Karen Reuter Obituary (1942 – 2021) – Kenosha, WI

Karen Lee Reuter

Feb. 11.12.1942 – Dec. 30, 2021

Karen Lee Reuter, 79 years old, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, after a brief illness at the Brookside Care Center.

She was born on February 11, 1942 in Beijing, IL, to Robert and Flossie Sellers. She was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School.

On October 29, 1960, she married Gerald Reuter, the love of her life. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in October 2021. They were never separated for more than a week throughout their marriage and were great role models for their children. They often spent time holding hands and sharing a blanket on the couch.

Karen lovingly crocheted a blanket for each new grandchild as a welcome home treasure. She always made sure that everyone was okay and said, “Can I get you something”, whether she was at home or when she was visiting. Karen loved her family unconditionally and was a devoted and caring mother to her five children. She adored her sister, brothers, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and was a wonderful friend to all of them. Your life was a blessing, we miss your presence, we will always cherish our memories. You are loved indescribably.

She is survived by her loving husband Gerald Reuter; their children Tracey (Mark) Ferris, Paul (Christine) Reuter, Kelly (Kory) Kyllo, Gerald, Jr. (Maria) Reuter, and Barry (Laura) Reuter; her brothers Barry (Maureen) Sellers, Robert (Kim) Sellers; her sister Janie (Tom) Kohler; her grandchildren, Aaron (Bridget) LaMothe, Justin (Sara) McBride, Ashley LaMothe, Kayla Schuett, Jerusha Reuter, Katelyn (Brandan) Reuter, Selah Reuter, Bryanna Reuter, Horacio Magdaleno, Jr., Gavin Reuter, Bailee (Zach) Jones , and Reis Reuter; her great-grandchildren Luna Ashcraft, Garrison Heimbold, Abbiegale McBride, Harry, Simon and Pamela LaMothe.

In addition to her parents, Karen’s mother and father-in-law Paul Reuter and Edna Paura preceded them in death.

The funeral service for Karen’s life will take place on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. in the Piasecki funeral home. The burial takes place in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. A visitation for Karen will take place on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the service in the funeral home. Instead of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s, 5501 N. Cumberland Ave., Ste. 101, Chicago, IL 60656 or another charity of your choice.

Piasecki Funeral Home & Cremation

3720 39th Avenue 262-658-4101


Published by Kenosha News on January 6, 2022.

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