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Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 2 Aug 2008 10:59PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
1972-09-06
Chicago Tribune (IL)
100 Mourners Attend Final Rites for Johnny Lindquist
DAVID YOUNG
Edition: Chicago Tribune

Johnny Lindquist was buried yesterday among the rolling hills and manicured lawns of Queen of Heaven Cemetery, far removed from the storm of controversy in which he was the central figure.
After a funeral mass attended by hundreds of mourners and a burial services in Queen of Heaven's interment chapel, several cemetery employes loaded Johnny's gold-trimmed white coffin onto a truck and drove slowly to the grave.
In Holy Innocents Shrine, a section of the giant cemetery set aside for children, they lowered Johnny's battered body to its final resting place.
The ceremony at the cemetery took only five minutes, and the 100 mourners were then rushed away.
Johnny's natural mother, as well as the foster parents from whom he was taken last March 28, long since had left the cemetery. His mother was whisked home in a funeral car immediately after the terse burial service, and his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Karvanek, Tigerton, Wis., left soon afterward.
His father, William, 31, remained locked in Cook County Jail, charged with his murder. Johnny died of injuries inflicted in a beating for which his father is accused. The boy lay in a coma for a month.
The scene two hours before at Our Lady of Help Christians Catholic Church, 832 N. Leclaire Av., was not too different. An estimated 200 persons, many of whom knew Johnny only from what they had read in newspapers, crowded into the church among rows of newspaper photographers and television cameramen. The newsmen were awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Lindquist.
Dressed in traditional black but wearing sunglasses and holding a small towel over her face to conceal sobs, she followed her son's coffin into the church. Moments later the foster parents arrived and trudged slowly up the half dozen steps into the church. Karvanek remained stoic thruout the services, but his wife's eyes glistened with tears.
"We rejoice with Johnny," intoned the Rev. Edward Kelly, the church pastor, over Johnny's white coffin. "We do not mourn for him. We mourn for ourselves.
"Today is Johnny Lindquist's day. It is Johnny's birthday into the kingdom of heaven.
"Thanks, Johnny, for inviting us to your birthday party."

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972) Addtional Info

Posted: 2 Aug 2008 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Death
1972-09-01
Chicago Tribune (IL)
In Coma a Month
Johnny Lindquist Dies
DAVID YOUNGDAVID YOUNG
Edition: Chicago Tribune

Johnny Lindquist, who lost his fight to stay with his foster parents five months ago, lost his fight for life yesterday.
The battle for life ended at 1 p. m. in the antiseptic surgical intensive care unit of St. Anne's Hospital, where he had remained in a coma since, battered and unconscious, he was rushed there more than a month ago.
He remained unconscious thru his 7th birthday last Monday while greetings and packages from well-wishers poured into the hospital.
The foster parents from whom he was taken in tears last March 28 had maintained a daily vigil at the hospital since the beating. Mrs. Robert Karvanek rushed to St. Anne's from the Chicago Home of a relative when she learned of his death.
Father in Jail
Mrs. Karvanek had scheduled a meeting with reporters, but a hospital spokesman said she was too stricken with grief to appear, and he read a statement he said was given him by the Karvaneks.
"My husband and I want to express our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people from all over the country who have aided Johnny in his fight to live during the past month....We hope Johnny's sacrfiice will prevent anything like this from happening to another child," read a portion of the statement.
Neither of Johnny's natural parents was present when he died.
His father, William, 31, has been in County Jail charged with giving Johnny the beating that sent him to the hospital July 28. After Johnny's death, Lindquist was charged with murder.
The Rev. John Erwin, Protestant chaplain in the jail, said Lindquist learned of his son's death thru a television news bulletin, according to jail officials.
After hearing the bulletin, Lindquist asked the warden if he could make a telephone call, the clergyman said. He called his wife.
The Rev. John Erwin said he was told Lindquist "was quite broken up" after hearing of the death.
Sister Injured, Too
His mother, Irene, had been barred by Family Court order from visiting her son. Her other four children had been taken from her to be placed in foster homes by order of the same court.
The other children were removed from the family's apartment at 4729 W. Erie St. by youth officers Aug. 14 after Johnny's 2-year-old sister, Julia, fell from a second story window while Mrs. Lindquist was reportedly sleeping. A hearing on their custody is scheduled today in Family Court.
Johnny had lived with the Karvaneks on their farm in Tigerton, Wis., for three years before the state and Catholic Charities took him from them and returned him to his natural parents last March 28.
A spokesman for Catholic Charities said earlier that Johnny was returned to his natural parents after "diligent efforts were made" to rehabilitate them. He reportedly had been placed with the Karvaneks after an earlier beating.
Sets Off Furor
Disclosure of the action and subsequent beating touched off a furor involving Catholic Charities, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Family Court. General Assembly members called for a special legislative investigation of child care problems in the state, and Gov. Ogilvie announced he will cooperate in the investigation.
A spokesman for St. Anne's said an autopsy would have to be performed on Johnny to determine the cause of death.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 7:25AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 5 Sep 2008 7:42PM GMT
Surnames: Lindquist, Sinnott
Johnny Lindquist natural parents died in Peoria, Illinois.

