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Karen A. Zunker

January 2, 1943 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 78)


Karen A. Zunker, age 78 of Weston died on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Hospice House with her family by her side. 

Karen was born on January 2, 1943 in the Town of Rib Falls to the late Albert and Isabelle (Burk) Laumer.  After she graduated from High School, she started her 24 year career at the Wausau Hospital where she began in the house keeping department.  At her retirement she was working in the pharmacy at the hospital.  Karen was united in marriage to Donald Zunker on July 20, 1963 in Marathon.  Together, Karen and Don enjoyed going to Packer games.  When not in attendance at games, Karen could be found cheering the Packers on from the living room.  Cross stitch, reading books and doing puzzles were some of Karen’s other favorite past times. 

Karen is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald Zunker of Weston; children Laurie Ann (Dale) Talg of Marathon, Randy (Lynette) Zunker of Minnesota, Paula Zunker of Weston, and Barb (Stacey) Teske of Merrill; Sister Loretta Kroening of Marshfield; grandchildren Stacey Schultz, Justin and Jake Zunker and Samanta Teske, Kayla Fore and Brandon Zeman; and great grandchildren Paige, Dane and Dominic Schultz and Charlotte and Declan Fore. 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Marlene Hornung and grandson Eric Beaver. 

A private family service will be held.    

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