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Christopher Krol

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Krol, Christopher Charles "Chris" A lifelong resident of Schaumburg. Funeral services for Christopher Charles Krol, 39, will begin with prayers at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Rd. (between Irving Pk. and Higgins Rds.) in Schaumburg, proceeding to 11:00 a.m. mass at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Hoffman Estates. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 3:00-9:00 pm at the funeral home. Born July 7, 1971 in Chicago, he passed away April 23, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family after battling a long illness due to a 'flesh eating bacteria' and liver failure. Chris spent the 3 1/2 months in the ICU unit of Loyola Medical center. Chris attended St. Hubert School and Schaumburg High School. He continued at the University of Illinois and went on to work for the Ford Motor Company. He completed his studies earning a bachelor degree in commerce from De Paul University. Chris worked for Ford 15 years at both their Melrose Park parts distribution center and their high velocity center in Chicago. Throughout his life, Chris was active in sports. Growing up, he played football at Schaumburg High School and Harper College. He loved to work out, play golf and was an avid runner. He competed in several Chicago marathons and was always a devoted Bears fan. Chris loved all types of music. He was always everybody's 'cheerleader' encouraging his family and all his friends to excel in all their endeavors. No matter where he went or what he did his smile and sense of humor made everyone enjoy his company. Chris was the loving son of Chuck and Connie; dear brother of Chuck and the late Cliff; fond grandson of the late Henry Kowalewski and Helen Kowalewski Dasey and the late Charles (the late Mary); beloved nephew of Garry (Simi) Kowalewski, Jack, Rich (Florence) and the late Henry B. Kowalewski; dear cousin of Garry (Kim) Kowalewski, Melissa (Aiden) Butler, Nicole (Matt) Cee, Mary (Densey) Cole, Jackie, Jennifer, Danny, Rick (Eva), Cindy (Brian), and Debbie (Tom) Sullivan. The Krol family would like to extend a 'special thank you' to all the people at St. Alexius Hospital and Loyola medical Center who cared for Chris over the past 8 months. For information please call 847-891-2900 or to sign the virtual guestbook please visit www.michaelsfunerals.com

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Apr. 27, 2011
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