Theresa R. Karns



Theresa R. Karns, 81, of Lakeside-Marblehead, and formerly Bloomdale, passed away at 7:03 am Monday June 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born October 17, 1935 in Fostoria to the late Frank and Agnes (Weinandy) Burns. She married Ronald D. Karns on November 11, 1955 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and he survives in Lakeside-Marblehead.

Also surviving are three children, Cynthia L. (the late Michael) Mittleman, Northville, MI, Douglas J. (Karen) Karns, Oregon and Jeffery M. (Cindy) Karns, Wayne, seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Mary Lou Cool, Fostoria, Elizabeth “Betty” Moes, Fostoria, Marjorie A. Brentlinger, Wapakoneta, Phyllis J. (Joe) Hulderman, Fostoria, James R. (Carol) Burns, Fostoria and Donna R. Altwies, Findlay.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia A. “Patty” Karns-Rice; sister, Eileen M. Lucius; and a brother, Robert A. Burns.

Theresa was a homemaker and had worked on the family farm. She was also an integral part of running the Channel Queen, the family fishing charter business. She was a devoted wife and mother and dearly loved her grand and great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Hopewell Loudon High School and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marblehead.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Saturday July 8, 2017 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church 323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, OH 44830. A luncheon and gathering will follow the Mass in the Parish Hall of the church. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Stein Hospice, Sandusky.



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rodney l allgire

My condolences to the Karns family. Mr and Mrs Karns always treated me well. I enjoyed the time around Mrs Karns in high school and she was a great lady. I am so glad to have seen her last year when she was still in good health.

 Posted July 10, 2017 - 3:12pm
Cathie Davis

So sorry for your loss. Deuane and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 8:27pm
Vicki gierke

so sorry to here about aunt Theresa's passing. I have many good childhood memories. and may she rest in peace Vicki (karns) gierke and all of the gierke family.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 3:05pm
Roger and Cheryl McKee Hall

Ronnie: Roger and I are sorry to hear of Theresa's passing. I have such wonderful memories of both of you and your family - the stays at your cottage, winter seafood dinners, and many other fun times together. I was honored when Theresa served as my confirmation sponsor. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 9:49pm

May God's love comfort you at this time. Deepest sympathy to Donna and her family. May Theresa rest in eternal peace. Pat and Jane

 Posted June 27, 2017 - 12:11pm

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