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Brian Patrick Karnoscak

April 6, 1978 — August 5, 2020

Brian Patrick Karnoscak was born in Aurora, Illinois on April 6, 1978. He had the biggest heart and kindest soul that anyone could ever imagine. He grew up in Sugar Grove, IL and attended Kaneland Schools prior to moving out to Sandwich in 1990. Brian was an avid musician, actor, athlete and an incredible singer throughout his high school years. He also was the drum major at Sandwich High School his senior year.  He attended Western Illinois University where he played tuba in the WIU marching band and made lifelong friends who dubbed him then name “Tiny”. The moment Brian entered a room he filled it with laughter and joy. He had the most addictive personality and loved telling jokes. From a very early age sitting on top of phone books he learned how to play poker. Playing cards was one of his passions. He was always up for a poker game. He was an avid woodworker and created some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture, staircases, and decks for family and friends. Fishing, grilling, and karaoke were just a few things that he loved. But above all else, he loved his wife Michelle and his daughter Brie more than anything in the world. He joined his father in heaven on August 5, 2020 at 9:22 PM.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Stanley Frank Karnoscak; Mother, Janette Irene Karnoscak (Schehl); Brother, Christopher Michael Karnoscak; Grandfather, Julius Harold Schehl; Grandmother, Maureen Theresa Karnoscak (Quinn); Cousin, Walter Badon; Aunt, Maureen Therese Riley; Uncle, Bob Nast; Uncle, William Frank Karnoscak; And “Lola” Mona.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Aguinaldo Karnoscak; Daughter, Brichelle Annette Karnoscak; Brother, David (Rachel) Karnoscak; Sister, Kimberly (Eric) Kocher; *Favorite mother-in-law, Angustia Aguinaldo and favorite father-in-law, George Aguinaldo; Brother-in-law’s, Joven (Minda)Aguinaldo, Jholan (Jesusa) Aguinaldo and George (Jennelyn) Aguinaldo; Sister-in-law, Maricel (Danilo) Mendoza and Marribel (Frederick) Convencido; Sister-in-law, Amy (Manny) Aguinaldo; Sister-in-law, Jacqueline (Conrad) Reyes; As well as 25 nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St. Sandwich, IL 60548.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 340 W. Arnold St. Sandwich, IL 60548.

In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to The Brian Karnoscak’s cancer fund. To help his family and daughter.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 10, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage Family Funeral Home

104 Terry St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

340 W Arnold St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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