Esther O. Uelmen

April 9, 1922February 12, 2021

Esther O. Uelmen, 98, of Crystal Lake passed away February 12, 2021. She was born April 9, 1922 in Canaan, CT to Dominic and Ernesta (Visini) Lardi. Esther was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crystal Lake. She is survived by her children, Michel Uelmen, Jean Ward, and Clare (David) Ossman; her grandchildren, Matthew, Kathleen, and Daniel; and her great-grandchildren, Luke, Benjamin, Lanie, and Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Uelmen. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10am on March 27 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


  • Dominic Lardi, Father (deceased)
  • Ernesta Lardi, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph Uelmen, Husband (deceased)
  • Michel Uelmen, Son
  • Jean Ward, Daughter
  • Clare Ossman (David), Daughter
  • Luke, Benjamin, Lanie, Henry, Great-grandchildren


27 March

Memorial Mass

10:00 am

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

1023 McHenry Ave
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012


Esther O. Uelmen

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Regina Belt

February 20, 2021

Esther was a family friend for decades. She possessed a great sense of humor and generous heart. She and her husband Joe were our church friends, our dinner companions and Esther made the best Easter lamb cakes for my nephews! And she was in great physical shape from all those walks! Our deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. She will be missed.