“Loui” Napoleon Karnezis
Age 78 of Morris, Illinois and formerly of Oak Lawn, Illinois, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois.
Born September 27, 1943 in Louka, Greece, Napoleon Steven was a son of Steven and Nicoletta (Pappas) Karnezis. At the age of 17, Loui immigrated to the United States and worked as a Restaurateur his entire life. On November 12, 1967, Loui married Irene Ann Freiberger in Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. He was a member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA); All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet and the Goose Lake Association.
In his free time, Loui truly enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and landscaping. He loved birds and will be remembered as a “Mr. Fix-it”. Nothing gave him greater joy than his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; son and daughter-in-law, John and Barb Karnezis of Channahon and daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Jeff Novak of Mokena; three grandchildren: Jason Novak, Alex Novak and Arianna Karnezis; four brothers: George (Elaine) Karnezis of Morris, Pete (Julia) Karnezis of Munster, Indiana, Evans (Terry) Karnezis of Orland Park and Tommy (Marie) Karnezis of Houston, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Monday, June 20, 2022 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Tuesday morning June 21, 2022 in All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 102 N. Broadway in Joliet at 10:00 a.m. and burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet. Pallbearers will be John Karnezis, Maggie Novak, Barb Karnezis, Jeff Novak, Jason Novak, Alex Novak and Arianna Karnezis.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Loui’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or to a Cancer Research Foundation of the donor’s choosing.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Loui’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)
Monday, June 20, 2022
4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Reeves Funeral Home Coal City
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
11:45am - 12:15pm (Central time)
Woodlawn Memorial Park