Jeffrey Karabetsos

Jeffrey James Karabetsos

Wednesday, June 4th, 1941 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Jeffrey James Karabetsos, 78, of Sapphire, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on June 30, 2019.

Born on June 4, 1941, in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the late Frank and LaVern (Gergel) Karabetsos.

He was a 1959 Graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. On June 7, 1969, he married Jeanette Yagodzinski in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Jeff lived most of his life in Kenosha with a successful career in Hydraulics as an Account /Sales Manager, he also proudly held two patents in Hydraulics designs. He was transferred for work to Ankeny, IA in 2001; in 2008, he moved to North Carolina to finish his career remotely and retired in 2013. Jeff enjoyed the love of Greek cooking, traveling, golf and mostly his family.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; three daughters, Tina (James) Haslow, Carrie (Jason) Ventura, and Lisa (Rob Brosam) Porter; five grandchildren, Julia, Elise, Jacob, Andrew, and Grace; brothers Frank Karabetsos (Patty), Nick Karabetsos, and sister Barbara Karabetsos; mother in law, Leona Yagodzinski; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his sister, Fran Donahue; and father-in-law, Leo Yagodzinski.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th at Proko Funeral Home.

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5111 60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Maurice Malo

Posted at 07:22pm
Heard today about the passing of Jeff thru a mutual friend, Angus Todd. Although I'm late doing so, may I offer my sincere condolences to the family.
Maurice Malo
Rawdon, Québec

Graham Vincent

Posted at 09:27am
Jeanette. Karen and I were so sad to hear about Jeff's passing. He was a great colleague and friend. I fondly remember our trips together to the golf course shows, Greek salad lunches at the Café Northwest in Ames and our occasional golf outings. Please accept our deepest condolences. Graham and Karen Vincent.

Bernie Mendoza

Posted at 10:26am
Jeff was a friend, a mentor and a wise counselor. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

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