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Obituary: Karen L. Meier

Jul 06, 2015 04:35PM ● Published by Jim

Karen L. Meier, 71, of Sun Prairie and formerly of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Agrace Hospice in Madison surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie with Rev. Julie Krahn officiating with visitation from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church.  A memorial service will also be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam with the Rev. Rick Reiten officiating with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the township of Trenton, Wisconsin.

Karen Lee was born the daughter of David and Jeanette (Palmer) Weishoff on June 8, 1944 in Columbus, WI.  She was employed at American Family Insurance in Madison for many years.  Previously, she was employed with Davidson’s Office Supply and Kornelys in Beaver Dam. 

Karen was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie.  She was a past member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.  Karen was also a past member of the Beaver Dam Hockey Association. 

Karen was a loving and selfless lady who did so many things for others. She worked three jobs while raising her children to make sure they had everything they needed while growing up. She also helped the people around her by taking them to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping, or doing anything else she could do to lend a hand. She was an amazing grandmother to her grandchildren. She loved to attend cheerleading competitions, lacrosse games, and school functions. It brightened her day to be with her family. There are not enough words to express what an amazing women she was, and she will be deeply missed by so many.

Karen worked hard for many years so it was such a blessing that she was able to retire earlier than she planned. She took her “trip of a lifetime” to Europe during this time, and also took time to travel to see her dear friends Sue Sorenson and Sandi Niesen who meant the world to her.

Karen is survived by her children: Joseph (Rachel) Meier of Beaver Dam, Connie (Lee) Skinner of Madison, and Jim (Michelle) Meier of Sun Prairie; three grandchildren: Brittany Benton, Kailey Meier, and Bryson Meier, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Karen and her family would like to say a special thank you to: Lorraine Fedo and Shirley Dalman for taking such good care of Karen during her times of illness. It was a comfort to the family to know that her dear friends at Regency Place were helping her while she was home. We would also like to thank the Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital where she spent a great amount of time in her last days, The doctors at Wildwood Clinic for their amazing care, Dr. Michael Frontiera and his staff at Dean Oncology for always being there for Karen and her family, the staff at Columbus Nursing and Rehab Center for making Karen comfortable during her brief stay, and finally Agrace Hospice for bringing Karen and her family peace in her last days.                      

 “When we are gone, and people weep for us and grieve, let it be because we touch their lives with beauty and simplicity.  Let it not be said that life was good to us, but, rather, we were good to life.”-Jacob P. Rudin.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie, Agrace Hospice Center, or Relay for Life.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral and Cremation Services, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Rd., Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com 

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