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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019
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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

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Wednesday July 3rd, 2019

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Cara Plese

Cara Carmela Plese, age 32, of Joliet passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2019.

Born in Busan, South Korea, on May 23, 1987 arriving into the loving arms of her forever family on September 20, 1987.

Cara is survived by her parents Richard John and Mary Ann (nee Governale) Plese; her brothers Eric (Crystal Wong, fiancé), Adam (Devorah Bach), and Mark (Holly Muessle) Plese, paternal grandmother; Geraldine (nee Joutras) Plese, paternal uncles; Paul (Lori) Plese, Thomas (Georgette) and Kenneth Plese, aunts; Patricia (Lester) DeCarlo and Kathleen (John, deceased) Blackburn, maternal uncles; Samuel (Virginia) Governale, Thomas (Susan) Governale, aunts: Rita (Nicolas, deceased) Governale, Sandra (Kent) Ayers and numerous loving cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Lucas J. Plese, maternal grandparents; Carmon and Josephine (nee Proietto) Governale.

Cara graduated from Joliet West High School class of 2005.

She loved with all her heart and was always there to help anyone who needed it.

She was a creative baker, an organizer, an avid pool player, and a lover of music and all animals; especially her three cats.

Cara’s laugh was infectious and her delicious deviled eggs were the best on the planet.

Cara was a shining star in our life.

When you think of Cara, celebrate the good memories you have of her.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435.

A Celebration of Sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made in Cara's memory to the family for distribution to Cara's favorite charities.

Family and Friends may gather on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, leaving in procession to Woodlawn Memorial Park where Cara will be laid to rest.

Friends may sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneral.com .

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cara Plese, please visit our flower store.


We were friends for a short time I'm really going to miss you you will always be in my heart rest in peace till we meet again

Timothy Cobler Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

So Sorry about your Loss.

Wesley ,Diana Puhl Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Praying for Mary Ann, Rich and the boys as they come to terms with the loss of their beautiful daughter/sister. May Cara find peace. Love Loretta

Loretta McKnight Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you for everything you did for me.  You had a big heart and a big appetite:)You will be missed beyond belief!! May you rest in peace!!

Laura Isela Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

Cara was amazing. Kind, caring, sassy, and snarky. I loved her laugh and sense of humor. She will be missed.

Rebecca Mercado Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cara Plese

Carrie (Harding) Deltoro-Mikulich Family Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

May God hold her in the palm of His hands and close to His heart. I will be praying for strength and comfort in your time of great sorrow. Love and hugs. RIP Cara, God's most precious angel.

Carrie (Harding) Deltoro-Mikulich Family Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

Our hearts break for your family with the loss of such a precious jewel.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  Love, Dena & Ted Hallman

Dena R Hallman Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy, Keith and Kim Heller

Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Caras beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love Lezlie, Dale, Cole

Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM

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