US Air Force

Fred L. Sumeriski

1939 ~ 2020 (age 80)

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Fred L. Sumeriski, 80, of Lake Zurich, formerly of Libertyville, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our heavenly father on February 5, 2020. He was born in August of 1939, in Manteno, IL to Julianna Maire Grumbach
and was adopted by Dewey and Sara Sumeriski of Libertyville, IL.

Fred will be loving cherished and deeply remembered by his wife of 55 years, Della (nee Keto); their children, Christine L. Black, Robert D. Sumeriski and his grandson Robert J. Black. Also, Fred will be deeply missed by his extended family. Diane (Richard) Wilken, Patricia (Harvey) Rookstool, Susan (James) Shalek, Georgia McMillan, William Keto, Mary Ellen (David) Lucy, Bernadette (Edward) Toczyski, James (Joan) Keto; Vincent W. Belensky, David, Regina, Catherine, Laura, Curtis, Teresa, Kurt, Charles, Nicole, Jonathon, Stephanie, Chris, Jason, Phillip, Pamela, Dana, Lauren, Brian, Michael, Amy, Christopher, Matthew, Kirsten, & Brandon; Mary Kay Flynn, Judy Basso, Kathy Basso, Beth (Carl) Wright & Paul Basso.
Recently, through genealogy, Fred discovered his maternal birth family. Sadly, he was never able to meet his mother Julianna Maire Grumbach and his sisters Joy Fetter, Luana Maui Clary and Ardis Adams.

Fred was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force; serving from 1959 until 1963. He so loved wearing a USAF baseball cap throughout his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Sara Sumeriski and his mother in law Della (Keto) Belensky.
Please smile and remember Fred when you see someone singing, fishing, working in the yard, cooking, grilling, listening to 50’s music or just spending time with friends and family. He was a super fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears teams too.
A celebration of life mass will be held at Transfiguration Church, 316 W Mill St., Wauconda, Illinois on February 22, 2020 at 10 am. 
Inurnment with military honors will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12 Noon at at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, cards can be sent to: 1621 Sherman Boulevard, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Memorial Mass
February 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Transfiguration Church
316 W. Mill Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

February 28, 2020

12:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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