Joseph “Joe” Karch, Jr.

Born: January 22, 1935
Died: January 6, 2020
Visitation: Thursday, January 9, 2020
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Service: Friday, January 10, 2020
Prayers begin at 9:15 am at Michaels
Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

Joseph “Joe” Karch, Jr., 84, a resident of Schaumburg since 1976 was born on January 22, 1935 in Yugoslavia to Joseph, Sr. and Eva (nee Schlesak) and passed away peacefully on January 6, 2020 in Schaumburg surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a proud US Veteran serving as a cook during the Korean War. He was an avid bowler, having scored a perfect 300 game. He enjoyed playing poker and computer solitaire.

Joe was the adoring husband of 59 years to Rosalie (nee Rettmuller); loving father of Elizabeth (Fred) Spandiary, Debra (Sam) Spandiary and Rosemarie; fond grandfather of Cristina (fiancée David Harris), Kelly Spandiary and Kyle Spandiary; proud great grandfather of Davion Harris; dear brother of Peter (Sandy) and the late Elizabeth and Franz; beloved uncle of Katie (Scott) McGonigal and Adam; dear friend to many. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s name to the American Cancer Society, and click “Donate”.

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