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Karen Lynn Peterson

March 22, 1961 ~ November 27, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Tribute

Was peacefully called home to be with God on November 27, 2022 at the age of 61. Dedicated and cherished sister of Carsten and the late Kristin. Devoted and nurturing Aunt of Taylor (Paulina Garcia Morones) Peterson-Burke. Proud and doting Great-Aunt (“Grauntie”) of Matheo Peterson-Burke. Further survived by loving uncles, aunts, and cousins, as well as many dear friends and colleagues. Preceded in death by her beloved parents Duane and Donna (Nee Zaferos) Peterson.

Karen’s generous and loyal spirit, as well as her integrity and nobility will be fondly remembered. Karey was our example of unwavering values; all who knew her depended on her guidance and wisdom.

Admiringly referred to as one of “the Aunties,” Karey was fiercely protective as she raised her niece, Taylor, who will graciously love and honor her forever.

Karen was an educator and leader of the highest quality. Before her retirement in June 2021, she served as the Director of Elementary Special Education in the School District of Waukesha. Her impact on the students, staff, and administrators that she worked with had a profound influence on student outcomes and professional careers. Karen always had time for a colleague and worked tirelessly to ensure that students’ needs were being met.

Karen and her family will be eternally grateful to AccentCare Hospice staff for their compassionate care and support.

Gathering will be at Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church (13200 W Greenfield Ave, Brookfield, WI), on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 3PM-6PM. Celebration of Karen’s Life at 6PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Karen’s name to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Wisconsin (to honor Karen’s passion for her work with children) or Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church to support them in their commitment to serving all who are in need within the community.

“Until we meet again”


Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
December 6, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church
13200 W Greenfield Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
December 6, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church
13200 W Greenfield Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005

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