Karen Priebe Loenser

Born: Sat., Oct. 18, 1969
Died: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Location: First Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Location: First Lutheran Church

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Karen P. Loenser, age 48 of Clear Lake, WI died surrounded by her family and friends on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017 at the Amery Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Karen Priebe Loenser was born on October 18, 1969 in Amery, WI the daughter of Roger and Nancy Priebe.  She grew up in Clear Lake, WI and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1987.  After graduation, Karen moved to the Twin Cities and attended school there.  She later went on to work in Roseville, MN where she began a career in Fashion Merchandising.   Karen was married to Kevin Loenser on May 1, 1993 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in White Bear Lake, MN.   They moved to Rochester, NY where Karen attended the University of NY, College at Brockport and received a Master's Degree in Education and K-12 Special Ed.   They returned to Clear Lake, WI in 2005 and continued to raise two children, Gabriella and Adam.   Karen worked as a special education and reading teacher at St. Croix Central School in Hammond, WI until 2013.  In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, bird watching, traveling, and mostly attending her children's sporting events. She enjoyed sharing a good cup of tea, visiting with friends and loved quilting with her mom and sisters.  She was also an active member of First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.  Karen's greatest joy were her children and she made sure that every day their hearts were filled with her love to last a lifetime.  Karen tackled her cancer with strength, courage and stubbornness. She taught us that every day was a blessing. Through her journey, Karen was blessed and appreciative of the Love and support of her family, friends and her teaching family. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. 
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Ramona & Thomas Meier, Bernard Priebe, Jerome Priebe and Karen’s special Angel "Little Grandma" Dorothy Priebe.
Survived by
Daughter and Son
Gabriella and Adam Loenser -  Clear Lake, WI
Roger Priebe -  Clear Lake, WI
Nancy (Everett) Kalbow - Cedar, MN
Sisters and Brother
Brenda (Tony) Johnson -  Dresser, WI
James Priebe - Blaine, MN
Anna (TJ) Buhr -  Clear Lake, WI
Step Dad
Robert "Curly" Danielson -  Clear Lake, WI
Former Spouse
Kevin Loenser -  Cumberland, WI
Many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Family and Friends
Celebration of Karen’s life will be from 3PM – 7PM on Friday December 22, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, WI

 Memorial Services at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 23, 2017 
at First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, WI
Clergy -  Pastor Bryan Anderson          Music -  Brian Wick
Interment -  Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI

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Sue Stenberg
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Karen's kids and family and friends. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She meant so much to so many people. One Christmas a few years ago my car broke down and money was tight and she stopped by with some money so I could give my kids a good Christmas that was just the type of person she was. RIP Karen you will be sorely missed!

Brenda (Rosen) Mikels
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
Nancy and entire family, I am so so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you all thru this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Linda Russo Fortin
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
What a beautiful soul. The world is a little bit less special without her in it.

My heartfelt condolences to her beloved children, Gabby and Adam, and family and friends.

I am blessed to have known her.

Barbara bend
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
Working with Karen was a true blessing, she gave her all to her students, took time to share and laugh with coworkers, and was intentionally present whenever she was needed. I am so sad to miss the memorial service. I want the family to know that the world is a better place because of Karen, she had so much to give. Once she decided what needed to be done she moved forward with confidence. Thank you ,Karen, you are missed.

Shirley Fornengo
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family at this time. Love to Gabby & Adam. From a former gymnastics mom!

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