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Karen M. Buettner

June 26, 1942 — June 21, 2019

Karen M. Buettner, nee Prange, 76, of Waterloo, IL, died June 21, 2019, in Red Bud, IL. She was born June 26, 1942, in Belleville, IL.

She is survived by her husband Ralph T. Buettner (married August 23, 1959); children Debra (Daniel) Row,Vickie Buettner, Keith Buettner, and Lisa (Gerald) Koerkenmeier; grandsons Dustin Row, Samuel (Omar) Row, Lucas (Kristina) Row, Shawnn Row, and Zachary (Hillary Hausmann) Buettner; great grandchildren Charlie, Eva, Brock, DeniRaye, and Chase; extended family Jaime (Jason) Becker and their sons Connor, Griffen, and Jackson, Scott and Danielle Koerkenmeier and their children Brileigh, Bryce, Bennett, and Ayden Wittenbrink; sister Betty (Robert) Holste; sister-in-law Iris Buettner; nieces, nephews; and cousins.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Henrietta Prange (nee Valentine); brother Glenn (Dorothy) Prange and an infant sister Imogene Prange; father-in-law and mother-in-law Victor and Magdalena (nee Straub) Buettner Sr.; brothers-in-law Victor Buettner Jr. and Roger (Shirley) Buettner.

She was a homemaker and helped her husband in their former business Design Electric in Columbia. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well. Karen was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wartburg.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Songs 4 Soldiers, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wartburg Steeple Repair Fund, or Shriner's Hospital

Memorial Service:
10 AM Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, IL
Rev. Dan Ostlund  officiating


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