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Karen J. Pippenger

June 21, 1945 August 12, 2019
Karen J. Pippenger
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Karen J. Pippenger, age 74, of Phillips, WI, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019, at the Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls, WI. Karen was born on June 21, 1945, in Emery, WI, to the late William and Violet (Sheets) Dunbar. She was married to Robin Pippenger on July 20, 1963; he passed away in 2015.

Karen grew up in the Town of Emery, graduating from Phillips High School in 1963. She was employed at Pleasant View Nursing home for 17 years and later worked at the Aspirus Regency House-CBRF as a caregiver for 10 years. Karen enjoyed taking care of people, whether substitute cooking in the high school or working part-time at a day care. In her younger years, she played on the softball league and was a talented accordion player. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Phillips. Karen enjoyed family fishing vacations in Siren, WI, and loved watching wildlife around her home. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her 2 Sons, Jay E. (Patty) Pippenger, of Wausau, WI, and Karl R. (Amy) Pippenger, of Phillips; 1 Daughter, Kathleen (Ralph) Clemens, of Phillips; her Brother, Lonnie (Marge) Dunbar, of Prentice, WI; and her Sister-in-Law, Darlene Dunbar, of St. Paul, MN.

Karen is further survived by her Grandchildren, Kimberly Clemens, Kristine (Timothy) Sousek, Jacob Pippenger, Eli James Pippenger, and Hannah Pippenger.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, William and Violet; her Husband, Robin; her Grandson, Brandon Pippenger; 1 Sister, Linda Darlak; 2 Brothers, William Dunbar, and Gary Dunbar.

Memorial Services for Karen Pippenger will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Phillips at 3:00 PM. Pastor Jason Enderle will officiate. The family will receive friends for Visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of Services at 3:00 PM.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Aug

1:00 PM 8/17/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Phillips

426 Flambeau Ave
Phillips, WI 54555

First Baptist Church of Phillips
426 Flambeau Ave Phillips 54555 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Aug

3:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Phillips

426 Flambeau Ave
Phillips, WI 54555

First Baptist Church of Phillips
426 Flambeau Ave Phillips 54555 WI
United States
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