Christel Skarning, age 55, of McHenry, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
She was born June 17, 1952 in Chicago to Dominic and Hildegarde (Neukirch) Sarni. On June 6, 1991, she married Mark Skarning in Skokie.
Christel had been a resident of McHenry since 1994. She was a 1972 graduate of Mayfair College of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines for 35 years working in pediatrics, the emergency room and the intensive care unit.
She is survived by her husband of almost 17 years, Mark; her parents, Dominic and Hildegarde Sarni of Chicago; two brothers, Kenneth Sarni of Crystal Lake, Bruce (Patty Jo) Sarni of Poplar Grove; two nephews, Ryan (Sarah) Sarni, Troy Sarni and three nieces, Angela and Rebecca Sarni and Christina Skarning.
She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Theresa, in May.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home 3519 W. Elm Street, McHenry, Il. 60050.
Visitation will resume at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday before leaving the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for the funeral Mass.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
Inurnment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60661.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com. http://www.justenfh.com.