Karen DeBoer

Date of Death: Sep 26, 2012
Karen DeBoer
[highlight_text] (1975 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Karen DeBoer, 37, of rural Brandon, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at her home.


[leftcolumn]Karen was born February 9, 1975 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Kurt and Susan Staehling Kuzulka. Karen attended Waupun schools, graduating from Waupun High School in 1993. On August 31, 1991 she married Kreg DeBoer in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Brandon area. Karen was employed at Elm Avenue/Dean Clinic for 13 years. Karen was a wonderful wife and mother, always ready to assist Kreg on the farm.

Karen is survived by her husband, Kreg DeBoer of Brandon; their children, Kyle DeBoer and special friend, Alyssa Miller, Katelyn DeBoer, and Klaire DeBoer, all at home; parents, Kurt and Susan Kuzulka of Waupun; two brothers, Kevin (Kelly) Kuzulka of Fox Lake, and Kurt A. (Julianna) Kuzulka of Howards Grove; paternal grandmother, Opal Kuzulka of Waupun; mother-in-law, Sandy DeBoer of Waupun; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kim (Joe) Ruppenthal of Fond du Lac, Kevin (Kristin) DeBoer of Brandon, Karl (Lainie) DeBoer of Forest Lake, MN, and Kristy (Jason) Buteyn of Waupun; and several nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Ken DeBoer; paternal grandfather; and maternal grandparents.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Karen DeBoer will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bob James officiating.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Wedges Prairie Cemetery in the town of Waupun.


  1. Lynda Parrish Loomans Says: September 29, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I pray for your entire family that you may encounter God’s embrace to rest your sorrows.

  2. Jill (Scheuers) Renner Says: September 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    To all the DeBoer/Kuzulka family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. To Susan, I can’t imagine what it must be like to lose your daughter whom you loved so much. As you all go through the grieving stages, I pray that you will find those who will help you get through it. May you all be blessed.

  3. Pamela and Todd Engel Says: September 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Kreg and family, Aunt Sue, Uncle Kurt, Kevin, Kurt and families:

    My heart breaks with this news. My sympathies to all of you during this difficult time. I have found myself reflecting on the many, many memories i have shared with Karen over the years. Each one seems more vivid than the last. I will keep these close to my heart and always cherish those memories with happiness and laughter… we did a lot of that over the years.

    Much love to all of you.

    Your neice and cousin,


  4. Sue Stoffel Says: September 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    To the Kuzulka and DeBoer families: Please accept my deepest sympathies as you mourn Karen’s passing. She was a truly beautiful person inside and out and the bright smile on her face in the photo is a reflection that fact. I pray that she has found peace at last with our loving Father in heaven and that He will bless you with peace and comfort in your memories of Karen in the days ahead.

    Sue Stoffel and family

  5. Bill and Sheri Amidon Says: September 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    So very sorry to learn of your heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Bill and Sheri Amidon
    Long-time Rings followers
    Campbellsport, WI

  6. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Ted & Terri Neuburg Says: September 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you.
    Ted & Terri

  8. Matthew and Jadi Staehling Says: October 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Kurt, Susan, Kreg and family. We were shocked and saddened to learn of Karen’s sudden death last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the difficult days ahead. My primary memory of Karen growing up was of she and Beth playing dolls and of Karen’s constant smile. Each day that we have together is truely a gift.

    Matthew, Jadi and family

  9. Alyassa miller Says: October 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    To my 2nd family whom I’m really close to we all are here for each other! Kreg and kids I’m always here for you! Since I live with you, anything you want done or need I’m here 🙂

    Love you all,
    Alyassa 🙂

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