Our Obituaries

Catherine Theresa Murphy

November 26, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Catherine Theresa Murphy, 83, of Crystal Lake passed away October 21, 2017 at her home. She was born November 26, 1933 in Chicago to Austin Joseph and Nora (Heneghan) Coughlin. On October 24, 1953 she married William Murphy in Chicago. Catherine was a devoted mother and grandmother, her family meant everything to her. She loved family gatherings, whether it was for her favorite, Christmas, or...
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Thomas Montrym

May 16, 1946 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Rosa Scotillo

December 11, 1927 - October 18, 2017

Rosa Scotillo, 89, of Crystal Lake passed away October 18, 2017 at her home. She was born December 11, 1927 in Aquara, Italy to Lucido and Luigia (Martino) Andreola. On April 29, 1948 she married Alfredo Scotillo in Italy. Rosa and Alfredo had two children together and moved their family to the U.S. in 1963. Rosa enjoyed gardening and knitting. She was known for her amazing cooking. She also...
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Laura J. Smith

August 11, 1950 - October 15, 2017

Laura J. Smith, 67, Crystal Lake, passed away October 15, 2017 in Chicago. Born August 11, 1950 in Cleveland, OH; she was the daughter of Michael and Ann (Conway) Jurko. She married David C. Smith on June 12, 1971 in Lyndhurst, OH.A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Laura was a retired nurse practitioner after being in the medical field for 30 years. She was a member of The Church of...
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Lowell J. Terry

February 18, 1921 - October 14, 2017

Lowell J. Terry, 96, of Crystal Lake, passed away in his home on October 14, 2017. Born February 18, 1921 in Mayview; he was the son of Judge G. and Elvira (Koch) Terry. He married Joan Peters on July 14, 1945.He retired from the printing business after 65 years of employment and he was a member of Crystal Lake Christian ChurchLowell enjoyed playing the coronet and Hawaiian guitar, singing and...
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Katharina A. Ryther

October 8, 1928 - October 9, 2017

Katharina A. Ryther, 89, of Crystal Lake passed away October 9, 2017 in Woodstock. Born October 8, 1928 in Wiesbaden, Germany; she was the daughter of Christian and Anna (Schlimmer) Bleidner. She married Wayne Ryther on December 11, 1954 in Wiesbaden, Germany.Katharina enjoyed cooking, baking her famous German Chocolate Cakes, camping in her family motor home and spoiling her grandkids.She is...
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Joseph Martin Poore

September 24, 1964 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Frances Hope Martin

June 4, 1940 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Janet E. Heintz

January 17, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Janet Elizabeth "Shorty" (Roy) Heintz, 71, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully in her home on September 12, 2017. Born on January 17, 1946 in Dedham, MA; she was the daughter of George and Anna (Bauer) Roy. She married the love of her life, David E. Heintz on May 11, 1968 in Syracuse, NY.A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Janet was a graduate of Central City Business Institute...
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Fred T. Etheridge

February 13, 1917 - September 10, 2017

Fred T. Etheridge, Jr. was one hundred years and seven months of age when he passed away Sunday, September 10th, in the company of family and friends. He was born on February 13, 1917 to Fred T. Etheridge, Sr. and Ollie (Deckard) Etheridge in Urbandale, Illinois. Fred and his wife, Fay Etheridge (nee Allen), eloped to Mounds, Illinois on February 28, 1937. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Alice Mae Lodtz

January 27, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Alice Mae (Benson) Lodtz, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Bickford Senior Living with loved ones at her side. Alice was born January 27, 1924 to the late Bernhard and Hildur (Jacobson) Benson of Crystal Lake. In March of 1963 she married the love of her life, the late Norman Lodtz, at the Congregational Church in Crystal Lake and shared 49 wonderful years with him...
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Bernice J. Gora

August 28, 1929 - September 3, 2017

Bernice Jane (Bunny) Gora, of Crystal Lake, peacefully passed away on September 3, 2017 at Journey Care Hospice, Woodstock, IlA memorial service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Crystal Lake, on September 6, 2017, with Bishop David Tomlinson officiating.Cremation was handled by Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake.Bunny was born in Chicago on August 26,...
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Thomas Gerald Schaade

June 30, 1970 - September 1, 2017

Thomas "Tommy" G. Schaade, 47, of McHenry, IL, passed away peacefully from this life to soon in his sleep on September 1, 2017. Tommy was the beloved husband of Jennifer Schaade (nee Staton); loving father of his children, Tommy and Sammy Schaade and the late Christina Schaade; adored grandpa to his 2 grandchildren, Mia and Gino; devoted son to the late Sherry Sales and his father...
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Alice Behm

July 9, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Alice L. Behm, 86, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully in her home September 1, 2017. Born on July 9, 1931 in Crystal Lake (Village of Prairie Grove); she was the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Dygert) Schroeder. She married John W. Behm on October 15, 1955 in Crystal Lake.A lifelong resident of Crystal Lake, she was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School and a longtime member of Shepherd...
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Hans Spirk

