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Carli Jo Blanco

March 17, 2003 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 14)
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A candle was lit by Chris on June 24, 2022 3:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Always. on April 4, 2022 10:26 AM
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on March 17, 2022 12:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Abbey; happy birthday, Carli. on March 17, 2022 12:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Emily lynch on March 16, 2022 11:07 AM
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A candle was lit by on November 1, 2021 9:35 PM
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A candle was lit by on January 22, 2021 12:31 AM
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A candle was lit by David (Abbey’s Brother) on December 8, 2020 11:27 AM
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A candle was lit by Emily lynch on November 22, 2020 10:36 PM
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A candle was lit by To swimming and purple walls 💜 on September 3, 2020 12:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Grant Denvit on August 27, 2020 1:49 AM
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A candle was lit by Always on August 24, 2020 9:33 PM
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A candle was lit by thinking of you on May 10, 2020 9:05 PM
Message from M.D.
March 29, 2018 5:59 PM

Just read today's "Chicago Reader" cover story. My heart goes out to you, Dave & Sheila. There is no loss deeper than that of a parent for his or her child. Bless you for efforts to promote awareness of this growing problem. Strength to you both & your surviving daughter, Katie.
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A candle was lit by Gaby Cornejo-❤️ on March 17, 2018 5:28 PM
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A candle was lit by Gaby Cornejo-❤️ on March 17, 2018 5:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Christy Warn on September 9, 2017 9:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Garivay family on June 10, 2017 9:56 AM
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A candle was lit by Sherlock on May 19, 2017 12:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Rafael L Mendoza Jr on April 24, 2017 11:39 AM
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A candle was lit by Peter Morris on April 18, 2017 10:41 PM
Message from Peter
April 18, 2017 10:40 PM

i only knew your daughter over the Xbox she was such a nice girl and she made things so much more fun i will all ways miss her and she will all ways be with use in ower harts im sorry of your loss
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A candle was lit by Keith and Joyce Wilges on April 12, 2017 4:36 AM
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A candle was lit by The Pacourek Family on April 11, 2017 1:52 PM
Message from Pamela Pigman
April 11, 2017 12:47 AM

My previous message was cut off. I just wanted to add that our family will keep your family and Carli in our prayers. Again, I am so sorry.
Message from Pamela Pigman
April 11, 2017 12:43 AM

I just wanted to tell you that I am so, so very sorry for your loss. My daughter has struggled with depression since she was 11. She thinks that if she tries hard enough she can change the world and help everyone. She has been hospitalized a few times for suicide attempts. I know that your daughter was a beautiful person. I believe that God's plan for some is to be with us for a short period of time to teach us love, compassion, and the hope of peace for all. She is with pour Heavenly Father now and will no longer suffer the anguish the severe depression brings. I will light a candle at church for your daughter and for the peace and healing of your family. I wish you well and your family and
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A candle was lit by The Pigman Family, Portland OR on April 11, 2017 12:35 AM
Message from Diane Doolin
April 10, 2017 10:46 PM

My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We are here on earth for such a short time, then together again for eternity! Thank you Jesus for your promise! Remembering you in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by Patrick and Karen Minger on April 10, 2017 12:21 PM
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A candle was lit by William Singer & Family on April 10, 2017 8:55 AM
Message from Jim Solava
April 10, 2017 8:22 AM

Dave , prayers for Carli and your Family . May she Rest In Peace .
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A candle was lit by the Stailey Family on April 10, 2017 2:25 AM
Message from Anonymous
April 9, 2017 10:14 PM

Carli ... be a guardian angel, to those who are being mistreated and bullied, and to those who struggle to fit in. Help them, to be strong, emotionally and mentally. For those, that mistreat and bully others, don't understand the repercussions of their actions. For words are very hurtful and can be permanent.
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A candle was lit by The Terrazas Family on April 9, 2017 9:15 PM
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A candle was lit by The Palomino Family on April 9, 2017 9:03 PM
Message from Lakesha Gaither (145)
April 9, 2017 7:44 PM

