Our Obituaries

Charles R. Chrisman

December 30, 1941 - January 26, 2018

Charles R. "Chuck" Chrisman, 76, of Crystal Lake passed away January 26, 2018.He was born December 30, 1941 in Chicago to Robert and Katherine (Whalen) Chrisman. Chuck served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On September 14, 1968 he married Faith Williams in McHenry. Chuck retired from Precision Twist Drill after 40 years of service.Chuck loved going to car shows to admire the classic...
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Dolores A. Schutt

August 29, 1928 - January 26, 2018

Dolores A. Schutt, 89, of Crystal Lake passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 in her home.She was born August 29, 1928 in Chicago to Joseph Peter and Frieda (Carlson) Rapp. She married Fredrick J. Schutt on December 31, 1949.She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and having family get-togethers. She was a secretary and sold Avon products for many years.She is survived by her three sons, Fredrick David...
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Virginia M. Marino

September 8, 1940 - January 25, 2018

Virginia M. Marino, 77, passed away January 25, 2018 at Alden Estates of Barrington. She was born September 8, 1940 in Chicago to Frank and Georgia (Kehr) Cafaro. She married Sam Marino, who preceded her in death. Virginia enjoyed crocheting and would teach anyone how to do it. She had a friendly and outgoing personality, and was loved by all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her...
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Gary F. Fassl

October 18, 1952 - January 23, 2018

Gary F. Fassel, 65, of Crystal Lake passed away January 23, 2018. Gary enjoyed nature and loved to fish. He especially enjoyed time spent with friends and family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara; loving father of Dawn (Jeff) and Aaron; cherished grandpa of Mark, Blair, Nicole, and Frank; dear brother of Jeff (Jean) Fassl; and fond uncle of Paul, Tim, and Jim. A funeral Mass will be...
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Theresa B. Bitz

April 9, 1940 - January 22, 2018

Theresa B. Bitz, 77, of Crystal Lake passed away January 22, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.She was born April 9, 1940 in Chicago to John and Dorothy (Wasik) Jarmacz. She married Ronald E. Bitz on May 12, 1962. Theresa was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. At the church she was involved in the Women's Prayer Group and she also made rosaries at the church...
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Tina M. Mercier

November 21, 1961 - January 10, 2018

Tina M. Mercier, 56, of Lakemoor passed away January 10, 2018.She was born November 21, 1961 in Elgin to Robert and Donna (Beckmann) Chapman. Tina valued her family and cherished the time spent together. Tina is survived by her children, Erik Koster and Marissa Richter; her mother, Donna Chapman; and her brother, John (Helen) Chapman.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mercier; her...
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William J. Faifer

January 24, 1930 - January 6, 2018

William J. Faifer, 87, of McHenry, passed away January 6, 2018 at the McHenry Villa. He was born January 24, 1930 in Chicago to William and Pauline (Nowinski) Pfeiffer. William was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean conflict. He retired from Illinois Bell after 30 years of service.William is survived by his wife, Priscilla Faifer, and her family; his children,...
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Lucille Jean Smith

June 23, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Lucille Jean Smith, 83, of Crystal Lake, passed away January 4, 2018. Born June 23, 1934 in Chicago; she was the daughter of Anthony and Irene (Unruh) Leon. She married James "Jay" Smith on January 21, 1950 in Chicago.Lucille was an amazing mother to all nine of her children. She provided them with the best of whatever they needed and still made time to be a mother to others. She taught them...
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Earnestine McCray

July 13, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Earnestine "Stine" McCray was born July 13, 1942 in Troy County, Alabama to now deceased parents Zedrick and Mammie Lou (Murphy) Slones. Her siblings: Mary Slones, Eura Coleman, Rev. John Slones, Evelyn (Allen) Williams, Minnie Owens, Bell Slones (sister-in-law), and James Slones also preceded her in death. Stine grew up in Alabama and later moved to Illinois for better opportunities. She was a...
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James M. Turner

August 24, 1964 - December 31, 2017

James M. Turner Jr., 53, of Crystal Lake passed away December 31, 2017 at home. He was born August 24, 1964 in Chicago. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Melissa Turner, and his daughter, Alaina Turner. Services for James are private. Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home.
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Bette M. Falloon

November 20, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Bette M. Falloon, 90, of Elgin passed away December 24, 2017 at the Vines at Countryside in Elgin.She was born November 20, 1927 in Buda, Illinois to Charles and Irene (Benedict) Girven. Bette graduated from Cambridge High School and on March 9, 1946 she married John Falloon.In the 1960s Bette was the Personnel Manager at Lee Wards in Elgin, in the 1970s she was the owner and operator of Bette's...
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Clare M. Neidermyer

