Friends of the little girl who was killed riding her bicycle on Crystal Lake’s West End following her older brother across North Avenue have sent up a fund to help her family cover funeral and other expenses. What they have sent me you see below:
The families of West Elementary School have set up a memorial fund in honor of Rachel Miller and to help the Miller family.
Rachel, a 7-year-old Crystal Lake resident who had just finished first grade at West Elementary, died Friday from injuries she suffered when her bicycle collided with a car.
She was trying to cross North Avenue near Millard Avenue in Crystal Lake about 7 a.m. Wednesday when the bicycle she was riding struck the side of a 2004 Acura TL that was traveling east on North Avenue.
The driver was not ticketed, and police say no charges appear likely.
A Rachel Miller Memorial Fund has been established at First National Bank of McHenry, and donations will be accepted until June 30.
Checks made out to the Miller Family may be sent to First National Bank of McHenry, P.O. Box 338, McHenry, IL 60051.
For information, call 815-385-5400.
Her obituary follows:
Rachel Therese Miller, 7, of Crystal Lake passed away Friday June 10, 2011 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She was born November 13, 2003 in Barrington, Illinois to Jerry and Christine Miller. She attended school at West Elementary in Crystal Lake and just finished 1st grade. She was very active and participated in Tae Kwon Do at Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Academy.
She is exceptionally generous, very affectionate, and was very proud of her family. Rachel was always happy to see everyone and enjoyed sharing her artwork and loved being with her brother and sister.
She is survived by her parents Jerry and Christine Miller, brother Alan Miller, sister Heather Miller, paternal grandparents Ginger & Al Miller-Strom, maternal grandparents Rory M (Debra) Hunter and Mary T (Tom) Cooper, Uncles Charles Hunter, Troy Strom, Aunt Casey Hunter, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held from 12:00 -7:00 pm with a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Saturday June 18th at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake.
Donations to the family may be made through West Elementary in Crystal Lake, The General Store by West Beach in Crystal Lake or Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Algonquin. Additional donation are being given to Lutheran General in Park Ridge on behalf of Rachel Miller.