Karen and her stuffed dog 1980.
Karen Ann Jankovitz
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 9, 1963
  • Date of passing: Jun 11, 2013
Let the memory of Karen be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Karen Jankovitz, 50, born on February 9, 1963 and passed away on June 11, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 11th June 2016

"My dearest Karen, WOW what a day. You'd be so proud of lil Marissa who had her 4th birthday today.  She's growing into such a wonderful,  loving puppy,  you're right when you said she's a "spoiled brat"  We miss you so much...wec wish you good morning everyday and good night every evening.  We love you so much"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 9th February 2016

"Karen, you would have been 53 today, and yes, still younger than me and now you are eternally younger and will never look older. Wish you were here though, celebrating and eating Pattie's Chicken Quesadillas and blowing out your candles with mom and all of us! And watching your fav movie "Paul". Miss u and love u lots!"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 9th February 2016

"My dearest Karen, happy birthday honey.  I miss and love you l."

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 21st January 2016

"Thinking of you Karen!
Thanksgiving and Christmas  2015 have come and gone. You have been with US in heart throughout the holidays.and always will be. Thinking of your warm smile and fun personality. Last time I saw you your favorite dessert was blueberry and strawberry blinz. I made this dessert for the first time when your brother, my dear Curtis, your "bubba"  asked me to make it for you....and of course because we love you!
Here it is 2016. Can't believe it! xxoo"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 11th October 2015

"Karen, We are thinking of you and feeling your  warm smile as Curtis and I post pictures of  you and your favorite holiday on Facebook.  
Love you and miss you dearly!! :-)"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 11th June 2015

"Miss you"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 11th June 2015

"My Dearest Karen, you left this world 2 years ago, you left a large hole in the hearts and minds of us left behind. I miss you so much. Today is Marissa's 4th birthday we will celebrate her birth by sitting by the creek thinking of you while she enjoys a "frost paw" treat that you loved to give to the kids. I miss you baby"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 11th June 2015

"Karen,

You are truly missed and loved forever!!"

This tribute was added by Willa Tisdel on 11th June 2015

"Karen Cuz. It has been 2 years since you've been with the Lord. I miss you even more, if that's possible. But I know everything is fine with you. How could it not be, being with our Lord Jesus? One day I will be with you, and we can catch up, and do all the silly things we used to do. Just didn't get to spend that much time with you. But I cherish the times we did spend together"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 22nd May 2015

"My Karen, today is our 5th anniversary,  Marissa and me sat by the creek today thinking of you. We miss and love you
Connie"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 29th March 2015

"Missing you Karen so much, spring has sprung here at the Kc Ranch your garden is full of Daffodils Marissa and I spent sometime with you in the warmth of the  spring sunshine. I miss you so much, I love you so much
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This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 9th February 2015

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY.  I had to leave a message to you under Genes name.  52 years ago you were just a few minutes old.  I miss you so very much honey and it isn't getting any easier.  You always had a beautiful smile and sense of humor that is missed greatly. I always compose what I want to tell you but just cant find the words when I try. Callie is gone now.  I want to believe she is with you and the two of you are going back and forth about the blue rocker. KCee and CurlySue  keep me busy and Curly misses you too.  So much I want to say but just cant remember it all or have space. The tears are falling and my heart hurts so much. So Happy Birthday Honey and know I LOVE YOU INFINITIES EVER AND MORE. (I hear your DITTO.) LOVE."

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 9th February 2015

"Oh my love, I miss you so much, Marissa and Jake are doing well. I know that their missing you too.  Your 52 today forever young and forever missed"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 9th February 2015

"Happy Birthday Karen!

We love you and miss you dearly!  It's not the same without you. We feel your presence and see your smile often!! Hugs!!!!