My deepest condolences to the Blanco family from your extended family here in the Traffic division. There are few words that can express my sorry, other than your loss is our loss. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by The Salazar Family on April 9, 2017 7:37 PM
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A candle was lit by A co-family of suicide.......deepest condolences from Iowa.. on April 9, 2017 7:24 PM
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A candle was lit by David M. Habben on April 9, 2017 6:02 PM
I'm so sorry for the loss of this very special young lady. I didn't know her, but it's obvious from her story that she was a very special spirit. The world will never get to experience her talents. I've worked in emergency medical services for 38 years, and while I didn't know Carli Jo, I've know young men and women like her who have a difficult time understanding this crazy world. I can only pray that she is at peace, now, freed from the earthly bonds of sorrow and pain. God bless Carli Jo and you, her family who I know love her more than anything.
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A candle was lit by David M. Habben on April 9, 2017 5:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Pete Piazza on April 9, 2017 5:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob Levitt .. St. John School Crossing Guard on April 9, 2017 5:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Diann & Don Best on April 9, 2017 5:35 PM
I don't know Carli or the family, Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss. From Wisconsin .

The Best Family
Message from The Elizabeth Garcia family.
April 9, 2017 4:50 PM

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.
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A candle was lit by Elizabeth Garcia on April 9, 2017 4:47 PM
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A candle was lit by The Tabernacki Family on April 9, 2017 3:17 PM
Message from Dave Sandlund Retired CPD
April 9, 2017 3:05 PM

I did not know this beautiful young lady but I wanted to send condolences to the Blanco Family, may she rest in peace.
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A candle was lit by Jon Cacciatore on April 9, 2017 2:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Salazar Family on April 9, 2017 1:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Retired CPD on April 9, 2017 1:19 PM
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A candle was lit by D. Navarro on April 9, 2017 12:34 PM
Message from Alice Casanova
April 9, 2017 10:28 AM

To David Blanco and family, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Carli 🙏🏻.
Message from Anonymous
April 9, 2017 10:23 AM

My deepest sympathy to this family. I do not know you or your daughter, but I can see that she was an amazing person. I cannot fathom your grief and sadness. My prayers to you all.
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A candle was lit by Alice Casanova on April 9, 2017 10:21 AM
Message from ~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
April 9, 2017 9:22 AM

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Carli will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 09 APR, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
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A candle was lit by Leah on April 9, 2017 8:30 AM
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A candle was lit by Vickie Beals Chicago Fire Department on April 9, 2017 8:30 AM
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A candle was lit by The Anderson Family on April 9, 2017 8:19 AM
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A candle was lit by Cynthia and King Collier family on April 9, 2017 6:36 AM
Message from Lord surround this family with your Love, Presence, Peace, Hope, Strength and courage as they go through this time of grieving. May the Peace of Christ be with your Spirits.
April 9, 2017 3:37 AM

Families for Depression Awareness is another good group.
www.familyaware.org
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A candle was lit by One who has dealt with Mental Illness most of my life. on April 9, 2017 3:33 AM
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A candle was lit by Christina Melo on April 8, 2017 10:46 PM
Message from Emily Hackett
April 8, 2017 10:35 PM

You do not know me, and I do not know you, nor did I have the pleasure of knowing your beautiful daughter, but please know that you have my deepest, most sincere condolences. From the very bottom of my heart, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Please be assured that your family and your little girl are in my prayers. Carli sounds like a wonderful young lady. I know she is now at home with Jesus, who will ease her pain and her burden. I will think of you often this Holy Week. I know that The Virgin Mary, who witnessed the death of her Son, understands your pain and will give you comfort. God Bless you for your courage in sharing Carli's story. May God give you strength and courage.
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A candle was lit by Dana Rease on April 8, 2017 9:41 PM
Message from Wendy Gonzales
April 8, 2017 9:18 PM

Sheila,
We met at St. florian when my children started there. I never had the pleasure of knowing your beautiful Carli but I can tell from all of the messages and wonderful things she was involved in that she was a very special young lady. I am so very sorry for your loss.
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A candle was lit by Edward and Adele Hanlon on April 8, 2017 8:42 PM
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A candle was lit by DeWayne Mason says Rest In Peace young lady... on April 8, 2017 8:28 PM
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A candle was lit by Tara Bell on April 8, 2017 8:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Rose on April 8, 2017 8:02 PM
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A candle was lit by Randy Gumkowski on April 8, 2017 7:04 PM
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A candle was lit by Tonya scott and sons on April 8, 2017 5:54 PM
Message from Chris Kapa
April 8, 2017 5:32 PM

Dave,
I am truly saddened by the tragic loss of your daughter. I wish you and your family the best during these incredibly hard times. If you ever need anything or just want someone to talk to please don't hesitate to call. Once again I am very sorry for your loss.
Kapa Family
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A SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES    STANDING SPRAY was ordered on April 8, 2017

