Richard John Jokela

JOHNSBURG – Richard John Jokela, 63, a longtime resident of Johnsburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
He was born in Bessemer, Mich., on April 20, 1949, to Arne and Linda (nee Kompsie) Jokela.
He was a lifetime Detroit Lions fan, an avid boater and basketball fan.
Richard will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Karrie (nee Killoren) Jokela; his dear children, Patrick and Valerie Jokela and Corey Nau; siblings, Rosemary (Michael) Foresta and Michael (the late Joan) Peltonen; and sister-in-law, Darla Jokela. Many other loving relatives and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Susan Vasquez, Dean and Kurt Jokela.
The visitation will be from 4 until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 15, at the K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's name may be made to , Lake County Regional Office, 100 Tri-State International, No. 125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069; or , Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100 or visit

Funeral Home

K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home
12 North Pistakee Lake Road Fox Lake, IL 60020
(847) 587-2100
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 13, 2012