Karen A. Gulliksen

February 10, 1939 - November 23, 2012

Karen A. Gulliksen

February 10, 1939 - November 23, 2012


Karen A. Gulliksen (Loescher) passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 surrounded by her family. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, and her granddaughter Abby Elizabeth Mohon. She was born on February 10, 1939 in Elyria, OH to Harold and Sabina Loescher.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years Edward; her daughters Lorain (Donovan) Wauters, Dana (Brian) Bottemiller, and Magan Sager & her fiance Chad Waltari. Always surrounded by children, Karen doted on her 5 granddaughters Amanda (Dezzy), Abby, Echo, Paige, Tyler, her grandson Nick, and her future step grandsons Michael, Bailey, and Nathan. She was also very blessed to get to meet her first great grandson Linkin. Karen is also survived by her brothers Ed (Shirley) Loescher, Don (Carol) Loescher, and sisters Edith (Robert) Schaffer, Sally Burgett, and Norma Uehlein; and numerous nieces and nephews. The list of close friends who Karen would refer to as her family is long and she held a place in her heart for each person.

Karen had a generous heart that will truly be missed. She was a foster parent for many years helping care for children from all walks of life and fought hard to make sure they were cared for even after they left her home. Karen also was very involved in the American Legion Post 7 serving on the Auxiliary in many different capacities. She was proud to support those who served our country including her husband and granddaughter Amanda. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, camping, and traveling – especially to the local casino’s and on Legion boat trips.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Open House/Reception will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM at the American Legion Post #7. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Auxiliary Post #7.

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4 responses to Karen A. Gulliksen

  1. Gregg Eiden says:

    Family and Friends of Karen,
    Decades ago, we younger (than Karen) cousins would play together at their house and later at the Eiden Farm in Sheffield, where Grandma and Grandpa Eiden (Teresa and Martin) lived and where eventually Karens parents moved to care for them. I always considered Karen to be our kind protector. She simply was where we were, not necessarily even focusing on us or following us around. She had a smile that always made me feel at ease. Even her voice was comforting. I do feel blessed having such simple and positive memories of Karen.

    Gregg Eiden

  2. Rita Perry says:

    To the loving Husband.Daughters,Family & Friends,may I offer my sympathy in the painful loss of your dear Karen. She lived such a full & giving life & will be sorely missed by all who knew & loved her.Hopefully you will be comforted by the following Bible Verses. Rev21:4-5 ‘AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE,THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY.”


  4. Ed, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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