Karen Ann Gamauf

Karen Ann (nee Portmann) Gamauf was suddenly taken to God from her loving family Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.

She was our leader, heart and soul.

Left behind to miss her for the rest of their lives are her husband of 41 years, James A. Gamauf; her daughter, Lisa Ann (Robert) Crandall; her sons, Douglas Arthur and James M. (Rochelle); and her mother, Helen Portmann. Karen also leaves behind her joy of seven grandchildren, Chloe, Amy, Robert and Brianna Crandall and Justin, Kyle and Megan Gamauf.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will follow.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

"She is forever in our hearts"