KAREN BERRETT, age 77, of Naples, FL, passed on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at St Mary ‘s Catholic Church in Greenwood, WI, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married.
Karen Klinke was born on October 7, 1940 in Greenwood, WI, to Edward and Olive (Keller) Klinke. She was raised and received her education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1958. On June 9, 1962, Karen married James Berrett, also of Greenwood, at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Karen and her family moved often and made lasting friendships across the United States. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, volunteer, an avid golfer, tennis player, boater, home designer, event planner, loved to travel, and so much more…
She is survived by her husband, James Berrett, of Naples, FL; four sons: Steven Berrett (Scott Andariese) of Naples FL, Robert (Claire) Berrett of Orono, MN, Dean (Dale) Berrett of Virginia Beach, VA, Doug Berrett (Ingrid Thoft) of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren: Jenna Berrett of St. Paul, MN, Justin (Margaret) Berrett of New York, NY, Geneva Berrett of Orono, MN, Kaylyn Berrett of Portland, OR, Benjamin Berrett of Virginia Beach, VA Ellie Berrett, Virginia Beach, VA; one brother: Ralph Klinke of Carson City, NV; three sisters: Loraine (Charles) Adams of Eaton, OH, Rita (Joseph) Platt of North Wales, PA, and Kay (Ronald) O’Brien of Marshfield; one sister-in-law: Hedwig “Dickie” Bauer of Loyal.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Frank and Alvin Klinke; and three sisters: Lucille Bantz, Jean Wolstenholme, and Alberta Klinke.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at: www.alz.org.
Mom, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. You are at peace, your memories have been restored, and you are with Christ.