Dorothy Ruth Krchak, 92, of Crystal Lake passed away on November 24, 2012 at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake.
She was born on 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 August 9, 1941 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Emil passed away on June 14, 2001, less than two months prior to their 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Myrtle Nelson and brother, Howard Knaack.
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.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, November 27, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 10am on Wednesday, November 28, at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Larry Tieman and Dorothy's nephew, 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 Ct., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.