Karen Sue Sauerwein, nee Buchholz, 52, of New Athens, IL born June 17, 1960 in E. St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Kindred/St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Sauerwein was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Buchholz and son, Joseph Lawrence.
Karen is survived by her husband, Rodney Sauerwein of New Athens, IL whom she married on October 24, 1990; her mother, Charlotte (Schaefer) Buchholz of New Athens, IL; daughters; Brittany (Ryan) Beck of New Athens, IL and Shannon (Kurt) Daeson of Sasebo, Japan; Jessica Sauerwein and Linda (Junior) Sauerwein-Rivero of Brooklyn, NY; and son Rodney (Rachael) Sauerwein, Jr. of New Athens, IL; 2 brothers Charlie (Amanda) Buchholz of Columbia, IL, Vern (Brenda) Buchholz of Waterloo, IL and sister LouAnn (Don) Foster of Addieville, IL; 8 grandchildren; Colten Beck, Tyler Hicks, Bryanna Rivero, Matthew Rivero, Alivia Sauerwein, Savanna Sauerwein, Katy Sauerwein and Jadin Rivero.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society..
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 and again on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 10 to11 a.m. at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Rev. Rich Bersett officiating.
Interment: Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.