Edith M. Sundquist

May 17, 1925February 26, 2018

Edith M. Sundquist, 92, of Crystal Lake passed away February 26, 2018. She was born in Carney, Michigan on May 17, 1925 to Victor and Erika Sundquist. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Edward and Arvid, two sisters, Margaret Neff and Ruth, brother-in-law, Robert Neff, and one niece, Gail Adams. She is survived by a niece, Dawn Sundquist, sister-in-law, Marilyn Sundquist, both of Carpentersville, and three nephews and a niece, Stanley Sundquist, David (Hollee) Neff, Susan (Lannie) McGuire, and Peter Neff, and great-nieces and nephews, all on the West Coast. Edith first joined the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake in 1940. She was active in children’s work—teaching Sunday School and directing Children’s Church. She also held Child Evangelism classes in the Elgin area. Visitation will be at 10am followed immediately by the funeral at 11am on Tuesday, March 6 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Interment will be at 2pm in Dundee Township East Cemetery at the intersection of 25 and 72 in East Dundee. Online condolences may be made at


  • Victor Sundquist, Father
  • Erika (Erikson) Sundquist, Mother
  • Edward and Arvid, Brothers
  • Margaret Neff and Ruth, Sisters
  • Robert Neff, Brother-in-law
  • Gail Adams, Niece
  • Dawn Sundquist, Niece
  • Marilyn Sundquist, Sister-in-law
  • Stanley Sundquist, Nephew
  • David (Hollee) Neff, Nephew
  • Susan (Lannie) McGuire, Niece
  • Peter Neff, Nephew


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Edith M. Sundquist

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Becky (Nielsen) Francione

March 1, 2018

I was in Edith's children's church at Meadowdale Evangelical Free Church. My daughter, Celeste, has taught in Child Evangelism Fellowship 5-Day Clubs. Many of the stories she learned to teach in clubs were stories I remember from Edith's children's church. One day Miss Sundquist gave an invitation to accept Jesus as our Savior. I was too shy to raise my hand, but later, at home by myself, I remembered what she had said and asked Jesus into my heart. Today at the Good News Club that we lead and that meets in my daughter's kindergarten classroom, I told the kids that someone important had passed away and gone to heaven in the last few days. Did they know who it was? They guessed Billy Graham. They were right and we talked about him for a minute, and then I told them that that wasn't who I was thinking of. I told them the important person I was thinking of was someone they had never heard of. My daughter looked confused :). And then I told them about Miss Sundquist and how she told me about Jesus and I told them they didn't have to be at Good News Club or in a church or with an adult to ask Jesus into their heart. They could do it any time, any where. And I told them that since I was so much older than they were, I would probably die first. But if they knew Jesus as their Savior when THEY got to heaven, I would introduce them to Edith Sundquist -- the lady who told ME about Jesus! Thank you Edith! I was hoping to see you in May or June when I went back to Illinois, but I guess I'll just have to wait until I join you in Heaven!