Funeral Details

Catherine E. Karpman

September 11, 1954 - July 8, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Sunset Memorial Lawns
3100 Shermer Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Pastor Ted Kirchberg


Rock of Israel Congregation
1598 North Arlington Heights Road
Long Grove, Illinois 60047
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Beginning at 11AM

Memorial Contributions

Rock of Israel Congregation
1598 North Arlington Heights Road
Long Grove, Illinois 60047


Catherine E. Karpman nee Donda, 69

Beloved wife of Ron Karpman. Loving mother of Noah Karpman. Dear sister of Patricia (the late James) Davidson and Peter (Angelita) Donda. Dear sister-in-law of Irene (Mike)Lerner. Catherine was an extremely unique, kind-hearted, empathetic, and creative individual. She loved being a mother, wife, and friend to all who came in contact with her. She cared the most to those close to her and always knew the right things to say. She loved everything about nature, especially gardening. She loved cooking and was an incredible seamstress. She lit up the entire room with her energy. She was loved by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her and will be truly missed. Graveside service Thursday 10AM at Sunset Memorial Lawns, 3100 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Memorials in her memory to the Rock of Israel Congregation, 1598 N. Arlington Heights Road, Long Grove, IL 60047, To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I am extremely sorry for the loss of a very special lady. She was always kind, kindhearted and such a caring person. She loved The Lord, her husband and Noah. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her. My love and prayers fully with peace go out to you Ronnie and Noah. Praying that her soul rests in the everlasting arms of Yeshua.

Laurie Greenfield-Gillman

Laurie Gillman
July 9, 2024
"So very sad to hear this news! Cathy was such a talented woman! She was a dynamo behind the Silk Room counter at Vogue in Evanston when I started there in 1986! Her fabric knowledge & sewing expertise were top notch! Her creative efforts - both personal garment making & displays in the fabric store - were beautiful and inspiring! We both gave birth to sons in the same time frame. Cathy’s love for Noah was palpable! Although I never met him, he was obviously loved beyond measure by his devoted mom! My deepest condolences to her family on Cathy’s passing. May she eternally Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏"

Babe Paukstys
July 11, 2024
My Condolences to Ron and Noah.

I have so many good memories of Cathy. I am a Vogue person. My Mom also worked with Cathy they would have lunch together, Cathy loved my mom's rye bread. I would bring her a package every now & then. Cathy would have the biggest smile remembering my mom. I was around when Noah was born OH!!! what a joy we all had seeing him grow up.
I will keep you in my prayers and the memories of Cathy in my heart.


Beatrice Zunk
July 13, 2024