Karen Alfrejd

STERLING – Karen Alfrejd, a resident of Sterling, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, at the age of 69.

She was born July 27, 1944, in Chicago, to Peder and Karen (neé Hansen) Westnes. Karen loved to cook, garden, and sew, and enjoyed antiquing.

Karen is survived by her children, Jill (neé Alfrejd) (Chris) Thibaudeau of Grayslake, and P.J. (April) Alfrejd of Pleasanton, Calif.; her grandchildren, Lincoln, Erik, Reed, Zoe, Dylan, and Kaylynn; and her sister, Sylvia (Wayne) Penn of Riverside.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and her son, Matthew.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside. Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in Grayslake is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. 

Visit www.strangfuneral.org to send condolences.