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Karen Ann Varsek

February 27, 1937October 14, 2020

Karen Ann Varsek (83) passed away on October 14, 2020 at Vista Medical Center East.

Karen was born February 27, 1937 in Waukegan, IL to the late Stanley and Anna Varsek. She attended Carthage College. After graduation she sought out an L.C.A. church and was baptized on December 2, 1969. She donned many hats at Trinity United Lutheran Church and served on the Altar Guild, Sunday School, Abigail Circle, Lutheran Church Women and its successor Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and for 34 years she served as Trinity’s church treasurer. She retired from Cardinal Health. She was a kind-hearted and generous person who had unconditional love for her family. Karen had a passion for theater, at one time she held season tickets for 7 venues. She traveled extensively both within the United States and abroad. Karen was an avid reader and was a loyal member of 3 book clubs. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Anna (Taulu) Varsek.

Karen leaves behind her 4 beloved siblings: Richard (Barb) Varsek, Duane (Diane) Varsek, Kathie (Chuck) Brady and Virginia “Ginny” Kukla; as well as 12 nieces and nephews: Donna Ritenour, Sandra (Chuck) Kulsic, Susan (Brian) Mesich, Doane (Racheli) Varsek, Darin (Liz) Varsek, Deanna (Robert) Reynolds, Darcy (Alan) Bedwell, Daniel Varsek, Jack (Juliet) Brady, Jill Runyen, Jennifer (Rick) Beem, Ami (Russ) Berrong: 29 beloved great nieces and great nephews; 2 great grand nephews: 1 great grand niece (December 2020), 1 great grand nephew (March 2021).

A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Lutheran Church, 658 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday October 22, 2020.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Karen Varsek’s memory can be made to Trinity United Lutheran Church in Waukegan, IL.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020


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Kevin Runyen

October 20, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the whole family, she was a great lady and will be missed. I will always remember how much she cared about everyone and was always willing to help anyone.


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