Katherine E. Cardella, 95, Woodstock, formerly of Crystal Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock. She was born June 10, 1918, in Chicago to John and Elizabeth (Gerger) Krach.
On Aug. 24, 1940, she married Sam Cardella in Chicago.
She worked for 15 years in the Crystal Lake High School cafeteria. She was known as the “Cookie Lady.” She was not only known for her cookies but also as a great cook. She had a great sense of humor, and she could light up a room with her smile.
Survivors include two sons, Sam (Carol) Cardella and John (Lizabeth) Cardella; a daughter-in-law, Georgia Cardella; five grandchildren, Nina Cardella, Rita (Omar) Bouzoubaa, Matthew (Kiyomi) Cardella, Phillip (Sherri) Cardella and Dave (Amy) Cardella; a brother, John (Carol) Krach; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sons, Anthony and Frank Cardella. Visitation was Sept. 5 and 6 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, Crystal Lake.
The funeral was Sept. 6 at the funeral home. Interment was at Crystal Lake Memorial Park.