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A candle was lit by Guzman family on April 8, 2017 5:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Gabriella Anghel on April 8, 2017 4:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Gabriella Anghel on April 8, 2017 4:43 PM
Message from Vitas and Linda Kazragys
April 8, 2017 4:37 PM

As a veteran retired teacher from St. John and active parishioners, our thoughts and prayers reach out to Carli's family and friends. May you find comfort in heartfelt memories and may our loving God and your faith in Him bring you peace and comfort in days to come.
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A candle was lit by Gus & Elsa Robledo on April 8, 2017 4:27 PM
Message from Gus & Elsa Robledo
April 8, 2017 4:27 PM

Dave, our condolences on your loss. Words cannot express our thoughts, but know we are with you in spirit. Our prayers are with your daughter.
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A candle was lit by Julie Sim on April 8, 2017 3:20 PM
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on April 8, 2017

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A candle was lit by Maria on April 8, 2017 2:20 PM
Message from Mary Ann Wolfe
April 8, 2017 2:11 PM

I can't begin to express my heartache over the loss of Carli. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Linda mata
April 8, 2017 1:53 PM

Please know you and your family are thought of with prayers.... for all .
Message from Nick Ciaglia
April 8, 2017 1:45 PM

Dear Dave, Sheila and Katie
My family sends their deepest condolences for your tragic loss. Our prayers are with you forever. I personally apologize for not attending as we are out of town but anything you may need just ask and I will be there. Nick
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A candle was lit by Tim & Maryann Durham on April 8, 2017 1:25 PM
Message from todd schmit and Randal Collins
April 8, 2017 1:22 PM

Randal and I are so sorry and saddened by Carli's passing. I adored this girl and the sweet heart she had! I will never forget the times I got to see and get to know her. We wish you all the comfort through this.
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A candle was lit by Ms. Rochelle Tucker on April 8, 2017 1:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Todd Schmit and Randal Collins on April 8, 2017 1:12 PM
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A candle was lit by CC on April 8, 2017 1:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Cruz family on April 8, 2017 12:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Haley Bucsanyi & Family (former SJB) on April 8, 2017 11:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Kaye Eisele on April 8, 2017 10:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on April 8, 2017 10:04 AM
Message from Julie Zbornik
April 8, 2017 9:47 AM

Oh Dave and Sheila......I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. You are so courageous for sharing her story.
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A candle was lit by Avila Family on April 8, 2017 9:47 AM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 8, 2017

Our sincere condolences to the Blanco family and their extended family members. The Mercy Des Moines Nursing Dept.

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A candle was lit by The Witt family with our deepest sympathy for your loss. on April 8, 2017 9:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Nikko & Jazmin St. Florian on April 8, 2017 8:47 AM
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A candle was lit by Anna Gonzalez & family on April 8, 2017 8:46 AM
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A candle was lit by Dolores james on April 8, 2017 8:00 AM
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A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was ordered on April 8, 2017

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A candle was lit by Mr. Liinda A. Villalpando-St. John Family on April 8, 2017 6:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Jennie & Bill Hageman on April 8, 2017 6:16 AM
Message from Sheila L.
April 8, 2017 2:44 AM

I don't know your precious Carli. I am so very sorry for the unimaginable loss of your beautiful, smart, sweet, Angel! Peace be with her and all that know and love her.
Message from Robert Kushida family
April 8, 2017 1:31 AM

Truly she will be among her beloved celestial stars for eternity now. She left us all to wonder why she decided to leave us so abruptly in her young meaningful life to be among the stars prematurely. Surely she is soaring along the night skies forever now... and I can look up and bid her good night
whenever I wish. Good night princess,
you will be missed in our hearts forever.
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A candle was lit by Ruth Glazewski on April 8, 2017 1:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Ruth Glazewski on April 8, 2017 12:49 AM
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A Designers Choice was sent on April 8, 2017

The Lord is always there. Look in your and heart and in others, and smile, because in the end, we will all be together soon.

