Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL


Betty Jane Davis

April 30, 1944November 7, 2017

Betty J. Davis, 73, of Crystal Lake passed away November 7th, 2017 at JourneyCare hospice in Woodstock, IL surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born April 30th, 1944 in Sheboygan, WI to Raymond and Florian (Greenwood) Schwerzler. She was a 1962 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School in Sheboygan Falls, WI and she was actively involved in band, was a drum majorette and participated in Turners Gymnastics. On her birthday in 1965, Betty married Neal R. Davis in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Betty had a full, wonderful life and some highlights from her youth include the following: Miss Coca-Cola in the Miss Sheboygan Jaycee Pageant; attended Patricia Stevens Career College and Finishing School in Milwaukee, WI; participated in the Miss Milwaukee Pageant (a Miss America Preliminary); Soprano in the All State Chorus for the University of Wisconsin; Secretary and Stage Performer for Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee, WI. Betty was Co-Founder and Owner of Mid-Central Packaging Machinery, Inc. and enjoyed being a Mother and Homemaker as well as member of the Turnberry Country Club for several years. Traveling the world together, Neal and Betty shared a blessed life putting family first and these memories will remain with all of us into the future. Betty was known as a kind-hearted, sweet and very thoughtful woman to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Betty is survived by her husband of over 52 years, Neal; her daughter, Renee (Paul) Herrmann and her grandchildren, Michael and Helen Herrmann all of Crystal Lake, IL; and her brother, Don Schwerzler of Marietta, GA. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Neal Jr., and her parents. A visitation will be from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, November 18th at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. There will be a short time for prayer at the end of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time for Prayer Saturday, November 18, 2017


Betty Jane Davis

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November 21, 2017

Sympathy and kind thoughts go out to the family. May the God of heaven and earth strengthen your heart as you go through this difficult time. Psalm 147: 3.

Don Schwerzler

November 17, 2017

My sister Betty - I wish you a sweet sleep. All the memories are happy ones.

Kathie (Wolff) Hilgenberg

November 15, 2017

From a very, very old neighbor from Prospect Ave in Sheboygan Falls. How I remember Betty and how pretty she was. Laying on the hammock with in her back yard on a hot summer day. If I remember right she had a black and white little bull dog....that scared me. She was so kind. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.

David and Toni Ambuehl

November 12, 2017

Neal, Renee and family, Toni and I send our sincere condolences. Betty was a warm, wonderful person.

Thomas Kretschmer

November 10, 2017

Neal, Renee and family, my deepest condolences your wife and mother was truly a wonderful human being. Heaven will be a much happier place now that she in there. Remember all the wonderful times you had together for surely that is truly how we measure a life well lived.

Sandra Black

November 10, 2017

I hope she is singing with the angels.

Teresa Haupt (Wondrash)

November 9, 2017

My deepest sympathy to my cousin and family! Betty was such a sweet and dear lady who was loved by all and will be greatly missed by all as well! Rest peacefully! Miss you!

Don Schwerzler

November 9, 2017

My sister Betty - I wish you a sweet sleep. All the memories are happy ones.