Karen J. Petersen, age 61, of Kenosha passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Froedtert South St. Catherine’s Hospital with her loving family by her side. Karen was born on January 15, 1959 in El Paso, TX to Thomas and Mary (Shantz) O’Hora. The family moved to Kenosha where Karen was educated and graduated from Tremper High School in 1977 and attended U.W. Parkside. She married Robert Petersen in Jamaica on July 15, 1991 and the couple shared 29 ½ years together. Karen worked for over 12 years in the accounts payable department at CNH. She enjoyed traveling, watching her cooking shows and her weekends with her family. Karen will be remembered for being smart, funny and an all-around kind person.
She was preceded in death by, her parents and her brother, Keith O’Hora.
Karen is survived by, her husband, Robert Petersen; two daughters, Jennifer and Kari Ann Petersen; two grandchildren, Madalynn Wright and Cody O’Brien; two brothers, Kevin (Sherryl) O’Hora and Kent O’Hora; her sister, Kathy O’Hora as well as other family and friends.
In accordance with Karen’s wishes, no services will be held.
Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations
Stephen P. Casey, Funeral Director