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Karen Sue Holtschlag

Karen Sue Holtschlag

Karen Sue Holtschlag, age 59, of Quincy, died on January 16, 2023 in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born on December 2, 1963 in Quincy, IL. Karen was a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and the Gem City Business College. She married Dr. Mark Holtschlag on November 8, 1986 in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Quincy. He survives.

Karen had worked at Hardees for many years. She then ran a daycare out of her home. From 2000 to the present, she was the office manager of Natural Health in Quincy.

Karen was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Karen enjoyed gardening, volleyball, anything related to flowers and canning. She loved being with her friends and family and spoiling the grandkids. She was a big supporter of her boys during football games at the Y, QND, Western and the Spartans.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by:
HER PARENTS: August 'Dick' and Dolores 'Dee' Wiewel of Quincy
HER MOTHER-IN-LAW: Mary Jo Holtschlag of Quincy.
HER CHILDREN: August 'AJ' Holtschlag and his wife Melissa, Dr. James 'Jimmy' Holtschlag and his wife Dr. Morgan Ramos-Holtschlag; Dr. Clarence 'Chip' Holtschlag and Edward 'Eddy' Holtschlag.
GRANDCHILDREN: Aiden and Liam Holtschlag.
SIBLINGS: Cindy Paul and her significant other Dave Ferrill; Donna Wegs and her significant other Jeff Morris; Greg Wiewel and his wife Denise; Cheryl Haxel and her husband Phil; and Janice Guthrie and her husband Dave.
BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND SISTERS-IN-LAW: Joe Holtschlag and his wife Penny; Sue Woytassek, Tom Holtschlag with his significant other Beth Bower; and Tony Holtschlag and his wife Lisa.
Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Karen was preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Bruce Paul; a sister-in-law: Joan Holtschlag, her father-in-law: Robert Holtschlag, a nephew Derrin Wegs, and a niece Kelli Ann Paul.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9:30 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 AM in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family to help with medical expenses, to Quincy Notre Dame or to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Mecki Kosin
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mark and family, we are so very sorry for your huge loss! Karen always had a smile on her face! I am going to be out of the country next week, so I won't make it to the services.. However, I am going to be thinking of you and praying for all of you!
Love, Ron and Mecki
From:
Laura Peterson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I’m so sorry my heart aches to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
From:
Paul K Geers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family
Please know we all loved Karen at the parish, a kind soul and a sweet person to know. We too grieve with you.
I'll miss that smile every 8am.mass for sure as she always greeted me and her late cousin Jerry too for years.
I just loved her.

Paul K. Geers
President of the Latin mass society of Quincy/Historic St. Rose church.
From:
Jan Ewalt
Qcy, IL
Comments:
"Toot" and I had gone to Dr. Mark for many years and Karen was always so kind and helpful. I have followed her updates on fb and was so sad to see this happen to her. I have prayed the rosary for her and now will continue to do so for her family. We are so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Karen.
From:
Jerry & Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
From:
Teri Struck
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a sweet lady and will missed. Praying for peace and comfort for all those who loved her.
From:
Karen Hummel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for everyone’s loss!
From:
Carolyn Barnes
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
So saddened to hear about Karen's passing. Sending love and prayers to all of you.
From:
Ken & Bobbie Talken
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
From:
Robert Fromageot
Piti, GU
Comments:
My deepest condolences to Mark and the Holtschlag family. Reqiescat in pace.
From:
Charlotte Buckman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dee and Gus, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your daughter, May God give you comfort at this time of your immense sorrow.,
From:
Brad and Kelly Crossan
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Melissa and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the many prayers and condolences you are receiving. ❤️🙏🏻
From:
Sandy (Thomas) Abele
Ormond Beach, FL
Comments:
So sorry! My prayers are on their way for Mark and the boys.
From:
Peggy Deverger
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the honor of playing volleyball with Karen for many years. She was always smiling and called you "Sweetie". She was incredibly proud of her boys and grandsons. Fly high with the angels.. you will be greatly missed on the court... until we meet again.. fly high with the angels!
From:
Larry & Patti Veile
Nebo (formerly Payson), IL
Comments:
Always smiling, our deepest sympathies to Mark & all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Arlene Mary Hendren
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am praying for your family. She was always there helping at football games.
From:
Brenda Veith
Mt Sterling, IL
Comments:
I was so sorry to hear about Karen. She was so sweet when I would come into the office. My condolences and prayers go out to you all.
From:
Zaniel and Kim Phelps
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Zaniel and I are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From:
Michael Chlebanowski
Comments:
I first met Karen at St. Rose of Lima Parish, and really got to know her as a warm, kind and caring person at Natural Health, in Quincy, IL. I am deeply saddened at Karen’s passing, yet, I will always remember her by her goodness. My heart also goes out to her family. Requiem aeternam dona in Karen Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei
From:
Beth Elias (née Proctor)
Crystal, MN
Comments:
Mark and family, I’m so very sorry for the terrible loss you have suffered. My heart aches for you. Sincere condolences and I am praying for you all. Love, Beth
From:
Sheri Bergman-Rayburn
Myrtle Beach, SC
Comments:
Dee, I’m so sorry for the loss of Karen. My prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Debbie Mikkola
Brule, WI
Comments:
Wishing you comfort at this time of painful loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. It may not feel like it for a long time, and we all grieve in our own way and at our own pace, but time does heal.
From:
Diane Pieper
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Thoughts and prayers to her entire family during this difficult time. Wee Wee (as I always called her since high school) was such a sweet person and I know she will be missed so much!
From:
Fred Steinway family
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Karen
From:
Diana and Don McCleary
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers as you "walk" though these dark days. May Knowing that Karen is "walking " in a beautiful place , give you solace and peace.
From:
Ron Clark
Chatham, IL
Comments:
Mark and family, So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Prayers for comfort and peace for you.
From:
Amy Smith
Quincy, IL
Comments:
May the God of all comfort wrap his arms of love around you and give you comfort.