November 5, 1925 - August 31, 2017

Hans Spirk, 91, of Crystal Lake passed away August 31, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.He was born November 5, 1925 in Liebling, Romania to Stefan and Eva (Walbert) Spirk. Hans was married to his loving wife Eva for almost 70 years. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family. He took great pride in his home and caring for it, the same home he and his wife built together in 1950. He...
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Kenneth H. Leatherman

November 12, 1914 - August 25, 2017

Kenneth "Kent" H. Leatherman, age 102, of Woodstock, IL, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hearthstone Manor on Friday, August 25, 2017. He was born November 12, 1914, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to Robert and Helen (Lichtenstein) Leatherman. Kenneth graduated in 1933 from Davenport (IA) High School, in 1938 from Wessington Springs Junior College (SD), and in 1946 from Seattle Pacific...
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Peter Joseph Vasil

May 28, 1969 - August 23, 2017

Peter Joseph Vasil, 48, of Crystal Lake, passed away August 23, 2017 in McHenry. Born on May 28, 1969 in Chicago; he was the son of Spiro and Patricia (Giambrone) Vasil.Born and raised in Chicago; Peter enjoyed watching television, building construction, playing online poker and spearfishing.Survivors include his mother, Patricia Vasil; father, Spiro (Eleni) Vasil; his sister, Anna (Randall)...
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William C. Pribble

May 30, 1926 - August 19, 2017

At the request of William, no services are scheduled.Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Jimmie R. Gayle

May 29, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Jimmie R. Gayle, 83, formerly of Crystal Lake and Huntley, passed away August 16, 2017.He was born May 29, 1934 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to Claude and Gladys (Waters) Gayle. Jim was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He attended the U.S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. He then served as a medic on the USS Alstede. Jim was a funny man who loved telling jokes.Jim is survived...
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Joan A. Burns

February 12, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Joan A. Burns, 87, of Lakewood, passed away peacefully in her home on August 7, 2017. Born February 12, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ; she was the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Clossey) McConville. She married Robert F. Burns on September 24, 1955 in Jersey City, NJ.Joan was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church where she was a volunteer for Little Christopher's.She enjoyed spending her...
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Arron Robert Scholer

March 19, 1980 - July 31, 2017

Arron Robert Scholer, 37, of Woodstock passed away July 31, 2017. Arron will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. Services for Arron will be held at the Salvation Army 290 W Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Sunday August 20th at 1pm.
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John A. Huff

March 16, 1929 - July 26, 2017

John Alfred Huff, 88, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away July 26, 2017. Born on March 16, 1929 in Elizabeth, NJ; he was the son of John and Emma (Harris) Huff. He married Margaret B. Gillan on October 24, 1965 in Elizabeth, NJ.He retired from American Can Company after more than 30 years of employment.Survivors include his son, Glenn Huff and his daughter, Carol Huff.He was preceded in...
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Nancy Carol Suhr

March 27, 1935 - July 26, 2017

Nancy Suhr, 82, of Crystal Lake, transitioned to heaven on July 26, 2017.Visitation will be on Saturday, August 5th from 9AM to 11:30AM at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Mass will be at 12 Noon at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.Nancy is survived by her husband Harry; daughter Mary (Smith); sister Janette (Schumacher) Dillie and brother Richard Schumacher. She is preceded in death by...
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Theodore G. Porter

July 28, 1940 - July 25, 2017

Theodore G. Porter of Crystal Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 25, 2017 at Centegra-McHenry.He was born July 28, 1940 in West Des Moines, Iowa to the late Raymond and Nellie (Hartshorn) Porter.Ted was an Air Force veteran, a graduate of Drake University, and a successful business owner of his own CPA firm in the Schaumburg area. In his free time, he enjoyed...
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Ronald G. McMullins

March 31, 1942 - July 20, 2017

Ronald G. McMullins, 75, of Crystal Lake passed away July 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.He was born March 31, 1942 in Molus, Kentucky to Charlie and Elizabeth McMullins. Ron was a veteran of the United States Army. On February 14, 1991 he married Brenda Runions.Ron worked at Dow Chemical in Crystal Lake for several years. He loved classic cars and enjoyed woodworking, especially...
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Jerry J. Baumeister

April 18, 1955 - July 17, 2017

Jerry Joseph Baumeister, 62, of Algonquin, passed away on July 17, 2017. He was born to birth parents, Jerry & Cleo (Ryan) Martello, in Chicago, IL, on April 18, 1955. Jerry was then adopted by Leo and Angela (Koss) Baumeister. Jerry graduated from Western Illinois University with a doctorate. He had a career as a consultant for health care management. Jerry was a member of St. Margaret Mary...
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Patricia A. Stephens

February 6, 1946 - July 2, 2017

Patricia A. Stephens, 71, of Crystal Lake passed away July 2, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. She was born February 6, 1946 in Riverton, Wyoming to Vincent and Lucerne (LaPlante) Cooper. Patricia retired from Condell Medical Center after many years as a nurse throughout the hospital. She was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Crystal Lake. Her family...
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John E. Gehrig