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A candle was lit by The Sallas Family on April 7, 2017 11:32 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on April 8, 2017

Carli's smile and energy will forever be a great memory. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to teach her gymnastics. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Natasha Wojciechowski Johnson

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A candle was lit by The Villagomez family on April 7, 2017 10:44 PM
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A candle was lit by The Arriaga family on April 7, 2017 10:43 PM
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A candle was lit by The Sopcak Family on April 7, 2017 10:39 PM
Message from Tammy Bonnema
April 7, 2017 10:13 PM

I did not know Carli or her family but she grew up in the same neighborhood that I did. Depression is real. Suicide is real. And it took the life of this beautiful young lady, whose life had just started and who's future looked bright and hopeful.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; but I come that you may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Rest in peace, Carli.
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A candle was lit by Bonnema Family on April 7, 2017 10:09 PM
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A candle was lit by The Metsch Family on April 7, 2017 10:06 PM
Message from Leon Portillo
April 7, 2017 9:44 PM

Please accept mine and my family's deepest condolences. I apologize for not being able to attend the services. Please let me know where to donate for the scholarship fund.
Message from Anonymous
April 7, 2017 9:40 PM

I don't even know your precious girl, but my heart breaks for her and your family 😥. May she be at peace now and hopefully she will make an impact on society that this is a struggle for many young people and make a difference for change.My deepest condolences to your family, she's your angel now👼🏼
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A candle was lit by Harvey and Pam Schmitt on April 7, 2017 9:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Denise Massey on April 7, 2017 8:18 PM
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A candle was lit by The Zubeck Family on April 7, 2017 8:15 PM
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A candle was lit by Janet Hemesath - I share in your sorrow. on April 7, 2017 8:13 PM
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A candle was lit by The Lebeter Family on April 7, 2017 7:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Kathy on April 7, 2017 7:30 PM
My sincere condolences at the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. Praying for your entire family for strength at this difficult time. Such a beautiful girl! Gone too soon!
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A candle was lit by Dolores from FB on April 7, 2017 6:58 PM
Message from Tom Toner
April 7, 2017 6:42 PM

My heartfelt condolences to the Blanco family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed.
Message from Mary Hansen
April 7, 2017 6:39 PM

Dave, Sheila, and Katie,
My heart aches for you. May God surround you with blessings and comfort.
Love and Prayers
Mary Hansen
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A candle was lit by Tom Toner on April 7, 2017 6:38 PM
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A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on April 7, 2017

Know that we feel your pain very deeply and are here for you during this time of sorrow. Lou and Kimberly Esquivel

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A candle was lit by Mary Hansen on April 7, 2017 6:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Papi chulo on April 7, 2017 6:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Doyle and Family on April 7, 2017 6:18 PM
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A WATER COLOR WREATH was sent on April 7, 2017

Dear Sheila, Dave & Katie, our hearts are broken over your loss of Carli. You are in our prayers and our thoughts, always. All of our love, The Schuster's.

Message from Christine conger
April 7, 2017 6:04 PM

My sincere condolences to a family I have never met but whose pain and tragedy has affected me . Your family are in my prayers and I hope memories of your beautiful daughter will provide some comfort in the future. I have known someone who committed suicide but kept it secret. We deal with this situation the only way we can. I applaud you on being brutally honest to shed light on this epidemic. May God bless you.
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A candle was lit by Christine conger on April 7, 2017 6:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Mr and Mrs Anthony Rojas on April 7, 2017 5:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Blanco on April 7, 2017 5:43 PM
David, Sheila, and Katie,
I struggle to find words to say to all of you. I'm sure , despite all the family and friends love pooring in, finding comfort and peace seems unobtainable right now. My heart cries for you all. May God bless your little angel, Carli. I pray for all of you. Sorry I couldn't attend. Love, Mary
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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Fred Wittenmeier and all your friends at Service Forms & Graphics, Inc.

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A candle was lit by Mary Blanco on April 7, 2017 5:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Bozacki Family on April 7, 2017 4:41 PM
Message from Cheryl Bozacki
April 7, 2017 4:41 PM

my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My daughter has also struggled with depression. As a parent, their pain is yours and you feel so helpless. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Kathy,Tom and Mya
April 7, 2017 6:15 PM

We are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. God bless your family
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A candle was lit by Michael and Socorro Elizalde and family on April 7, 2017 4:07 PM
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A candle was lit by socorro and emma elizalde on April 7, 2017 4:06 PM
miss you so much beautiful girl the world has lost a wonderful, wonderful person much too soon. may the peace you didn't find here be there now and always for you and if possible can you send some down for everyone that loves you here. rest Carli....
Message from Charles Travis
April 7, 2017 4:04 PM

Carli,

You don't know me but a friend of mine apparently did. I grew up in Hegewisch. It breaks my heart when I learn about things like this. Rest In Peace.
Message from Rose L.
April 7, 2017 3:50 PM

