Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL


Donald "Don" Stange

October 7, 1962August 31, 2020

Donald "Don" Stange, 57, of Huntley passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2020. He was born October 7, 1962 in Chicago. On October 11, 1997 he married Lynn Nabeta. Don loved the Chicago Cubs, country music, and the Blues Brothers movie. He was a proud Dad and loving husband. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his two daughters, Nikita Stange and Naomi Stange; his mother, Patricia Stange; his siblings, Cathy Stange, Christopher (Jennifer) Stange, Dewain (Mickie) Stange, and Edward (Tania) Stange; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Shigeo and Judy Nabeta. There will be a gathering from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, September 12 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A service will follow at 2pm. Masks will be required and 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. For those wishing to make a donation, you may make one to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/f/don-stange-family-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet .


  • Lynn Stange, Wife
  • Nikita Stange, Daughter
  • Naomi Stange, Daughter
  • Patricia Stange, Mother
  • Cathy Stange, Sister
  • Christopher Stange (Jennifer), Brother
  • Dewain Stange (Mickie), Brother
  • Edward Stange (Tania), Brother
  • Shigeo Nabeta, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Judy Nabeta, Mother-in-law (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Presentation of Lutheran General Hospital Flag

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Donald "Don" Stange

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Tony Cooper

September 14, 2020

I worked with Don for many years at COD Police Department. He was a great partner and I remember him always smiling, no matter what was thrown at us. I will miss him dearly, even though it has been years, since we shared a beer and meal. May we meet again one day and share some memories.

Keith Medley

September 12, 2020

I worked with Don at LGH until I retired in 2018. Don was a kind man with a gentle heart. So sad to learn of his passing. My condolences to his family

Dennis & Maria M

September 8, 2020

We’ve known each other for over 20 years. Was nice & caring fellow. You will be miss, Don.

Eternal rest grant unto Don , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon Don.
Rest In Peace our friend.

Patrick Biederer

September 5, 2020

Your sense of humor and general good-natured demeanor is what comes to mind immediately when I think of you.

I shall never forget our times together, nor shall I forget your compassion and humanity.

Captain Byzar and The Good Doctor made quite a pair during our short time together didn’t we!

Love ya pal, keep an eye over us .

Jose Aviles

September 4, 2020

I am saddened to learn of Office Stange. My thoughts and prayers to the Stange family during this time of healing.

I am thankful to have shared memories with Don while working at Northwestern University Police Department. Don was my Field Training Officer with a lot of knowledge. Not only did I learn how to be a good police Officer, but a good humble person as well. That who Officer Stange was to me, and I am sure to others.

I am sure Don made a difference in so many lives with his smile and his humor.

I am thankful to have been a part in his life learning and growing from.

Memories carries forever.

God Bless You my friend.

Richard Scianna

September 3, 2020

As he worked in the Public Safety Department, he was well liked. He liked working with people and helping them.

Danny Yu

September 2, 2020

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Raymond Hartmann

September 2, 2020

To the Stange family my prayers and thoughts are with you. Don Stange was a teacher, a mentor, and a wise friend. He left his thumb prints all over my life, which I am grateful for. He was one of my first Field Training Officers. He was my best and most impactful FTO. His words still resonate within me, and the lessons he gave me shaped not only my career, but the careers of the people I’ve trained along the way as well. The last thing he said to me was “keep a good thought”. He truly believed in helping others, and taught others he had a chance to spend time with to do the same. May your lessons live on.. Rest In Peace my friend. I will miss you. I’m honored to have known you.



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