OBITUARY

Frank Joseph Karel

April 16, 1941January 24, 2018

Frank J. Karel, age 76. Beloved husband of over 54 years to Patricia (nee Maurisak); loving father of Annette (Jeff) Jean, Pamela (David) Colantone and Jennifer (Thomas) Donnell; devoted grandfather of Kyle and Meghan Jean, Paul and Amanda Colantone, Kayla, Ryan and Ashley Donnell; dearest brother of Ricky and the late Douglas Karel; cherished brother-in-law of Harriet (Robert) Doody; fond uncle of John, Bill and Bob Doody and their children; cousin and friend of many. Visitation Sunday 2-8pm. Funeral Monday 9:15am from Zimmerman-Sandeman Funeral Home, 5200 W. 95th Street to St. Gerald Catholic Church. Mass 10am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola, Trip Avenue at Airmail Road, P.O. Box 70072, Hines, IL 60141 would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Prayer Service Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, January 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frank Joseph Karel

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Mary Kay Rogers

January 29, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a wonderful person. He was always kind and caring of others. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mary Kay (Dewan) Rogers

Carl Landi

January 28, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your husband, father and friend. Frank was a great co-worker. I remember him always saying "this is how we did it in the City". We had lots of laughs about that saying, and working with him made the day seem more like fun instead of work.

January 28, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family for your lost, please find help hope in Reve 21: 4

CJ and Donna Cieplak

January 28, 2018

Annette, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Remember he is still watching over all of you.

Carl Landi

January 28, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Frank was a great work partner, I remember Frank always telling me

January 27, 2018

I am so sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1peter 5:6-7

Tony Lazz

January 27, 2018

My heart goes out to the Karel family, you have lost one of the best men I ever had the privledge to work with.He was a truely dedicated man both to his job and family,he was a great tech to work with and had a great since of humor,It seems like I'm looseing my fellow workers more quickly these days ,but this one really hurt, Frank was a good worker, but more then that a truly am good Man.

Francine Westergaard

January 26, 2018

Annette, Jeff and family. We are very sorry for your loss. I remember Frank as a kind and gracious person. Sending you prayers and big hugs as you go through this difficult time. All our love, the Westergaard family

Leslie Murphy

January 26, 2018

My heart has been heavy since I heard of Frank's passing. As I have said to the girls, he was one of the good guys. To Pat, your marriage and love of Frank was always an inspiration to me . I will forever think of our fun times celebrating holidays, graduations and just being together. Frank was a man who always put his girls first and I will miss him very much. I will be with you all on Monday and will share hugs and stories as we all say goodbye to this wonderful man. Love, Leslie and John

FROM THE FAMILY