July 7, 1961 - June 22, 2017

John Gehrig, 55, of Lakewood passed away June 22, 2017 at his home. He was born July 7, 1961 in Dearborn, MI to Donald and Mary (Burnham) Gehrig. John received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He married Kathleen Porst on May 25, 1991 in Chicago. He worked as a salesman at Bulklift International.John enjoyed golf and football. He was also an excellent grillmaster. Most of all he...
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Timothy Rasmussen

August 3, 1955 - June 19, 2017

Timothy Rasmussen, 61, of Crystal Lake passed away June 19, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.He was born August 3, 1955 in Elgin to Lester and Blanche (Bein) Rasmussen. Tim loved watching sports, especially the Cubs, Celtics, and Bears. He spent many years as a devoted caretaker for his parents. He also enjoyed the time spent with family.Tim is survived by his mom, Blanche; his sisters, Myra ...
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John J. Reter

January 3, 1965 - June 18, 2017

John J. Reter, 52, of Crystal Lake passed away June 18, 2017. He was born January 3, 1965 in Chicago to James and Angeline (Dzik) Reter. John graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 1983 where he was All-Conference and All-Area in football. John's love of football was a lifelong passion. John had a big heart, he loved animals with an especially soft spot for dogs. He will greatly...
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Ramona F. Redelsheimer

April 8, 1938 - June 8, 2017

Ramona F. Redelsheimer, 79, of McHenry passed away June 8, 2017 at her home. She was born April 8, 1938 in Chicago to Fred and Eleanor (Jadlowski) Skakal. Ramona is survived by her son, Richard Westwick; grandchildren, Kristi Westwick, Jillian Wood, and Michelle Beckwith; her great-grandson, Miles Davis Armstrong; her siblings, Ray Bryant, Blanche Sword, and Natalie Keller.She was preceded in...
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Gloria H. Statler

March 15, 1929 - June 6, 2017

Gloria H. Statler, 88, of Cary, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Barrington.She was born March 15, 1929 in Chicago, to Albert and Hedwig (Bischoff) Ulmer.She is survived by her children, Don Dougal of Barrington, Jan (Lee) Mencis of Cary and Val (Amy) Dougal of Crystal Lake; grandchildren include Jimi (Kali) Martin, Taya Mencis, Katie Dougal, Owen Dougal and great-grandchild, James Martin; a sister,...
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Frances L. Swire

February 12, 1942 - June 1, 2017

Frances L. Swire, 75, of Crystal Lake passed away June 1, 2017.She was born February 12, 1942 in Chicago to Anthony and Eleanore (Deegan) Strama.Fran enjoyed spending time at the beach and her frequent trips to the library and Jewel. Her loves were Tom Selleck, John Wayne, and Carlo Rossi. If you knew Fran, you knew not to call during The Price is Right, it was by far her favorite. She also...
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Mary Ellen Bonsignore

May 12, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Mary Ellen Bonsignore, 89, of Channahon passed away June 1, 2017 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Crystal Lake.She was born on May 12, 1928 in Appleton, WI to Joseph and Grace (O'Neil) Graper. On August 16, 1958 she married Patrick Bonsignore. Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Patrick; her son, James (Amy) Bonsignore; her grandchildren, Ara and David Bonsignore; her sister-in-law, Dorothy...
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Christine Lindquist

March 13, 1925 - May 29, 2017

Christine J. Lindquist, 92, formerly of Sun City, AZ passed away May 29, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock. She was born March 13, 1925 in Chicago to Alexander and Kazimera (Jonusas) Miller. Christine was an operatic soprano and sang with the Alice Stephens Singers, the Pirmyn Chorus, and the Lithuanian Opera Company. In her time with these groups she was not only in the chorus but was...
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Jonathan Scott Davis

February 3, 1955 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Bruce R. Coil

December 8, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Bruce R. Coil, 67, of Wonder Lake passed away May 23, 2017. He was born December 8, 1949 in South Bend, IN to Robert and Margaret Coil. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Military Police. Bruce was a very religious man and was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking, especially making birdhouses and lawn decorations.He is...
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Kyle M. Crowley

December 13, 1984 - May 19, 2017

Kyle M. Crowley, 32, of Crystal Lake passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.He was born December 13, 1984 in Barrington to Tod and Sandra (Nicholson) Crowley. On July 2, 2008 he married Camille McIntyre. Kyle's love and devotion for his family was evident to all who knew him. He was a loving husband, dad, and son. His children meant the absolute world to him.Kyle loved the outdoors and dreamed of...
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John Neil Falloon

February 11, 1922 - April 26, 2017

John N. Falloon, 95, of Elgin passed away April 26, 2017 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. He was born February 11, 1922 in Oneida, IL to John and Grace (Rittenhouse) Falloon. He graduated from Cambridge High School. He then served in the United States Air Force during WWII. On March 9, 1946 he married Bette Girven. John was an excellent carpenter and made a career of it for several years. He also...
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Menica Lappa Affrunti

