Karen Jean Weir, age 39, of Wonder Lake, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by many family and friends.
She was born October 6, 1976 in Lake Forest, to Arnold “Lynn” and Sandra (Kleckner) Anderson. On October 20, 2006, she married the love of her life, Todd Weir, in Lake Geneva.
Karen was raised in Antioch, where she graduated from Antioch Community High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University, and graduated in 2001 with her PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Iowa. Karen immediately joined the Jewel-Osco pharmacy family and went on to achieve the position of manager at the Fox Lake location for her entire career.
Among many things, Karen loved the outdoors. When she was not snowmobiling in Wisconsin or boating on Wonder Lake or other Illinois waterways, Karen could always be found 4-wheeling with her husband. She was a devoted wife, caring sister, loving aunt, and thoughtful friend who will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Karen is survived by her husband; her mother, Sandra (Kleckner) Anderson of Antioch; her in-laws, Steven and Susan Weir of Wonder Lake; her brother, Eric (Jennifer) Anderson of Richmond; brother-in-law, Nick (Melissa) Weir of Woodstock; two nieces, Samantha and Lillian; two nephews, Benjamin and Caleb; and her maternal grandfather-in-law, Richard Singer.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Justen’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. A blessing will follow at 6p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests a donation to the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to bring the world closer to Karen’s dream of eradicating childhood illnesses.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050