Karmena A. MacGillis, age 88, of Round Lake, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at The Grove at the Lake in Zion. She was born April 15, 1927 in Chicago to Nicholas and Mary (Babulski) Tyznik.
A resident of Round Lake since 1954, Karmena assisted her husband in the operation of the MacGillis Funeral Home in Round Lake from 1954 until its sale in 1989 to the Justen family. She also was the first lady of Round Lake during her husband’s tenure as Mayor of Round Lake from 1961 – 1965. Karmena was a faithful member of the Round Lake Community Church. An avid reader, she loved the companionship of her feline friends.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Douglas A. (Dawn) MacGillis of Deary, Idaho and Daniel A. (Annamarie) MacGillis of Round Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas A. MacGillis, in 1986; and two brothers, Henry and Clarence.
Friends may visit with her family from 10 a.m. until noon Monday, January 25, 2016, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. The memorial service will be at noon Monday in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.