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Margaret Magdalene Grell, 74

Margaret Magdalene Grell, age 74, of Woodstock, passed away Oct. 26, 2020, after a courageous battle with illness. She was born on Jan. 6, 1946, in Chicago, Ill. She married the love of her life, Edwin A. Grell, on July 18, 1970, and together they built a life and family filled with boundless love, joy, and laughter.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin; sons Thomas (Annette) Grell and Jonathon (Jacqueline) Grell; daughter Jennamarie (Travis) Test; grandchildren Jerred, Alexandria, Edwin, Bradley, Nicholas, William, and Kaitlyn; brothers Stanley, Glenn and Arthur, sister Genevieve; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Magdalene, and Anthony Covelli, and her brother, Anthony Covelli Jr. 

She was well known in the city of Woodstock for many years when she worked at the State Bank of Woodstock, Harris Bank, and later Amcore Bank. She was an active member of the community, serving on the Woodstock Fourth of July Fireworks Committee, the Old Timers Club, the treasurer for the McHenry County sheriff, American Cancer Society, and the Woodstock Professional Business Women organization. She was a model of charity, compassion, and service to others and will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. 

Even in the most difficult circumstances toward the end of her life, Margaret displayed the strength, grace, and beauty for which she will always be remembered.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, from 9 a.m. until moving to St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave, Woodstock, where the Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Gavers Community Cancer Foundation in memory of Margaret.

For information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit

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