Karl F. Karkut, 77, passed away Sept. 15, 2009. Survived by his wife, Melva Karkut; daughters, Carol Jean (Ronald) Jackson and Julie Ann (James) Veres, both of Oak Lawn, Ill; and grandchildren, Jillian Ann Veres, Jacob James Veres, John Henry Veres and Karl Anthony Jackson. Preceded in death by his parents, Franciszek and Josephine Karkut; two brothers; and one sister. Karl was born May 15, 1932, in Jarocin, county of Nisko, Poland. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Karl worked for Lasker Boiler & Engineering and United Conveyor until his retirement on April 30, 1995. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dad. 7 years I still mourn u see that has happened. By some small miracle small parts of you made their way home. Maybe now I can let go. I miss you dad. Xxxxooooo

  2. Dad, we miss you but know that you are safe and healthy and in good care in Jesus’s hands. No more worries, no struggles, just peace and His joy.
    I Love You Dad.

  3. Dad. Sitting here in Bozeman mt. Thinking of you all week. The mountains the animals. Love u dad. Rest in peace dear father

  4. Oh Father. I miss you so much. All I have is your memories, that will have to be enough. Until we see one another again. XXXX00000

  5. just found out today of your loss melva carol and Julie my heart truly goes out to you God Bless
    Rose Ken and Kaytee

  6. Dear Melva and family,

    So sorry to hear of Karl,s Passing.Although we didn,t see him often, we rememember him as a gentle and pleasant man.You truly seemed a happy couple and so your loss is big. However at times like this always remember the good times and all the wonderful memories. They will help get through the saddness.

  7. What can you say when family friends suffer such a loss? Karl was so generous and kind no matter what happened.
    We wish he could have met our next generation in the family, but I believe he’s looking down smiling at us – from a place prepared for him where he’s at peace.
    Hugs and kisses, Melva. We’ll see you as soon as we can.

  8. As I view the guestbook tonight, I find comfort in knowing that everyone that knew Dad, all felt the same. A good Man,kind Man who left this world remembered as such. A man who gave so much , but asked for so little. My heart is broken, I love you Dad.

  9. dear auntie
    i’m really sorry for your loss but is also our loss.he was a great uncle to myself and my children and the kids always looked forward to seeing you both.im really glad i was able to help you out with uncle when you both where here for his last time.he can now spend time with everyone we’ve lost until our time is hear.just remember its not going to be easy but you have alot of love around you and even uncle is still with you and dont forget that!i love you auntie and and uncle i love you and will see you someday in time take care of juciy for me

  10. Dad – you took a piece of my heart with you. I’ll always have a part of you with me. Our only comfort is that we know you are resting in our dear Savior’s arms. Love CJ

  11. Auntie Melva,
    I will miss Uncle very much. It will be strange not having him at the house with you. I have wonderful memories of all of the years that we have gone out there and you guys have come here and Chicago too. I remember the first time that Lizz met mom and I at your house and we all went for a car ride in the mountains to see Bishops Castle, and Monarch Pass and on the way up Uncle told us that he too was closing his eyes while he drove up there. Silly man.I always loved the way he had time just to sit and talk. Well I will call you later and let me know if you need me. Love Nay-nay

  12. Melva,
    I am so sorry for your loss. If you want me there I will be there at anytime just call. Keep the faith and know that I love you and loved Karl too. Thanks to the two of you I have many happy memories.

  13. Even though I was only fortunate enough to meet Uncle Karl a few times, he left quite an impression. He was easily one of the kindest, nicest men I have ever met. My family and I send our condolensces to all his friends and family.

  14. I love you Auntie Melva and my prayers are with you as always. Uncle Karl was such a wonderful man and we all loved him very much. Remember all of the happy times we shared. My life has been truly blessed for having known him.

  15. Auntie,
    I am very sorry about Uncle. He was an amazing man, and he was the best uncle and godfather a girl could ask for. He went above and beyond the call of duty for our family. I loved him with my whole heart. I am sorry that it takes a death for all of us to really tell you how we feel. Uncle you will be surely missed. We love you!

  16. Melva: I just learned of your husband’s passing in the newspaper. Roger said you were in the office to tell them about it yesterday. I was there and said “HI”, but had no idea of the reason for your visit. We are so sorry for your loss. No matter how you prepare it is still hard to take and understand. I hope your children will be here to help you through. We will definitely keep you in our prayers. If there is anything we can do to help we are only a phone call away. Sincerely, Roger and Ann Wright

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