Welcome to American Legion Post 703
Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion and the The American Legion Riders make up what is known as The Legion Family. All these organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.
Robert G. Przanowski “Fisherman Bob”; 81 years old of Antioch, IL passed away peacefully Saturday February 2, 2019. He was born January 23, 1938 in Chicago, IL the son of the late George and Jean (nee’ Kedzoir) Przanowski, living in Des Plaines, IL for many years before settling in Antioch in 1995. Bob proudly served in the US Marine Corps and was a member of the Fox Lake American Legion Post #703. Before his retirement, Bob had worked for over 38 years at Illinois Bell, starting as a lineman and later working in their test center, never missing a day of work. Bob was an avid sportsman, loving fishing and hunting, and enjoyed boating and finding treasures at garage sales. On November 11, 1961 he married Lynne Larsen in Chicago, IL.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years Lynne; three children: Robert A. Przanowski of Scottsdale, AZ, Gary Przanowski of Des Plaines, IL, and Steve Przanowski of Antioch, IL; nine grandchildren: Robert, Joseph, Amy, Marley, Josie, Sophie, Jack, Skyler, and George; a sister Leona Larsen of Mt. Prospect, IL; and several cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son Jeff on March 8, 2013.
Memorial Services will be held at 3:00PM Saturday February 8, 2019 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 12 Noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated in Bob’s memory. Please sign the online guest book for Bob at www.strangfh.com
Fellow Legionnaire Charles “Chuck” M. Gast, 78, a resident of Ingleside since 1968, died Saturday, February 2, 2019, at his home.
Born September 23, 1940, in Chicago, to the late Fred and Anna (nee Czarnota), he married Marlene Mihalik May 16, 1964.
Chuck was a US Marines Corps veteran, and retired from ComEd (Libertyville) in August of 1996, after working there for 30 years as a cable splicer and operating dispatcher. He was a 50-year member of the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 35-year paramedic volunteer with the Fox Lake Fire Department, and a longtime member of the Fox Lake American Legion Post 703. Chuck was active in the Boy Scouts and coached his children’s little league and softball teams, enjoyed fishing, spending time on the Menominee River in Marinette, WI, and sharing time with his family—especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, Marlene; children, Jeffrey (Rene) of Lake Villa, Christopher (Sandy) of Woodstock, Michelle (Charlie) Willkomm of Silver Lake, and Kimberly (Larry) Williams of McHenry; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jared, Curtis, Zach (Heather), Brennan, Micaela, Leah, Brooke, Matthew, and Caitlyn; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Morgan; sister, Beverly Norris of Carol Stream; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Visitation will be Friday, February 8, from 3-8 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake. Visitation will continue Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Chuck’s name may be made to the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 26, Fox Lake, IL 60020, or the JourneyCare Hospice Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.
Greetings Legion Family,
For God and Country
Fox Lake, IL