Karen Hartstirn
December 2, 1942 - September 2, 2020

Karen Hartstirn

Karen Hartstirn
Dec 2, 1942 - Sep 2, 2020

Karen Hartstirn
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Karen Hartstirn
Formerly of Canton and Pinckneyville, IL - Karen Lynn Hartstirn, 77, of Lake Zurich, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Journey Care, in Barrington, Illinois.
She was born on, December 2, 1942, in Canton to Richard and Evelyn (Grove) Rumler, who preceded her in death.
Karen married Robert A. Hartstirn on August 25, 1963 and were married for 41 years until his passing on December 16, 2004. She was also preceded in death by two sisters; Marilyn McCullum and Sandra Patterson.
She is survived by her four daughters, Stephany Hartstirn, Stacey Hartstirn (LeAnn Koziol), Shelly Hartstirn, and Sonya Capps (Mike), a sister, Susan Todd (David) and three granddaughters, Kaylea, Morgan and Josie Gleason.
Karen was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend to so many. Her family was truly her pride and joy. She loved them all dearly, but her granddaughters were her greatest treasure. Karen loved attending all their activities throughout the years.
The visitation will be held at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., with a funeral service immediately following as well as a procession to the Fairview Cemetery for on-site burial.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - St. Louis, MO or Pinckneyville United Methodist Church.
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Vicki (Deushane) and Wilbur Pettett on Sep 7, 2020

We were out of town for my surgery, when we received the news of Karen’s passing. I’m so sorry for your Great Loss. I hadn’t seen Bobby or Karen for years, but just remember the great personality they each possessed. You’ve all Definitely been in my Thoughts and Prayers! And yours too, Susan🙏🙏🙏

Thorn and Connie Keene on Sep 7, 2020

Stephany, Stacey, Shelly & Sonya,

You have our deepest sympathy on your loss. We are keeping you and your mom in our thoughts and prayers .

Taleah on Sep 4, 2020

Shelly, Stacey, Stephany, & Sonya:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your parents raised some amazing women and I know they are so proud of you. I’m thinking about you all during this difficult time. Love, Taleah Tatum

Diane (Yerbic) Parks on Sep 4, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Karen’s passing. We were best of friends in high school, we had great memories together and with all of our friends. She loved her family so very much. My condolences to her daughters and Susie. Diane (Yerbic) Parks

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Sep 4, 2020

Jim Stults on Sep 4, 2020

My condolences to you and your entire family.
God bless,
Jim Stults

Judy (Dearing) Schilling on Sep 4, 2020

Oh dear Karen, you will be missed. We might not have talked for some time but the memories of our youth will never fade. So many fun times at Teen Town, girls slumber parties, basketball games etc. and class reunions for Class of ‘60. Even a girls trip just a few years ago. May God hold you in the palm of His hands.
My heartfelt sympathy to your family. ❤️

Margie (Todd) Hart on Sep 3, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. You have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margie (Todd) Hart

Lindsay Walters on Sep 3, 2020

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Lindsay Walters

Suzanne VanHootegem Thompson on Sep 3, 2020

I am so very saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was a great friend and classmate of mine. I think of all the good times over the years - we sure enjoyed dancing together. We have talked on the phone for hours and hours and laughed til our sides hurt. Such wonderful memories. I am sure going to miss you. Rest in peace - you are back with Bob.

Dianne Sheltra (Reed) on Sep 3, 2020

So sorry to hear about Karen, we had some special times together. She is at peace and with Bob now. My prayers to all the family. Dianne Sheltra (Reed)

Rob Koziol on Sep 3, 2020

So sorry for your loss, LeAnn and SIL! While I did not know her very long, I enjoyed her company and thought of her often over the past year. I know she is in a better place with her husband!

To “her girls”, It was easy to see how much she loved you guys!!

Nancy Wilson on Sep 3, 2020

My sympathies for your family. Karen always could get the group going ! We all had such a great time together in school and when we got the chance to be together! Lots of smiles and hugs! Prayers and hugs now!

Richard Gleason-Holt on Sep 3, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Karen was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her.

Don St. Clair on Sep 3, 2020

I was just thinking about Karen yesterday and wondering about her, so I was shocked to see that she has passed when i checked the obituaries this morning. Karen and I were in the same class in school and she was always friendly and a very friendly smile. Condolences to the family and her friends on their loss.

Terry Byers on Sep 3, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bring you peace.

BJ McCullum on Sep 3, 2020

I love my Aunt Karen. She loved and was proud of her family. I'm glad she is at peace with Uncle Bob for all eternity.

Deb Kuchan Eskridge on Sep 3, 2020

My sincere sympathy to you all. Years ago, your family lived beside us in Canton on Ash Street (I'm Mary Lou and Bill's daughter)

Kay DeFord on Sep 3, 2020

Girls I am so sorry to see this. Karen was a special friend to me. I was thinking about her this week. My deepest sympathy to the family



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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
1:00 PM

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