I didn't know Carli, but my heart goes out to her family and friends. Reading about her brought tears to my eyes. This is truly a loss to everyone. May God bless you.
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A candle was lit by The Morgan Family on April 7, 2017 3:08 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on April 7, 2017

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A candle was lit by Joe & Chris Struzik💔 on April 7, 2017 2:36 PM
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A candle was lit by the Keating Family on April 7, 2017 2:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Jun Sun on April 7, 2017 1:59 PM
Message from Diana Rodriguez
April 7, 2017 1:27 PM

My heart goes out to you, I am ever so sorry for the loss of this wonderful young lady
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A candle was lit by The Glazewski Family (Ms. "G", 8th Grade Homeroom) on April 7, 2017 1:26 PM
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A candle was lit by St. John School Cafeteria Staff on April 7, 2017 1:25 PM
Message from Vanessa Espinoza
April 7, 2017 1:23 PM

My condolences to the family of Carli. Carli I don't know you but just reading on the obituary made me realized a lot of things. I lost a special person due to suicidal, and I know its very hard to confront this issue. I want to extend my condolences to the family who lost an angel. Who is no longer suffering in this cruel world.
May the Lord bring piece in to the family heart.

Amen
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A candle was lit by The Espinoza Family on April 7, 2017 1:19 PM
Message from Susan Compton
April 7, 2017 1:14 PM

I also do not know the family but would like to send my deepest sympathy..the obituary was so powerful may she find peace in the hands of the lord.......
Message from Brenda Arteaga Cacho
April 7, 2017 1:13 PM

My sincere condolences are with you at this difficult time. I will keep all those who loved her in prayer.
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A candle was lit by Let this light shine upon her spirit Brenda Arteaga Cacho on April 7, 2017 1:09 PM
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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Joni Woltkamp on April 7, 2017

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A candle was lit by Karen and Ray Madigan on April 7, 2017 12:59 PM
Message from Karen and Ray Madigan
April 7, 2017 12:58 PM

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Carli's death. With sincere sympathy.
Karen and Ray Madigan
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A candle was lit by The Boban Family on April 7, 2017 12:54 PM
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An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on April 7, 2017

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A candle was lit by Maddie and Jimmy Pope on April 7, 2017 12:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Maddie and Jimmy Pipe on April 7, 2017 12:41 PM
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on April 7, 2017

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A candle was lit by The Sharp Family on April 7, 2017 12:39 PM
Message from Linda Allen
April 7, 2017 12:38 PM

I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I am truly sorry. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. Hugs and prayers to you all.
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A candle was lit by Linda Allen & Family on April 7, 2017 12:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob Peabody on April 7, 2017 12:33 PM
Message from alice koltun
April 7, 2017 12:12 PM

My Heart breaks for you , I feel your pain ......So Sorry ..... Thoughts and Prays
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A candle was lit by Koltun Family , she is now your little Guardian Angel . on April 7, 2017 12:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Gloria Hanna-Gill & Family on April 7, 2017 11:49 AM
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A candle was lit by A CPD Friend on April 7, 2017 11:30 AM
Dear Blanco Family,
Thank you for your wish that those who were touched by Carli’s life talk openly about suicide. I pray that your talented, compassionate, and beautiful young girl and the way she lived her life will be an inspiration to others, and that speaking openly about the way she died will save the lives of others who are troubled. She is safe now in the arms of God.
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A candle was lit by david adams on April 7, 2017 10:49 AM
To The Blanco Family -

My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences and may God give you the strength you need to get through this.

Sincerely,

Dave Adams

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A candle was lit by Gerald Patty Wallenberg on April 7, 2017 10:43 AM
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A candle was lit by The Bucher Family on April 7, 2017 10:20 AM
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A candle was lit by Theresa and Tom O'Connell on April 7, 2017 10:10 AM
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A candle was lit by Debbie De Lopez on April 7, 2017 10:10 AM
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A candle was lit by Axel, Jeanette & Jesse Avila -St. Florian Family on April 7, 2017 10:09 AM
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A candle was lit by Axel, Jeanette & Jesus Avila - St. Florian Family. on April 7, 2017 10:05 AM
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A candle was lit by The Zajacs on April 7, 2017 9:58 AM
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A candle was lit by betty giles on April 7, 2017 9:58 AM
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A candle was lit by Ms. Rosalba Gutierrez on April 7, 2017 9:45 AM
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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on April 7, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy from the Palazzolo Family

