Karen R. Dean

OXFORD – Karen R. Dean, age 82, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Silver Lake Manor in Wautoma.

Karen was born on September 30, 1941, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Adolph and Ruth Ronschke. She was a secretary in the insurance industry.  Karen loved to sew, quilt, cook, bake cookies, dogs, birds, flowers, travel, photography, euchre, dancing, and family get-togethers.

She is survived by her children, David (Gwen) Dean, Tim (Vicki) Dean, Evanna (Dennis) Robus, Tom (Angie) Dean, and Ruth (Jay) Klonowski; his grandchildren, Will, Clint, Brady, Hannah, Tracey, Tyler, and Justin; his great-grandchildren, Taelynn, Milo, Amelia, and Lincoln; his sister, Kathy Talkington; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dean and her parents. 

There will be no funeral services held.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.