 1983 to 1993 and attended Algonquin Middle School and Maine West High School (Class of ’88). He became a US citizen in 1991 and lived in Colorado until he moved to Tucson, AZ in 2016. He is survived by his parents and his brother, Uwe, and nephews Oliver, Elliot, and niece Ingrid. A memorial service to honor his life will be held September 29 from 4 to 6pm at the Cumberland Terrace Field House, 426 S. Warrington Rd., 
Des Plaines, IL 60016. Memorial donations in his name can be made to Mental Health Partners (https://www.mhpcolorado.org/donate/).