In memory of
Michael P. "Mike" Karssen
In memory of
Michael P. "Mike" Karssen
GALESBURG - Michael P. "Mike" Karssen, 60, Galesburg, died with his family at his side at 2:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Mike was born Oct. 31, 1959, in Le Mars, Iowa. He was the son of Bernard "Dutch" and Carol (Ver Hoef) Karssen. Mike married Susie Hutson on June 4, 1988, in Galesburg. Mike is survived by his mother, Carol of Le Mars; his three children, Kassie Karssen of Hanover, Indiana, Katie Karssen of Wellington, Florida, and Kaleb (Emily) Karssen of Camp Pendleton, California; his sister, LeAnn DeJoode of Belvidere; and his beloved '66 Chevy Nova. He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Lori Karssen. Mike attended Le Mars Community Schools. He received his associate's degree from Western Iowa Tech. Mike was a design engineer for L&T Tech Services (formerly Dell). He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Galesburg. He loved riding his Harley and was a proud "Hog Member." Mike was also a fan of NHRA Racing and was working on turning his classic car into a drag racer. He was an advocate for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and enjoyed the area St. Jude Poker Run and the Memphis Run. Mike's life revolved around his children. He was a proud, supportive and doting father. He made sure to make time to attend their every event and be their loudest cheerleader. Even in death, Mike's love and giving spirit will live on through his decision of becoming an organ donor for Gift of Hope. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Big Catz BBQ, 221 E. Main St., Knoxville. Arrangements have been entrusted with Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Memorials may be donated to Gift of Hope, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks, social distancing and attendance limitations will be required. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.hurd-hendricks.com.
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Knoxville, IL 61448
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In memory of
Michael P. "Mike" Karssen
GALESBURG - Michael P. "Mike" Karssen, 60, Galesburg, died with his family at his side at 2:13 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Mike was born Oct. 31, 1959, in Le Mars, Iowa. He was the son of Bernard "Dutch" and Carol (Ver Hoef) Karssen. Mike married Susie Hutson on June 4, 1988, in Galesburg. Mike is survived by his mother, Carol of Le Mars; his three children, Kassie Karssen of Hanover, Indiana, Katie Karssen of Wellington, Florida, and Kaleb (Emily) Karssen of Camp Pendleton, California; his sister, LeAnn DeJoode of Belvidere; and his beloved '66 Chevy Nova. He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Lori Karssen. Mike attended Le Mars Community Schools. He received his associate's degree from Western Iowa Tech. Mike was a design engineer for L&T Tech Services (formerly Dell). He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Galesburg. He loved riding his Harley and was a proud "Hog Member." Mike was also a fan of NHRA Racing and was working on turning his classic car into a drag racer. He was an advocate for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and enjoyed the area St. Jude Poker Run and the Memphis Run. Mike's life revolved around his children. He was a proud, supportive and doting father. He made sure to make time to attend their every event and be their loudest cheerleader. Even in death, Mike's love and giving spirit will live on through his decision of becoming an organ donor for Gift of Hope. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Big Catz BBQ, 221 E. Main St., Knoxville. Arrangements have been entrusted with Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Memorials may be donated to Gift of Hope, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks, social distancing and attendance limitations will be required. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.hurd-hendricks.com.
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Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes - Knoxville Chapel
120 South Public Square
Knoxville, IL 61448
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