Jim was an acquaintance, fun guy, after andrea richters spouse passed, she met jim, she had not known him in hs. They became great friends, he died of cancer 4/2/2012 rip jim thoughts and prayers to andrea on double loss of loved ones.
Dwight R. Rhoads
I met up with Frank right after high school, at Lyons Twp. Jr. College's pre-engineering program. Then we attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL together. Frank was total Ford, piloting a big, powerful immaculate Ford that ran like the Batmobile on weekend runs between Bradley and his La Grange Park home. Frank was usually quiet and stoic, but he could also creatively tease out some of life's ironic moments. Following his Bradley graduation, Frank earned his dream job at Ford Motor Company.
Ann M. Reiser (Risum)
I remember Jimmy from Forest Road School. He was my square dance partner for the end-of-the-year party in fifth grade! We had a good time. So sorry to hear that he passed away at such a "young" age.
Andrea J. Richter (Thein)
Please forgive me, I have not 'embraced' the technology of today. I do not Facebook, Tweet,
or have a Blue-tooth, (mine are still WHITE!). I do have a GPS and a cell phone - it's used for
calls, incoming & outgoing, imagine that! I do have a laptop and e-mail. I must say, the best use
for it was when I was part of our 50th Reunion planning. My time, (especially now), is spent
playing in the dirt - I love gardening. I have an acre lot and my John Deere and I have put on
enough miles to equal driving to Hawaii! My other hobby, when it's raining, (can't play in the
dirt), or in the evening, is Coloring - I love the coloring books Barnes & Nobel sell. Also I am
fortunate to have Blick's art store near me for my pencils.
As for the responses and very kind words sent to me in response to the one post I sent in
November, 2015 about Frank JIM KARLOVSKY...I was so very touched and even overwhelmed
by the kind words received, I couldn't respond in kind. Please accept my heartfelt thanks, Dick
A'Hern, Pam (Gross) Zielke, Pam (Nelson) Koprowski, and Cheryl (Johnson) Gibisch - do not
think my late response in any way diminishes my gratitude.
I know we should feel comfort knowing we share pain and grieving loss, but I feel sorrow knowing
others go through this also - wish it wasn't so.
FYI - Jim Karlovsky and Paul Kemp roomed together at Bradley U.. After graduating, Jim worked,
(until his passing), at International Harvester,(Navistar), for 35 years. He never worked for Ford,
but IH/Navistar built many engines for Ford - Jim headed a division of engineers working on
the big bore engines for Ford trucks.
Again, dear friends, I thank you for your sentiments & memories
Andrea (Richter) Thein
I am glad you have found some solace in your garden. My thoughts and prayers are sent every day to help you in your continuing journey of life. Hugs, Dick A'Hern.