RINGWOOD – Ethel Mary Krohn was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Ringwood, the daughter of the late Charles Krohn and Anna Burke, and passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. |
Ethel graduated from McHenry High School in 1939. She worked as an assembler at the Woodstock Typewriter Company from 1942 to 1943.
In June 1943, she enlisted in the U.S. Army WACS, where she served as a cook and baker until February 1946. Upon her discharge, she attended Moser Secretarial School in Chicago on the G.I. Bill. After graduating, she went to work at the Electric Auto Lite Company/Woodstock Die Casting, where she remained until her retirement in 1982.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Woodstock Methodist Church.
Ethel is survived by her sister, Dorothy Benoy; and several nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren.
Ethel enjoyed travel and toured widely throughout the United States in addition to visiting Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg and Peru. She loved playing bingo, participating in Trivial Pursuit sessions and solving crossword puzzles at Hearthstone Manor.
Ethel was loved very much by her family and friends and will be remembered by anyone who knew her as a lady with utmost sincerity, integrity and kindness.
The memorial gathering will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, until the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock.
Flowers or memorial contributions are not expected or requested.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit www.slmcfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 26, 2013