January 13, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Menica Lappa Affrunti, 92, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Lombard, Oak Park and Chicago, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.Minnie, as she was better known to her friends, was born January 13, 1925 in Chicago to Peter and Mary (Cinelli) Lappa.Minnie grew up in Chicago during the depression era where she learned the value of family and friends. During WWII she worked in the government's war...
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Paul W. Garbe

March 16, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Paul W. Garbe, 84 of Crystal Lake died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington. He was born March 16, 1933 in Holy Cross Wisconsin to Paul F. and Katherine (Watry) Garbe. On March 2, 1957 he married Darlene Boyer at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.Paul was a resident of Crystal Lake for over 60 years. In 1951, he Graduated from Port Washington High...
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Karen Ann Sturtevant

February 24, 1949 - April 18, 2017

Karen Ann Sturtevant, 68, of South Beloit, formerly of Carpentersville, passed away April 18, 2017 in her home. Born February 24, 1949 in Waukegan; she was the daughter of Oswald "Albert" and Laverne (Wehle) Manthey. She married James Sturtevant on June 12, 1965 in Chicago.A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Karen enjoyed raising her grandchildren and great-grandchildren,...
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Barbara M. White

May 23, 1938 - April 16, 2017

Barbara White, 78, of McHenry passed away April 16, 2017. She was born May 23, 1938 in Chicago to Carl and Gertrude (Spies) Woerner. On July 24, 1957 she married John White. Barbara was incredibly outgoing and personable. She loved spending time with her family and spent many years as a caregiver for her daughter, Kim. When she was younger Barbara had taken classes at the Art Institute of...
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Marvin E. Lang

July 3, 1936 - April 15, 2017

Marvin E. Lang Jr., 80, of Woodstock passed away April 15, 2017.He was born July 3, 1936 in Medford, Wisconsin to Marvin E. and Grace (Patterson) Lang. On June 23, 1962 he married Dorothy Gilkerson. Marvin worked for ComEd for 39 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Woodstock. He was an American Cribbage Grand Master and a member of the American Cribbage...
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Jon Christian Emigholz

August 20, 1932 - April 1, 2017

Jon Christian Emigholz, 84, of Crystal Lake, Illinois died April 1, 2017 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Manteno, IL.Born August 20, 1932 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Rev. Ludwig Christian and Eva (St ess) Emigholz. He graduated from Kewanee High School, attended Oberlin College, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Ohio State University. His intentions were to enter the Air...
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Mary Anne Nelson

October 4, 1936 - March 30, 2017

Mary Anne Nelson (Clark), 80, went home to be with her Savior Jesus on March 30, 2017 at her home in Lake Geneva, WI surrounded by her family, strengthened by her faith, and at peace.Mary Anne was born to the late Thomas and Marion Clark in Washington D.C. on October 4th, 1936. She met her husband to-be Bill Nelson, while working as a flight attendant with TWA and received a proposal within 2...
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Jose Garcia Chavez

October 30, 1945 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Anna M. Alteno

September 25, 1948 - March 22, 2017

Anna Marie Alteno, 68, of Woodstock passed away March 22, 2017 after a short but valiant battle with lung cancer. She was born September 25, 1948 in Chicago to Frank and Irene (Sweeney) Dindia. On July 21, 2006 she married Len Alteno in Woodstock. Anna worked at Composite One in Woodstock for 50 years as a price support coordinator. She was an active member of the McHenry County Marine Corps...
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Thomas N. Trask

April 6, 1954 - March 20, 2017

Thomas Nathaniel Trask, of Fort Atkinson, WI, formerly of Fon du Lac, WI and Crystal Lake, IL, passed away March 20, 2017 in Fort Atkinson. Born April 6, 1954 in Woodstock, he was the son of Russell F. and LeElda M. (Kufahl) Trask.Survivors include his brothers, Fredric (Barbara) Trask of Marengo, IL, Mark (Tracy) Trask of Fort Meyers, FL and John Trask of Crystal Lake, IL; aunts, Joyce Kufahl...
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Joan R. Black

September 22, 1945 - March 20, 2017

Joan R. Black, 71, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully March 20, 2017 in Barrington. Born September 22, 1945 in Chicago; she was the daughter of Olaf Mikal and Flora Lillian (Eliason) Rasmussen. Joan was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A retired teacher and librarian, Joan had a deep passion for reading and inspiring children in their love of reading and...
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William P. Kammer

July 6, 1933 - March 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Robert R. Malone

April 1, 1932 - March 11, 2017

Robert Russell Malone, 84, Crystal Lake, IL, died on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home of 41 years. Robert was born April 1, 1932 in Lancaster, WI to Russell and Frances (Westemeier). Robert is one of 5 children - Rosemary (Gerry) Pickle, William (Doris) Malone, Patrick (late-Jean) Malone and the late Donald Malone. Robert attended Loras Academy in Dubuque, Iowa and later enlisted in the U...
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Carol Jean Blackburn

