Deceased: January 31, 2010

Service Information:

Visitation: Thursday, February 4, 2010 4pm until 9pm Funeral Mass: Friday, 10am Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
Interment: Calvary Cemetery Grave 4, Lot 9, Block 6, Sect I


Karen "Katie" Degerberg, born Sept. 11, 1949, died Sunday, Jan. 31st, co-founder of the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts in Chicago, she was an RN at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and played a major role in developing protocols for the death and dying unit used across the country. Survived by her husband of 32 years, Fred, siblings Frank and John Eiermann, Mary Inebnit, Susan Bontrager and a multitude of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials to; Doctors Without Borders USA, P O Box 5030, Hagerstown, Md. 21741, or www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Visitation Thursday, February 4th from 4 pm until 9 pm at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, Il. 60657 and funeral mass 10 am Friday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 690 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, Il. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Il
For info: Lakeview Funeral Home 773-472-6300 or www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com


February 4, 2010

Dear Fred,

Sad to hear about your wife Fred, I am thinking about you at this time pal and I will be saying a prayer for you and yours, God Bless.


February 8, 2010

Hello Fred,

Our deep condolences to you and your family for your loss. Cherish your memories of your times with Katie as they'll help sustain you in the coming days, weeks, months and years. God bless you always.

Dave & Lynda Hatch