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Karen Louise Gayan

Karen L. Gayan, 71 of rural Pontiac passed away Friday afternoon (August 25th) at her home with her sons and her dog Riley at her side.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Long Point Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ken and Bob Nelson, John Cashmer, Bill Durre, Rick Hanson and Ron Aupperle.

Karen was born on November 29, 1945 in Streator to Jacob T. and Bernice (Warfield) Samek.  She married Robert J. Gayan on December 23, 1967.  He preceded her in death on March 11, 2015.

Surviving are sons Wayne and Kevin Gayan both of Cornell.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Karen attended St.  Stephen’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in 1963.  She was a bookkeeper and secretary for several years and was of the catholic faith.

Along with her husband Bob she enjoyed spending time with family, boating, fishing, camping and motorcycling.

Memorials may be made to the Karen Gayan family.

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To Karen's family...It was an absolute honor to know your Mother the last few years sitting next to her at dialysis. She will be sorely missed by so many.

Hilary Kelly Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

Kevin and Wayne, so sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent. May your Mom RIP.

Brenda Bollhorst Aug 28 2017 12:00 AM