Darlene M. Felgenhauer, 84, of South Elgin and formerly of Crystal Lake,
passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
She was born November 28, 1928 in South Elgin, to Walter Carl and
Anna Emma Bertha Louise (Krueger) Adam.
She began playing guitar at age five, and entertained hundreds throughout her life. Known
as "The Friendly Hi Neighbor Girl," she played with The Country Pals
with Linda Switzer and the late Henry Felton.
In 1936, she appeared on the WLS Talent Show radio program, and at 10 years old,
appeared on the Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour.
She graduated from Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and Crystal Lake Community High School before
working at Oak Industries for 40 years.
She volunteered at Bethesda Thrift Shop and was active in the Secret Pal Club, the
Oak Retiree Luncheon Group, the Pinochle Club, and enjoyed lunches with her family and friends.
She is survived by her nephews, Timothy J. Adam, West
Dundee, George "Bob" Robert (Diane) Adam, Jr., Elgin; her niece, Katherine
Anne (Katt) Adam; her great-nephews, Brian and Christopher Adam; and her great-nieces,
Alison (Adam) Haugen and Nicole Adam; her great-great-nephew, Elliot Haugen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Carl Felgenhauer, her parents,
her brother, George Robert Adam, and her sister-in-law, Deanna Adam.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral
Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 20 from 9 to the 10 am funeral service
at Immanuel Lutheran Church Historical Campus, 178 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake.
Burial will follow in McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For more information,
please call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.
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