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Arlene (nee Ansani) Jakstas

February 22, 1939 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 83)

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Obituary

Arlene Jakstas (nee Ansani), 83, of Richmond, formerly a longtime resident of Fox Lake, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022, at home.  She was born February 22, 1939, in LaGrange, to the late Robert and Grace (nee Wilson) Ansani.

A graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School who went on to receive her court-reporting degree from McCormick Court Reporting School, Arlene was the longtime office manager and vice president at the family business, Mineola Marine.

Arlene had a lifelong love for animals and, in her younger days, used to show five-gaited horses. She enjoyed all holidays and any occasion that brought her family and friends together.

Survivors include her husband Pete Jakstas, whom she married November 16, 1963; and children, Pete Jakstas, Laura (Matt) Soucy, and Erica Jakstas.

In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen “K” Jakstas on October 2, 2011; and brother, Robert (Kay) Ansani.

Visitation Tuesday, March 29, from 3-8 p.m., and Wednesday, March 30, from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake.  Interment will be private.

Please no flowers.  Memorials in Arlene’s name to Best Friends Lifesaving Center, 2005 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106, www.Utah.BestFriends.org.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 29, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Visitation
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Private Interment

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