Karen McCarthy

June 12, 1944October 9, 2020

Karen Sue McCarthy, 76, of Loves Park IL, went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2020. She was born on June 12, 1944 to Lucille and Edward Kucera in Cuba City WI. Karen was a patient, kind, and generous woman for all of her life. She served the Rockford community as a real estate agent, as well as a teacher at the Rock Valley College. During her time of over 20 years at Rock Valley College she taught her students the art of crocheting and knitting. She often donated her hats to the needy all over the country. Karen was lovingly nicknamed “The Little Old Hat Lady.” She was a devout Christian woman who lived what she believed and taught by example. She will be missed by many. She is predeceased by her infant child, and her parents.

She is survived by her loving husband; Bradley McCarthy, and her aunt; Delores “Dee-Dee” Brown of Madison, WI.

Private Interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Monona Wis


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Georgine Siudym

October 12, 2020

Karen Sue is one in a million. We met via an organization called Mail for Tots many years ago. It was only in the past few years that the acquaintance grew to a great friendship. She truly was a Christian who shared and lived her faith. She was the funniest lady God ever brought into my life. Words cannot describe her wisdom, kindness and the joy she brought to others, especially me. Her wit brought me many smiles as I read her latest note. I know that God has another angel in heaven. She and Brad were the such a wonderful couple - blessed to have each other and a privilege to get to know both of them. To say I will miss her is an understatement. Karen Sue I look forward to seeing you again someday in heaven.


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