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Kathryn "Katie" (Meigs) Macaulay

October 12, 1980 — February 15, 2023

Davenport Crystal Lake

Katie (Kathryn) Meigs Macaulay, 42, died peacefully in her Crystal Lake home with her family beside her on February 15th, 2023.

Katie was born October 12, 1980 to parents, David and Margaret (Peggy) Burda.  Raised in Palatine, Illinois, she enjoyed spending time at her family’s cottage on Lauderdale Lakes in Wisconsin, skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends.  She was a graduate of Palatine High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an education degree from Illinois State University, and a master’s degree in education.  After college she began teaching social studies at Woodstock High School.  There she met her husband, Bill, also from Palatine, who taught in the classroom next door.  They married at Christ Lutheran Church on August 9, 2008.

Katie was a selfless wife and mother of two daughters, Caitlyn (12) and Bridget (9).  She enjoyed planning Disney trips for her family and organizing activities for her beloved girls. She taught them to be courteous and loving. Her family and friends were regularly wowed by the effort and detail she put into small gifts and other personalized acts of kindness.  Her students were similarly amazed at the effort and planning she put into each class.  She expected the best of her students and always made sure they felt supported.

Katie is survived by her parents, husband, and daughters; and also grandmother, Barbara Kay Burda; sister, Erin Langer (Adam); brother, Jeff (Emmi); nephews, Andrew, Nolan, and Wesley Langer; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

“Ohana means family, and family means nobody is left behind or forgotten.”  For Katie, Ohana extended beyond her traditional family to include friends, co-workers, and students.  May her spirit live on in each of us.

In lieu of flowers, an academic scholarship will be established in Katie's name for graduating students of Woodstock High School.  Memorials may be made to Woodstock High School, care of Katie Macaulay Memorial Scholarship, 501 W. South St. Woodstock IL 60098.

A memorial visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, from 4pm until 8pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

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Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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