Karen Ann Witruke

April 25, 1963 - Dec. 18, 2011

Karen Ann Witruke (nee Artrip), age 48, born April 25, 1963, of New Berlin, passed away Dec. 18, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Karen was the mother of Vicky (Jim) Turner and grandmother to Lilly, Cale, and Kayden. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Artrip Jr., and brother, Wayne Artrip. Karen is survived by her mother, Jean (Robert) Zabloudil; and brothers and sisters Susan (Dale) Butts, John (Fredi) Artrip, Diane (Duke) Spangler, David (Cathy) Artrip, Carol Lucht, James Artrip, and also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her very special friend Tom Drasch.

Karen was on the Wisconsin Donor Registry and has given the most precious gift of all, herself. Please join the Donor Registry and let a little part of you live on, too.

A special thank-you to the staff in the ICU department, and the donor team who has made this sad time bearable. Your compassion and caring will never be forgotten.

A blessed Christmas to the recipients.