Christopher J. Antonik formerly of Crystal Lake Visitation for Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Antonik, USMC, 29, of San Clemente, Calif., will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 12 noon Monday, July19, at the Evangelical Free Church, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, with Pastor Kerry Bauman and Pastor John Engberg officiating. Interment will be private. Born May 4, 1981, in Chicago, to John and Cindy Antonik, he was killed in action Sunday, July 11, 2010, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was united in marriage to Erin Gilbert on Dec. 12, 2009. For over nine years, he proudly served our nation as a member of the Marine Corps. His survivors include his beloved wife, Erin Antonik of San Clemente, Calif.; his devoted parents, John and Cindy Antonik of Antioch, Ill.; his dear sister, Jen (Ken) Bond of Surprise, Ariz.; his adoring nieces and nephews, Kylie and Xander Bond, and Jack and Alexa Farmer; his cherished grandma, Florence Antonik; and his dog and faithful companion, Chase. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandfather, Alex Antonik; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shaw. To honor Staff Sgt. Antonik, a memorial fund is being established through the Force Recon Association. To donate, visit forcerecon.com
or mail to FRA, P.O. Box 425, Rowe, MA 01367 and designate Staff Sgt. Christopher Antonik on the memo line. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfamily.com
. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.