Sister-in-law to Anneke / Sister to Ray

(Kenosha, Wisconsin)

I have been blessed to have a friend like Karen for so many many years. I feel she was like a sister to me like Anneke is. She has always been such a positive and fun person. I will miss her crazy jokes she would e-mail me. A few weeks ago she told me she was so very tired – tired of fighting this illness – I told her she couldn’t give up even tho I knew she had gone through so much – I knew I was being selfish – I wanted her to stay with us — she gave this disease the best fight to the very end that anyone could have ever given it. She is now resting, free of any pain but will always be watching over all of us. I’m so very happy that I was able to visit with her this past Memorial Day weekend – my memories and the pictures taken that weekend will always be with me.