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Carissa Bak

October 11, 1973 — November 11, 2021

Carissa Lynn Bak, 48, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:59 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born October 11, 1973 in Centralia, IL to Gordon and Mary (Walker) Fatheree.

Surviving are two children, Nicholas Fatheree of Taylorville, IL, Maribeth Fatheree-Kingen of Bloomington; her mother, Mary Fatheree of Bloomington; two brothers, Andy (Stephanie) Fatheree of Portland, OR, Jesse Fatheree of Toluca, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and father.

Carissa graduated from IVCC nursing School as an LPN.  She worked as a nurse for many years in the area.  She truly enjoyed caring for people. Carissa loved cats, gardening and taking photos.

Cremation will be accorded.  Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any local cat shelter or her family.

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