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Karen I. Mullins, formerly of Chicago


 
updated: 2/12/2018 9:30 PM

Karen I. Mullins, 62, formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at home.

She was born March 25, 1955, in Chicago to Eugene and Carolyn (Derengowski) Bochenek. She had worked at the Humane Society of Southern Illinois. She loved to shop.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids.

Karen is survived by her daughters, Shannon (Jerry) Hernandez of Sesser and Sherry (John) Engle of Ballwin, Mo.; her partner of 35 years, Edward Krawzik of Sesser; grandchildren Jerry Hernandez, Jordan Hernandez Michael Hernandez, Logan Hernandez, Kaylie Hernandez and Liam Hernandez, all of Sesser, and Mackenzie Engle of Ballwin, Mo.; siblings,Eugen Bochenek and Nora (John) Koch of Chicago and James (Meredith)

Bochenek of Denver; and many nieces and nephews, other

relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Christine Zelasko and Joseph Bochenek.

remation rites have been accorded. Services were private. Karen will forever be in her family's heart.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit crainsonline.com.