Karla Born

Born, Karla Ann

Karla Ann Born, age 51, of Plymouth, joined her God in heaven on Friday, October 26, 2012 after a courageous and long-fought battle with breast cancer.

She left this earth surrounded by her dedicated husband and adoring family.

Karla was born December 19, 1960 in Plymouth, WI to Thomas Thomas and the late Mary Matthews Thomas. She attended school in Waldo and Sheboygan Falls with many life-long friends, graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1979. Karla attended UW-Whitewater, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Sciences in 1983.

In 1985 Karla married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Jeffrey Born. The life they enthusiastically shared together for the past 27 years includes three children: Krystal, Travis, and Tiffany. Karla loved watching her children grow and was continually grateful for the milestones she was able to witness in their lives.

Karla happily worked as a Business Systems Analyst at Sargento Foods for 15 years. She was especially appreciative of Sargento's support of our family and the multitude of friends she has there. She was looking forward to participating in another successful bake sale benefiting the at Sargento this fall.

Since childhood, Karla actively rode and showed horses with friends and family. She was an accomplished seamstress, at one point owning her own business creating wedding dresses. Karla continued her passion for sewing by designing show outfits for her children. She is also known for her crocheting and the many pieces she has made while going through treatments. Karla's pink garden has also been a source of pride and serenity for her.

Karla's strong faith and perseverance were an inspiration to many. She viewed every day as a gift from God and was continually thankful for the many friends she met during her journey with cancer.

Karla was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her husband, Jeffrey Born of Plymouth; Children: Krystal (Jason) Wettengel of Green Bay, WI, Travis Born of Galva, IL, and Tiffany Born of Plymouth; her father: Thomas Thomas of Plymouth; Brothers: Kent (Kathy) Thomas of Waldo and Keith (Lisa) Thomas of Kenosha, WI; Sisters: Kayrle Seiber Buffalo Grove, IL and Kelly Thomas of Hartford, WI; Her Mother and Father-in-law: Robert and Nancy Born of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Brothers-in-law: Kenneth (Sara) Born of Sheboygan and Steven Born of Kennesaw, GA, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and close friends.

Karla is once again with her mother, Mary Thomas.

Our family would like to express our gratitude to those who have helped Karla throughout her battle against cancer: Rev. Brad Vennedendaal and our church family at First Reformed Church of Sheboygan Falls; Dr. S. Mark Bettag and the staff at Matthews Oncology; Dr. Kiran Turaga and our new friends at Froedtert Hospital; and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. A special thank you also to the Gentine's and the Sargento family for your compassion and support throughout Karla's treatments. Karla and our family are eternally grateful to you all for the care and kindness you gave her so that she was able to live her life to the fullest.

A celebration of Karla's life will be held on Wednesday morning (Oct. 31) at 11 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Rev. Brad Vennedendaal, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will take place following the services at the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, (Oct. 30) at the Suchon Funeral Home, 1317 State Road 67, Plymouth, WI, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the CHURCH on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to honor Karla are encouraged to make a donation in her name to either the or the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Funeral Home

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Plymouth
1317 State Road 67 P O Box 535  Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 893-9797

Published in Sheboygan Press on Oct. 28, 2012