A Memorial Visitation for Lara Joy Brynildssen, 51, of Palatine, will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy, Palatine. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church 41 S. Rohlwing Road, Palatine. The Internment will be private.

Lara is survived by her mother Jolinda A. Brynildssen; Brother Yngvar Brynildssen (Dr. Kristine Mosier); Cousins Lisa Anderson Canario (Antonio), Eric Anderson (Jova), Matthew Akkeron (Barbara) and Kirsten Bernheim (Joel); Nephew Var Brynildssen.

She is preceded in death by her father Jack P. Brynildssen; her cats Carter, Clementine, and Lucas were especially important to her.

Lara Joy was an entrepreneur; she successfully represented many baby clothing lines as a manufacturer’s representative. Additionally, she capitalized on her photography skills and specialized in equine photography. She travelled to Onaqui several times a year to lead groups and teach them to capture the beauty of the horses she so loved. Sadly, on her recent trip, she became very ill and unexpectedly passed away.

In lieu of flowers, donations to FurKeeps Animal Rescue, 142 Old Dundee Rd. Barrington, IL or Onaqui Wild Horses https://saltriverwildhorsemanagementgroup.org/donate/ would be appreciated.