R. Jacob Kovarik, 38, Sycamore, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, of unexpected and natural causes.
He was born June 20, 1975, in Waukegan to Robert H. and Donna J. (Sorensen) Kovarik.
His family was the most important part of his life. He was proud to be a store manager at Aarons in Crystal Lake. He and his family were active volunteers with Feed’ Em Soup and the high school rugby club in Sycamore. He enjoyed music, gaming and attending Renaissance fairs. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his parents; his fiancée, Jenifer Hooker; three sons, Benjamin Kovarik, Christian Kovarik and Benjamin Whipple; three daughters, Alicia Kovarik, Abigayle Kovarik and Tiffany Walker; a sister, Cherie (Michael) Gilliland; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sorensen; and two nieces, Carissa and Jessica Gilliland.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry F. and Lenore M. Kovarik; maternal grandfather, Victor S. Sorensen; and an uncle, Allen B. Sorensen.
Visitation and the funeral Mass were July 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.
Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.
Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.