Karen J. Landt

October 5, 1945December 1, 2012
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Karen Joanne (Barkman) Landt, 67, of Crystal Lake, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born October 5, 1945 in Chicago to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kenealy) Barkman. Karen married David P. Landt in 1965. She worked for many years at Georgia Nut and for the past 10 years at Sears as a routing specialist. She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her best friend David P. Landt, her sons; Michael Landt, Steven (Elisabeth) Landt, David L.Landt, grandchildren; Mary Cate, Aidan, Delaney, Thomas, nephew; Shaun Barkman, and many loving family members.

She was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Barkman, mother Elizabeth Little, step-father William Little, and brother Lawrence Barkman.

Visitation will be from 4-9 pm on Tuesday, Dec 4th at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake. Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, Dec 5th at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake. Cremation rites will follow.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Karen J. Landt

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Debby Murtha

December 27, 2013

It has been a year since Karen went "home" forever, but she is still in the thoughts and hearts of her sons and grandchildren during the holidays! The special memories they have of Karen will keep her alive forever!

robert sutter

December 17, 2012

other than my own mother(deceased many yrs. now who was Karens aunt and who wrote Karen) never have I met a more caring person. I was her cousin and Larry and I and my sister Donna and
Karen would spend almost every other weekend together and all holidays. I am sorry that after school that I didnt stay in touch with any of my relatives and I can only say that certainly was my loss. Karens success at raising her boys was something that was reminded to me by my own mother when I complained about my own boys. Thank you all for having such a wonderful mother.

Donna Kenealy Geraghty

December 14, 2012

I met with Karen after many years of our lives had passed. I was a flower girl at her Mom's and Dad's wedding. My sister Pat was a junior bridesmaid. Your mom Karen and my sister Pat started communicating and we got together for lunch at Pat's home as Pat was unable to get out. We had a great time talking about old times and sharing pictures. Karen had such a mild manner and was just a sweet person. Unfortunately our lives separated again when my sister Pat passed away. We met up again when her Mom passed away. She took such good care of her mother, my Aunt Betty. I'm sure Karen went straight to heaven for all her kindness.

John Heise

December 8, 2012

Although I've been out of Sears for a year and a half I can still hear Karen's voice in my head .She had such a pleasant demeanor and was a pleasure to talk to . I'm glad I got to meet her once when several from routing came up to Wisconsin for a meeting . It's sad that she wasn't able to enjoy more of her retirement years with her family .My condolences to all of her loved ones.

Kim Vierneisel

December 6, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She will never be forgotten as her kind and sweet ways are being carried on by her wonderful children. My heart goes out to you all Dave, Mike, Steve and families. May the thoughts you hold closest to your heart comfort you during this difficult time.

Francesco Bruno

December 6, 2012

Mike and Steve, my sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this time of sorrow.

December 6, 2012

Jim Krantz, Wausau,Wi. I will miss miss Karen she always had a smile in her voice for me. We talked about our sons and grandkids (along with work things) I garden and we talked about the flowers and plants she will be mised alot thanks for sharing her with us....

Laura Ramcke

December 4, 2012

I worked with Karen at Sears. I have very fond memories of her. When I think of her I can't help but smile. She was a very good listener and always talked fondly of her kids and grandchildren. I feel blessed to have known her.

Joanne Nasiatka

December 4, 2012

I worked with Karen at Sears, she was a very sweet & caring friend we had a few things in common she helped train me at Sears with a very gentle way, we will all miss her. Joanne Nasiatka

December 4, 2012

Condolences on your mom's passing... enjoyed working with her at the Elgin office of Sears....She always expressed a positive attitude....May the lord take good care of her......Sylvia Arquette (H.E.)