Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL


Elaine L. Kolner

March 30, 1933January 23, 2020

Elaine L. Kolner, 86, of Crystal Lake passed away January 23, 2020. She was born March 30, 1933 in Chicago to Urcel and Helen (Grabowski) Whisonant. On July 10, 1954 she married Fredrik D. Kolner Jr. in Major Hall in Chicago. Elaine enjoyed cooking and baking. Family gatherings were particularly special for her. Elaine loved fishing and camping with Freddie. She was a great friend to all and loved all unconditionally. She is survived by her husband, Freddie; her children, Christine M. (Terry) Bugno, Thomas F. (Terri) Kolner, Laura E. Simeon; her grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Olivia, Thomas, Colleen, Karyn, Jon, Jessica, and Daniel; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Christie Alexis. There will be a visitation from 4 to 8pm on Tuesday, January 28 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 29 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.


  • Urcel Whisonant, Father (deceased)
  • Helen (Grabowski) Whisonant, Mother (deceased)
  • Fredrik D. Kolner Jr., Husband
  • Christine M. Bugno (Terry), Daughter
  • Thomas F. Kolner (Terri), Son
  • Laura E. Simeon, Daughter
  • Daniel, Grandchild
  • Matthew, Grandchild
  • Olivia, Grandchild
  • Thomas, Grandchild
  • Colleen, Grandchild
  • Karyn, Grandchild
  • Jon, Grandchild
  • Jessica, Grandchild
  • Daniel, Grandchild
  • Christie Alexis, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • and seven great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Elaine L. Kolner

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Laurinda Garcia

January 28, 2020

Flav and I will always have very fond memories of Elaine. We have had so many happy and FUN times. I have known the Kolners since my teens and have shared so much laughter with them. Elaine brought happiness and laughter where ever she was. She will be missed, but Heaven is Welcoming a Happy and Joyful Soul. R.I.P. Elaine, we will meet again.
Laurinda and Flaviano Garcia