RAYMOND FRANCIS LAKE

Raymond Francis Lake gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 20, 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. April 10, 1964 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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  • Father: Anton “Anthony” Lakomecki born May 12, 1881 in Poland/Germany son of Albert Lakomiechi and Fannie Lakomiecki; Anton died December 10, 1922 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Eufemico “Fannie” (Zelinski) Lakomecki born September 7, 1882 in Bremann, Germany daughter of Frantreck “Francis” Zielinski and Margaret (Dumbeck) Zielinski; Eufemico died May 24, 1938 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL
  • Wife: Fayola G. “Belle” Shattuck/Shepherd born March 9, 1905 in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL, daughter of Ralph Clifford Shattuck (1880-1967) and Gladys Winnifred (Donnelly) (Shattuck) (Shepherd) Koeppen (1884-1976); stepdaughter of William R. Shepherd; married Raymond Francis Lake on July 2, 1930 in Indiana; Fayola died April 6, 1971 in McHenry, McHenry County IL (See section pertaining to Fayola G. “Belle” (Shattuck/Shepherd) Lake buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Dorothy Roberta (Lake) Ash born June 27, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (1) unknown O’Brien; married (2) Donald Wallace Ash (1923-1981) in October 22, 1949, son of Louis Jacob Ash (1896-1958) and Rose Eva (Farland) Ash (1899-1989); married (3) unknown Crowe; Dorothy died June 1, 1997 in Columbia, Boone County, MO; Dorothy and Donald are buried in Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, Linn County, MO; According to the Brookfield Daily News Bulletin (Brookfield MO) June 2, 1997:

   “Dorothy Roberta Ash, 72, Brookfield, died Sunday, June 1 1997, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
   She was born June 27, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of Raymond and Fayola (Shattuck) Lake. She married Donald Wallace Ash Oct. 22, 1949. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1981.
   Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Robert and Debbie Ash of Brookfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Ladewig of Zion, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Bud Lewis, of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Walter Mortz of Thousand Palms, Calif., and Donna and Gary Pierce of Chaska, Minn., and other relatives.
   She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a son-in-law.
   Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Meadville Cemetery with Father Tom Duggan officiating. Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997 at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 that evening.”

 According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Dorothy Roberta Lake (Dorothy Robertalake Obrien) (Dorothy Ash) (Dorothy Crowe); Gender: Female; Race: White: Birth Date: 27 Jun 1924; Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois; Death Date: 1 Jun 1997; Father: Raymond F Lake; Mother: Fayola G Shattuck; SSN: 360125170; Notes: Jan 1942: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Lake; Jan 1946: Name listed as Dorothy Robertalake Obrien; May 1961: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Ash;: Name listed as Dorothy Roberta Crowe; 24 Jun 1997: Name listed as Dorothy R Ash”

2. Vincent Lake born about 1927 in Illinois; died prior to 1964
3.
Lovie Lorraine (Lake) (Cloos) Mrotz born December 9, 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (1) Frances James “Frank” Cloos (1928-1970), son of Frank Christ Cloos (1901-1962) and Dorothy (Anderson) (Cloos) Norling (1905-1980) (See section pertaining to Frank Christ Cloos buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)  (See section pertaining to Frances James “Frank” Cloos buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) Walter Charles Mrotz, Jr. on August 6, 1956 in Cook County, IL, son of Walter Charles Mrotz (1896-1957) and Irene Nora (Feil) Mrotz (1902-1960); Lovie died April 30, 2021 in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, CA; According to the Desert Sun (Palm Springs CA) Wednesday, May 2, 2001, page 8:

“Lovie Mrotz – Lovie Lorraine Mrotz, 70, of Thousand Palms died April 30, 2001, in Rancho Mirage.  She was born Dec. 9, 1930, to Raymond F. and Fayola Shattuck Lake in Chicago.  She was admitting supervisor with Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, Rancho Mirage for 17 years.  She is survived by her husband, W. C. of Thousand Palms; her son, Walter Charles of Cathedral City; her daughter, Kelly of Cathedral City; her sister, Donna Pierce of Chaska, Minn.; and many grandchildren.  Services and burial will be private under the direction of Palm Springs Mortuary of Cathedral City.”

4.Donna Rae (Lake) Pierce; married Gary E. Pierce in 1961 in McHenry County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, August 3, 1961, page 2:

“MARRIAGE LICENCES
Gary E. Pierce and Donna L. Lake, both of Wonder Lake.”

