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Evelyn Louise O'Halleran

November 30, 1935 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 85)


Evelyn Louise O’Halleran, of Crystal Lake, passed away May 29, 2021 at the age of 85.

She was born November 30, 1935 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Emily (nee Ewert) Gunther.

Evelyn was an avid sports spectator and enthusiast, attending all games her family participated in. She loved camping, taking her kids and neighborhood kids along. Evelyn was a strong-willed, independent, intelligent, and energetic person. She was well loved by all who knew her, and will be dearly missed.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Peggy (Douglas) Hudson, Steven, Gregory (Nanci) and Frederick (Laura) O’Halleran; her grandchildren, Stefani, Sean, Scottie, Drew, Trent, Max, Jack, Autumn and Alec (Tiffany); her great-grandchildren, Brandon Vogt, Kyler O’Halleran, and Kolton and Bryce Ledet; and her sisters-in-law, Joanne Branham and Patsy O’Halleran.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her soul mate and life partner of 47 years, Elroy Fitzgerald; sister, Vera Wesley; former husband, George “Fred” O’Halleran; Grandson, Ronald Brightwell; daughter-in-law, Judith O’Halleran; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Phyllis O’Halleran and Betty Madden; brothers-in-law, George Madden, Francis Branham, James and Kenneth O’Halleran, James Hughes and Michal Wesley; nephews, George Madden, Jr. and Cecil Bays; and niece, Sandy Roby.

A private memorial service will be held for Evelyn’s family at a later date.

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