June 1, 1927 - March 7, 2017

Carol J. Blackburn, 89, of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away on March 7, 2017 at Bickford Assisted Living Facility surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Illinois, near Camp Grove, in Saratoga Township on June 1, 1927, to Chester and Garnet (Scarcliff) Naven. She married her love, Thomas Blackburn, in Pekin, IL in 1949.Carol was a realtor for many years in Crystal Lake and Lake Zurich. ...
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Pamela Jean Christian

October 3, 1949 - March 5, 2017

Pamela Jean Christian, 67, of North Chicago, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. Born October 3, 1949 in Waukegan; she was the daughter of Horace and Rachel (Woods) Montgomery Jr. She married Dorsey Christian Jr. on September 15, 1973 in North Chicago.She attended Northern Michigan University, majoring in nursing. A registered nurse for 45 years; she retired from Advocate Condell Hospital and...
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Lillian R. Hervert

June 23, 1921 - March 4, 2017

Lillian R. Hervert, 95, of Bull Valley passed away March 4, 2017. Born to Rose (Masek) and Frank Rezabek on June 23, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois. Her childhood was rich in Czech heritage. She graduated from Riverside Brookfield High School and was voted most artistic by her class. Lillian married George Hervert, November 23, 1946, in Dr. Preston Bradley's study in The Peoples Church of Chicago....
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Donald E. Rhodes

October 24, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Donald E. Rhodes, 83, of Crystal Lake passed away February 28, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-Huntley. He was born October 24, 1933 in Chicago to Elliott and Elsie (Ungeheuer) Rhodes. On May 4, 1957 he married Carol L. Overton in Chicago. Don was a veteran of the United States Army. He was also a member of the American Legion.Don was an avid trumpet player who played for over 60 years. He played in...
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Sharon L. Radtke

September 23, 1942 - February 22, 2017

Sharon L. Radtke, 74, Sararsota, FL, passed away February 22, 2017. She was born September 23, 1942 in Chicago to John and Lillian Prell. On February 25, 1961 she married Don Radtke in Chicago. Sharon enjoyed working at Motorola for several years.Sharon was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed all the time spent with her family and especially with her grandchildren. She had enjoyed an array of...
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Lynnette F. Ludwigsen

December 3, 1951 - February 18, 2017

Lynnette F. Ludwigsen, 65, of Crystal Lake died peacefully in her home Saturday, February 18th after a long and courageous fight with cancer.She was born Dec. 3rd, 1951 in Blue Earth, Minnesota to Leonard and LaVonne (Olson) Beenken.Lynnette graduated from Logan High School in LaCrosse Wisconsin in 1970.Lynnette married Robert W. Ludwigsen on March 29, 1975 in Crystal Lake, IL.She graduated from...
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Timothy A. Jones

September 7, 1966 - February 14, 2017

Timothy A. Jones, 50, of Denton, TX, formerly of Rolling Meadows, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017. Born on September 7, 1966, he was the son of Curtis and Jeanine (Paul) Jones. He married Krista Kuehne of Manitowoc, WI in 2002 and together they have three children; Jackson-12, Jillian-10 and Jensen-8.Tim loved all things Chicago; the Bears, Blackhawks and the Cubs. He got to see the Cubs win the...
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Joan Gertrude Marchese

December 8, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Kimberly Ann Price

July 2, 1957 - February 6, 2017

Kimberly Ann Price, age 59, of Crystal Lake, passed away on February 6, 2017. She was born in Williamsport, PA on July 2, 1957. She was married to her husband, Donald F. Price, Jr., on December 18, 1976. They celebrated 40 years of marriage this past year. Kimberly worked as a beautician; it was her passion to help make her friends feel good about themselves and the way they looked. She is...
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David P. Landt

April 19, 1944 - February 5, 2017

David Peter Landt, 72, of Crystal Lake, died Sunday, Feb 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.He was born April 19, 1944, in Chicago, to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Landt. A true Chicagoan, he was raised in the neighborhood of Irving Park in Chicago and attended Murphy Elementary and Schurz High School. He studied automotive mechanics at Midway Technical Institute. He also graduated from the Tool ...
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Nancy Bailey

October 6, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Nancy Witton Bailey, 93, of Crystal Lake, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts on October 6, 1923 to Clifton and Elsie (Lovegren) Leavis. Nancy graduated from Lasell Junior College and later worked as a medical secretary in Massachusetts and in Minnesota. She married Austin James Bailey, Jr. on January 5, 1946. Nancy...
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Steven Charles Young

April 15, 1954 - February 2, 2017

Steven "Steve" C. Young of Wonder Lake passed away at Good Shephard Hospital from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident on February 2, 2017 at the age of 62. Steve was born on April 15, 1954 in Missouri, son of the late Edith and LeRoy Young. He was a graduate of Palatine High School and a longtime resident of the McHenry and Lake county areas; having been resident of Crystal Lake and...
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Richard A. Schroeder

