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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Karen J. (Sheets) Minnis

November 8, 1945June 28, 2020
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Karen J. (Sheets) Minnis, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. She was born to the late John L. and Frances (May) Sheets on November 8, 1945 in Waukegan, IL. She graduated from Richmond High School in Richmond, IL in 1963. She worked at the Claude S. Gordon where she met her husband of 51 years, Bill. They were married in Spring Grove, IL on October 19, 1968. Later Karen became a homemaker and mother. She loved to travel and following her family move across the country. Karen is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Jennifer (Donald) Bloom, Brian (Lauren) Minnis, and Adam (Dawn) Minnis; grandchildren, Matthew (Madie), Breanna, Kyle, Collin, Cody (Mary), Kaitlin, Austin, Ethan, Harrison, and Theodore; great-grandchildren, Grayson, Gavin, Griffin, and Micah; brother, Michael (Denise) Sheets; and a host of relatives and friends. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Charlene Smith and Gerry Wuttke.Funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home (8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804). Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home Wednesday following social distancing guidelines. Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County SPCA.

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Susan Bruegge

July 1, 2020

Dear Bill,
We thank you and Karen for loving and including us over the years in your home and with your family.
We are so sorry for your grief.
We love you.
Karen’s memory will always be a sweet fragrance in our hearts.
Praying for comfort and love to protect and cover you and your dear dear sweet family as you journey through this valley.
May God’s love give you renewed strength and joy.
Love Always!
Susan & Bryan Bruegge

Joe Kramer

June 29, 2020

I will never forget her endless love and her amazingly large and beautiful heart.

Mark Cormier

June 29, 2020

A lot of fond memories of Aunt Karen and family. From the first time I remember meeting her as a kid living in Beeville, TX. I think her and Uncle Bill were on their honeymoon when they came to visit, to when I got to hang out with the family almost every weekend when I was stationed in Great Lakes, IL. A lot of laughter and good times.
A very kind, sweet, loving person, she always seemed to have time to talk with you and listen when you needed an ear to bend.
I know that she is no longer hurting and is in heaven with our loving savior.
Uncle Bill, Jenny, Brian & Adam we love ya'll and praying for God to send his Angels to wrap their wings around all of you for comfort and peace.

Susan Hochstetler

June 29, 2020

I met Karen back in the 90's when Jenny and I worked together. The family was alot of fun. I had a great respect for Karen. When viewing Karen's picture, I immediately saw Jenny, they really looked like twins. Our condolences to the family.
Sue and Jenny Hochstetler

Katherine Schlegelmilch

June 29, 2020

My husband Kent and I used to work for a company where Karen was our office manager. Karen always had a smile for you, and made your day better if you were having a bad one. I am sure she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. You all have our most heart felt sympathies. Kathy and Kent Schlegelmilch.

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