Karen Sermersheim, 77, Jasper

Karen Rose Sermersheim, 77, of Jasper, formerly of Hickory, North Carolina, passed away at 6 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Karen was born in Jasper on February 27, 1943, to Wilfred “Betts” and Josepha R. (Gutgsell) Sermersheim.

She was a 1961 graduate of Jasper High School. She attended St. Benedict College and VUJC.

She worked in the offices of Aristokraft in Jasper for 12 years and moved to Hickory, North Carolina, and worked for King Hickory Furniture in the data order entry and invoicing departments for 32 years and part time in the deli of Lowe’s Foods in Hickory, North Carolina.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, oil painting,  and watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the PGA. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Hickory, North Carolina, for seven years. She loved and enjoyed her cats and all animals.

Surviving are her sister, Jane (Karen Andry) Sermersheim, Griffin; her brother, Scott (Rosemary) Sermersheim, Taylorsville, North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Gerald (Barbara) Otto, Jasper, Kenneth (Roseann) Klein, Kernersville, North Carolina; nephews, Chris (Jayme) Otto, Jasper, Todd Klein, Hickory, North Carolina, Ethan Sermershiem, Boone, North Carolina; nieces, Colonel Keriann Klein, Gainesville, Virginia, Emily Sermersheim, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents were two sisters, Diana Klein and Janet Otto.

Private family services were held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Humane Society, the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, or the wishes of the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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