Karen Anne Stoppenhagen Klemm

November 11, 1945December 13, 2012

KAREN ANNE KLEMM, 67, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages. Born Nov. 11, 1945, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Margaret Stoppen hagen. She was a member of Promise Ministries. She was a retired secretary at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Surviving are her son, Bryan (Cathy) Klemm of Indianapolis; daughter, Sheri (Joel) Springer of Oxford, Mich.; grandchildren, Abby and Becca Klemm and Paul and Hannah Springer; brothers, Robert Stoppenhagen of Winston-Salem, N.C., David (Joyce) Stoppenhagen of Boise, Idaho and Ken (Barb) Stoppenhagen of Peoria, Ill.; and sister, Mary (Phil) Bayes of St. Louis, Mo. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lowell E., in 2000. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Promise Ministries, 7323 Schwartz Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Henry Graff officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Graveside service is Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Aurora, Ill. Preferred memorials to Promise Ministries or Lutheran Life Villages


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Funeral Services Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Karen Anne Stoppenhagen Klemm

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Dawn Waloszyk

February 10, 2013

Dear all, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful person. I will always have sweet memories of your parents from St. Pauls Lutheran church.

Bonnie Hilliard

December 23, 2012

I am sorry to hear about your Mother. I was a nurse at Dreyer in OB working with her. I passed on some computer games for her first granchild from my daughter. Your mother was loving and caring. We also had some great belly laughs together. She was one in a million.
God bless you all.

Miriam Prieto

December 19, 2012

Dear Bryan and Sheri,
Your mother was such a special person. She could light up a room with her smile and I have many fond memories of living across the street from your family and babysitting for you. She truly lived her faith and is now celebrating with your dad, my parents and so many other loved ones in Heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Gary and Donna Martens

December 18, 2012

Dear Bryan, Sheri and the entire family. May our gracious God confort and support you all. We are so sorry that we can't be there to offer our condolences in person. Have some wonderful memories starting before Lowell left to marry Karen. What a wonderful couple of examples of living a Godly life. Love, Gary and Donna

Jeff Stoppenhagen

December 17, 2012

To Bryan and Cathy, Sheri and Joel, and your children, You have all lost a very special person in your life and I know that it is with some comfort that she is now without pain and in the presence of our God. Please know that Lisa and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers and that one day we look forward to all being reunited in our heavenly home. I will always treasure her sense of humor, love for life and people, and her visible relationship with God, and the way that she always put others first. I was lucky to call her my Aunt but not as fortunate as you are to call her your Mom. We'll miss her so much and our love to all of you,

Janice Penn

December 17, 2012

Dear Bryan, Sheri and family, may God surround you with His love and give you peace. We will miss our dear 'Rose' friend. She brought so much joy and laughter and shared her faith and love of our Lord. God bless you all.

Liz Tuecke

December 17, 2012

What a beautiful lady! She will be missed by so many because she has given so much. We're thinking of you, and lifting you up in prayer.

Diane Augustine Wildy

December 17, 2012

I'm sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She stopped to see my mom (Madeline Augustine) last year and I got to see her then too. Mom loved her, I can picture the two of them now up in heaven laughing & talking about everyone!! She was a sweet lady.

December 17, 2012

Brian and Sherry our deepest sympathy and love. There was only one Karen and we will miss her so much. Love you.
George and Elli and family.

December 16, 2012

Brian and Sherry - Our sympathies go out to you and your moms brothers and sisters. She will be truly missed - our mom and day are finally reunited in the presence of our Lord - with Diann also - the fun they will have. Stay strong, the Lord will carry for as long as you need him and beyond. Rich and Marilyn Pool