Condolences to the Kartheiser Family
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Posted by: Megan Jamen
The St. Francis High School Community would like to extend our condolences to the Kartheiser family on the passing of John R. "JK" Kartheiser '66.
John R. "JK" Kartheiser, 67, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Geneva. He was born August 31, 1948, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of John and Lois (Smith) Kartheiser. John was a 1962 graduate of St. John the Baptist grade school in Winfield and a 1966 graduate of St. Francis High School in Wheaton. John was a machinist for his father's business, Die and Tool Company, in Chicago and also spent many enjoyable years as a limo driver where he combined his interests of meeting people and engaging in many stories of his excursions, having driven to 49 of the 50 states in the U.S. He was an avid traveler, history buff, loved to read and take scenic photos of his travels. He was devoted to his family; the "Sarge" will be greatly missed. Surviving are his mother, Lois; siblings, Mary '65 (Joe) Jedlovec, Bill '68 (Peggy Holtrop '74) Kartheiser, Sue '70 (Rick '69) Sandberg, Diane '75 (Kevin '75) Keeney, Tom '77 Kartheiser, Joan '79 (Paul) Shankle, Patty '83 Zeyen, and Teresa '86 (Joe) Smagacz; along with many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John, and sister, Nancy '72 Palcer.