Gideon Locke Karels age 2, of Round Lake beach passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born on May 14, 2020, in McHenry, to Debra Karels. Gideon was the baby of the family and a true “mama’s boy” always attached to his mama holding her hand or leg at all times. He loved Mickey Mouse and dinosaurs. He always had a big smile on his face and was always ready to say “Cheeeese” to get his picture taken. He was a sweet, little doll always up to crawl up in a family member’s lap and be held. He was also a little daredevil running around getting into mischief. Gideon is described as adorable, loving, sweet, and smiley.
Gideon is survived by his loving and devoted mother: Debra; Adored grandmother: Kathy Berg; Cherished Uncles (aunts): Steven (Mackenzie) Berg, David (Christina) Berg; Treasured Aunts (Uncles): Jennifer (Fred) Lutz, Susan Berg; Revered Great-Uncles (Aunts): Gary Heinis, Bruce (Bridget) Bykowski, Wayne (Marlene) Bykowski), Admired Cousins: Emma Lutz, Paul Heinis, Lori (Robert) Withrow, Michael (Theresa) Bykowski, Chris (Darcy) Bykowski, Denise Bykowski, Bryan (Mindy) Bykowski, Matthew Bykowski, Madison Bykowski, Betty O’Neal, Quinn Bykowski, Brylie Bykowski, Emma Bykowski, and Lucy Bykowski; Special friends: Bill Kaminski, Nick Baldino and Oliver Navarro.
He is preceded in death by his beloved grandpa “papa”: Scott Berg, Great- Uncle: James Bykowski, Great-Aunt: Karen Heinis, and Great-Grandmother: Leona Bykowski.
Service will be private and held at a later date.
Donations can be made via the GoFundMe for “3 Innocent RLB Angels” and family is requesting if mourners want to send flower arrangements for the future service to request from Donna’s Custom Funeral Flowers in Mundelein, IL 847-949-9555.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, Round Lake, IL. For information, please call the Funeral Home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Gideon on his tribute wall.