The Obit For Kenneth Manarik

Kenneth F. Manarik

Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from 9/3/2008 - 9/4/2008


Kenneth F. Manarik of Grayslake for 50 years. Friends of Kenneth F. Manarik, 85, may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept., 4, at Symonds Lakes Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 W. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. The Rev. Fred Hill of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment is private.

Born May 10, 1923, in Chicago, he passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family. Ken graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

He was a minor league baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, before serving as a lieutenant in the Navy from 1943 to 1954. After leaving the service, he received a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University.

He dedicated over 30 years to educating the children of Avon Centre School as a math, science and gym teacher, and coach of basketball, softball and soccer.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois (nee Forslund); children, Laurie Manarik of Point Reyes, Calif., and Glen (Karen) Manarik of Crystal Lake; grandchildren, Roger and Robin Manarik of Crystal Lake; brother, Donald (Melvina) Manarik of Naples, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Florence Manarik. Donations may be made to Midwest Palliative and Hospice, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025. For information, 847-543-1080.