July 23, 1928 - December 21, 2017

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Thomas R. Swett

June 24, 1952 - December 21, 2017

Thomas R. Swett, 65, of Crystal Lake, passed away December 21, 2017 in Woodstock. Born June 24, 1952 in Woodstock; he was the son of Warren L. and Sylvia C. (Edmund) Swett.Survivors include his daughter, Vanessa Busse; grandson, Vance Gutt; sisters, Marty (Larry) Richards and Anne Swett; brothers, John, Jim (Susan), Richard (Barb) and Dennis Swett; many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in...
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Roy Harold Doll

April 4, 1927 - December 14, 2017

Roy H. Doll, 90, of Lake Barrington and formerly of Cary, passed away December 14, 2017. He was born April 4, 1927 in Maywood to George and Hannah Doll. On September 4, 1948 he married Hilda Henry. Roy was a proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of VFW Post #12014. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. Roy's faith was very important to him and he was an...
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Martha Lechner

August 15, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Martha Lechner, 87, of Woodstock passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017 at her home. She was born August 15, 1930 in Germany. She married Ewald Lechner in Germany.Martha was a member of Woodstock Assembly of God where she was an active member in many of their groups and enjoyed the opportunities offered to volunteer. Prayer was an important part of Martha's life and she would prayer for...
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Rosemary Wagner

October 10, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Rosemary Wagner, 88, of Beaver Dam, WI and formerly of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away peacefully at Charleston House in Beaver Dam on December 6th, 2017. Rosemary was born in Greenville, IL on October 10, 1929, the daughter of Mae and Tollie Thomas. She was united in marriage on December 24, 1950 to Francis "Wag" Wagner. After being widowed for several years, she married Roger Fanter in June,...
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David Wayne Endean

September 5, 1958 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Gizella Farkas

March 22, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Maribeth Jay Haubold

December 23, 1937 - December 1, 2017

Maribeth J. Haubold, 79, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2017.She was born on December 23, 1937 to Everette and Julia (Czarnota) Bartusch. Maribeth was born inChicago.She met Frank L. Haubold and they married in 1965 in Chicago IL and eventually settled in Wonder Lake,IL. She was a homemaker and worked in childcare and foodservice for the Meals on Wheels program, and drove a...
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Barbara Rose Buck

October 19, 1931 - November 27, 2017

Barbara R. Buck, 86, of Crystal Lake passed away November 27, 2017 at her home.She was born October 19, 1931 in Evanston to Fredrick and Florence (Calhoun) Hawkes. She married Ted Buck.Barbara is survived by her daughters, Heidi (Robert Dirks) Pendleton and Julie (Ozhan) Pamukcu; her grandchildren, Miaya, Joshua, Ella, Jasmine, and Jeffrey. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Jeff...
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John J. Smith

July 22, 1967 - November 26, 2017

John J. Smith, 50, of Prairie Grove passed away November 26, 2017.He was born July 22, 1967 in Woodstock to James and Lucille (Leon) Smith. John loved the water and the beach. His first job was as a professional water skier at Sea World in Texas. He then came back to the Chicagoland area where he was a Union Carpenter. John was a man with a big heart and strong faith. He always cared for...
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Elizabeth A. Whitchurch

October 2, 1925 - November 22, 2017

Elizabeth A. Whitchurch, 92, of Huntley Del Webb and formerly of Mt. Prospect, passed away November 22, 2017.She was born October 2, 1925 in Chicago. In 1946 she married Russell Whitchurch, he preceded her in death in 1975.Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Mike) White, Mary Weinrich, and Joyce (Rich) Groch; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Gloria Griffin...
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Betsy M. Mozak

August 7, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Betsy M. Mozak, 94, of Crystal Lake passed away November 22, 2017 at her home.She was born August 7, 1923 in Crystal Lake to William and Maria (Kledones) Metropulos. On September 3, 1950 she married John N. Mozak in Chicago.Betsy took great pride in being a homemaker and was very active with her family. She was an excellent hostess and loved entertaining at her home. She was also an avid...
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Robert Russell Miklosh

April 24, 1957 - November 17, 2017

Bob Miklosh Jr., 60, of Crystal Lake died suddenly and unexpectedly after battling various medical issues over the last few years. His parents, Eileen and Robert Miklosh Sr., preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Catherine (Brent) Halle of Woodstock; his long time companion of 30 years, Mary Griffin of McHenry; his niece Kelly (Jim) Gordon of Bloomington; his nephew, Christopher...
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Benedetto T. Sorci