Message from The Boganski Family
April 7, 2017 9:12 AM

We did not know your daughter but we are residents of Hegewisch and our daughter attended St. Florian preschool last year. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
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A candle was lit by Praying for peace in your heart. The Moran Family on April 7, 2017 9:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Easterday Family on April 7, 2017 9:00 AM
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A candle was lit by The Sbalchiero Family (Mr. S @ SJB) on April 7, 2017 8:12 AM
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A candle was lit by The Lynch Family on April 7, 2017 8:03 AM
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A candle was lit by The Pindara Family, Hegewisch on April 7, 2017 7:59 AM
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A candle was lit by The Martinez Family on April 7, 2017 7:56 AM
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A DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent on April 7, 2017

With gratitude to Carli, who touched all our lives with her gentleness, curiosity and humor. With love from her teachers and friends at St. John the Baptist Catholic School

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A candle was lit by The Verdi Family on April 7, 2017 7:26 AM
Message from Kathy Fox
April 7, 2017 7:19 AM

May Carli's family and friends find some comfort these next few days speaking and telling stories of this amazing young lady. Carli may you find comfort singing with the angels and watching over your family. I can still see you preforming at Florian's shows. You are loved and your talents will be missed. Hugs to all.
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A candle was lit by The Fox-Laskowiecki Family on April 7, 2017 7:10 AM
Message from Tracy hoover
April 7, 2017 6:18 AM

My heart breaks for you. Deepest love to the Blanco family during this tragic time. May you find peace someday.
Message from Al & Linda Albrecht
April 7, 2017 5:34 AM

Although we do not know Carli or her family we want to extend our deepest sympathy to you. We have walked in similar shoes and the hurt and pain you are feeling now is like no other. We lost our daughter to suicide as well. As you, we openly acknowledged how she died ....in the hopes that people would begin to talk about a real life tragedy. We praise you for what you are doing. God bless everyone in the family, you her parents, her sister, Katie, and grandfather.
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A candle was lit by The Wakefield Family on April 7, 2017 4:35 AM
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A candle was lit by L.B on April 7, 2017 3:46 AM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Carter-Aguinaga on April 7, 2017 3:27 AM
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A candle was lit by Anissa Cuellar on April 7, 2017 2:32 AM
Message from The Matlock Horton Family
April 7, 2017 2:10 AM

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Carli. You are all in our prayers.

The Matlock Horton Family
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A candle was lit by The Matlock Horton Family on April 7, 2017 2:07 AM
Message from Denise and Desiree Weiss
April 7, 2017 12:34 AM

We are so sorry for your loss . May god bless you and your family Peace be with you
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A candle was lit by Denise and Desiree Weiss on April 7, 2017 12:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on April 7, 2017 12:16 AM
Message from Sloyan family
April 7, 2017 12:11 AM

My heart is breaking for you, I pray that you may find peace
and comfort.
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A candle was lit by Brian & Julie Sloyan on April 7, 2017 12:03 AM
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A candle was lit by Alvarez Family on April 7, 2017 12:03 AM
Message from The Encarnacion Family (Kiki, Jazmin and Diamond)
April 7, 2017 12:03 AM

Our sincere condolences for your loss. Carli was such a beautiful and talented young girl. She touched our lives and will forever be in our hearts. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
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A candle was lit by The Encarnacion Family (Kiki, Jazmin and Diamond) . on April 6, 2017 11:57 PM
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A candle was lit by Leal Family on April 6, 2017 11:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Rokaiya Shishani-i will pray for you baby girl on April 6, 2017 11:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Portillo Family on April 6, 2017 11:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Magana family.. on April 6, 2017 11:39 PM
Message from Julie Wallenda
April 6, 2017 11:26 PM

Sheila, I've never met you but you work with my dad Don. I wanted to send my condolences and let you know your family is in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by The Santiago-Malkowski Family on April 6, 2017 11:25 PM
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A candle was lit by The Wallenda Family on April 6, 2017 11:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Serrano family on April 6, 2017 11:14 PM
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A candle was lit by The Dafnis Family on April 6, 2017 11:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Kristy Janik and Family on April 6, 2017 11:12 PM
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A candle was lit by McEnery family on April 6, 2017 11:03 PM
Message from Christy Warn
April 6, 2017 11:03 PM

