Carol Marguerite Riegel, 81, of Algonquin, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Carol passed peacefully at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, in the presence of her family.
Carol was born Nov. 4, 1931, at Chicago Lying-In Hospital to Paul and Marguerite Engholm. She graduated from Fenger High School in 1949, whereupon she enrolled at Bethel College, Minnesota.
Carol moved to Crystal Lake in 1957, when she married Robert S. Riegel on Oct 5.
While raising two children, Carol worked at South School and Lemstone Books. In addition, Carol volunteered at a number of civic and church organizations including Crystal Lake Evangelical Free Church, where she was a member and choir director for more than 20 years, Harvest Bible Chapel Crystal Lake, and the Algonquin Public Library where she was a member of The Friends of the Library.
Carol is remembered as a loving wife, doting grandmother, avid reader, dedicated volunteer, and most importantly, a committed Christ-follower.
Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert S. Riegel; her two children, Bruce (Kathleen) R. Riegel and Linda (Richard) C. Grimm; and her three grandchildren, Daniel (Lauren) R. Grimm, Nathan A. Grimm, and Rachel J. Grimm.
Her family will receive friends and relatives Sunday, Jan. 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
The funeral service will be Monday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. at Harvest Bible Chapel Crystal Lake, 580 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, with Rev. Greg Bradshaw officiating, followed by interment at Windridge Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carol's memory to Algonquin Public Library, The Friends of the Library Scholarship Fund, or Harvest Bible Chapel Crystal Lake.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.