Born: February 10, 1951
Died: September 21, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home
Funeral Service:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Prayers at 9:15 am
Michaels Funeral Home
Begins at 10:00 am
St. Matthew Catholic Church
1001 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL
St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery
Palatine, IL

Charlotte A. “Cha Cha” Crane (nee Abels), 61, a resident of Schaumburg since 1974 and formerly of Chicago, was born on February 10, 1951 in Chicago, to the late Charles and the late Bernadine (nee Hogan) and passed away peacefully on September 21, 2012 with her loving husband and family by her side.

She was proud to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Xavier University and worked for 32 years at Alexian Brothers Medical Center including 17 years with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Charlotte was the adoring wife of 41 years to Michael; loving mother of Kathleen; dear sister of Kenneth (and Mary) Abels and Cheryl Szerseniewski and dear sister-in-law of Gail (the late David) Dankert; fond aunt of John Abels, Ann (Karl) Hofmeier, Matthew Dankert, Jennifer (David) Campbell, and Brian (Michelle) Abels; beloved great-aunt to Matthew, Jeremy, Sabrina, Anja, MacKenzie, Zachary, and Samantha, she will be missed by her best friends Patsy White and Terri Ryan and her dog “Buddy”. The family would like to thank all of her friends and co-workers at the Rehab Institute of Chicago for the incredible care and assistance during her illness.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Charlotte’s name to the Wellness Place, Palatine.

For further information, please contact Michaels Funeral Home at 847-891-2900.