Date of BirthDecember 09, 1939

Karen Kay Lewandoski Schumaker Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 09, 1939

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Date of DeathOctober 11, 2011

Karen Kay Lewandoski Schumaker Obituary

from Washington, Wisconsin, United States

WATERLOO, IOWA - Karen Kay Lewandoski Schumaker, 71, was born on December 9, 1939 in Racine, Wis. She was the daughter of John and Gertrude Johnson Lewandoski. Karen attended school in Racine and graduated from Washington Park High School in 1957. She met David Schumaker on a blind date in 1957 and they married on May 21, 1960 in Racine. Karen was a secretary for Smith, Paulsen and Evans accounting firm, Chicago Central Rail Road and First Baptist Church in Waterloo, where she retired. Karen enjoyed counted cross stitch, knitting, reading, internet shopping and her pets. The love of her life was her granddaughter, Ella. Karen is remembered as being a very caring individual who put the needs of others above her own. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi, a women’s charitable sorority. Karen died at her home on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 following a short illness. Karen is survived by her husband, David, of Waterloo; son Kevin (LaDonna) Schumaker and their daughter, Ella, of Douglasville, GA; daughter Lisa (Les) Jellum of Nora Springs, IA and 2 sisters, Audrey Jensen and Charlene Dykstra, both of Racine. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Alvin Lewandoski and Roy Lewane. Memorial services will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories funeral home, 965 Home Plaza, Waterloo, Iowa at 2:00 PM. Burial of cremated remains will be at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Cedar Bend Humane Society. Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories 965 Home Plaza Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-3235 www.OvertonService.com