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Karen M. Getting
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Obituary for Karen M. Getting

Karen M. Getting, age 75, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1983, passed away on July 24, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville. She was born on February 25, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN.

Karen is survived by her devoted children, Sarah Marie Getting, Ruthi Anne Getting and Creighton (Gina) Getting, all of Naperville, IL; her cherished grandchildren, Taylor, C.J. and Nolan Getting; her dear sister, Marlene (George) Jezierski. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and childhood sweetheart, S. Leon Getting, in 2016; her parents, Ole and Barbara Bjerkesett and her brother, Michael Bjerkesett.

Karen began her career as a receptionist with John Greene Realty in 1983 and retired as Director of the Relocation Division, which she initially developed. She was a very active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and helped lead capital campaigns, pastoral searches, mission trips and served on the church council. Karen was devoted to her family and her greatest joy was spending time with children and grandchildren.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Karen’s life, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563.

Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Dr., Naperville. Interment will be private.


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Memorial Visitation

Friday

10

Aug

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Memorial Service

Saturday

11

Aug

10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1310 Shepherd Dr
Naperville, IL 60565


Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563
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