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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

Dana Meg Pahl

January 17, 1962December 20, 2019
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Dana Meg Pahl, 57, of Lake in the Hills passed away December 20, 2019 after a 10 year battle with breast cancer. She was born January 17, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Donald and Jane (Kazuko) Yamashita. On February 7, 2003 she married William C. Pahl III. Dana loved watching her children excel in figure skating and ice hockey. She supported them with all their activities. She was an amazing wife and mom, and loved cooking for her family. Dana always looked forward to her annual visit back home to Hawaii with her family. Dana also worked for 20 years at Zurich. She is survived by her husband, William; her children, Ellie Jane Pahl and William C. Pahl IV; and her step-daughter, Michele Ann Pahl. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dean Yamashita. There will be a visitation from 4 to 8pm on Saturday, December 28 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at www.komen.org. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • William C. Pahl III, Husband
  • Ellie Jane Pahl, Daughter
  • William C. Pahl IV, Son
  • Michele Pahl, Step-daughter
  • Donald Yamashita, Father (deceased)
  • Jane (Kazuko) Yamashita, Mother (deceased)
  • Dean Yamashita, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2019

Memories

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Laurie Luczak (Quintero)

December 26, 2019

Mr. Yamashita would always wait outside of the school gate waiting, in his green sedan. He picked Dana up every single day and she never had to wait. Neither did she keep him waiting. Dana grew up on Kanunu Street , very close to Ala Moana shopping center, close to Ala Moana beach. On many Saturdays we would head to the beach, either walking or catching the bus. We would spend most of the day in the water, close to the water, or at the snack bar. Our days were full of sun and surf. I started working our senior year so my beach time was cut down.

Then we went off to college: Dana to Colorado and me to Oregon. But we both transferred back and ended up at UH. We graduated together in 1985, not bad for a couple of transfers. I will find our university graduation photo to share. We were very happy, finally managing obstacles, and finishing our degrees. We both ended up in insurance, which was unplanned. I left. She stayed with Zurich. Dana was kind, funny, and had quiet power.

I miss her. Rest in love.

James Quint

December 25, 2019

I just heard. I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to the Pahl family.

Phyllis Aki

December 24, 2019

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dana. We went to St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls and she was one of my dearest friends during those years. I send my deepest condolences to the family and please know she was loved by many. God Bless.

James Quint Jr

December 24, 2019

I am very saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and condolences are with you Bill and your family during this difficult time.

Julie Semyck

December 23, 2019

Our hearts are broken for the Pahl family. Dana was such a kind, beautiful person. I hope the immense love she had for you helps carry you through this dark time. Lifting you all up in prayer, the Semyck family

Kenisha Kelley

December 23, 2019

Sending my love, prayers and Sincere condolences to Dana’s husband, children and family. I have worked with Dana at Zurich for many years even outside of our current unit Recovery Services. She has always been a sweet person. I will miss getting those Skype messages “Kenisha can I run something by you” or the “Happy Birthday” wishes because me and Dana share the same birthday, January 17th. Dana you will truly be missed but never will be forgotten. Rest In Heaven!!

Lorane Forrester-Tobas

December 23, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family, Dana and I worked in the same department at Zurich, however, in different offices, though we never met in person we spoke often by phone, she will be truly missed, my fondest memory of her will be how fast she spoke on the phone and I will say, "Dana, slow down". SLEEP IN SWEET PEACE DANA.

Debra Kreml

December 23, 2019

With deepest sympathies to Bill, Ellie and Billy. Dana was an amazing soul, with a smile and laugh that could light up a room. We loved talking about our families and she loved sharing the latest news about the kids teams. She was always so proud. Dana was a genuine person and spirit, and the truest of friends. I will miss her friendship terribly. Dana touched and blessed so many lives, and fortunately mine was one.

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Biography

Dana Meg Pahl, 57, of Lake in the Hills passed away December 20, 2019 after a 10 year battle with breast cancer.
She was born January 17, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Donald and Jane (Kazuko) Yamashita. On February 7, 2003 she married William C. Pahl III.
Dana loved watching her children excel in figure skating and ice hockey. She supported them with all their activities. She was an amazing wife and mom, and loved cooking for her family. Dana always looked forward to her annual visit back home to Hawaii with her family. Dana also worked for 20 years at Zurich.
She is survived by her husband, William; her children, Ellie Jane Pahl and William C. Pahl IV; and her step-daughter, Michele Ann Pahl.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dean Yamashita.