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Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Karen Marie Streng

January 29, 1958July 25, 2020

Karen Marie Streng, 62, of Colorado Springs, passed away July 25th, 2020.

She was born in Dubuque, Iowa on January 29th, 1958. Karen graduated from Wartburg College and received a bachelor’s degree in English, as well as a minor in French. Karen had a career in teaching for LPSD. She is survived by her sons, Alex and Ben Curnell, as well as her brothers, Jon and Peter Streng, her sister, Ann Stiles, and her parents, Erwin and Marie Streng.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 10:00 AM on August 7th, 2020, at Chapel of Memories, 829 S Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Services

7 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

7 August

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

7 August

Graveside Service

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Evergreen Cemetery

1005 Hancock Expressway
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Memories

Karen Marie Streng

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Lisa Hatfield

August 4, 2020

Becky Saydak

August 4, 2020

I loved seeing Karen's smile around LPES! She exuded such a kind and gentle spirit that blessed those who were around her. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to her family...

Neva Nardone

August 3, 2020

I will miss Karen. I felt a camaraderie with her. Sometimes she and I would be the last ones in the building at the end of the day. She shared loving thoughts of her boys and parents with me. She appreciated her parents' example of faith.

Karen had such a sense of love and duty for those under her care. She was thorough in making sure everything was done properly to help her students succeed. She loved her students and they found her to be a caring friend. Her example will live on.

Jenny Day

August 3, 2020

I was honored to work alongside Karen for 5 years. Her heart for children, and her quiet insistence that her EL students deserved equity and excellence in instruction set a high bar for all of us.

I remember our Capturing Kids' Hearts staff training where Karen was laughing and sharing her own heart and reveling in how we could further take good care of kids. The world has lost a good and kind soul. We will remember Karen and remember the importance of hard work, focused effort, and putting people first.

Nancy Tolbert

August 2, 2020

So sorry to see such a loss...Karen was so dedicated as a mother and educator...genuinely kind person. Thoughts and prayers of strength and peace to family and friends.

Emily Davis

August 1, 2020

The LPES community with miss Ms. Streng’s sweet presence in our school. She was so passionate about her students and reading. My condolences to her family and loved ones.

Lisa Hatfield

August 1, 2020

What a caring lady Karen was.

Margarita Battaglia

July 31, 2020

Karen was unique. Beautiful inside and out. She was full of knowledge about her profession and the job she loved the most—being a mom. I will always admire how diligently she worked towards providing the best EL service for all her students. The EL program at LPSD was fortunate to have had such an inspiring woman. I’ll miss you dearly Karen, but I know you will continue to guide us from Heaven.

Respetuosamente, Margarita Battaglia

Stephanie Johnson

July 31, 2020

It was a privilege to have worked alongside Karen. She was an amazing teacher to many students who were learning English as a second language. A tireless teacher, she typically was the first in the school and last to leave. Her dedication to her students, colleagues, and her profession was unsurpassed. As an English major she was the perfect co-worker to have your work proofread! At work, she was very detailed oriented as well as dedicated to doing the best for her students. She and two other coworkers lead an initiative to revamp curriculum as well as develop a yearly "to-do" list, so all English Learner staff knew what to expect as the school year progressed.

She loved her sons. This we knew by the stories of her admiration for them. For fourteen years we were all ears to hear of her joys as well as typical frustrations of being a mom of young boys, teenagers and now young men. She loved her sons.

Many of us have a super fun memory of her birthday in January of 2018. It was a surprise and it packed the back room of the Pikes Peak Brewery. Such a turnout just showed the admiration of her district peers. She was loved!

I miss Karen - her smile, her dedication to her students and work, her stories, and how she contributed positively to my life and so many others. Although her physical presence will leave a void, I pray her spiritual presence is at peace. Rest now and be at peace Karen, by the side of God for all eternity.

Love, Stephanie Johnson

Laurel Bumpus

July 31, 2020

Karen was such a help to me when I was new to the EL program. She was very patient and willing to explain something to me and did so in a very clear manner. It was obvious she really knew her stuff and was very diligent in making sure she understood it herself. I will miss her sweet, kind nature.

FROM THE FAMILY

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