Carol J. Fitchie, 60, of Elgin died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Elgin on April 13, 1948, she was the daughter of Edwin and Wilda (Whalen) Heath.

She was a lifelong resident of Elgin. She worked for the Candy Cane Restaurant in Elgin, Gromer’s Supermarket, and Dr. Daniel Sula, DDS. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a wonderful friend to everyone she met.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents, Robert and Lelah Whalen; and great-nieces, Meghan Pfortmiller and Kaylee Barnwell.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine (Michael) Krueger; grandchildren, Breanna and Zachary Krueger; sister, Marcia (Larry) Barnwell; nieces, Jodi (Jim) Collins and Lynette (Michael) Dildine; and many great-nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Pastor John Nelson of Hosanna Lutheran Church, presiding. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin.

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