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“I did not know Karen, but I live near Birnamwood and my maiden was Liethen, I would like to know Karen's maiden name. My sincere condolences to the...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Dolores Liethen Fischer

“Judy & I didn't get to know Karen so much except we did get to know she was a super wife & mother & grandmother to Pete & Dana's 2 children Josh &...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Alan & Judy Eastman

“Liethen family..In times like this loss is all we know and feel and I am sad for your loss. I hope that remembering happy moments will give you...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: anonymous

“Peter, Tim & Jeff, we are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. We will remember her always smiling! ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mory & Lynn Wassmann


5 of 5 | Posted by: Mory & Lynn Wassmann


Karen R. Liethen, age 78 of Appleton, died on August 4, 2017. Karen was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1938. She was a graduate of Birnamwood High School. Karen was a loving mother to her sons, Peter, Jeff and Tim. Karen was a very kind woman. When she wasn’t working she filled her days by doing volunteer work. She truly loved her children and helped them out whenever she felt they needed it. Karen lived a simple life and was happy. She was even smiling in the days preceding her death. She is survived by children Peter M., Tim and Jeff (Ellen) Liethen. Her son Peter gave her two grandsons, Josh and Jeremy, who made her very happy. She is further survived by her siblings, Roy, Linda, Irene and Jan as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter, one brother Spike and her parents. A gathering in celebration of Karen’s life will be on Saturday August 12, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street location in Appleton. There will be a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday at 5:00pm. For more information and to express condolences, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com. A special thanks to Karen’s son Tim who cared for her when she wasn’t able to do things for herself.