My heart aches terribly for your entire family for the loss of such a beautiful girl as Carli Jo. First time I met Carli Jo, last year, I cleaned her teeth at the dental office, I knew she was a very special girl and really caught my attention from the start! My own boys, ages 12 and 13, even remembered that night I came home from work sharing about what a neat little girl I met and her likes and interests. I pray for all of you and especially, Carli Jo, that she finds that peace that has been missing. God bless all of you at this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Gallardo/Guerra Family-Our condolences to the family. on April 6, 2017 11:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Paulette on April 6, 2017 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by The Staley Family on April 6, 2017 10:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Christy Warn on April 6, 2017 10:41 PM
April 6, 2017 10:38 PM

May the brightness of Carli's soul live on through all of those she touched. Your family is in my thoughts during this period; may God give you strength to continue living in her memory.
Jessica Ruiz
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A candle was lit by the GRESK FAMILY on April 6, 2017 10:37 PM
Message from Nayeli and mom
April 6, 2017 10:36 PM

Rest in heaven dear Carli. Thank you for always being nice to my Nayeli at St. Florian and St. John. Sing with the angels ❤
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A candle was lit by Nayeli and mom St. Florian and St. John. Res on April 6, 2017 10:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Sandona family on April 6, 2017 10:29 PM
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A candle was lit by The Juarez Family on April 6, 2017 10:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Yesenia Salinas on April 6, 2017 10:17 PM
Message from PO Mason Family 006
April 6, 2017 10:13 PM

May the Grace of God continues to Bless and strengthen your family! May Carli Jo Rest in Heaven as your guardian Angel!
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A candle was lit by PO Mason and family. May the Grace of God continues to stre on April 6, 2017 10:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Cervantes family on April 6, 2017 10:02 PM
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A candle was lit by The Lopez Family on April 6, 2017 10:01 PM
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A candle was lit by Kevin Oakes (CPD) on April 6, 2017 9:59 PM
Dear Dave, Sheila, and Katie,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Carli. I pray that she is at peace, and that you are comforted by your memories of this beautiful and kind young lady.
Kevin
Message from Linda
April 6, 2017 9:57 PM

I DID NOT KNOW CARLI OR YOUR FAMILY, BUT CARLI'S STORY TOUCHED OUR SOULS IN SO MANY WAYS. MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS LOVING HANDS AND HELP YOU THROUGH THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. MAY CARLI REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE! I HAVE A TEENAGE DAUGHTER THAT SUFFERS FROM DEPRESSION SO IF YOU EVERY NEED A FRIEND LET ME KNOW. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIRL CARLI IS. <3
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A candle was lit by Rios-Garza Family on April 6, 2017 9:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Rios-Garza Family on April 6, 2017 9:44 PM
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A candle was lit by The Bonczek Family on April 6, 2017 9:36 PM
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A candle was lit by The O'Hara Family on April 6, 2017 9:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Michele Witkus on April 6, 2017 9:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Nancy Repay on April 6, 2017 9:24 PM
Message from Jeanne Rainwater
April 6, 2017 9:23 PM

To Carli and your loving family my thoughts and love. Gone to soon but never forgotten
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A candle was lit by The Miner family on April 6, 2017 9:22 PM
Message from Gutierrez family
April 6, 2017 9:21 PM

To the family and friends of Carli,
Our prayers and deepest condolences go out to you all on the loss of your dear Carli. It is our hope that the scripture found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort and hope. It reads, " And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous". This promise assures us that very soon we will be reunited again with all those that we have lost in death. In the meantime, may God give you the strength to endure during this very difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Jeanne Rainwater on April 6, 2017 9:21 PM
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A candle was lit by The Katsaros Family on April 6, 2017 9:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Rest now on April 6, 2017 9:06 PM
Message from Faith, Jim and Wil
April 6, 2017 9:01 PM

Sheila, David and Katie: you have been in our thoughts since we heard. Our hearts are so heavy. Take care of each other......Faith, Jim and Wil
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A candle was lit by Joann Novakovich on April 6, 2017 9:00 PM
Message from Nancy Koselke
April 6, 2017 8:59 PM

I didn't know Carli but my heart goes out to you and also my prayers for Carli and for your family.
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A candle was lit by lara family on April 6, 2017 8:56 PM
Message from JOAN WYCHOCKI
April 6, 2017 8:53 PM

I DO NOT KNOW YOUR FAMILY, BUT CARLI'S STORY TOUCHED MY SOUL. MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND THE COMFORT YOU NEED AT THIS GRIEVOUS TIME. MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS LOVING HANDS. MAY CARLI REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE!
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A candle was lit by Shari Mendez on April 6, 2017 8:53 PM
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A candle was lit by The Roy family on April 6, 2017 8:51 PM
Message from The Roy family
April 6, 2017 8:50 PM

