Karen V. Weber, 79, of Findlay, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Cleveland on June 26, 1939, to the late Oliver W. and Jane A. Stalter.
She married Fred Weber and he survives along with three children: Robert F. (Lynn Douglass) Weber of Findlay, Wade E. (Janet) Weber of Rawson, and Wenda S. (Luther) Quanrud of Findlay. Mrs. Weber is also survived by four grandchildren: Melissa Weber, and Jarrett, Will, and Chad Quanrud; step-grandchildren: Nikita Woodrum, Natashia (Moe) Bunting, Amanda Crooks, Megan Dietsch, and Amy Mark; a sister, Linda (Lanny) Lancaster of Fort Mill, SC; one aunt, Elaine Grener of Pickerington, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Karen always loved a party, so when God sent an invitation, she decided it was an event she couldn’t miss. Waiting for her at the party (setting up the card table and shuffling the deck) are her parents, Wendell and Jane Stalter; and grandparents, Orville and Karen Stalter. Her grandma Amelia Kancler is cooking up all of her favorite childhood Polish dishes; and grandpa, Theadore Kancler, is waiting for her in the garden.
The biggest adventure of Karen’s life started almost 62 years ago when she married Fred. They loved to travel, visiting all 50 states, several European countries, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. When they were raising their family they made vacations and weekend outings a priority, instilling a sense of wanderlust in all of their children. Fred and Karen had such a natural, easy affection for each other. They always walked hand-in-hand, greeted each other with a kiss, and never wavered in their devotion to one another.
In her most prized role as “Mom,” she was the light that always led us back home. She greeted us at the door after school, after work, and also after curfew. Through her patience and guidance, but mostly her unconditional love, Mom turned three ragtag kids into fairly decent adults. And her reward for putting up with us as teenagers are her grandchildren. She loved being a grandma; kissing boo-boos, baking Christmas cookies, having sleepovers, and being there for the “big moments” in their lives.
Karen created a home that became a people magnet. No need to call, just come on by. The door was always open (literally, it was never locked) which led to many teenage kids landing on the couch overnight. She would always send them off the next morning with a hot breakfast and a warm smile. She delighted in being a Campfire leader for 11 years and remembered all of the girls in her troop, many of whom she stayed in touch with all of her life. Karen was also blessed with many friends (go Class of ’57!) and will be remembered for her kind heart, positive attitude and great parties! She was a sales representative for The Courier for many years and was also a member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church for many years.
Visitation for Karen will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Erma Metzger officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arcadia United Methodist Church or the Cleveland Clinic Transplant Department. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.