Karen Marie Gegner, 81, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, February 28, 2021, at The Meadows at Osborn Park, in Huron, OH.
Born on March 14, 1939, in Sandusky, the daughter of Rolland Carl and Mildred Violet (Greene) Gegner. She graduated in 1965 from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Karen had a long career in nursing and retired as a Public Health Nurse with the City of Lorain in 2007.
Over the years, she enjoyed geneology, gardening and spending time with her granddaughter. Karen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by a daughter, Kristin Van Blarcum; a son, Kirk (Jen) Van Blarcum; a granddaughter, Evelyn Van Blarcum; her brother, Lawrence C. Gegner; and her beloved pet, her dog, "Jackson."
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved pet, her dog, "Muffin."
It was her wish to be cremated. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning, March 6, 2021, from 10 am until 11:30 am at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, the wearing of face masks (they will be offered) and social distancing will be mandatory. If you are uneasy about attending, please feel free to leave a message to the family on our website. A graveside service will follow at the Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky. Rev. Eric L. Bodenstab officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Marcus P. Tremmel Scholarship, c/o Sandusky Central Catholic School, 410 W. Jefferson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Karen's family at davidfkoch.com.
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