Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL


Redmond P. Harkins

October 6, 1930September 10, 2018

Redmond P. Harkins, 87, of the Village of Lakewood passed away September 10, 2018. He was born October 6, 1930 in Crystal Lake to Joseph and Margaret (Lyons) Harkins. Redmond went to school at St. Thomas the Apostle, Campion Boarding School in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, and then attended St. Ambrose in Iowa before he joined the United States Air Force. During his time in the Air Force he served as a fighter pilot. Redmond met his future wife, Elizabeth E. Herzog, in New Jersey and were married in 1957. Together they raised four children. Redmond was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, which was a great passion for him. He was also a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his children, Patrick (Helen) Harkins, Kathleen (Sam) Hanna, Redmond P. (Alison) Harkins, and Elizabeth (Brian) Smith; his grandchildren, Caitlin, Cara, Lexi, Kelley, and Anna. There will be a visitation from 4 to 7pm on Friday, September 14 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 15 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.


  • Elizabeth E. (Herzog) Harkins, Wife
  • Patrick (Helen) Harkins, Son
  • Kathleen (Sam) Hanna, Daughter
  • Redmond P. (Alison) Harkins, Son
  • Elizabeth (Brian) Smith, Daughter
  • Caitlin, Cara, Lexi, Kelley, Anna, Grandchildren


  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 15, 2018


Redmond P. Harkins

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Dan Moriarty

September 12, 2018

My condolences to the Harkins Family. I have nothing but fond memories of Mr. Harkins. My dad used to get a kick out of riding the NW train with Redmond, where they would swap stories about their kids and, in particular, which kid was giving them headaches. Remy's name would invariably come up, mine too, I imagine. He seemed to have a twinkle in his eye and was always a pleasure to be around. I remember him having a good sense of humor. I remember him as a nice man, a good man. Rest in Peace, Mr. Harkins.

Dave Dinzole

September 12, 2018

I recall fishing with my father and Red’ several times in Canada. They were good friends.
My heartfelt condolences to the entire Harkins family.