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R. Scot Unger '76
Derril Kipp - Teacher
Marjorie Kruse Bogacz '66
Kenneth Freer '71
Joshua Ventura '01
Lorraine Hasselmann Kohl '61

July 2016

R. Scot Unger - Class '76
R. Scot Unger of Lake Zurich was born on December 20, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. He died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospital in, Barrington. Mr. Unger graduated from Maine West High School where he ran track and played football, Northern Illinois University, where he majored in finance and received his MBA from Roosevelt University. Scot was the loving husband of Claudia (nee Ostermann) Unger; devoted father of Joseph Scot and Michael Thomas Unger; dear son of Lois; fond brother of Denise (Joe) Lipinski and Mike (Sharon) Unger. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rick Unger. Family will receive guests Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with a remembrance at 6:30 PM, at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois. In lieu of flowers donations to, Journeys from PADS to HOPE, 1140 E. Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL 60074 are appreciated. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 1, 2016



Derril Kipp - Teacher
Derril H. Kipp, 71, of Palatine passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Beloved husband of Marianne Kipp (nee Chapman) for 47 fun and beautiful years. Loving father of Tabitha (Tim) King, Dorian (Mike) Kelly, Lindsay (Patrick) Lytle. Cherished grandfather of adorable grandchildren, Grace and Cameron King, Emersyn and Conor Kelly, Nathan, Nolan, and Carter Lytle. Fond brother of Nodie (Alice) Kipp. Dear uncle of Kerri (Tim) Slifka, Elizabeth (Steve) Campbell, and Jeffrey (Kate) Kipp. Preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Daisy Kipp. Coach Kipp, the fifth winningest girls basketball coach in state history. He lead the Maine West girls basketball team to the state title in the 1987-88 season posting an undefeated 35-0 record.  Under his leadership the Warriors set an IHSA record of 65 consecutive wins from Feb. 1987 to Feb. 1989.  Nearly 80 girls from Maine West’s program have earned scholarships since Coach Kipp took over the program in 1981.  Kipp entered the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001. His teams won 26 Central Suburban North Championships, 24 regional titles and 10 sectional titles.  They appeared in the state tournament seven times from 1983 to 1993. “The family would like to share a celebration of Derril’s life with all who have supported us with your kind words and generous praise of a coach, husband and father,” said Kipp’s wife, Marianne, who rarely missed a game, home or away.  The celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 9, in the Maine West spectator gym, his second home, from 2 to 7 p.m., with stories to be shared at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to create a memorial rock and scholarship fund in his name at Arrangements handled by Friedrichs Funeral Home Inc. For information, call 847-255-7800 or

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 7, 2016

Marjorie Kruse Bogacz - Class '66
Marjorie Ann Bogacz, aged 68, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016 at home in Hoffman Estates. Marj was born June 20, 1948, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Howard E. Kruse and Gladys M. Kruse (nee Landmeier). In 1967, Marj married the love of her life, James D. Bogacz at Christ Church, Des Plaines. They met through their passion for motorcycles, doing road runs and rallies with their motorcycle social club, the Road Runners. Marj and Jim purchased their first home where they shared their life and began a family. Soon followed the birth of Cindy in 1969 and Pam in 1971. In 1989 Jim and Marj purchased their dream lake house in McFarland, Wisconsin on Lake Waubesa, where they love to boat, swim, watch sunsets and most of all, made lifelong friends with the neighbors. Jim and Marj always opened their home and hearts to friends and family, enjoying life on the lake.  Marj graduated from Maine West High School in 1966. She furthered her education after taking care of her daughters and working as a seamstress with a degree in nursing at Harper College. She found her true calling as a pediatric home healthcare nurse. Because of her genuine caring and compassionate ways, she bonded lifelong friendships with her patients and their families.  Marj is survived by her Husband, James; daughters, Cindy Sharp of Lake in the Hills and Pamela Saredi of Zurich, Switzerland; and grandsons, Jarett Sharp, 18 and Kyle Sharp, 16.  A service will be held at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 West Gold Road, Schaumburg, Illinois on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marj’s memory to Breast Cancer Research Foundation at




Kenneth Freer - Class '71
Ken was born on December 25, 1952 and passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Ken was a resident of Des Plaines, IL at the time of his passing. He was married to Joanne. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday July 16th from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 p.m. at Olson BurkeSullivan Funeral and Cremation Center 6471 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Michael Joshua Ventura - Class '01
Michael Josua "Josh" Ventura, 32, of Mount Pleasant, passed away following injuries sustained in an accident while on duty as a Salem Police Officer. Born in Evanston, IL., on July 10, 1983, he was the son of Michael R. and Michelle (Simon) Ventura. Educated in Illinois, he came to the Kenosha area in 2010. Michael was a graduate of the Gateway Technical Law Enforcement Academy on May 27, 2016, and was immediately hired by the Town of Salem Public Safety. On May 3, 2014, Michael was united in marriage to Margaret Kolodij at Strawberry Creek.  He will be deeply missed by his wife, Maggie; his parents, Michael and Michelle Ventura; paternal grandfather, Vincent Ventura; maternal grandparents, Noel (Marianne) Simon and Ferne Swidler; numerous relatives, friends and his extended law enforcement family. A memorial service honoring the life of Michael will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Gateway Technical College in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520-30th Avenue. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 13, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances directed to the family to benefit law enforcement charities would be appreciated.  
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Lorraine Hasselmann Kohl - Class '61
Lorraine "Lorry" Hasselmann Kohl, 73, a lifelong resident of Des Plaines, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in her home. Devoted wife of 53 years to Roy. Caring mother to sons Scott (Andrea) Kohl, of Bartlett and Kurt (Kimberly) Kohl, of Long Beach, CA. Loving grandmother to Lauren, Thomas, Kyle and Zachary. Eldest daughter to the late Margaret and Arnold Hasselmann and sister to Shirley (James) Schmika, Robert (JoAnne) Hasselmann and Richard Hasselmann. Sister-in-law to Shari Perocho and the late Karl (Charlene) Kohl. Aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Lorry grew up in her grandparents' home in Des Plaines and graduated from Maine West High School. She married Roy Kohl on June 22, 1963, also a Des Plaines resident and together they stayed in town to raise their family. Lorry worked as a accountant, loved animals, music and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. A private family cemetery service will be held.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 20, 2016