Karen Wright

Karen Wright, 74, of Monona, formerly of Clayton Center, died Sunday, Aug, 11, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo, at a later date. Casketbearers were Jeremy Wright, Mathew Wright, Alex Wright, Andrew Scherf, Christopher Wright, Randy Scherf, Dave Morrison and Richard Huff.

Honorary bearer was Special Agent LeRoy J. Gibbs.

Karen was born June 19, 1939, rural Farmersburg, to Lester and Esther (Kliefoth) Kurth. Karen graduated from Luana High School with the Class of 1957.

She was united in marriage to John Clifford (Jack) Wright on Dec. 12, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo. Eight children were born to this union.

Karen was owner/artist at the Wright Place; cooked at a few different places, was a seamstress, bookkeeper for The J Line and worked at Wal-Mart. She enjoyed gardening, reading and was an avid fan of NCIS - TV show, especially LeRoy Gibbs!

Survivors include her children, Lester (Diane) Wright of Mitchellville, Scott Wright of Monona, Timothy (Cathy) Wright of Monona, Brett Wright of Monona, Kimberly (Randy) Scherf of Farmersburg, Russell (Claudia) Wright of Monona, Annette (David) Morrison of Normal, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way, four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Christianson of Guttenberg and Ethelyn Berns of Elkader.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Elmer (Cy) Radloff; her husband on Nov. 17, 2005; one son, Mark Wright and one brother, Vernon Kurth.

Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.

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