Mary A. Querhammer

April 16, 1946November 7, 2020

Mary A. Querhammer, 74, passed away on November 7, 2020. She was born April 16, 1946, in Evanston IL. She graduated from Crystal Lake Central in 1964 and attended Suomi College in Houghton, MI for two years. She is survived by her husband, William J. Querhammer, whom she married August 12, 1967 at the First Congregational Church, Crystal Lake. She is the mother of Stephanie (Russell) Walker, Trish (Brian) McClimans, and Brett (Julie) Atwood. She also was the very loving Noni of Aaron Walker, Asia (Alex) Walker- Karlin, Sydney Walker, Matthew and Emma McClimans, and a future great granddaughter on the way. Survivors also include: her sister and best friend Katherine Fritsch (Charlie), sister-in-law Susan Brania (Frank), loving friend and sister-in-law, Jill Jackson and many nieces and nephews. She was involved in Girl Scouts, Cary Youth Baseball and loved knitting and reading. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burton H. Atwood and Cleo Atwood, her brother Burton H. Atwood IV, her in-laws Robert and Bernice Querhammer, and sister-in-law Patricia Davis. A private celebration of life will be held at Lake Atwood at a later date. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors organization or Willow Creek Church, Crystal Lake, IL. Arrangements entrusted to Querhammer and Flagg Funeral Home. For info call (815) 459-1760.


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Julie Reed

November 12, 2020

Mary, she lived up to this special name!
Loving, Loyal, Caring, Generous, Sacrificial, Merciful, Strong, Humble. Beautiful Mary, I miss our coffee times, our visits to connect. They were so special to me. Mary was the kind of person who took you (me) under her wing. Like a Mom, she wanted to know how I was doing, what was going on and if she could help me solve any issues. Ha! As our friendship grew she began to share more of her heart and I knew how special that was. She shared about her family and friends, her concerns, her love and the joy they brought her.
I loved our times in our bible study group, Mary grew to love the Word and I loved sharing that with her. She taught me so much, mostly about love, mercy and perseverance. A dear close friend, who always stands tall, rises above and moves toward love in all circumstances. A worthy legacy for all and gives me something to shoot for. Thank you Mary, can’t wait to see you in Heaven one day!! Blessings to her family. You carry Mary in your heart now until you see her again,

Donna Quinlan

November 11, 2020

I have known Mary for over 11 years. I will miss our conversations and her laugh. Mary and I shared many life experiences and she was a great listener. Mary had a sweet tooth and I loved being able to make treats she enjoyed. She will be missed by many especially her friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rest in peace with your Savior Mary...till we meet again..hugs...

Mark Miller

November 10, 2020

I was so very saddened to hear of Mary's passing! Since meeting her at Willow Creek church, she has been a dear friend and a great encourager. It was amazing how encouraging she could be even though you knew she was struggling with so many things in her own life. Knowing she gave her heart to God and so is now with her Lord living in perfection in heaven is the only thing that makes the sadness of our loss bearable. My condolences to her family during this most difficult of times for them.


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