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Karen Ann Christenson

Nov 04, 1948 - May 25, 2023


Karen Ann (Paulson) Christenson of Sheboygan went home suddenly to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 25th, 2023. She was near her children, grandchildren, and loving family and friends.
Karen was born on November 4, 1948, to Harvey and Carita (Schmidt) Paulson. She attended Franklin Elementary School, Farnsworth Middle School, and Graduated from South High School in 1967. She went on to earn a Social Work Degree from UW Milwaukee in 1971 and worked for several years as a Social Worker for Lutheran Social Services. She met the love of her life Bruce, in college and they married on July 17th, 1971. She became a stay-at-home mom once her children were born. Karen was active in her children’s school and worked as a room mother, VBS teacher and hosted many parties for their friends. She planned wonderful vacations for her family especially the yearly pilgrimage to Crivitz and the summer excursions to
Six Flags.
The one thing everyone can agree on is that Karen loved everyone she met with an unconditional love and had the strongest faith in her Lord and Savior. She was not afraid to go “home” and be with the love of her life and her “Peenekins” Bruce. She lived her life to make other people feel special and opened the Christenson home to anyone in need, especially on holidays. She enjoyed her evenings out with her wonderful group of friends having her Kessler “Old Fashioned” Seltzers with Bitters, (no mix). The impact Karen left on this world is felt by anyone who knew her.
Karen is survived by her daughter Kelly Brotz; son, TJay (Julie) Christenson; grandchildren, Aiden, Rylee, Brenna, and Nolan Brotz; brothers, Ralph (Judy) Paulson; brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many friends who became family. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce, parents Harvey and Carita (Schmidt) Paulson, brothers Harvey (Jeanie) Paulson and Herb Paulson, and so many dear friends.
A funeral service for Karen will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 730 County Road PPP, Sheboygan Falls. Family and friends may gather at the church on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Karen’s name.

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Jun 3, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]


Date: Saturday Jun 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]



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Doris Theune

Kelly and all the family. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I really enjoyed getting to know her these past couple of years. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~Doris Theune

Carol Rokicki

Dear TJ and Julie, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a great fun loving person. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely Walter and Carol Rokicki

Bob Drews

I remember Karen from our senior year at South High School, active in extracurricular activities and always pleasant to be around. Rest in Paradise!