Colleen "Lynn" Karczewski-Pyne

February 2, 1960 - March 2, 2014
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Belvidere, IL
Colleen “Lynn” Karczewski-Pyne, 54 of Belvidere, IL died peacefully, Sunday, March 2, 2014 in her home unexpectedly. Lynn was born February 2, 1960 in Millville, New Jersey. Lynn was an amazing wife, making sure her husband knew he was loved and cared for; she was happy. Lynn had everything she dreamed of; her two daughters, a great man that loved her for her, the house she always wanted, a job she loved at the Keen-Age Center and her gardens. She accomplished her dream of finishing school in December 2012. Lynn never pretended to be someone she wasn’t; she loved children, gardening, working on her house, helping others, family, a good book, her pets, making others laugh and a nice cold Miller Lite.
Lynn is loved and will be missed by her husband, Todd Endress of Belvidere; daughters, Kristin Karczewski and Cassandra Pyne, both of Belvidere; parents, Karen and Dan Lauretta of Belvidere; sisters, Ilene (John) Pyne-Hunter of Millville, N.J., Kathy Leek and Karen (Greg) Hardesty both of New Port Richie, FL; brother, Howard (Sheri) Leek of Belvidere; nieces and nephews, Brittni, Juston, Brandon, Chelsea, Jessica, Matthew, Lexus; grandmother, Viola “Mommom” McGonigal of Millville, N.J.; uncle, Sonny (Cathy) McGregor of Millville, NJ; chosen family, Barb and John Moore of Gibstown, N.J.. Lynn is preceded in death by her grandfather, Vernon “Poppop” McGonigal.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. with Rev. Dan Schenk officiating. Burial will be in Orth Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Lynn was adamant that she wanted memorials to be directed to the Boone County Council or Aging-Keen Age Center or  Boone County Animal Services in her memory. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.Andersonfcs.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. with Rev. Dan Schenk officiating.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, Lynn was adamant that she wanted memorials to be directed to the Boone County Council on Aging-Keen Age Center or Boone County Animal Services in her memory.


 

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Born: February 2, 1960
Died: March 2, 2014

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Darlene carlson posted on 3/6/14

Todd, I was so sorry to hear of her passing....I didn't know her personally..only thru Denny.

 

janice drake jamshed posted on 3/9/14

I have so many fond memories of you Lynn. I remember how we loved to eat banana baby food and how you could always make me laugh no matter what. Heaven has a beautiful new Angel. My heart goes out to your wonderful family they are in my prayers....RIP my dear friend!

 

Mary Kaye Graham posted on 3/8/14

So Sorry for your sudden loss! Although I never met her, I knew her as a very nice person, Cassie spoke very highly of her. My sympathies

 

Heidi Ketchum posted on 3/8/14

Lynn was a very pleasant lady, I am so glad I met her and spent time with her.

 

Bob Koehn posted on 3/7/14

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

 

Naomi Butinski posted on 3/7/14

I worked with Colleen for a few years in the Executive Office at Chase, she was a pure teasure and will be deeply missed! My prayers are with her and her family.

 

Curt and Brenda Tobin posted on 3/7/14

Todd, we are so sorry to hear about Lynn's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family for strength to get through this shock and healing in the days to come. Your memories will always be with you.

 

Cindy Mathison posted on 3/7/14

Lynn, I always called her Colleen, was an excellent worker. She loved caring for her clients and her clients loved having her as their homemaker. She was a great asset to our homemaker staff at Boone County Council on Aging. Her clients and coworkers will truly miss her. Rest in Peace Colleen, you were loved.

 

Jill Valentine posted on 3/7/14

Cassie, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom...i lost my mom when she was only 52.....so young....God bless your family in this trying time. You are in my prayers. Jill Valentine

 

Julie (Johnson) Ackerman posted on 3/7/14

My parents (Stan & Marilyn Johnson) introduced me to Lynn and her lovely daughter Kristin. We would all work together on the gardens at Stan's Farm in Poplar Grove; good work and good conversation. We are all sorry for your loss; Lynn was a great lady! Peace and healing hugs be with you.

 

Cheryl Fassett posted on 3/6/14

Todd I can't find words to tell you how sad I'am for your loss.I loved getting to know Lynn she was such a sweetheart.I will say one thing for her she sure could out fish the boys and proved it many times @Cobb Bay,we will miss her. Love You Cheryl & Jim

 

Gordon Nygren posted on 3/6/14

I have so many great memories I dont where to start, but one thing for sure is you are going to missed very much.

 

Gail, Samuel and Grace Evette Brick posted on 3/6/14

Sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. We enjoyed getting to know her over the years and will miss her. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

 

Katie (Blatchford) Morgan posted on 3/6/14

Todd: So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. Take care!

 

Trudy & Jeff Flippo posted on 3/6/14

Todd, We are so sorry for your loss, thinking of you.

 

Frank and Lorna Griffiths-Bobkowski posted on 3/6/14

Great friend to our daughter Susan Emory,,and a lot of fun to be with when we saw her,,she will be deeply missed our love to Todd and the girls

 

Dennis Peaslee posted on 3/6/14

Todd my thoughts are with you and the family.

 

Dan & Cathy Flynn posted on 3/12/14

So sorry for your loss.

 

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