Karen A. Gersy

Karen A. Gersy

Karen A. Gersy, age 69, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, March 03, 2024 at her home.

Per her instructions, cremation will take place with final interment at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Wisconsin.

Karen was born March 24, 1954 in Mauston, Wisconsin to Stanley and Virginia F. (Loescher) Petersen. She grew up in Mauston and graduated from Mauston High School. Following school, she moved to Paddock Lake, WI and began her career with Kay Homes in Antioch, IL where she worked for 30 years. Karen married John Gersy on March 2, 2000 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Salem, Wisconsin where Karen worked for the DNR as a wildlife specialist at Bong Recreation Park. The couple retired to Friendship, Wisconsin in 2017 where they could be closer to Karen’s family.

Karen loved crafts of all kinds and the outdoors.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia; step-father, Arnold; father, Stanley; and two brothers: Jeff and Jim Petersen.

Husband: John Gersey of Friendship
Son: Charles (Jennifer) Kendell
Grandchildren: Reid and Avery
Daughter: Allison (Mike) Mohler
Grandson: Evan
Daughter: Renee Gersy
Grandchildren: Brianna and Sean
Son: Sean M. Gersy Sr.
Son: John Gersy
Daughter: Carleen Gersy
Sister: Shirley Petersen
Sister: Bobbi Carrion
Sister: Wendy Petersen
Further survived by other relatives and friends.

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  1. Tammie Fleming says:

    You were a true Friend. I enjoyed the times spent visiting with you in the Clinic & over the phone. Your Family will be in my Thoughts & Prayers. Love ❤️ to you-all ! 🤗😘. Tammie

  2. Allison Mike and Evan says:

    Karen, you brought so much to the family. Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. Thank you for being dads best friend, a wonderful stepmother, and a thoughtful grandma. We will cherish all the moments and memories we had with you. I promise I will continue to make your potato salad recipe and zucchini relish!