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August 29, 1948 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Karla Sanders (Koehn), 74 of Baraboo, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at home with her family by her side. Her final view was of the river she has loved her entire life. Karla was born and raised in the Shorewood, WI area, but spent summers at the cottage on the Wisconsin river built by her father. A cottage that she would later call home with her husband after retirement. She enjoyed many (sometimes loud) card games played on the porch, watching her hallmark movies and loved many furry family members who always loved her. Jaxon will miss her lap as it was his favorite place to lay even though he was big for a lap dog – Karla didn’t mind, and most recently her kitty Walter who has brought them so much joy and amusement. He will miss all the treats from her. Karla is survived by her husband Tom of 51 years, her daughter Jenny, and her partner Rick all of whom were by her side at the end. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, sister-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Karla was preceded in death by her son Chad, her parents Hal and Corky Koehn and her sister Jackie Weitekamp all of whom we knew she was waiting to see again. Karla was always an ear on the phone to listen. She was her husband Tom’s co-pilot going to swimming class together, dinners, road trips, they did everything together. She brought fun and laughter to a room, weather laughing at people falling in the river or laughing at herself doing the “toilet paper dance” in Vegas. She loved to laugh, and that laugh was infectious and will be missed. She will be missed. No services are planned at this time per her wishes, but a celebration of life will be planned sometime in spring/early summer at the cottage.