Jack Karr

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Adam A. “Jack” Karr, 90, of Belleville, IL, born March 20, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Jack worked in sales at Empire Comfort Systems, Belleville, IL, before his retirement.  He was a member of Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, Belleville Elks Lodge 481, and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Belleville Council 1028.

 He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth J. “Betty”, nee Traub, Karr, who died February 10, 2017; and his parents, Joseph and Juanita, nee Jones, Karr.

Surviving are two sons, Kevin Karr,
and Adam “Andy” (Julie) Karr;
a daughter, Mimi Karr;
three grandchildren, Adam (Christina) Karr,
Michael Karr (fiancée, Katie Wilburn),
and Lauren Hummel;
a great-granddaughter on the way, Olivia Karr;
a brother, Joseph “Mickey” (Marilyn) Karr;
a sister, Martha Karr;
and nieces and nephews.

Jack’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Mercy for their professionalism, amazing compassion, and support for the Karr family.

Memorials may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Private funeral services will be held for the family.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


10 Comments on Jack Karr

Jim Galvin said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2019 at 2:26 AM

Respectful sympathies from an erstwhile neighbor. I'll fondly recall that smile.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ron Koch said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 7:09 PM

Kevin Andy Mimi please accept my condolences on behalf of the Koch family .Remember your parents as if it was yesterday great role models.I still can remember one your dads cars ,I think it was a Pontiac convertible really nice ride.Im sure you all have a lot of great memories to ease your lose . Take care

  • Swansea
  • Ill
Tom Galvin said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Kevin, Andy, and Mimi, You have my sympathy at your father's passing. He was always kind and pleasant to me from childhood to the last time I ran into him in the last year or two. Your Mother was the same way.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Ann Hoeener said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Mimi, Andy and Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. He was the nicest man, always so jovial and smiling. Hope your memories comfort and bring a smile to your face. Ann Hipskind Hoerner

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joan Beeman said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Our sonDr Brian Beeman is engaged to Sarah Reid daughter of Shirley Reid. We are sorry for the passing of Jack, Sarah’s Uncle. She loved her uncle Jack.

  • The villages
  • Florida
John Reid said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Dear Kevin, Andy and Mimi, We were saddened to hear of you dad’s passing and hope you find comfort knowing he is at peace with your mom. “Uncle Jack” was always a larger-than-life character to the Reid children growing up and we have so many fond memories of him. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Cape Coral
  • Fl
Kevin & Karla said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Andy, So sorry to hear the news about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. What a full life he had.

  • Lake Ozark
  • MO
Juanita Eiskant said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Dear Mimi Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. Love and God Bless You Juanita and David.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bill & Lynne Nebel said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2019 at 6:35 AM

Kevin- Andy-Mimi Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man and neighbor with a perpetual smile. Hope that you are all comforted by the many wonderful memories.

  • Highlands Ranch
  • Colorado
Susan Karr Hicks said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2019 at 9:25 PM

My heartfelt sympathy to Mimi, Kevin and Andy. I know your Dad is with your Mom teasing her and making her laugh with his wry wit. Love and hugs, Suzi

  • Tucson
  • AZ

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