Praying for all of you.
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A candle was lit by D. Williams on April 6, 2017 8:49 PM
Message from Howard S. Burton
April 6, 2017 8:36 PM

My prayers and condolences to Carli and her family.May God bless her and her family
Message from The Roy family
April 6, 2017 8:47 PM

Sending prayers. Heartbroken.
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A candle was lit by Sharon Norway on April 6, 2017 8:33 PM
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A candle was lit by Howard S. Burton on April 6, 2017 8:33 PM
Message from The Costica Family
April 6, 2017 8:27 PM

There is no greater pain for a parent then the hurt your own child endures. I am sorry for your pain and loss. My family is praying for you and your daughters rest.
Sincerely,
Annette Costica
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A candle was lit by The Guerrero Family on April 6, 2017 8:24 PM
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A candle was lit by The Gorny Family on April 6, 2017 8:21 PM
Message from Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
April 6, 2017 8:18 PM

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Carli will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 09 APR, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
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A candle was lit by My Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Cousin, Joyce C. Castane on April 6, 2017 8:16 PM
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A candle was lit by The O'Keefe Family on April 6, 2017 8:06 PM
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Carli was an amazing bright girl with a big heart. She will be greatly missed.
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A candle was lit by The Fabing Family on April 6, 2017 8:03 PM
Message from Marilou Tonkovich
April 6, 2017 8:01 PM

Though I didn't know Carli I am a part of her SJB parish family and know the hurt of depression from my granddaughter who suffered also. May you find peace knowing she is in God's loving arms. My heart goes out to you.

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A candle was lit by The O'Keefe Family on April 6, 2017 8:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Antonio Magaña on April 6, 2017 7:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Karen Brozynski on April 6, 2017 7:55 PM
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A candle was lit by The Mears Family on April 6, 2017 7:51 PM
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A candle was lit by The Ornelas Family on April 6, 2017 7:48 PM
Message from Penny Katsaros Bizoukas
April 6, 2017 7:47 PM

You have my deepest condolences. I did not know your daughter or your family but am a former Hegewisch resident and have family there. I am very sorry for your loss and for the inner struggles your beautiful daughter seems to have had. This is a very eloquent obituary and also very brave that you have chosen to share what happened. I hope you will find peace one day and you will be able to rejoice in the good memories. May she rest in peace.
Message from Michele
April 6, 2017 9:24 PM

I too don't know the family but would like to thank them for being so open about this terrible problem ... May she Rest In Peace
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A candle was lit by The Tabernacki Family on April 6, 2017 7:42 PM
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A candle was lit by The De Leon Family on April 6, 2017 7:10 PM
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A candle was lit by The De Leon Family on April 6, 2017 7:08 PM
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A candle was lit by The Zivat Family on April 6, 2017 7:04 PM
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A candle was lit by The Ferreira Family on April 6, 2017 6:59 PM
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A candle was lit by The Cruz Family on April 6, 2017 6:54 PM
In our brief interactions with Carli at St. John we saw what a beautifully talented young lady she was. May God be with you and bless you.
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A candle was lit by Kayla Longoria & Jamie Robbins (St. Florian family) on April 6, 2017 6:34 PM
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A candle was lit by The Agredano Family on April 6, 2017 6:13 PM
Message from The Agredano Family
April 6, 2017 6:13 PM

Our sincerest condolences to Carli's family, may her beautiful soul Rest In Peace...
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A RAY OF SUNSHINE was ordered on April 6, 2017

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A candle was lit by St.Florian -Andrade family. on April 6, 2017 6:08 PM
Message from Jenna Jameson
April 6, 2017 5:03 PM

Carli you were such a sweet girl. You were part of the first class I taught out of college and made it wonderful. I believe your love for Harry Potter was born there when we read The Sorcerer's Stone every day after lunch. I hope you find peace and know that you will be loved by many. In the words of Albus Dumbledore, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light". Rest In Peace, Carli. Love your fourth grade teacher, Miss Jameson
Message from Melissa Yovich-Whattam
April 6, 2017 4:30 PM

My prayers and condolences for Carl and her family. My God bless her and all of you.
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A candle was lit by Tran family on April 6, 2017 4:24 PM
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A candle was lit by The Markase Family on April 6, 2017 3:29 PM
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