Margaret A. Thurow

February 15, 1944November 19, 2012

Crystal Lake – Margaret A. Thurow, 68, of Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Woodstock.

She was born February 15, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Helen and Andrew Robb. She married Frank Thurow on April 4, 1964.

She was a loving mother and worked as a playground supervisor for District 47. Margaret was an avid reader.

She is survived by her husband Frank; her son, Jeffrey (Tamara) Thurow; her grandchildren, Amanda, David, and Nicholas; her great-granddaughter, Alaina; her sister, Helen (Mike) Blair; and her best friend, Mary Zavorski. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Craig, and her brothers, Kenny and John Robb. According to her wishes, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.


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Clarence ( Corky ) Iversen

November 27, 2012

Frank,very sorry for your loss.I haven't seen you guys since shortly after you got married.I remember Margaret as being a very nice young lady.I wish we could have spent more time together,but I got drafted,then married,started working,and then the kids started coming.Before you know it,your're retiring and 47 yrs have gone by.I hope you're holding up ok.God Bless.

Bill & Mary Ellen Markison

November 25, 2012

We have good memories from the days of Little League. Our sympathies for your loss.

November 22, 2012

Dear Cousin, As little girls we went to dancing lessons together and later to swimming lessons and shared many warm summer nights in the cottages on Eagle street and hours in John's motor boat, but I got to know you best in these last 10 years. I will miss you. Be at peace. Love Jean

Laura Robb

November 21, 2012

I will remember all the laughs we use to have at family holidays. She always had that great laugh and quick comebacks. You will be missed Aunt Margaret rest in peace.

November 21, 2012

Margaret was my mother's cousin, Katherine Cowlin Visin. I remember her fondly from many years ago. She was a wonderful person and very giving. I will always remember the great love for her family. She will be missed.
Judith Visin Drennan Traverse City MIchigan

John Ryan

November 21, 2012

I remember you fondly from my years at Central Elementary back the in the 1970s. Rest in Peace.

Wayne Bower

November 21, 2012


I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. I don't know what else to say, but my heart goes out to you and your family.
I will say an extra pray for you. If you need an old friend I am here for you.

Wayne Bower

Karen Radovich

November 21, 2012

To Frank and the family,

On behalf of the Class of 1962 CLCHS, I wish to extend my sincere sympathy upon the loss of your beloved Margaret. She was and will always be remembered as such a kind and sweet person. My children remember her as the friendly playground supervisor who went to high school with their mom. May all of you have many, many happy memories to sustain you at this difficult time.


Mary (Sis) Rydquist Metzger

November 21, 2012

Margaret and I were classmates in grade school and high school. She sat in the desk right in front of mine. She was always such a pleasant person. Please accept my condolences.

April Kuehl-Cole

November 20, 2012

I am so saddened to learn of Mrs. Thurow's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, and all of those who knew and loved her. I had known her since I was 5 years old, and she was the crossing guard/playground supervisor at Central Elementary School. She always had a special place in my heart!! God Speed, my friend. Heaven has a wonderful angel in you!