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Karen Marie Trabert-Vala

August 3, 1956 September 28, 2018
Karen Marie Trabert-Vala
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Karen Marie Trabert-Vala (nee Dulla), 62, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1984, formerly of Riverside, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born August 3, 1956 in Berwyn, IL.

Beloved wife of Alden "Rob" Vala" and the late Michael Lee Trabert, loving mother of Todd P. (Janice) Trabert of Wyoming, OH and Ashley E. (Kyle) Brodd of Verona, WI, adored grandmother of Malia and George Trabert; Michaela and Hayley Brodd, devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ann Dulla, dear sister of Michael (Kate) Dulla, Chris (Cindy) Dulla and Jay (Patti) Dulla, sister-in-law of O. Timothy (Cecelia) Trabert, Joanne Trabert, Mary Kay (Gene) Trabert Poland and the late James Patrick Trabert, daughter-in-law of Orin C. (Kay) Trabert and the late Shirley Lee Trabert, fond aunt, great-aunt, godmother, second mother to many and friend to all.

Karen grew up in Cicero and Riverside, IL and was a 1974 graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School in Riverside. She received a bachelor degree in Home Economics with a minor in Business from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. Karen worked as an aerobics instructor at The Ultimate in Fitness and Edward Health & Fitness Center, both in Naperville and was employed as a realtor with Coldwell Banker in Naperville for over twenty years. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville and enjoyed tennis, traveling and spending time in Naples, FL with her family and dear friends.

Visitation Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Family and friends will meet to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, October 2, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

Future inurnment: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 933-2413,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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4:00 PM 10/1/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/1/2018 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 10/2/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Road Naperville 60563 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

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