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Karen D. Goltermann

Born: April 28, 1940; in Belvidere, IL

Died: December 30, 2017; in Genoa, IL

Karen D. Goltermann, 77, of Genoa died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 28, 1940 in Belvidere, IL to Harold and Ruth (Campbell) Knox. She married Frederick W. Goltermann on September 10, 1960 in Kirkland. Karen worked at Leich Electric in Genoa, she was a secretary and did accounting at the Opportunity House for 18 years, and worked with her husband for their company- Unique Technical Services, Inc. for over 25 years.

Karen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church- being active in the Altar Guild, a Sunday school teacher, was the secretary for 4 years and served on the church board/ financial committee for many years. She enjoyed counter-cross stitching and made many beautiful gifts for family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Fred; 3 children, Jeanette (Walter) Bledsoe, Kurt Goltermann (Toni Colvin) and Donna Goltermann (Shawn Bradford); 4 grandchildren, Brandon Goltermann, Jack, Emma and William Bledoe; one sister, Barbara (John) Stefinsky; two brothers, Dennis Knox (fiance- Gay) and George (Gloria) Knox; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road, Genoa and on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Church. Her funeral service will be on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jeremy Heilman officiating. Burial will be at the Genoa Twp./ Busse addition on North State Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Genoa or the (www.cancer.org) in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135.

For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Jan. 2, 2018
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