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Karen Elizabeth Bangert

October 6, 1939 October 24, 2019
Karen Elizabeth Bangert
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Obituary for Karen Elizabeth Bangert

Karen Elizabeth Bangert, 80, of Burlington, IA died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA.

She was born on October 6, 1939, in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Klepfer Reeder. Karen graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1958.

On September 18, 1960 she was united in marriage to Richard Bangert in Keokuk, IA and they celebrated fifty-eight years of life together. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2019.

Along with her husband Richard, they owned and operated Bangert Computer Systems, in Burlington.

She was very active in the community and enjoyed socializing with others. She had been a member of the P.E.O., quilting club, bridge club, Questers and the garden club. She loved to garden and received her Master Gardener’s certification. She and her husband had several large “pick-your-own” strawberry patches in Burlington and the surrounding area for fifteen years. Karen was a skilled seamstress and made beautiful quilts that her family will treasure. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bridge. She enjoyed collecting dolls and glassware among other things. She loved to travel and over the years many memorable trips were taken, including train rides to the west and spring breaks with the family. Karen was very close to her family and cherished the time she spent with them.

She is survived by three children, Kurt (Theresa) Bangert of Kansas City, MO, Kathleen (Brett) Hodson of St. Louis, MO and Kevin Bangert of Burlington, IA, five grandchildren, Justine, Reid, and Virginia Bangert and Izabel and Hugh Hodson, one brother, Paul (Sarah) Reeder of Cincinnati, OH and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., October 29, at the First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St. in Burlington with Reverend Melisa Bracht-Wagner officiating. Burial was in the Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

Visitation for family and friends was held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association and may be mailed to the Vigen Memorial Home, 1328 Concert St., Keokuk, IA 52632.


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