Karen Schlosser, 71, departed to join her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at home, ending a three-year battle with cancer.
Karen (Germann) Schlosser was born on January 6, 1951 to Henry and Esther Germann in Evansville, Indiana. She attended Harrison High School and later Purdue University where she majored in Health and Human Services Education. Karen was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and played clarinet in the Purdue symphony band. After graduation, Karen moved to Plymouth, Indiana and worked at Plymouth Foundry for over 40 years in purchasing and accounting. Karen actively served the Plymouth community by volunteering with the Marshall County Purdue Alumni Club, including serving as a President. Tri Kappa (long time officer, including President), Friends of the Library, Marshall County Community Foundation Board, Marshall Country Encore Performing Arts Board, and Crossroads Church. Karen loved to travel and went on several trips with her family and Purdue Musical Organizations, including Hawaii, Maine, South Africa, Poland, and Germany. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Sam Schlosser, daughters Amee Schlosser and Lori Schlosser (Rob Riewoldt), and her brother Gary (Beth) Germann.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 Michigan Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 10:30 am at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church with Pastor David Crawford officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Purdue Scholarship Fund at the Marshall County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Plymouth, IN 46563 or to the Riverside Bible Church, 5330 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43235-3414.
Phil and Sylvia Bieghler says
Our deepest sympathies to Sam, Amee and Lori. We will hold fast to so very many good memories of our friend and longtime neighbor. The earth cries. Heaven rejoices!
Phil and Sylvia Bieghler says
Our deepest sympathies to Sam, Amee and Lori. We hold on to many great memories of our friend and longtime neighbor. The earth cries. Heaven rejoices.
Patricia Cummings says
Karen will be missed by so many. I always loved seeing her at Thanksgiving with her beautiful turkey vegetable creations and warm smile.
Denny & Francie says
Our deepest sympathies to Karen’s family, Sam , Lori and Amy and her brother. We treasure the times we have spent with one another and our adventures. Heaven received another Angel when Karen was called home. Cherish the Memories.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Karen was the most organized person I’ve ever know. Everything she did, she did well. Her heart was in her volunteer work. I worked with her, on several committees, in Tri Kappa. Everything always ran smoothly. It was a joy to work with her.
We send you our love and our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Debbie (Ellis) DeMuth says
So sorry for your loss, I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers!
Shirley Gidley says
So sorry! Karen was an activist. She took on good causes and followed through. A very commendable attribute !
A proud mama, certainly an advocate for Purdue, and one who was a forgiver of much
God Bless all and May all of you know that she is smiling and happy now with our Lord.
Kathilyn Bigler says
What a lovely tribute to your beloved Mom!! I know she was incredible to have raised you!!!
Lots of prayers and love are surrounding you and your family during this time!!!
God is taking care of everything!!!!🙏❤️🙏
Terri Graham says
Karen is exalting in heaven and is wearing her Boiler stocking cap trying to convince all to be a boilermaker fan. Prayers for all those who now have a void in their heart, but know that she is at peace.
Jeff Jackson says
Sorry for your loss.
Buddy Schilling says
Karen Schlosser was the best wife, mother, and friend. She thought about the needs of others first and quickly became their friend.
She was a friend to me and an award-winning friend to the university she dearly loved, Purdue University.
She was a friend to the young people of Marshall County who she encouraged to attend Purdue and worked to provide them with scholarships.
Karen lived life right. She was the perfect ambassador of her Savior and Heavenly Father.
Bravo Zulu !!!!
Lyn Ward says
Karen will be missed by so many. She approached everything with determination and enthusiasm…especially Purdue! Thoughts and prayers for her family.
Barb Cox says
Sam and Family,
Karen was such a wonderful lady. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time. Rest in peace Karen.
