Our Entire Family Wishes to Thank Everyone for thier
support during this time.
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Karen "K" Visitation at K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home
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"K" Jakstas, 42, passed away in her
Fox Lake home on October 2, 2011.
Karen was the manager of the
Mineola Bar and Restaurant. She graduated from Grant Community
High School in 1987 and from Southern Illinois University, Suma
Cum Laude in 1991 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
She was instrumental with the
Cardboard Boat Regatta, Mineola Fireworks, Cody's Canteen Golf
Outing and Christmas Toy Drive, and she served as the Community
Liaison for the Village of Fox Lake.
K was an avid
Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She is remembered by
family and friends for her having a zest for life and always there
for a good laugh.
Karen will be
deeply missed by her parents, Peter and Arlene Jakstas; her brother
Peter Jakstas and her sisters Laura (Matt) Soucy and Erica Jakstas.
Many close friends also survive
She was preceded in death by her
grandparents, Peter and Emily Jakstas and Robert and Grace Ansani.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3 p.m. until 8
p.m. and resume on Friday, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m service at
the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home ("The Chapel on the Lake")
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake. Interment will be private.
lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cody's Canteen,
(non-profit organization that helps children with life threatening
illnesses) or to Save a Vet, www.saveavet.org,
(organization that rescues military and law enforcement working
"Our Entire Family Wishes to Thank Everyone for thier support during this time.
It's during a time like this that we learn how much our friends really mean to us. We so appreciate your sympathy and kindness."