PEORIA - Irene Mary Lindquist, 60, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at 9:42 p.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Irene was born Feb. 3, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Hailey Sinnott. She married Jimmy Lindquist in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Angelina Maria Lindquist of Peoria and Jane Ann Lindquist and Julia Lindquist, both of Chicago; and two sons, Jimmy Lindquist Jr. and Joseph Lindquist, both of Chicago. Also surviving are two grandsons, James and Tristian Lindquist, both of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Johnny Lindquist.

Irene worked as a waitress for more than 25 years at area restaurants including Newells in East Peoria for many years and last working at Louie's Family Restaurant.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, with visitation today, Feb. 2, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Father Tom Hensler will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Lindquist Memorial Fund, established at the Heritage Bank in Peoria located on Harman Highway.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.mem.com.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 7:28AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 5 Sep 2008 7:41PM GMT
Surnames: Lindquist, Slabas, Sinnott
Obit for Johnny Lindquist's natural father.

WEST PEORIA -- Jimmy W. "Hot Dog" Lindquist, 57, of 2412 W. Callender Ave. died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at OSF

Saint Francis Medical Center.

Born March 23, 1941, in Chicago to William James and Kathryn Slabas Lindquist, he married Irene M. Sinnott on Feb. 3, 1963, in Chicago. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Angielina Lindquist of Peoria, Julia Lindquist of Romeoville and Jane Lindquist of Chicago; two sons, Jimmy of Chicago and Joseph of Olympia Fields; one grandson; one brother, Arthur of Chicago; and three sisters, Alice Kobasyski of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Strong of Chicago and Helen Prince of the state of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lindquist.

He worked as a grounds keeper for the Catholic Cemetery Association for 18 years. He was active in Cursillo.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Peoria and helped with its Share program.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Vandennis Nguyen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Davison-Fulton Western Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any charity. @ART CAPTION: Jimmy Lindquist

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 7:42AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lindquist, Hyde, Kobayashi, Kimler, Dacko, Strong, Prince
Johnny Lindquist's Aunt "Alice Lindquist Hyde" on his father side, who also testified at his father's trial.

Chicago Tribune; Feb 7, 2002
Alice "Miss Alice" Kobayashi, devoted mother of Terry Kimler, Donna (William) Dacko and the late Mary Alice Hyde; loving grandmother of four; proud great-grandmother of five; sister of Patricia Strong, Helen Prince, Arthur Lindquist and the late James "Jimmy" Lindquist; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m. at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N Milwaukee Ave. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to Hospice LaGrange or Southwest LaGrange Baptist Church Building Fund, LaGrange Georgia would be appreciated. 773-774-4100

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 8:03AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lindquist, Sinnott
Johnny Lindquist natural parents died in Peoria, Illinois.
The following obit fails to mention at least one of Irene Lindquist's sibling/s "James Sinnott"

PEORIA - Irene Mary Lindquist, 60, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at 9:42 p.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Irene was born Feb. 3, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Hailey Sinnott. She married Jimmy Lindquist in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Angelina Maria Lindquist of Peoria and Jane Ann Lindquist and Julia Lindquist, both of Chicago; and two sons, Jimmy Lindquist Jr. and Joseph Lindquist, both of Chicago. Also surviving are two grandsons, James and Tristian Lindquist, both of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Johnny Lindquist.