Bubby and Pattie"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 28th December 2014

"My dearest Karen, Marissa, Jake and myself just spent our second Christmas with out you with us. Santa Paws came this year, Peer Wee got a new bright pink collar, a new ball and of course a new bone. Jake got a new laser pointer and a stick with a feather and a bell on it. We love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 27th December 2014

"Karen, it has been so busy running around for something that is over so quick as this season, kind of like life, but I know you have alot of GOOD people with you to keep you company this Christmas and always!
Merry Christmas and I always love you!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 27th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Karen!

Love and Hugs,

Pattie"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 31st July 2014

"My love, I'm so sorry, I had to put Kenzie and Sadie down this week. The girls have been unable to go up or down the stairs since last January. We've been living downstairs to make it easir for them. I've been having to lift Kenzie up to her feet for over 4 months and poor Sadie had lost her ability to control her colon. It was one of the hardest descisions I've ever had to make. They went together peacefully, I felt as though Iost another piece of you my love and I've been balling my eyes out. Our lil Peewee "Marissa" awkes everyday and does her eye rubs. I think she's saying her prayers to you. It's Jake, Marissa and me now, but we love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Don Amiet on 12th June 2014

"It's almost impossible to believe it has been a year since we lost you. Heck, it's almost impossible to believe you're gone at all. I took for granted you'd be around forever! I remember working for my all-time favorite boss at that crazy little station in Ft. Myers, and seeing Toby Keith in Naples when most people had never heard of Toby Keith! Most of all I remember your grin and your sunshine personality. And I'm so happy to be able to say you were my friend. Miss you, Karen. Love you."

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 11th June 2014

"Hemingway said," It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end"  Your journey left alot of people who dearly loved you and miss you terribly, and that is a journey that matters"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 11th June 2014

"Well, It's been a year now, in a way it seems like yesterday as I still can't believe you are not here with us, but when I think about calling you and talking like we always did, it seems like an eternity. Love you and miss you more than words can say."

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 11th June 2014

"My darling Karen, you left us much too soon a year ago, your with me always, I love you and miss you so much. Kenzie, Sadie, Jake and Marissa miss you I know, we all love you."

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 11th June 2014

"Good morning Karen!

I love you and miss you dearly!  We still hear your laugh during our Sunday dinner's with Michael and your Mom. I am sure all of heaven is smiling with you.  

Love and hugs,  :-)
Pattie"

This tribute was added by Helen Coblentz on 9th February 2014

"I love you honey and miss you8 infinities ever and so much more than I will ever be able to find the words for.  It is your birthday and I want to call you abd sing Happy Birthday to you.Gene and Pattie came over with 2 yellow roses and some beautiful white peace jijjies and would you believe, a Lemon jello cake.  It had 4 candles which were lit we blew out for you. Yhe tears are falling so I made some mistakes but know you dont mind.  I love you my little angel, infinities ever and more!"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 9th February 2014

"Good morning my love, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peewee and I along with Kenzie, Sadie and Jake are sending happy birthday wishes. I love you so much. I miss you each and everyday."

This tribute was added by Susan Dolan on 9th February 2014

"Karen , you were such a special, giving, loving person. You are deeply missed. May you rest and live pain free in heaven. The butterfly's are in the air and you will always be in our hearts . Love & miss you!!
Happy, happy birthday!!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 8th February 2014

"Hi Karen, Tomorrow is your birthday and I want to be the first to say Happy Birthday!  Your brother and I will treasure your birthday memories from last year forever!

Love Ya and miss you more than ever!!
Pattie"

This tribute was added by vickie olah on 1st February 2014

"Hey Karen girl miss those loving eyes and brillant smile having your name on the climbing rose bush trellace causes me to say hey and think about you most often. Miss you alwaysssssssss"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 27th January 2014

"Karen, we all missed your calls during Christmas and New Years, it wasn't the same without hearing your voice :-(  It was so nice when you and Connie were living down here briefly and we were able to have on rare occasion, Christmas with the family. I remember you and I putting up mom's lights on the outside and you kept getting shocked, and the faces you made were priceless. Love you"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 14th December 2013

"To my Karen, tears are streaming as I write this. I miss you so much. I spent 7 wonderful holidays with you and now It's so hard to be with out you. I love you so much."

