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To the family for a memorial to be established in Karen's name
Life Story / Obituary
Karenann Alice Karaba, age 74, passed away Saturday March 10, 2018 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital. Karenann was born in Racine on May 28, 1943, daughter of the late Frank and Marie (nee: Durbin) LaBoda.
Karen graduated from Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1961” and received an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources from Gateway. Karen was employed with Racine County as a financial employment planner for twenty seven years. She was a member and past president of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary for four years, and a longtime member of the Eagles Club. In her spare time, Karen enjoyed her many city bowling leagues and was a big fan of the Chicago Bears and Cubs. Above all, she loved and devoted her time to her family and friends.
Karen will be dearly missed by her children, Karen (the late, Legg) McCann, Shellie (James) Thillemann, Scotty (Geri) Loendorf, Rhonda (Dennis) Perrigo, Ann (Randy) Aiken, Jonathan (Tonya) Loendorf; 24 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Frank (Gloria) LaBoda, Sue (Gary) Craanen, Sherry D’Acquisto, Sally (Augie) Dahl, Mike Ager; brother in-law, Bob Bokelman; nieces, nephews, her furry companions, Tosha, Misty and Bam Bam; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Karen was also preceded in death by her son Raymond; sister, Cheryl Bokelman; step mother, Shirley LaBoda; step father, Harold Ager; brother-in-law, Joe D’Acquisto; and her fiancé, Lester Gurske.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m. noon. Interment will follow at West Lawn memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a memorial to be established in Karen’s name have been suggested.