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May 19, 2015
I love you to the moon and back and far beyond the eye can see
August 14, 2014
I have been thinking of Karen a lot lately. Hard to believe a year has passed already. I feel like a trip to Sheboygan soon and my wonderful memories there growing up with such a fun friend and her family. Love to you all...my Stetson second family!
August 13, 2014
To Karen's Family,
As the first year of Karen's passing approaches, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that so many of us are thinking of Karen, and all of you. She was a wonderful woman and friend, and I think of her and miss her. Our book group (of which she was such an integral part) met last week, and as we gathered around the lovely, outdoor dining table, we raised our glasses in a toast to our dear friend. I know she was with us that night and would have loved to be seated amongst all of us - enjoying good conversation, wine and friendship.
Take care of yourselves through this challenging time of rememberance.
Warmly,
Kristin Haugen-Wente
July 26, 2014
Dear Friends and Family of Karen,

I just now learned of Karen's passing. Karen was a dear friend who I am terribly sad to have lost touch with when she, Lonnie and the girls moved to Costa Rica. Karen and I got to know each other living at Lothlorien Coop in Madison, and remained friends after college and when we both lived in Boston. She was in my wedding.

As so many others here have said, Karen was such a caring, loving and thoughtful person. She was the perfect friend -- fun, adventuresome, insightful and supportive. Her capacity to love, which you so beautifully spoke of in her obituary, really captures what was so very special about her. I know what a deeply committed and loving sister, daughter, partner and mother she was.

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you, Lonnie, and your girls are managing to carry on, and have found comfort in the warm embrace of family and friends who love you all.

My condolences to you all.
Jenny Freeman
January 17, 2014
to Karen's family & friends, my deep-est condolences. I did not know her, & for that I am sorry. I am writing as a fellow Marshall Is. RPCV w/a cancer diagnosis. How many of us are there? May the love & prayers of others comfort you in your loss, S Boone
December 05, 2013
I just received my Smith College school for social work alum magazine in the mail and was stunned to read about the passing of Karen. We were friends, roommates, and colleagues in graduate school and while Karen and I lost touch after a while, I have only fond memories of her and of our friendship. My condolences to her family, what a terrible loss. Tonight I will light a candle for Karen. With prayers for your healing, Lisa Katz
October 14, 2013
Dear Lonnie,

I hope you remember me, your U of R bball teammate, Jill McCormick. I just returned from my 35th class reunion, where I dined with classmates and some professors, including Prof. Russell Peck. I told him I took his Chaucer class on your recommendation, and he was most interested in hearing about you; he said you both had lost touch. I told him I hadn't seen you in many years.
Today when I googled you, I saw this announcement. I am so very sorry for your loss, Lonnie. Karen must have been a most amazing and loving person. I hope that you and your girls are coping all right.
With my heartfelt sympathy, Jill
September 22, 2013
Dear family and friends of Karen,
I got to know Karen well a few years before her move to Costa Rica. We worked together as psychotherapists. I enjoyed Karen's insights and her support when we discussed challenging clinical issues. We used to take "self-care" walks from our office to the lakefront. I remember the healthy lunches Karen brought to work each day, she inspired me to start eating more healthfully, and when I bring in a lunch with lots of greens I think of her. My condolences to all of you who lost such a vibrant and loving person.
August 27, 2013
Dear Mr. & Mrs. S, Stephanie, Jim, Lonnie and family,

As you know, I grew up with Karen and hung out with her and our group of buddies til I moved to the "big city" after 6th grade. I will always treasure memories of our sleepover parties at your house Mr/Mrs. S, and all the other crazy things we did. I am so glad you were close to my folks all these years. I am also glad that Karen and I reconnected in Madison a few times in recent years when I realized just how truly caring and special she was. To see what many others have shared in their experiences with Karen, it is so obvious she touched many in a similar way. What a great life that her girls can be proud of. She will be missed, but will be thought of so fondly. My condolences and love to you all.
August 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and indeed it is a great one. It is my hope that the beautiful family Karen leaves behind is able to find peace and strength in this time of sorrow. Comforting thoughts and prayers from my family to yours...extra hugs to the girls from "Ms Brandie"!
Brandie Schuchardt

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