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 13th December 2013

"Ditto on missing your smiling face for Thanksgiving!

Love & hugs,

Pattie"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 29th November 2013

"Karen, We missed you at Thanksgiving, the first real holiday without seeing or hearing your voice and wishing you a happy one.Last year we had an early one before you went home. The year went too fast.Some day we will all spend it together again."

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 12th October 2013

"You have been gone 4 months as of yesterday, sometimes it seems longer and sometimes it feels like yesterday. It was also the anniversary of Grandma King's passing. I hope you both are together, happy and looking down on us, filling our hearts with peace. Love u both!"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 11th September 2013

"Yesterday as I was starting your car to let it run a minute, I never thought to check your cd player so I hit eject and the cd that came out was the Uncle Kracker I made for you and the last song you listened to was so appropiate and ironic, it was " Smile "
Love ya!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 2nd September 2013

"Hi Karen -
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 your mom and I attended a mass in your honor at Saint Columkille Church.  The mass was beautiful!  It seemed as if you were sitting right in the middle of us. After church we had breakfast at the Gulf Shore Grill. Very peaceful looking out on the gulf. Love ya and miss ya Karen!  Pattie"

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 28th August 2013

"It has been 11 weeks since we lost you yet it still feels like it was yesterday. Still seems as if you must still be here. By now if I hadn't heard from you, I would be calling you up to get all the news, and you always had news. You would answer the phone with " Hey Bubba, what's up? " I just wanted to let you know you are loved and not forgotten. Love you Sissy!"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 19th July 2013

"My Karen, my love, I'm here in MN and I feel you are with me as I make this trip for Kristen's wedding. I gave her the gift you bought for her. You are missed by all. I love you so much, please keep an eye on me as I continue our journey alone. Please give me the strength to carry on."

This tribute was added by Helen Coblentz on 11th July 2013

""It has been a month since you left us and joined loved ones.  I have told you every day and night and every minute in between that I love you infinities ever and more.  I will always tell you. We miss you.  Infinities ever and more.  Momma"

This tribute was added by kathy osborn on 6th July 2013

"What are memories?To me they're more than thoughts sparked by something I see or hear.To me they are moments in time that we carry with us through life.They become a part of us and all combined make us who we are.So when I miss you, I know I have those moments in time with you,our memories, so you're never really gone. That makes me smile and I know you're smiling too. Much love my friend"

This tribute was added by vickie olah on 4th July 2013

"From the very first day we met at Superpetz i knew your were very special i saw it in your eyes and felt it in your smile. You were sraight up,warm,giving,kind and much more. I remeber thnking to myself at the time my Life was topsy turvey with longtime marriage how much i hurt all over!! Then into my life came thee strongest woman ive ever known and she smiled and said it will be ok Vic"

This tribute was added by jayme Deutsch on 4th July 2013

"Karen you will always be in my thoughts as one of the most Genuine generous and gracious people I have ever known. I remember digging post holes to build a strong fence and you were right here.  It will stand as you will always in my heart.  You were a great boss a great friend and someone who had always a true sole. You will be missed by many who you have touched."

This tribute was added by vickie olah on 4th July 2013

"Words cannot express the feelings i feel KJ!! Time has come and gone but the type of person you were will never change. You were not only giving but compassionate beyond  ones comprehension. Words cannot express the the lack of feelings  left behind. I see different!!!! Noone will ever be as strong or as determined as you were in my mind Vickie"

This tribute was added by eugene blanch on 29th June 2013

"THE VOID YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND WILL NEVER BE FILLED,BUT THE MEMORIES OF YOUR LIFE WILL LAST FOUR EVER.REST IN PEACE KAREN, IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH YOU"

This tribute was added by Helen Coblentz on 28th June 2013

""I have tried several times to get the words I feel in my heart to guide my hands to put them on this paper.  But Honey, they just wont leave my heart as I dont want to lose you.  My Daughter and Bestest Friend, I love you Karen Ann, infinities, ever and so much more.  I will watch for butterflies so I know u will be near,  Love you, Momma""

This tribute was added by nikki haley on 27th June 2013

"Mom, I miss you more then words can say. Im so greatful you waited for me before it was time. The look on you face when I came in the house was priceless, best suprise ever ;) you will forever watch over us. I know how proud you are of us and I hope to continue to make you prouder. Love you so very much."

