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Karen L. Tomaszek

Published September 14,2023

Obituary's Biography:

Karen Louise Tomaszek, age 68, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away on September 12, 2023 in Libertyville, IL.  She was born on August 3, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Jacob and Muriel Besefske.  Karen was a Registered Nurse and former Director of Hospice at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.  She also was an Alpaca breeder and animal rescue leader.

Karen is survived by her husband, James V. Tomaszek, of 48 years who she married on October 3, 1975 in Chicago, IL; her children, Caity (Steve) Kania of Lake Barrington, IL, Michelle Davenport of Andover, MA, and Annie Tomaszek of McHenry, IL; her grandchildren, JJ Kania, Matt Kania, Nate Kania, Leo Davenport, and Sophie Davenport; her sisters, Cheryl (Bob) Kelly, and Laura (Bill) Lane; and her nieces and nephews, Kari, Colleen, Julie, Brian, Kristina, Lindsey, Lindsay, and Lauren. 

A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Interment will be held privately. For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.

One reply on “Karen L. Tomaszek”

  1. Eternal peace to Karen. Please accept our deep sympathy during this difficult time. John and Diane Gallagher

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