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Caroline E. Taege

April 20, 1928 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 93)


Caroline E. Taege (Jaacks) age 93, of Crystal Lake, Illinois and formerly of Arlington Heights, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Clarendale of Algonquin on February 18, 2022.

She was born in Evanston, Illinois on April 20, 1928 the daughter of Leo and Elizabeth (Moeller) Jaacks. Caroline married the love of her life, Ralph O. Taege on May 10th 1947 and he passed away in 1977.

Caroline is survived by her children, Terrence (Debbie) Taege, Cynthia Bruce (Paul Krikorian), Jack (Brenda) Taege and James (Pamela) Taege; her grandchildren, Keith, Jeff, Travis, Courtney, Joel (Shannon Super), Ryan, Timothy (Amy), Brett (Emily), Brian and Scott in addition to many great-grandchildren; her sister, Marion Haseman; her nieces and nephews, Sharon, Wendy, Jeff, Randy, David, Dale, Karen and Marilou.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Jaacks and Leroy Jaacks; her son-in-law, Douglas Bruce, her brother-in-law, Howard Haseman, her sisters in law, Betty Jaacks and Naomi Jaacks.

Caroline was a huge Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan. Show Caroline your support for her appreciation of all sports. Visitors are asked to wear their favorite sports team apparel, especially Cubs and Bulls. White Sox fan apparel regrettably also welcome.

A visitation will be held Saturday, February 26th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Willow Funeral Home 1415 W. Algonquin Rd, (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin, IL. 60102

A prayer service will follow in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be private for the family at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Transitions Care at info@transitionshospice.com or to the Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

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February 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

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