This tribute was added by Pam Blanch on 25th June 2013

"Even though we lived miles apart and didn't get to see each other as often as we would have liked, we always enjoyed the time when we could get together.  Karen was a fun, loving, caring person. Not only was she my cousin she was my friend. The way I'm going to remember Karen is always smiling, that big smile. That's the way I saw her last. Love You Karen and I'll always miss you."

This tribute was added by Patricia Vail on 25th June 2013

"Karen always lived life as if there was no tomorrow. I believe she had the right idea. No matter what!  "Sunshine Blue Skies"-  
Karen will be in my heart forever.
Pattie"

This tribute was added by Gabriella Rogers on 24th June 2013

"Karen, I will truly miss you my Friend!  I know I've only known your for a short period of time, but you have made me laugh and smile so much.  I appreciate the time given to us to be friend.  I will always remember that beautiful smile, and your sense of humor! With Much Love My Friend!"

This tribute was added by Don Amiet on 24th June 2013

"A boss, a friend, a guide, a mentor; I'll never forget you telling us at DHL to treat every customer's shipment as if it were Grandma's birthday present! It was truly an honor to by your friend, Karen, and I wish I had taken more time to tell you those simple words .Today the world is a much sadder place. Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Sarah Kangas on 24th June 2013

"Karen you were such a great friend growing up!  My heart is sad that you are no longer with us.  You will be missed by all!
All my love, Sarah."

This tribute was added by Lou AJ Howdershell on 24th June 2013

"Karen....a wonderful friend ~ a wonderful person ~ she so loved and all those that were around her.... and one that I so admired. I had the opportunity of having her as an associate when at SuperPetz . Dedicated, bubbly, full of inspiration and drive and looked forward to doing whatever she could for anyone else but herself. I will miss her."

This tribute was added by Logan Parish on 24th June 2013

"Karen, spending my weekends with you and Connie was amazing and I will never forget the times we've shared and I'm so grateful to have them, and you were always such a happy and positive person no matter the situation, I just can't believe you're gone, it's hard to take in but I know you're in a better place now, love you Karen."

This tribute was added by vickie olah on 23rd June 2013

"Loved you as a person upon first meeting you at work and will never stop loving you. The strength that you have always had and the kindness you have always given to others will not be forgotten. That smile of yours was always so bright.Love you always"

This tribute was added by Terry Allgood Smith on 23rd June 2013

"Karen, we spent many years together as children and teenagers, shared many adventures, troubles and struggles.  Life took us down different roads but one thing I know is that you deeply loved and were deeply loved. All those that have loved you will always carry a part of you, including me.  You ran the race, got the victory and will be missed but not forever. See you at the pearly gates!"

This tribute was added by Lynette Allison on 23rd June 2013

"I will always remember you by your awesome smile, your positive attitude and your kind words. Your showed me what true strength and courage was all about, And to never give up the fight!  I miss you!!!  I'll always carry a piece of you in my heart. Love you."

This tribute was added by Curtis Jankovitz on 23rd June 2013

"My sister moved on to another life much better than any life the living could ever imagine. She lived this life here on Earth to the fullest that she possibly could, always moving, always adventurous, never one to sit still for very long. She packed in more life in 50 years than I will ever know if I lived to be 100. She will be greatly missed!"

This tribute was added by Connie Berchem on 23rd June 2013

"Karen, you have been my bestest friend, my confident, my love and my wife. I'm missing you so much baby.
All my love your Connie"


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