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Surrounded by her loving family, Karen M. Luxem, 62, died  Thursday at her residence. She was born in Racine, January 26, 1957, daughter of Wayne and Jacki (Nee: Sommerfeld) Andersen.

Karen enjoyed gardening and baking. Most of all, she was devoted to and loved spending time with her children.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Tony Luxem (Kelli), Aaron Luxem; her mother Jacki Andersen; her life partner, Jon “Poncho” Schelling; her siblings, David (Laurel) Andersen, Donna (Greg) Kent, Kenneth Andersen; her beloved dog, Dolly; other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Andrew Luxem; her father, Wayne Andersen; and brother, Mark Andersen.

A Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., Thursday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.