November 15, 1923 - February 2, 2017

Richard "Dick" A. Schroeder, 93, formerly of Crystal Lake passed away February 2, 2017 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. He was born November 15, 1923 in Crystal Lake to Albert and Anna (Flotow) Schroeder. He was drafted into the Army and served in the Pacific Theater. Towards the end of WWII, he and thousands of his fellow soldiers were poised to be part of the first wave of the invasion of Japan...
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Russell A. Nolte

October 8, 1933 - January 25, 2017

Russell A. Nolte, 83, of Crystal Lake passed away January 25, 2017. He was born October 8, 1933 in Libertyville to William and Esther (Berghorn) Nolte. On January 30, 1960 he married Carol Watson in Harvard.Russell was raised on a farm and worked there with his dad. After returning from the Army he started driving freight trucks in the Chicagoland area. He did this for many years before retiring...
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Marjorie Mae Lockwood

October 2, 1920 - January 24, 2017

Marjorie Lockwood of Crystal Lake passed away January 24, 2017 at 96 in Albuquerque, NM, where she had gone to be with her daughter, Peggy Gilbert.Marjorie was born October 2, 1920, in San Francisco, CA, to Margaret (Doddridge) and Thomas Armstrong. Shortly after, the family moved to Chicago, then Crystal Lake to Maple St, where she lived the majority of her life, graduating from CLCHS in 1938. ...
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Luella Anna Voss

October 4, 1918 - January 21, 2017

Luella A. Voss, 98, of Crystal Lake, passed away January 21, 2017 in Elgin. Born October 4, 1918 in Elk Grove; she was the daughter of Martin and Martha (Goebbert) Linnemann. She married Kenneth Krueger Charles Voss on May 3, 1947 in Palatine. A graduate of Palatine High School, Luella would still attend the monthly Golden Girls luncheons with other Palatine graduates. During WWII she worked...
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William H. Brasie

July 12, 1928 - January 15, 2017

William Harold Brasie of Crystal Lake, formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, passed away at age 88 on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at The Fountains of Crystal Lake. William "Bill" was born in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Harold and Dorothy Brasie. He was a graduate of Oak Park High School and attended Indiana University. Bill was a second generation owner of Middlewest Pet Foods, Inc. When he...
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Eugene F. Buck

November 22, 1936 - January 14, 2017

Eugene F. Buck, 80, of Marengo passed away January 14, 2017 in Crystal Lake. He was born November 22, 1936 in Chicago to Floyd and Agnes (Simon) Buck. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. According to Eugene's wishes there will be no services. For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www...
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Ann Margaret Hurley

July 25, 1918 - January 9, 2017

Ann Margaret Hurley, 98, passed away January 9,2017 in Canoga Park, CA. Born July 25, 1918 in Chicago; she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Sternola.Visitation 9:45 until 10:45 am Monday, January 16, 2017 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Funeral Mass to follow, 11 a.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave.,...
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Kenneth Harry Timmins

June 25, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Kenneth H. Timmins Sr., 82, of Woodstock, passed away January 6, at the Illinois Veterans Home, in LaSalle. Born in Oak Park, he was the son of Harry and Jane (Meyer) Timmins.Ken married Mary Lou Orlandino in 1958 and together they had two children, Ken Jr. and Lorri. Mary Lou passed away on September 27, 1967. After a period of grief, Ken met Gloria Will (Tarsitano). Gloria was widowed and...
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Ethel Jane Pearson

July 6, 1925 - January 6, 2017

Ethel J. Pearson, 91, of Crystal Lake, died peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.She was born July 6, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of Herman and Beatrice (Echterling) Schutz. Ethel graduated from Loretto High School and attended Bryant & Stratton Business School and Loyola University. She worked as a bookkeeper beginning in Chicago for Cahill Bros....
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Gary Dewayne Pirie

August 11, 1962 - January 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Erminia Magnani

August 9, 1924 - December 31, 2016

Erminia Magnani, 92, passed away December 31, 2016 at JourneyCare Hospice. She was born August 9, 1924 in France. She will be missed greatly by her son, Rudolph Magnani and her grandchildren. There will be a memorial visitation celebrating Erminia's life from 11am to 1pm on Friday, January 6 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.
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Bernard V. Narusis

June 12, 1929 - December 29, 2016

Bernard Veto Narusis "Bernie" passed peacefully in the company of his family at his home on December 29, 2016 in Oakwood Hills, Illinois at the age of 87.Bernard is survived by his wife, Regina; children, Victor, Ellen (Behrens), and Susan (Losurdo); siblings Mary Anne (Hanretty) and Stanley; grandchildren (of Victor) - John, Joseph, Therese and Mary, (of Ellen) - Matthew, Anna and Alexis, (of...
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Laurine M. Roberts

