Karen Kay <I>Pudenz</I> Schlichter

Karen Kay Pudenz Schlichter

Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Feb 2018 (aged 65)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 187163833 · View Source
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Karen Kay Schlichter, age 65, of Rochester passed away with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at St. Marys Hospital after a brief illness due to complications of diabetes.

Karen was born June 27, 1952 in Lake City, Iowa to Walter and Bernice Pudenz. She was raised in Rose Creek, Minnesota and graduated from Rose Creek High School. On April 29, 1972, she married Harold M. Schlichter from Rose Creek, Minnesota. They were married for 45 years and had two children; a daughter, Michele; and a son, Brandon. She worked for Mayo Clinic Health Systems for 40 years, her last position as Appointment Coordinator in Gynecology, retiring December 31, 2014.

Karen was a loving wife and mother, caring friend and compassionate person. She spent her time, love, and energy with family, cooking, going to soccer games, camping and enjoying her grandchildren. She was the original “Soccer Mom”. Karen’s warmth and friendship has touched many lives and created many lasting memories that will be cherished.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Schlichter of Rochester; two children, Michele (Anthony) Keller of Elgin, MN, and Brandon of Fort Collins, CO; two grandchildren, Matthew and Kaylee; siblings, Mary Lee (Terry) Kueper of Rochester; Janet (Ron) Henry of Zumbrota; Glen (Linda) Pudenz of New Lisbon, WI; Jay (Lisa) Pudenz of Rose Creek, MN; in-laws, Robert Walerak of Rose Creek, MN; and Therese Pudenz of West Salem, WI; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Bernice Pudenz; and siblings, Dale Pudenz and Rosanne (Pudenz) Walerak.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN. There will be a private burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Rose Creek, MN at a later date.

Photo and obituary was published by Macken Funeral Home

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  • Created by: Barbara Lamb
  • Added: 7 Feb 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 187163833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Karen Kay Pudenz Schlichter (27 Jun 1952–7 Feb 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 187163833, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lamb (contributor 47618326) .