Eileen nee Braasch (Karstensen) BuikemaMarch 30, 1930 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 87)
Eileen C. (nee Braasch) (Karstensen) Buikema, 87 of Beecher, IL passed away Monday October 2, 2017 at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer, IN. Eileen was born on March 30, 1930 in Joliet, IL the daughter of Gottlieb and Ellen Braasch. She is survived by her children Roger (Sheri) Karstensen of Beecher, IL, Myron (Barbara) Karstensen of Beecher, IL, Tommy (Jody) Karstensen of Beecher, IL, Darrell (Susan) Karstensen of Lowell, IN and Patty (Jerry) Meyer also of Beecher, IL. Two step sons Arthur (Alison) Buikema Jr. and Robert (Ginger) Buikema also survive. 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive Eileen. She is preceded in death by her parents, her late husbands Vernon Karstensen and Arthur Buikema. Eileen was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Beecher where she served on the women’s guild. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday October 6, 2017 from 2-9 p.m. at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Beecher. Rev. Susan Lock will officiate. Entombment will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee, IL. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.