March 9, 1926 - December 27, 2016

Laurine M. Roberts, 90, of Crystal Lake passed away December 27, 2016. She was born March 9, 1926 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Clarence and Vera (Boren) Bobay. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1943. Following graduation she worked at Messenger Corp. until her she was married. On February 14, 1947 she married Verlin Roberts in Auburn, Indiana. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception...
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James George Palek

February 21, 1929 - December 22, 2016

James G. Palek, 87, of Crystal Lake, passed away December 22, 2016. Born February 21, 1929 in Chicago; he was the son of James and Vlasta (Cekan) Palek. He married Genevieve D. Ungerecht on April 22, 1950 in Chicago.James retired from Black Dot after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the Mens Garden Club, Sokol Organization and a Boy Scout troop leader for a number of years.He enjoyed...
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Gregory V. Baros

October 4, 1949 - December 16, 2016

Gregory V. Baros, 67, of Mokena and formerly of Cary, passed away December 16, 2016 with his sister Rita at his side. He was born October 4, 1949 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Herman and Eugenia (Baca) Baros. Greg was a Spanish and French teacher at Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights. He was a passionate and dedicated educator. Greg won many awards for being an outstanding teacher and...
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Donna Blanski

March 19, 1945 - December 14, 2016

Donna Lynn Blanski, 71, of Marengo, passed away December 14, 2016. Born on March 19, 1945; she was the daughter of Kjell and Evelyn Gullaksen.Donna enjoyed spending her time refinishing wood, crochet, cooking, visiting casino's, watching television and most of all, spending time with her family.Survivors include her children, Dean Fiene and Kristen Anchor; grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, Brenden,...
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Frank Polerecky

April 10, 1919 - December 13, 2016

Frank Polerecky, 97, passed away December 13, 2016 at the Mercy Harvard Care Center in Harvard, IL. He was born April 10, 1919 in Chicago to Frank and Jennie (Bucowsky) Polerecky. Frank served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII. He was awarded with several ribbons and medals for his service, including the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon which he proudly wore to...
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Michael Schuch

December 6, 1928 - December 9, 2016

Mike Schuch was born on December 6, 1928 in Grabatz, Romania and passed away on December 9 at Bickford in Crystal Lake. He and his family became refugees during WWII. After some time he and his mother were able to come to the United States to live with his uncle. His sister joined them later. His father died from wounds in WW II while fighting the Russian army.In 1951 Mike was drafted into the...
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Jane F. Guse

May 16, 1932 - December 8, 2016

It's always hard to say goodbye to one's mother, but especially hard when your mother was "Mother Goose." Jane F. (Kinna) Guse passed away on the 8th of December. She was born on May 16th 1932, the third daughter of John and Mildred Kinna of Footville Wisconsin. She grew up on the family farm with her grandparents, parents, sisters and younger brother. Her passion was reading and it served her...
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Phyllis J. Tyk

December 24, 1927 - December 7, 2016

Phyllis J. Tyk, 88, of Crystal Lake passed away December 7, 2016 at her home. She was born December 24, 1927 in Chicago to Charles and Lottie Kluga. She married Richard M. Tyk on September 18, 1948 in Chicago. Phyllis loved to read. Her love of reading could have supported the local bookshops. She enjoyed old movies including Disney, Charlie Chan, and any old mysteries. Phyllis was also a huge...
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Joyce E. Mix

November 15, 1931 - November 29, 2016

Joyce E. Mix of Crystal Lake, IL. passed away November 29th at the age of 85.Born in 1931, she grew-up and attended Northwestern University, where she received a degree in Education upon graduation. She never lost her enthusiasm for her alma mater, remaining an ardent fan of Northwestern football until her death. During her junior year, she met future husband Sheldon Mix at a New Year's Eve...
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William L. Jacobs

October 28, 1924 - November 27, 2016

William L. Jacobs, 92, of Woodstock and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away November 27, 2016. He was born October 28, 1924 in Evanston. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan Jacobs; his children, Susan Jacobs, Karen Moore, William Jacobs Jr, Laura Jacobs Anderson; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Nancy Flannery. Services for Bill will be private....
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Bernard K. Lechner

June 18, 1964 - November 24, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" K. Lechner, 52, of Wonder Lake, passed away November 24, 2016 in Woodstock. Born June 18, 1964 in Mauston, WI; he was the son of Ewald and Martha (Kuss) Lechner. A graduate of Woodstock High School, Bernie was a self-employed auto mechanic for many years. He was also a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge.Bernie enjoyed snowmobiling, boating and huntingSurvivors include his...
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Arthur R. Groh

July 9, 1926 - November 20, 2016

Arthur R. Groh, 90, of Crystal Lake passed away November 20, 2016 at his home.He was born July 9, 1926 in Chicago to Henry and Mary Catherine (Altergott) Groh. Arthur left school early to join the Army Air Corps and flew in B25s. Following his time in the service he went to college at Navy Pier. On August 13, 1949 he married Dolores "Chick" (Kasik) Groh. He was an avid outdoorsman and a...
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Franklin M. Pease

June 11, 1923 - November 20, 2016

Franklin M. Pease, 93, of Crystal Lake died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Frank was born June 11, 1923, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Charles and Marjorie (Pixley) Pease. He grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from West Springfield Mass. High School in 1941. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical...
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Evangeline M. Michaelis

March 3, 1931 - November 16, 2016

Evangeline M. Michaelis, 85, of Crystal Lake passed away November 16, 2016. She was born March 3, 1931 in Crystal Lake to Henry and Pearl (Hughes) Knaack. Evangeline is survived by her children, Peggy (Bill) Misek, Claude Michaelis, Pamela Michaelis, and Priscilla Michaelis; her grandchildren, Vicky (Roy), Bill, Hannah, and Mason; her great-grandchildren, Derek and Kayla; her brother, Mike (Cindy...
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Martina E. Maldonado

April 7, 1957 - October 27, 2016

Martina "Marty" E. Maldonado, 59, of Crystal Lake, passed away October 27, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. Born April 7, 1957 in Woodstock; she was the daughter of Dorman and Dolores (Murtaugh) Clem. She married Francisco "Ray" Maldonado on October 18, 1986 in Crystal Lake.A life-long resident of Crystal Lake, Marty was owner and operator of A & M Taxi Service.She enjoyed fishing...
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Richard K. Pals

July 31, 1943 - October 25, 2016

Rich Pals, 73, a resident of Crystal Lake, and formerly a 68 year resident of Palatine, passed away October 25th at home after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's. As he passed he was embraced by his wife Nikki (nee Nicola) of 35 years and surrounded by family. Loving father to JoAnn (Kenneth) Larsen and Karl Pals, grandfather to Michael, Mikaela and Joshua Larsen, brother of Maryann (the late...
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Mary E. Cummings

December 31, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Mary E. Cummings, 89, of Pleasant Hill, CA and formerly of Crystal Lake passed away October 21, 2016. She was born December 31, 1926 in Aurora to Clarence and Mary (Allan) Barber. She met Joseph Cummings while working at Northern Illinois Gas Company. They were married on August 8, 1953 in Aurora. The couple moved their family to Crystal Lake in 1962. Mary worked for the Crystal Lake Herald, now...
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Anne B. Zwicky

July 30, 1923 - October 20, 2016

Anne B. Zwicky, 93, of Crystal Lake passed away October 20, 2016.She was born July 30, 1923 in Germany to Herman and Bertha (Keidl) Michel. Anne and her family moved from Germany to Elgin when she was a young girl. It was there that she met George Zwicky. They were married in 1946 and together raised five children.Anne worked hard all her life. Often times she was working alongside her husband...
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Alex J. Misurelli

August 18, 1981 - October 15, 2016

Alex J. Misurelli, 35, of Crystal Lake passed away October 15, 2016 doing exactly what he loved to do.He was born August 18, 1981 in Barrington, the son of Jeffrey Misurelli and Linde (Peschke) Misurelli. Alex was fueled by his love for music and was an avid musician. Since a young age, Alex lent his talents by playing guitar, bass, drums and providing backup vocals in various bands over the...
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Bonita Claire Beck

June 7, 1947 - October 12, 2016

Bonita "Bonnie" C. Beck, 69, formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away October 12, 2016 in Bonita Springs, FL in her home surrounded by family. Born June 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL; she was the daughter of Robert and Lillian (Nelson) Berlinger. She married the love of her life, Arthur Beck on November 11, 1988 on a sail boat in the Virgin Islands of St. Thomas.A graduate of the University of Wisconsin,...
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Robert Glenn Ford

February 23, 1939 - October 12, 2016

Robert "Bob" Ford, 77, of Woodstock passed away October 12, 2016. He was born February 23, 1939 in Hindsboro, IL to Glenn and Rebecca (Turner) Ford. On January 20, 1959 he married Janet "Sis" Eisenmann in Clinton, Iowa. Bob was known to many friends and family as Boo Boo. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Local Carpenters Union 2087. Carpentry wasn't just a job for Bob, he was also...
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Samuel H. Van Treese

December 13, 1940 - October 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Lucille Kathryn Thompson

March 18, 1922 - October 3, 2016

Lucille Thompson died at the age of 94 on Monday, October 3rd 2016 at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in Glen Ellyn Illinois. She was born on March 18th 1922 in Chicago Illinois. She was the daughter of Joseph and Lucy Shultz. On May 1st 1943, she married Donald Thompson in Chicago. In 1945 they moved to Lander Wyoming where Lucille helped start the first kindergarten class. Lu was a charter member of...
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Debra Kay Betke

April 13, 1954 - September 30, 2016

Debra K. Betke, 62, of Crystal Lake passed away September 30, 2016 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. She was born April 13, 1954 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Carleton and Betty Lou (Schmoldt) Pickett. On February 19, 1973 she married Charles Betke.Debbie was always busy. If she wasn't spending time with her cherished grandkids, she was helping others. She enjoyed camping and going up North, and she...
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