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Karen Elaine Caviness

Published December 17,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Karen Elaine Caviness, age 81, of Round Lake Beach, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Round Lake Beach.  She was born August 14, 1939 in Chicago to Soren and Florence (Sorensen) Madsen.  As a younger woman, she enjoyed roller skating and playing the organ.  She also loved animals and watching her nephews play sports.  She traveled extensively and was an avid reader.  Karen is survived by her brother, Charles Madsen of McHenry;  four nephews, Brien (Debbie) Madsen of Johnsburg, Robert (Renee) Madsen of Lakemoor, Charles B. (Jillian) Madsen of McHenry and Michael (Katie) Madsen of Twin Lakes, WI; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews, Morgan, Megan, Macy, Christian (CJ), Julieanna, Jaxon, Griffin, Josie and Regan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andrew, and her sister-in-law Mary Lynn Madsen. Memorial contributions may be made to Save-A-Pet or to the United Protestant Church, Grayslake.  All services were held privately. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

4 replies on “Karen Elaine Caviness”

  1. Hello
    I am the daughter of Karen’s friend Elaine Francis. It was hard to believe that they both passed away on the same night! I’m so sorry to know that Karen has passed. They were good friends, and I believe my mom shared some holidays with you. My condolences to you and your family.
    God bless

    1. Thank you Cindy. I met your other a number of times. She was a very nice lady and a very good friend to Karen. I’d like to think that they are together and not making the journey alone. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care and God bless.

  2. Charlie Madsen and family,
    I remember you and Karen from Warren twnshp High School. I am so sorry you have lost your sister
    and especially hard during this time of illness. Prayers for you and your family. Yvonne

  3. Charlie Madsen and Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Karen’s passing. We lived next door to Karen, Andy and Heidi in Wildwood for many years. Karen was a wonderful neighbor, always willing to help out. She spoke so fondly of her nephews and her great-nieces and nephews. She certainly loved her animals, and our two dogs adored her. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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