Karen Elizabeth Weber was born Aug. 10, 1950, at Sioux City, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Uhl) Weber. She grew up in the Mapleton area and attended school through the eighth grade at the Oto Public School and the Danbury Catholic School.
She attended Hope Haven in Rock Valley, Iowa and later worked at Goodwill Industries in Sioux City.
After moving to Le Mars, Karen worked at Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars in the laundry facility and proudly lived independently in her own apartment. She then moved to The Abbey in Le Mars and in July 2011, entered Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.
Karen was talented with puzzles, compiling scrap books, embroidering dish towels and pillow covers and writing letters. She loved Garfield, kittens, and puppies. Karen had a great memory and was always a very social person.
Survivors include her parents, Leo and Helen Weber of Mapleton; three sisters and one brother, Lynette Weber, of Denver, Colo., Mark Weber and his wife, Laura, of Mapleton, and their children, Beth, Paul, and Anne Weber, Patricia Gleason, of Denver, Colo., and her children, Bridget, Colin, and Mary Kate Gleason, and Laurie Weber, of Mapleton.
Karen was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Anna Weber; maternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth Uhl; and a brother, Gary Leo Weber.
Funeal services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton, with the Rev. Brian Danner officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Mapleton.
Visitation was after 4 p.m. Monday with a vigil wake service at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Pallbearers were Paul Weber, Ed Barkley, Larry Barkley, Alan Weber, Adam Weber and Andy Hatler.