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“I first met Karen when I was a nursing student working on the Moellering Unit at Lutheran. Karen was such a kind gentle & caring nurse. What a...Read More »
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“So sorry to just today hear of Karen's passing. We were out of town so didn't know. Karen and Harry raised a wonderful family which is a great...Read More »
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Karen F. Wild, 80, of Fort Wayne, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born to the late Herbert H. and Edith (Cook) Fouts on May 25, 1939 in Rome, NY. On September 4, 1960, she married Harry E. Wild in Fort Wayne. Karen retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service as a RN. She was a member of Brookside Community Church. Karen enjoyed church choir, sewing, attending grandkids events, and traveling. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Karen is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harry E. Wild; daughters, Kimberly (Douglas) Beutler and Colleen (Mark) Terrell; son, Steven (Beth) Wild; grandchildren, Karen (Rudolph) Mahara, Kristen (Antony) Jacobs, Trevor (Emily) Terrell, Kathren (Brian) Quigley, Meghan (Kenneth) Reep, Kyle (Maggie) Beutler, Zachary (Maggie) Terrell, Kellen (Joshua) Jones, Tegan (Kailyn) Wild, Camden Wild, Hunter Terrell, and Cooper Wild; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Arlene) Fouts; and sisters, Gloria Nichols, and Cherrie (Barry) Shumaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Fouts.
Visitation will be on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Brookside Community Church (6102 Evard Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835) with the funeral service following visitation at 4:30 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline Youth and Family Services and Brookside Community Church.