Barbara Cecilia Misurelli, age 82, of Crystal Lake, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at her residence at the Fountains of Crystal Lake.
Born November 13, 1927 in Chicago to Joseph C. and Barbara E. (Blumer) Kreuser, she married Alex Misurelli on June 12, 1948 at St. Viator Church in Chicago.
Raised in Chicago, Barbara graduated from Notre Dame High School. She and her husband had lived in Des Plaines, Barrington and Richland Center, Wisconsin before moving to Crystal Lake in 1985.
Throughout her career as a secretary, Barbara had worked for Kraft Foods, Chemtool, the Richland Center School District Superintendent and for the Business Manager of the Barrington School District.
Enjoyments during her lifetime included her Catholic faith, which was very important to her, gardening, knitting, and playing the organ. She was a wonderful cook, and loved being a proud grandmother. Barbara was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Crystal Lake.
She was the beloved wife of the love of her life and husband of 62 years, Alex; loving mother of two sons, Joseph J. Sr. (Edie) Misurelli of Woodstock and Jeffrey A. Misurelli of Woodstock; and cherished grandmother of four grandchildren, Alex, Joseph Jr., Dana and Jason Misurelli.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Thomas Misurelli in infancy; a sister, June Misurelli; and her Uncle Clem and Aunt Rose Ward.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials of Masses or to the Parkinson Disease Association.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send on-line condolences to the family at www.justenfh.com.