Irene worked as a waitress for more than 25 years at area restaurants including Newells in East Peoria for many years and last working at Louie's Family Restaurant.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, with visitation today, Feb. 2, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Father Tom Hensler will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Lindquist Memorial Fund, established at the Heritage Bank in Peoria located on Harman Highway.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.mem.com.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 8:06AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Obit for Johnny Lindquist's natural father. Known as William Lindquist during his trial in Chicago 1972.

WEST PEORIA -- Jimmy W. "Hot Dog" Lindquist, 57, of 2412 W. Callender Ave. died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at OSF

Saint Francis Medical Center.

Born March 23, 1941, in Chicago to William James and Kathryn Slabas Lindquist, he married Irene M. Sinnott on Feb. 3, 1963, in Chicago. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Angielina Lindquist of Peoria, Julia Lindquist of Romeoville and Jane Lindquist of Chicago; two sons, Jimmy of Chicago and Joseph of Olympia Fields; one grandson; one brother, Arthur of Chicago; and three sisters, Alice Kobasyski of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Strong of Chicago and Helen Prince of the state of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lindquist.

He worked as a grounds keeper for the Catholic Cemetery Association for 18 years. He was active in Cursillo.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Peoria and helped with its Share program.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Vandennis Nguyen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Davison-Fulton Western Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 8:10AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lindquist, Slabas, Sinnott, Kobasyski, Strong, Prince
Obit for Johnny Lindquist's natural father. Known as William Lindquist during his trial in Chicago 1972.

WEST PEORIA -- Jimmy W. "Hot Dog" Lindquist, 57, of 2412 W. Callender Ave. died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at OSF

Saint Francis Medical Center.

Born March 23, 1941, in Chicago to William James and Kathryn Slabas Lindquist, he married Irene M. Sinnott on Feb. 3, 1963, in Chicago. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Angielina Lindquist of Peoria, Julia Lindquist of Romeoville and Jane Lindquist of Chicago; two sons, Jimmy of Chicago and Joseph of Olympia Fields; one grandson; one brother, Arthur of Chicago; and three sisters, Alice Kobasyski of Atlanta, Ga., Patricia Strong of Chicago and Helen Prince of the state of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lindquist.

He worked as a grounds keeper for the Catholic Cemetery Association for 18 years. He was active in Cursillo.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Peoria and helped with its Share program.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Vandennis Nguyen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Davison-Fulton Western Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)/ Robert Karvanek

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 8:31AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lindquist, Karvanek, Parker, Wisniewski
This is an obit for Johnny Lindquist's foster dad "Robert Karvanek". The man that little Johnny considered his real dad. There is no mention of Johnny in this obit. An article as late as 1993 in the Chicago Tribune quoted Mr. Karvanek saying how loved he was by Johnny and how Johnny told Mr. Karvanek he was the only dad he needed. Florence Karvanek (Johnny's foster mom)is also not mentioned as the Karvaneks had divorced. Johnny's foster brother, who at the time of Johnny's death was Robert Parker is mentioned in the obit.

Robert Karvanek

age 72 years, of W16725 Laars Rd., Tigerton, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
Robert was born on May 30, 1930 in Chicago, IL. to Emil and Anna (Drimak) Karvanek. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1952-54 and was in the Army Reserve until 1960. Robert was owner and operator of B & F Painting of Tigerton. He did all kinds residential painting for over 30 years and retired in 1994. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post #239 of Tigerton.
Survivors include a foster son, Robert Karvanek, Jr. of Florida. One sister, Edna Wisniewski of Chicago. Four brothers, Emil (Carrie) Karvanek, Jr. of Bloomingdale, MI., William Karvanek of Tigerton, Richard (Shirley) Karvanek of Chicago, and Ronald (Sue) Karvanek of Chicago. Further survived by many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

According to Robert's wishes no visitation or service was held. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home of Tigerton assisted the family.

Re: Johnny Lindquist (d. 1972)/ Robert Karvanek

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 10:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
florence and robert karvaneck andopted another of those children his name is robert karvaneck jr he resided in panama city florida i married him june 17 2004 he passed away wed january 27 at 10:11 am he was terminally ill we had no children together but he was stepfather to my 4 children he loved as if they were his own any family members feel free to call me 850-658-8511 funeral arrangements are being made this week he was the most gentle and compassionate man who i will miss and showed me true love
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