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Obituary for Douglas R. Wahl

Douglas R. “Doug" Wahl, age 73, of West Dundee passed away peacefully early Monday morning, February 6, 2023, at the Rivers Crossing Nursing and Rehab Center in Elgin after a long illness. Doug was born in Elgin on August 24, 1949, and was one of 4 children born to the late Robert C. & Dorothea L. (nee Heidmann) Wahl. Doug was a lifelong resident of West Dundee, a 1963 graduate of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School, a 1967 graduate of Dundee Community High School, and a 1971 graduate of Concordia University in River Forest where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Doug was a called and professional church worker and taught in the Lutheran school system. Following his career in education, for over 30 years, Doug was a loyal and valued employee of AMAX Plating in Elgin where he worked as an inspector in quality control. Doug was baptized and confirmed and was a former many-year member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee and later, for many years formerly was a member of Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake.

Survivors include his sister Barbara Harling, and his brothers David R. (Gale) and Larry P. (Mary ) Wahl. Other survivors include his nephews and nieces, Christopher, Robert (Erin) and Matthew (Jennifer) Wahl, Elizabeth (Andrew) Smith, Jason Harling, and Jennifer Harling; his grandnieces and grandnephews, Samantha, Danielle, Aidan, Jacob, and Ryan Wahl, and Hunter Smith, as well as his cousins and many friends.

Doug’s visitation will be held at Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of his funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. William P. Yonker, officiating. Burial will follow at the Dundee Township East Cemetery in East Dundee. Please omit flowers. Memorials in his memory may be made to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School in East Dundee. To leave an online condolence, please visit For information, please call 847-426-3436