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Schwanbeck, Kenneth J. "Ken" 84 years old, of Lake Villa, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Hillcrest Nursing Center, Round Lake Beach, IL. He was born July 18, 1930 in Des Planes, IL, the son of the late Anton and Lillian Schwanbeck. On September 22, 1951, Kenneth married Jane Schmutte, his wife of 63 years; they have lived in Lake Villa for the past 57 years. Ken served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He had a long career as a certified master mechanic working for Sorensen Chevrolet and Shepard Chevrolet. He also loved farming and enjoyed his cabin "up north" in Park Falls, WI. He will be sadly missed by his beloved beagle, "Derby". Survivors include his wife, Jane; four children, Linda Larsen of Antioch, IL, Kenneth (Linda) Schwanbeck of Park Falls, WI, Susan Kelly of Antioch, and Carol (Doug) Schaen of Antioch; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Sean, Anna, Jenna, Jason, and Ben; one great-granddaughter, Payton; a brother, Clayton Schwanbeck of Lake Villa; a sister-in-law, Beverly Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO; and many nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Leslie Schwanbeck. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main (Rte. 83). Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. INFO 847-395-4000. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the , 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Ste. 800, Chicago, IL 60631, in honor of his wife, Jane. Please sign our online guest book at www.strangfh.com.
Published in the Lake County News Sun from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, 2014
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