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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

Brian J. McPherson

May 29, 1977August 26, 2020
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Brian McPherson, 43, passed away on August 26, 2020. He was born on May 29, 1977 to John and Joan McPherson in Wyandotte, Michigan. He was the loving brother of Allison (Chris) Petriak; the dear uncle of Chloe and Isabella Petriak; cherished grandson of Francis Topper; beloved nephew of Jennifer (Dennis) Billings and Judy Wotring. He was a fond cousin and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary Topper, Charles and Virginia McPherson; his nephew, Jacob Petriak; and infant brother, Darren McPherson.

He was a graduate of Crystal Lake South HS in 1995. He then attended Northern Arizona University, where he graduated in 2001. He worked as a Field Producer at Fox News. Later he worked as an Educator and in Public Relations in China.

Visitation at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 West Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 4pm-8pm. Due to current events, masks will be required and a maximum of 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. Prayers at the funeral home on Saturday, September 5 at 9:45am leading to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W Terra Cotta Ave., for Mass at 10:30am. For information call (815) 459-1760.

  • FAMILY

  • John McPherson, Father
  • Joan McPherson, Mother
  • Allison Petriak (Chris), Sister
  • Chloe Petriak, Niece
  • Isabella Petriak, Niece
  • Francis Topper, Grandfather
  • Jennifer Billings (Dennis), Aunt
  • Judy Wotring, Aunt
  • Mary Topper, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Charles McPherson, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Virginia McPherson, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Jacob Petriak, Nephew (deceased)
  • Darren McPherson, Infant brother (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 4, 2020

  • Funeral Prayers

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

Memories

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Magdalena Dabrowska

September 18, 2020

“Mags you know what Jesus said,
and on Mondays we shall sit by the river
by the river we shall sit and get hammered so all of your worries go away”

El Jefe, wherever you are, I hope you’ve found your peace.

Li Zheng

September 18, 2020

Brian is my true friend, a loving brother and all-time funny story teller. That's why I found it so hard to believe that he left us and our last conversation stopped at 21st, Aug 2020. God, it's hard… Me and Brian we met in China some time around 2014, and our friendship grows ever since then, and our bond is so tight that have made many of my girlfriends and now my wife jealous. We promised that we will see each other after this pandemic but seems now this promise would only breaks my heart and forever. RIP brother, you will be always in my heart, godfather of my daughter, and I promise I will still visit you when this is all over and we will talk like we always do.

Victoria Efremova

September 16, 2020

I’m really shocked about what happened, he was and he is a greatest person, I love him so much! Gentlemen himself, always funny, his smile, I will miss him a lot! The most handsome guy!

Peggy Johnson

September 5, 2020

I was blessed! Your one of a kind and will always be remembered. In our hearts 💞 forever

Annie Bryson (Pappalardo)

September 2, 2020

Brian and I were great friends in high school. We ended up going to Northern Arizona University together in Flagstaff, Az. We had so many great times together hanging out on my families pontoon boat, play games on Christmas night with my family, going for drives, hiking. So many good laughs and serious talks about life and our futures. I will miss Brian with all my heart. Sending love and hugs to the McPherson family.

Jack Roden

September 2, 2020

Brian and I were very close in Flagstaff. We spend countless hours riding our motorcycles down route 66 and through the surrounding desert. He always had my back and I had his. We liked to dress nice, play pool and just barely keep ourselves out of trouble. The frat guys and cowboys never liked it when we would roll into their bars, but we sure did. We were proud of ourselves, where we came from and where we were headed. His sense of courage and adventure and the influence it had on me is still with me today. Peace be with you Brian, you are missed.

Heather Peterson

September 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

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