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Karen Jean Sanders

September 19, 1956 May 9, 2019
Karen Jean Sanders
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Obituary for Karen Jean Sanders

Karen Jean (Olson) Sanders, age 63, died at home in Strum on May 9, 2019. She was born September 19, 1956 to Ronald and Carol (Peterson) Olson. She graduated from Eleva-Strum High School, in Strum WI. She followed her mother’s footsteps and became a teacher and impacted many lives. She taught special needs children and later became a Director of Special Needs Programs in Freeport, IL, until she retired and moved back to Strum.

She married her husband, Joe Sanders, in Janesville, WI. They enjoyed some traveling together and shared their love for being educators. She loved her music and shopping for shoes and purses!! She had a quick wit and sense of humor, and a big heart.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father and a brother, Mark. Also, her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Karen is survived by her husband, Joe; Aunt Linda and Uncles John; and cousins.

Celebration of Life will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Osseo, WI.

Schiefelbein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life




5:00 PM 5/21/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
Schiefelbein Funeral Home

13507 7th Street
Osseo, WI 54758

Schiefelbein Funeral Home
13507 7th Street Osseo 54758 WI
United States

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