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Judith N. Kosonen

Published January 26,2016

Obituary's Biography:

Judith N. Kosonen, 79, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She was born May 12, 1936, in Columbus, OH to Paul and Helen Karns. Judith and her husband, James, were among the original residents of the Carillon North community in Grayslake when it was built in 1999. There, she participated in several groups, including book club, women’s club and crafters club. Judith was a lifelong artist enjoying needlepoint, sewing and crocheting. She was also a devoted grandma. Judith is survived by her daughters, Janet (Alan) Kosonen-Germain of Palatine, IL, and Jill (Kevin) Grulke of Mundelein, IL, a grandson, Jay Biscan of Palatine, IL; step-grandchildren Kyle and Rebecca Germain of Palatine, her siblings Jerrold (Connie) Karns and Jolinda Frattini, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James L. Kosonen. A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9am until 11am with a funeral service commencing at 11am. Entombment will take place at Warren Cemetery in Gurnee. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

4 replies on “Judith N. Kosonen”

  1. Jerry and Jolinda, Janet and Jill. Our thoughts are with you and your families in this tough time.
    Though anticipated, it is still difficult. That said, I share a prayer Ann Page Wells sent to me.

    The prayer:
    Father, Thank You for each and every day You have blessed us here on earth. Thank You for Your tender mercies. Thank You for giving us friends and family to share joys and sorrows with. I ask You to bless my friends, relatives, brothers and sisters in Christ and those I care deeply for, who are reading this right now.
    Where there is joy, give them continued joy. Where there is pain or sorrow, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed
    confidence. Where there is need, fulfill their needs.
    Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
    In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  2. Our sincere condolences to the Kosonen family. The death of a loved one is extremely painful but have faith in Gods promise of seeing your love one again though the resurrection. (Acts 24:15) In the difficult days to come, may the wonderful memories of your mother give you comfort until the words of Isaiah 35:5,6 are fulfilled.

  3. So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person, I am so glad we got to see her and visit a lttle at Kay and Bill’s anniversary. She left you Girls with alot of great memories, cling to those, she struggled for a long time, and now her struggles are over and she is with your Dad again. I would have liked to send you girls a card but don’t have your addresses. you are in our prayers

  4. My deepest condolences to Judy’s family.

    My mother, Jean Stickels, was a neighbor of Jim and Judy’s and lived at 86 Ashbrook Ct. going back to 1999. Jim and Judy were the best of neighbors and were very helpful to my mom, who was not in the best of health. Jim would always check in on her and bring her the mail on a daily basis. It was always greatly appreciated since I live about an hour away.
    I will always remember the kindness that Jim and Judy offered my mother.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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