Karen B. Illetschko

Karen B. Illetschko, 66, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Hospice Home of Hope.

She was born in Milwaukee in 1955, the daughter of Burt and Gladys Luecke Grund. She was a graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee, Class of 1973.  On June 25, 1977, she married George D. Illetschko.  Karen was a member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac.

Karen enjoyed pitching horseshoes, she had a 20% ringer average. She was a member of Fond du Lac Horseshoe League.  She also enjoyed shooting pool and was in various ladies’ leagues, and going on gambling trips.  Karen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending her time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, George D. Illetschko of Fond du Lac, her children: George P. Illetschko of Berlin, Melissa Illetschko of Fond du Lac and James Illetschko of Burke, Virginia: four grandchildren: Stephanie, Tristan, Megan and Oliver; her siblings: Gerald (Joan) Grund, and Warren (Sue) Grund; and her nieces, nephews and other family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Kenneth.

VISITATION: Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 1600 South Main Street, Fond du Lac.

SERVICE: A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, with Rev. Michael J. Zuberbier officiating.  Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Lupus Foundation or Cancer Research.

Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkifuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420