Karen Marie Cancialosi

April 15, 1944 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 75)

Karen Marie Cancialosi, 75, of Beecher passed away Saturday August 31, 2019 at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1944, the daughter of Herbert and Helen Sahlin.


Karen was a member of St. Pauls the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone. She loved ceramics and was the owner of Windy Ridge Ceramics. She enjoyed square dancing with the Bachelor and the Bachelorettes, horses, her dogs, gardening, birds, She was a member of Clothe God’s Children.

Surviving are her life partner Lee VanLinden, 2 sons, Victor J. & Jacqueline M. Cancialosi and Joseph T. Cancialosi  & Lisa M. Anderson, One daughter Kristen M & Jon Palasky Jr, One grandson Raymond & Nikki Beseler II,  and 3 great grandchildren Ayden, Micha, and Cameron.

Preceding her in death are her parents, daughter Angela M. Cancialosi, sister Peggy Sahlin, and an aunt Katheryn M. Blake.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 4-8pm. A funeral mass will be on  Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11am at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Best Friends Animal Society or an animal shelter of their preference.

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