Karen R. Johnson, 71, of Lake in the Hills, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1945 in Chicago, the daughter of Millard & Margaret (Henke) Klepper. Karen was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Algonquin. She had been employed by School District 300, working at Jacobs High School, for 30 years prior to her retirement. Survivors include her sons, Scott (Alison) Johnson of St. Charles, David (Ann) Johnson of Dubuque, IA. Grandchildren: Madelyn, Benjamin, Amelia and Eleanor. She is also survived by her brother James (Pat) Klepper. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard Johnson in 1982. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Burial will follow in the Algonquin Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning in the church from 11:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the American Diabetes Association. Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin is in charge of the arrangements. 847-658-4232 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.