Karen E. Weibel

Sept. 26, 1945 – April 8, 2010

Karen E. Weibel, 64, of Jefferson, died peacefully Thursday, April 8, 2010, in Jefferson. She was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Oconomowoc, to Willard and Elnora (Oldenhoff) Koester.

Karen attended schools in the Oconomowoc area, graduating from Oconomowoc High School. Earlier in life, Karen worked a number of jobs while trying to raise her three children. Her eventual employment as an intake specialist for Jefferson County Human Services gave her the freedom to attend more often to her true love, her children and grandchildren. She took pride in what she did, and the friendships she made while working there were beyond her wildest dreams. She cherished all of her fellow employees. Karen’s passions were her family first, then quilting, traveling and the theater.

Karen is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Gary) Ottman of Fort Worth, Texas; her two sons, Robin (Michelle) Weibel of Rhinelander and Tyler (Alecia) Weibel of Springboro, Ohio; her grandchildren, Craig (Maria), Melissa, Samantha and Brenden Ottman, Coby and Aliana Weibel and Josh McGeshik; her sisters, Doris Hasslinger of Delafield, Beatrice (Roland) Krueger of Hartford and Phyllis Krahn of Watertown; her brother, Clarence (Carol) Koester; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Richard and Warren.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 4:30 p.m. memorial Mass today, April 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, with the Rev. Jay Poster officiating. Interment will be in Hartland Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for "Tomorrow’s Hope" in Karen’s name and can be directed to 147 W. Rockville Ave., Jefferson, WI 53549.

Carlson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Weibel’s family. For more information, call 715-369-1414 or visit online at www.carlsonfh.com.