Karen M. Simonson passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011. She was 60.
Karen was born Sept. 23, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Lt. James H. and Ruth
E. (Swindler) Wichman. She lived in Kouts for 30 years prior to moving to
the Chesterton area. She worked in sales for Able Disposal.
She is survived by her daughter, Tara L. Simonson of Westville; son, Darin
J. (wife Nina) Simonson of Waxahachie, Texas; brothers, James L. (Linda)
Wichman and Robert S. Wichman both of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren
Natasha M. Soltis, Anna I. Beres, Aliesha M. Simonson, and Trisha R.
Simonson. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 5 to 7
p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Friends
and family are invited to share memories during this time. Cremation will
take place and inurnment will be at Chesterton Cemetery in Chesterton.
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