  • Siblings:
    • John Lakomecki-Lake born November 25, 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died prior to 1964; According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: John Lake; Place of Residence: 3033 Walnut St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Mailing Address: Same: Telephone: (blank); Age in Years: 39; Date of Birth: Nov. 25 1902; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Marie Kosinski, 2921 W. Fulton St., Chicago, Ill.; Employer’s Name and Address: Geo. Erhardt & Sons 3123 W. Lake St. Place of Employment: Geo. Erhardt & Sons 3123 W. Lake St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Race: White; Height: 5 ft. 8 in.; Weight: 225 lbs.; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Light; Signed: February 16, 1942”

    • Harry Lakomecki born about 1907 in Illinois; died prior to 1946
    • Marie “Mae” (Lakomecki) Kosinski born about 1908 in Illinois; died prior to 1964
    • Eugene E. Lakomecki-Lake born May 19, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Rose (unknown last name) Eugene died January 223, 1946 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, January 22, 1946, page 21:

“LAKOMECKI – See Eugene Lake notice.”  “LAKE – Eugene Lake, 5221 S. Albany avenue, devoted husband of Rose, nee Vesely: beloved father of Eugene, brother of John, Ray, Mae Kasinski, Anthony, Frank, and the late Harry, grandson of Margaret Zielinski.  Funeral Wednesday, 8:45 a. m. from chapel, 5218 S. Kedzie avenue, to SS. Cyril and Methodius church.  Interment Resurrection.  Prospect 3810.”

    • Anton “Anthony” Joseph Lakomecki-Lake born June 23, 1917 in Cook County, IL; married Adelle (unknown last name); Anton died February 21, 1989 in Cook County, IL; last residence Frankfort, Will County, IL; According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

” Name: Anthony Joseph Lake; Address: 5129 South Wolcott St, Chicago, Ill; Telephone: KW 8866; Age in Years: 23; Date of Birth: June 23-1917; Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Adell Lake; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 6453 S. Seeley, Chicago, Ill. Employer’s Name: Mercury Oil Co.; Place of Employment: 4953 S. California, Chicag, Ill; Race: White; Height: 5′ 11″; Weight: 193; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Black; Complexion: Light; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940″

    • Frank Stanley Lakomecki-Lake born October 24, 1919, Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Dorothy M. Kendall (1921-1984) on November 4, 1939 in Cook County, IL; Frank died February 24, 1980 in Cook County, IL; Frank and Dorothy are buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 2921 Fulton Street, the household members were: Anthony Lakomecki, head, age 39, married, immigrated in 1903, naturalized in 1914, born in German Poland, parents born in German Poland, occupation: boremaker, foundry; Eufemico Lakomecki, wife, age 37, married, immigrated in 1903, born in German Poland, parents born in German Poland; John Lakomecki, son, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – foundry; Harry Lakomecki, son, age 13 6/12, single, born in Illinois; Marie Lakomecki, daughter, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Raymond Lakomecki, son, age 9 8/12, single, born in Illinois; Eugene Lakomecki, son, age 5 7/12, single, born in Illinois; Anton Lakomecki, son, age 2 6/12, single, born in Illinois; Frank Lakomecki, son, age 7/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County IL living at 2921 Fulton Street, the household members were: Fannie Lakomecki, head, age 48, widowed, born in Poland, parents born in Poland, immigrated in 1903, occupation: servant – private family; Raymond Lakomecki, son, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: truck driver – wholesale gasoline; Eugene Lakomecki, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Anthony Lackomecki, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Frank Lackomecki, son, 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2921 Fulton Street, the household members were: Raymond Lake, head, age 32, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: chauffer – petroleum dealer; Fayola Lake, wife, age 35, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Dorothy Lake, daughter, age 15, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Vincent Lake, son, age 13 single, highest grade completed: 7, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Lorraine Lake, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Raymond Francis Lake; Address: 2921 Fulton, Chgo, Cook County, Ill.; Telephone: Chicago Ked. 8866; Age in Years: 35; Date of Birth: Mar. 20 1905; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Aways Know Your Address: Mrs. Fayola G. Lake; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 2921 Fulton, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Major Products Co.; Place of Employment: 3711 So. California, Chgo, Cook County, Ill.; Race: White: Height: 5-9; Weight: 180; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Black; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: Oct. 16, 1940.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, April 11, 1964, page 50:

“LAKE – Raymond F. Lake, age 54, of Wonder Lake, beloved husband of Fay; dear father of Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Ash, Mrs. Walter (Lovie) Mrotz, and Mrs. Gary (Donna Rae) Pierce; fond brother of Anthony, Frank, and Mrs. May Kosinski; grandfather of eight.  Resting at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere st., Grayslake.  Funeral 11 a. m. Monday.  Interment Fort Hill, Round Lake.  BA 3-8521.”

According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Monday, April 13, 1964, page 8:

   “RAYMOND LAKE – McHENRY – Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock this morning in the Strang Funeral Home, Grayslake, for Raymond Lake, 54, of 7105 Mohawk drive, Wonder Lake, who died Friday in McHenry Hospital.  Burial was in Fort Hill cemetery near Round Lake.
   He was born March 20, 1910 in Chicago and had resided at Round Lake for 13 years before coming to Wonder Lake 12 years ago.
   He is survived by his widow, Fayola; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Ash, North Chicago, Mrs. Walter (Lovie) Mrotz, McHenry, and Mrs. Gary (Donna Rae) Pierce, Wonder Lake; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony and Frank, and a sister Mrs. May Kosinski, all of Chicago.”

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: Lake; Name: Raymond: BirthDate/Place: 20 Mar 1910, Chicago ;Death Date/Place: 10 Apr 1964, McHenry IL ;Cause of Death: Acute Peritonitis; Male; Occupation: Carpenter; Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. Liddicoat, Chapel; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill, Anthony Lake – Father, Elfenia Zilinski – Mother”