Dr. Margaret Ann "Maggie" Karner
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Margaret Ann "Maggie" Karner, 52

BRISTOL, CT-Dr. Margaret Ann "Maggie" Karner, 52, of Bristol, beloved wife of the Reverend Kevin A. Karner, died on Friday (September 25, 2015) at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Maggie was born in Lafayette, Indiana on July 31, 1963 and was a daughter of the late Robert and Marietta (Burkhardt) Sattler. She came to Bristol in 2010 when her husband accepted a Call to be Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church. From 2004 until her retirement this year she served as Director of Life and Health Ministries for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, traveling around the world to help those in need. She enjoyed music, especially Jazz, and was an accomplished vocalist and musician. In addition to her husband, Maggie is survived by three daughters: Mary, Heidi, and Anne Karner of Bristol; three brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Nancy Sattler of West Lafayette, IN, John and Meg Sattler of Indianapolis, IN, and Robert and Robin Sattler of Southwest Harbor, ME; a sister and brother-in-law: Karen and Jerry Schoenefeld of Fort Wayne IN; a mother-in-law: Nancy Karner of Lafayette, IN; a sister-in-law: Karla Karner of West Lafayette, IN; a brother-in-law: Kerry Karner of Lafayette, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (September 30, 2015) at 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran church, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. A memorial service will be held at Kramer Chapel on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary (6600 N Clinton St., Ft. Wayne IN) on Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm. Memorials may be sent to the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, c/o P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-9810 designated for The Maggie Karner Fund, or to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Please visit Maggie's memorial web-site at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.com

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October 4, 2015
Karner & Sattler Families:

May the peace of our Lord be with you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jayne & Bob Mayhill & family
Jayne & Bob Mayhill
October 3, 2015
I was proud to call Maggie a friend. Kevin baptized my first child ... Maggie sang at my brother's funeral ... We played and prayed together with a wonderful young couple called the Karners. Now one has gone home, and we are left, longing to go home too.
Steve Becker
September 30, 2015
To the Karner and Sattler family, our sincere condolences to all of you! May God be with you all during this difficult time.
Donna & Ron (Rainwater) Lee
September 30, 2015
Dear Maggie came to our Pastors wives retreat here in Great Falls, MT. We were happy to keep her at our house. What a blessing she was to our family. May the Lord be with you all always.
Pastor Steve and Becky Schlund
Steve & Becky Schlund
September 30, 2015
I'm very sorry to hear about Maggie. What a wonderful witness she gave in her illness against Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. I know she is with the Lord and is in
perfect love and peace now. I am praying for her family and friends at this time. With sincere sympathy.
Gloria Sihlis
September 30, 2015
I went to High School with Maggie, and we both won the Jeffersonion Award (Maggie for Vocal, me for Band/Orch). I was saddened to hear of her passing as I am sure she is singing in the best choir of all in Heaven. Deepest regrets. Class of 1981.
David Brooks
September 29, 2015
Prayers of peace to the family of my childhood friend and Stayman Ct neighbor.
Chris (Lempke) Martin
September 29, 2015
I met Maggie in 2009 in Indonesia. We became immediate friends, and reunited several times since then, either in MO or WI at Concordia. I was very happy to help make the plans for Kevin's surprise tour of ESPN. I have had the greatest respect and love for Mags, and will miss our chats we have had in the past. She was responsible for my becoming a team leader with LCMS Mercy Medical Teams, and I will strive to continue your mission of love and mercy. She was an incredible example of serving mankind with love and compassion, and sharing the love of Jesus. You will be in my prayers.
Sharon Thomas
September 29, 2015
I went to High School with Maggie and was fortunate to be a part of choir as well as Damn Yankees and other events and just wanted to say how sorry I was when I heard that Maggie had passed as well as to tell you that I have never met a more kinder person with the most incredible, angelic voice in the whole world. I think she was better than Deborah Kerr who played Anna in the original 1956 classic. My condolences to the whole family. I wish I had a copy of her voice so I could share it with my wife and children.
Eric and Lisa Treida
September 28, 2015
To Kevin & his family & the entire Sattler family. My daughter Kamie Knop Redinbo sent me the notice of Maggies passing. My thoughts of all of you from school days & choir days bring fond memories, especially of Maggies beautiful voice. She now joins the best choir ever. My Heartfelt sympathies to you all.
Dottie Knop Tari
Ft. Myers, FL
Dorothy Tari
September 28, 2015
David and I are so sorry for Maggie's passing, but are comforted in knowing she is at peace with Jesus and in no more pain.
Dave and Reta Heinkel
September 28, 2015
I went to jr./sr. high with Maggie, always a kind hearted girl and what a voice. God has a lead in his heavenly choir. Reading the posts she accomplished a lot in her life, to her family you are truly blessed to have had one of Gods angel as wife and mother.
Susie Williams-Bretz
September 28, 2015
Prayers for the entire Sattler family. Maggie's stand for life in the midst of her own diagnosis has been a powerful testimony to me and the world!
Stephanie Maxson
September 28, 2015
Pastor, Mary, Heidi and Anne--we are deeply saddened by your loss. Our heartfelt prayers are with all of you.
Mark, Sue Ann, Katherine and Matthew Galenski
September 28, 2015
Maggie's beautiful smile!
So very sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. Her witness -- along with the faithfulness of you, her family -- has moved so many hearts to embrace life to the fullest, to the natural end. May she rest in eternal peace & joy with Our Lord, and may you know the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Deirdre McQuade
September 28, 2015
We were so sorry to hear about Maggie. Pastor Karner and daughters are in our prayers.

John & Jane Harman
September 28, 2015
Prayers Kevin to you and your family, Cheryl really loved your family.
Robert McNulty
September 28, 2015
My heartfelt sympathies to Dr. Maggies' entire family. What a joy and blessing to everyone; now she has been born into eternity!! Praise God !!
joan kudla
September 28, 2015
You will be greatly missed.
Kerry Karner
September 28, 2015
To the entire Sattler family. You cannot imagine the schock when I read the email sent by my son, Chris in Houston who forwarded The email sent to him by Larry Rath of Baton Rouge.
My late wife Lee and I were good friends of the Bob Sattler family. I can remember Maggie as a child who with Mom and Dad when we attended camp-outs together
I also get the JandC on the internet and enjoy reading David.s cartoons.
I have many memories of the entire Sattler family, and I want to send my most sincere condolences to them and especially to the family of Maggie.

With much love,

Roy Williamson
Osprey, FL
September 28, 2015
we will always treasure your courage and joy across places, times and situations. May you rest in peace, brave and loving lady.
German and Karen Cruz
September 27, 2015
Your voice, smile, loving heart, determination, Love for God, I will always remember of you.
Steve Fletcher
September 28, 2015
Our heartfelt sympathies in this, your time of grief.
Funk Funeral Home
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