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Obituary: Karen R. Lain

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Karen R. Lain, nee Eriks, age 68, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2022. Loving wife of the late James L. Lain Jr., Mother of Ayrianna (Seth), Jeramiah (Jessica); step-mother of Dawn, and Trudie. Grandmother of Rondall, Marcus, Sean, Malcolm, Brandon Christian, Kylie, Madelyn, and Jeramiah Jr. Dear sister of Jack (Sharon) Eriks, and the late Dawn Eriks Barr. Preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Jean Eriks.

Visitation Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. directly at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church, 22515 Torrence Avenue Sauk Village, IL, with Rev. Jeff Hale officiating. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery – Crown Point, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Illiana Christian High School 10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311 or Lansing Christian School 3660 Randolph Street, Lansing, IL 60438, appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For further information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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