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Memorial Visitation

Waterloo High School
Friday March 26th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Dennis M. Karban

Dennis M. Karban, 66, of Smithton, IL, died March 19, 2021, in Belleville, IL. He was born May 4, 1954, in Red Bud, IL.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Karban, nee Wagner; children Victoria Karban, Michael (Sarah) Karban, & Kaylin (Alex) Coleman; grandchildren Anne & Oliver Karban, and Layla Coleman; sisters and brothers Cindy (Wayne) Heinecke, Tim (Davida) Karban, Kim (Mike Hargrove) Maki, and Jamie (Bonnie) Karban; father-in-law Melvin Wagner; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law Chuck (Rita) Wagner and Alan (Barb) Wagner; aunts; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many many friends.

He is preceded in death by baby Alex Karban; parents Clement & Dorothy (nee Huetsch) Karban; mother-in-law Eileen Wagner; brothers-in-law Fred Wagner and Butch Maki; godparents Peter & Adela Kaiser; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Dennis was a member of St. Augustine Church - Hecker, IL; Hecker Knights of Columbus (charter member); Hecker Fire Department; Hecker Community Center; former member of Hecker Sportsman Club and Prairie du Long Township Trustee.

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Family Wishes

Memorial Visitation:
4 PM to 8 PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

Memorial Service:
10 AM Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Hecker Community Center in Hecker, IL with a luncheon to follow.

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

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I would always see Denny coming in to work as I was getting off work. Little did anyone know that we were both from that little town of Hecker and working in the big city. I am so happy that he was able to retire when he did. Love you, Pat and kids, I'm here for you, always

Mary Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

Knowing the Karban crew seems like forever started with school bus ride and some of my siblings were friends with the Karban clan. What a fun group. Denny, you were a true friend to all of us. My heart knows you without pain, and prayer this will help all of us heal. Love to the Karban and Wagner families

Eileen and Charles Curran Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Karban

Zipfel Charles Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM