Lake in the Hills-Janet Oates, 73, of Lake in the Hills passed away November 20, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin surrounded by her friends and family following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born August 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, her 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. 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; her 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 her siblings, Carol (the late Wayne) Listhartke, Edward Christensen, Alfred Christensen Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Len, and her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm on Friday, November 23, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 10am to 11am on Saturday, November 24, at the funeral home. The service will be at 11am.
Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary.
For information call the funeral home at 5-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.