WOODSTOCK – R. Jacob Kovarik, 38, of Sycamore, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 18, 2013, of natural causes.|
He was born June 20, 1975, in Waukegan to Robert H. and Donna J. (Sorensen) Kovarik.
His family was the most important part of his life. He was proud of being a store manager at Aaron's in Crystal Lake. He and his family were active in the Sycamore community volunteering with Feed'Em Soup and the high school Rugby Club. He enjoyed music and gaming and attending Renaissance fairs. He was loved and will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Donna Kovarik; his fiancée, Jenifer Hooker; three sons, Benjamin Kovarik, Christian Kovarik and Benjamin Whipple; three daughters, Alicia Kovarik, Abigayle Kovarik and Tiffany Walker; a sister, Cherie (Michael) Gilliland; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sorensen; and two nieces, Carissa and Jessica Gilliland.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Henry F. and Lenore M. Kovarik; maternal grandfather, Victor S. Sorensen; and an uncle, Allen B. Sorensen.
The visitation will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, until the time of the funeral Mass celebration at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock.
For information, call the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, at 815-338-1710.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 20, 2013