Judy L. Karen

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Judy Lynn Karen, 62, of Johannesburg, passed away at home, on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Judy was born in Pontiac, MI, on August 13, 1959, the daughter of Robert and Donna (Presson) Nemeth.

Judy had a passion for wolves and enjoyed visiting wolf rescue sanctuaries. Babies always held a special place in her heart, along with her love of sewing.

Judy is survived by her husband, of 37 years, David; her children, Jennifer Lynn Karen of Port Huron, David Robert Karen of Lewiston, Angela (Matt Kelly) Karen of Saint Marys, Ohio, and Sandra (Fenex Bowman) Karen of New Knoxville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kalee and Doniven Helm; great-grandchildren, Justice Hairston, Jaleah Milton, Peonte Milton, Jr., and Caspian Helm; two sisters, Pamela Nemeth and Sharon White; brother-in-law, Walter Dixon; and her beloved dog, Eddie.  She is also survived by her bonus daughter, Brandy (Michael) Blatz, and their children, Riddeck and Hensley. Also, surviving Judy are many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Dixon.

Funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at Noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wolf Creek Habitat, 14099 WOlf Creek Rd., Brookville, IN 47012.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

3 comments on “Judy L. Karen”

  1. I am so sorry! Know that I share your loss and hope you will find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish, forever.❣️

  2. My sincere condolences to Judy’s family. Please know that the joy in her heart that she shared with the wolves and the smiles, laughter, and kindness she shared with everyone will be forever remembered. Take comfort in knowing that God remembers her too. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:29 (Isaiah 11: 6 The wolf will reside for a while with the lamb…)

  3. I am just learning of Judy’s passing. She was my friend since 3rd grade and was in my wedding. We lost track of each other through the years and I was so happy when we finally reconnected. My deepest condolences and my prayers are with your family.

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