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1987 Katherine 2020

Katherine Boe

February 27, 1987 — December 18, 2020

Katherine Jeanette Boe


Born February 27, 1987

At Rest December 18, 2020


Katherine Jeanette Boe passed away unexpectedly December 18, 2020.  A lifelong Joliet resident.  She attended Pershing, Dirksen and Joliet Central Schools.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry and Anna Boe and Robert and Clare Johnson.

Katherine leaves to cherish her memory, her parents Ronald and Anita (Johnson) Boe; sister Colleen (Jim Moriarty), her three brothers Michael (Olympia), Nathan (Jessica) and Daniel (Janice Grant); her beloved nieces and nephews Liviya Alaimo, Alec and Talyn Boe, Dane and Evan Boe, Autumn and Hunter Boe and Ashton Dunn.

She had a special love for her friend’s children Skye and Devin, and counted them among her nieces and nephews.  Numerous and much loved aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.  She is survived also by her greatly loved special longtime companions, Penny, Bonkers and Shelly.

Katherine to her family, Katie to her friends, she was known for her adventurous spirit, sense of crazy humor, her compassion and empathy for others.

Her generous nature extended from her family and friends to the animals she loved so well.  She was involved in some animal rescue over the years, often with animals coming home to join her ever-growing menagerie.

Katherine deeply loved her family and counted among her happiest times the summers she spent with her sister on their cousin’s dairy farm in central Illinois.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, listening to music, attending Country Thunder concerts, spending time on the water and at the beach, family dinners; her friends will remember many long and animated conversations.  She especially loved her time spent at the Route 66 Chicagoland Speedway.

Katherine also had a spiritual side, and carried others in her heart, praying for their happiness and well being.  Her friend Jackie guided her to a deeper understanding and a closer relationship with her Lord, Jesus Christ.

As were Katherine’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. 

A celebration of her life will take place at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black RD, Joliet, IL, this coming Saturday, January 30, 2021.  Visitation will be from 1to 3 p.m. with a service immediately following.   Interment will be private.

Katherine will be remembered by all she knew as a loving, caring young woman with a heart as big as all outdoors.  She will be deeply missed by her family, and loved and carried in their hearts forever.

Livestream of the Memorial Service will be available on Saturday.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katherine Boe, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, January 30, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

Joliet, IL

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

Joliet, IL

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