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Kathleen D. Adler

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Obituary for Kathleen D. Adler

Kathleen D. Adler, age 68, of Johnsburg, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Centegra Hospital - McHenry.

Born June 3, 1949 in Chicago to Vernon and Betty (Baumann) Van Zandt, Kathleen moved as a toddler with her parents to the Round Lake area. Kathleen married her high school sweetheart, Richard Adler, on October 12, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for the past 65 years, and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Kathleen and Richard resided in Johnsburg since 1970.

Kathleen enjoyed a career with Kemper Insurance for over 25 years. Favorite pastimes included camping, reading, and playing bunco.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard; three daughters, Jennifer (Corey) Lucas, Stacey (Mike) Haase, and Sherri (Drew) Meyers; six grandchildren, Kennedi, Logan, Haden, Kiele, Lauren and Emily; her parents, Loyal & Betty Huson; two sisters, Doreen (Tom) Drinan and Patti (Jim) Molivas; a brother, Vern “Butch” (Sharon) Van Zandt; and her mother-in-law, Sylvia Adler.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Martin Adler.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 25519 W. IL Route 134, Ingleside, IL 60041. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. at church. Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation at

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

If you would like to donate to the family, please visit Kathleen's Tribute Fund.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050





9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church of Long Lake

25519 West Rte. 134
Ingleside, IL 60041





10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church of Long Lake

25519 West Rte. 134
Ingleside, IL 60041

Cemetery Details


Windridge Memorial Park

7014 W Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013

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