LAKE IN THE HILLS – Janet Oates, 73, of Lake in the Hills, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, surrounded by her friends and family after a courageous battle with cancer. |
She was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Highland Park, to Alfred and Luella (Duerfeldt) Christensen. On April 8, 1957, she married Leonard "Len" Oates in Chicago.
She was a Christian woman who enjoyed reading and Bible studies with friends, and was a longtime member of Hope Covenant Church in Crystal Lake. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at their property in the Wisconsin Dells, Wis. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Frank) Mata, David (Kathleen) Oates, Donald (Jane) Oates, Cynthia (Darrell) Simmons, Karen (Rory) Cothard, Daniel (Vicki) Oates and Steven (Danielle) Oates; grandchildren, Frank, Nathan and Alex Mata, Zachary and Ryan Oates, Christopher and Natalie Katrenick, Matthew and Sarah Oates, Jaclyn and Brandon Simmons, Alexis and Kyle Ramis, Rachel, Jason, Mackenzie and Landon Oates and Gavin Oates; and siblings, Carol (the late Wayne) Listhartke, Edward Christensen and Alfred Christensen Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Len, and her parents.
The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.
Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 22, 2012