OBITUARY

Carol Ruth Mengler

March 17, 1933March 16, 2021
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Carol Ruth Mengler (Spangard), born on March 17, 1933 passed away on March 16, 2021. Carol lived in Crystal Lake for her entire life, living on Rosedale Avenue for all but 11 years.

Carol began her career as a secretary for a utility company in downtown Chicago, often returning home on a steam engine train.

Carol married Linwood “Red” Mengler on May 5, 1955. She soon ended her secretarial career to be a homemaker and eventually mother of two boys, Jeff and Tim.

Carol was a master seamstress, sewing clothes for herself and her boys. She was also very involved at the First Congregational Church, sewing countless costumes for the youth choir. Her favorite pastime was creating elaborately beautiful cross stitch pictures.

She is survived by her two sons, Jeff (Debra) and Tim (Amy) along with her grandchildren Brian, Steven and Carlene. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband and granddaughter, Katie.

Carol will be remembered for her strong will, her dry sense of humor, and the love for her family.

Visitation at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 West Terra Cotta Avenue, 500 West Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 11am-1pm. Interment to follow at Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Crystal Lake Food Pantry, 42 East St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Due to current circumstances, 50 people will be allowed in the Funeral Home at a given time and face coverings are required. For information call Querhammer & Flagg at (815) 459-1760.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeff (Debra) and Tim (Amy), Sons
  • Brian, Steven and Carlene, Grandchildren
  • Linwood “Red” Mengler, Husband (deceased)
  • Katie, Granddaughter (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 22, 2021

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Judy Tally

March 25, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of Carol. She was truly a beautiful person. Many many days we would sit and she would tell me stories. She loved talking about how she met her husband. How much she loved her sons. How proud she was of them. She was also very proud of her home. Hours on end we would sit and go thru photo albums. My life is brighter having the privilege to have known Carol. Now you can have that dance with Linwood. I asked her once what did you call your husband lin or woody.... she said no I called him honey.
Rest Easy and in peace my friend.
Judy Tally

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