June 15, 1919 - November 13, 2017

Benedetto "Ben" T. Sorci, of Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 98 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 15, 1919 in Milwaukee, WI; he was the son of Ioppolito and Maria (D'Amato) Sorci. He was the beloved husband of Irene (nee Poweziak) Sorci for 66 years. A U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, he operated in the Pacific Theater with 2nd Engineers Special...
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Betty Jane Davis

April 30, 1944 - November 7, 2017

Betty J. Davis, 73, of Crystal Lake passed away November 7th, 2017 at JourneyCare hospice in Woodstock, IL surrounded by her loving family.Betty was born April 30th, 1944 in Sheboygan, WI to Raymond and Florian (Greenwood) Schwerzler. She was a 1962 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School in Sheboygan Falls, WI and she was actively involved in band, was a drum majorette and participated in...
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John Gordon Small

May 10, 1935 - November 6, 2017

John G. Small, 82, of Tyler, TX, and formerly of Oak Brook Terrace, IL, passed away November 6, 2017.He was born May 10, 1935 in Chicago to Loren and Margaret (Suttles) Small Sr. At the age of 17 John joined the United States Air Force. He served for four years during the Korean War. John retired after many years of service as a Railroad Engineer. He was also a Chairman of the Illinois State...
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Stefania Piekarz

September 29, 1926 - November 4, 2017

Stefania "Stefanie" Piekarz, 91, of Elgin, passed away November 4, 2017 in Elgin. Born September 29, 1926 in Poland; she was the daughter of Jan and Franciska (Ginter) Pilarski. She married Bronislaw Piekarz on April 15, 1947 in Poland.She was a member of Saint Constance Parish in Chicago where she was part of the Young at Heart Club. Stefanie was also a member of the Polish National Alliance...
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Donald Thomas Liss

July 29, 1930 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, IL.
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Shirley A. Myers

February 8, 1939 - October 27, 2017

Shirley A. Myers, 78, of Crystal Lake passed away October 27, 2017. She was born February 8, 1939 in Chicago to Paul and Anna (Minelli) Sopron. On April 23, 1960 she married Gordon Myers in Chicago. Shirley loved flowers and sitting on her back porch. She cherished her children and the time spent with them. Her dogs, Sam and the late Bear, meant the world to her. Shirley had a big heart and a...
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Judith Ann Houck

November 10, 1941 - October 25, 2017

Judith "Judy" A. Houck, 75, of Crystal Lake passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.Judy was born on November 10, 1941 in Elgin to Charles Scheid and Lucille (Rose) Freund. She worked as a receptionist at Baird & Warner Real Estate, City of Crystal Lake as a crossing guard, a manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Woodstock and Wendy's in Crystal Lake, and the front counter help for Crystal Bowl...
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Edwin Allen Begley

March 19, 1959 - October 23, 2017

Edwin "Hippy" A. Begley Sr., 58, of Crystal Lake, passed away October 23, 2017 in his home. Born March 19, 1959 in Harvard; he was the son of Carl E. and Patricia K. (Kamin) Begley. He married Estelle Gordon in November of 1990.A truck driver for many years, Ed was employed with Super Aggregates in McHenry. He was a member of Teamsters Local 301 and 200.Hippy enjoyed bowling, fishing, model...
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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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Edwin H. Thurow

August 29, 1947 - October 6, 2017

Edwin H. Thurow, of Woodstock, lost a valiant battle with a debilitating illness on October 6, 2017, at the age of 70.He was born on August 29, 1947 in Woodstock, the son of Harold P. and Marian L. (nee Engebretson) Thurow.He loved the outdoors and was a skilled hunter and avid fisherman, a master tradesman and a gifted musician. His zest for life, compassion, humor and talents will be greatly...
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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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Vincent Ferrara

October 1, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Vincent Joseph Ferrara, at peace on September 28th 2017. Born to the late Frank and Clara Ferrara in Chicago Illinois on October 1st 1949. Beloved Husband of JoAnn (nee Reiche). Loving Father of Carrie, Mark, Lisa (Sean) Stratton, and Anthony. Loving Grandpa to Andrew, Ryan, Aidan, Dylan, Leah, Alexis and Joseph. Brother of Constance De Robertis (late Gino). Uncle to Dana and Peter (Marina)...
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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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