Jim and Barb Cox
Shirley Hilliard says
Sam, Amee and Lori,
So sorry to hear this. She was a fighter and she gave it her best. I have so many fond memories of her. She was one of the first ladies I met when we moved here and to have her as a neighbor was an extra bonus. Prayers for peace and comfort to you all.
Bill & Shirley Hilliard
Tony McPherron says
Very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Judy Fluke says
I was so sorry to hear about this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy (Trump) Fluke
Carolyn Dingeman says
To Karen’s family I want to say how sorry I am to learn of her death. Just like you, I cling to God’s Amazing Grace and His sovereignty in trying to understand. I know Karen will be greatly missed on this side, but let’s Rejoice too that she is with her Lord and Savior. There is much peace in that. This world has little to offer us. Praying for all of those who feel the void so deeply at this time.
Debra Koeppen says
Dear Sam and family ~ we’re so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was such a great spirit, and thankfully pain-free now. Know we hold you all in thought and prayer.
Deb& Brad Koeppen
Jeanine Holderead says
Sending my sympathy to you Sam on the passing of your wife, Karen.
I do understand your loss after losing Jerry in 2017. Please know my prayers are with you and your family.
Jeanine Chase Holderead Stephenson
Marcia Rettinger says
Sam, I didn’t know you well, but my husband graduated with you. Bob died 4 1/2 years ago and I understand the feeling of loss. I am sorry that she had suffered with cancer for so long.
Mrs Bob (Marcia)
Mike and Judy Delp says
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses…. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
May God’s touch be evident today and in the days ahead. May He be real in an undeniable way to each of you. And may you as family and close friends sense the deep assurance of mercy and grace that Christ offers each of us. May His strength be yours…. Remembering Karen as a precious friend, wife, mom, volunteer and Boiler fan… Heaven keeps getting sweeter and sweeter💕✝️
With love and continual prayers – Mike and Judy Hileman Delp and Family
Mike Boys says
Sam: I’m so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She put up a great fight with cancer. I have been praying for her and you all these years. Now I am praying for you that the Lord will comfort you during this time of grief.
May God Bless you and your family.
Barb Young says
I so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Mary lou Leavell Bernett says
I am so sorry to read about Karen’s death. I didn’t know her as well as I knew you, but I liked her a lot and enjoyed any time we were together.
Please know I am thinking of you and your entire family. I know your heart is broken this holiday season, but trust me, it will heal and eventually you will be better. Give it lots and lots of time. There will always be a hole in your heart for her, but the pain does lessen.
Please take care and my very best to you.
Rosie Regedanz says
My condolences and prayers to the family of this wonderful woman
Mary Kay Luchenbill says
My deepest sympathy to the Schlosser Family. Karen was truly a very giving person and so loved. Her attitude of daily life was so positive and she always gave 100% in everything she set out to do. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Kay Luchenbill
Ken Houin says
Karen was such a caring person who looked out for everyone she came across. She was always a pleasure to work with in any situation.
Mandy Metsker says
Sam, Amee, and Lori,
You’re mom was one of the best! 💗 She always thought of me and made me feel special. She was the best mom for you girls and know she will always be with you. Big hugs and so so much love to you all.❤️❤️❤️
Sharon & Hank Kraebber says
Sam and family—
We offer our heartfelt sympathies on Karen’s passing!
We always enjoyed seeing you both at any Purdue event and will miss our conversations. We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way!
Debe Cataldo & Leslie Rohrer (Lake City Bank) says
We truly want to offer our deepest heartfelt sympathies. Karen was a real Joy, a lovely, lovely person. She had that “sparkle”. We send our prayers to the family.
Betty Riemenschneider Nicks says
Dear Sam and Family,
I always enjoyed seeing you at the PHS 67 Reunions. It was evident that you both were Believers in Jesus Christ. I did not know you well, but appreciated your unashamed stand for our Lord and Savior.
You all are in my sincere prayers. May God bless you with much comfort during the difficult days ahead. Remember Emmanuel means “God with us”. He IS.