CRYSTAL LAKE – Dorothy Ruth Krchak, 92, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake.|
She was born March 4, 1920, to Ernest and Meta (Roewer) Knaack in Crystal Lake. She attended Munshawville School on Three Oaks Road through sixth grade, Immanuel Lutheran School for seventh and eighth grades, and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1937.
She was a devoted housewife, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, where she was baptized, confirmed and married.
While working at Oak Manufacturing, she met Emil Krchak and they were married Aug. 9, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Emil passed away June 14, 2001, less than two months before their 60th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her four children, Kenneth (Susan), Keith (Ann), David (Elizabeth) and Lisa; four grandchildren, K. Scott, Kyle, Emily and Amanda; seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Noah, Luke, Natalie, Sadie, Greta and Evangeline; two sisters-in-law, Julia Bobb and Mary Krchak; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle Nelson; and brother, Howard Knaack.
The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Larry Tieman and Dorothy's nephew, the Rev. John Nelson, will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Crystal Lake.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014; or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
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. 26, 2012