In Memory of

Karen E. Schleef

October 6, 1944 - April 9, 2011
Karen Elaine Schleef, the daughter of Chester and Gladys (Lewis) McTasney, was born October 6, 1944, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in New Jersey where she attended school and graduated from North Arlington High School in North Arlington, NJ. Following graduation, Karen attended a business trade school for a short time. Karen moved back to Cherokee in 1967. On February 17, 1968, she was united in marriage to Marlin Schleef in Cherokee. Karen worked as a CNA for the Mental Health Institute since 1979. She retired in 1992 due to health problems. Whenever possible, Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. On April 9, 2011, Karen passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 66. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son, Jason Schleef of Cherokee, IA; one aunt, Phoebe Mummert of Cherokee, IA; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Magrey R. deVega
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Jason,
I'm sorry for your loss. I spent alot of time with your mom, and enjoyed taking care of her. She was so proud of you. I loved the story she told me about how you had fixed your car up, and took her for a ride and you drove like a bat out of hell. I laugh just imagining the look on her face. I am glad she is finally at peace. I will miss her. Take care.
- Jani Boothby-Solko
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. I worked at the Mental Health during some of the time Karen did. I enjoyed visiting with her from time to time when I would see her. God's Blessings to all of you.
- Dana (File) Kies
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Jason and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know you're being thought of. Amy”
- Amy Griffith Simpson
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Jason, Sorry to hear about your mother. I know how hard it is, but each day gets easier to deal with the loss. Even though she passed at far to young of an age, she is in a better place. Take care!”
- Todd Elemond
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Jason, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Michelle (McLaughlin) Mayer
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your Loss. May God hold her and her family in the palm of His hand. ”
- Khristi Kennedy Otto
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of you Jason”
- Brian and Lynn Blankenbaker
Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Jason, May our good and loving God bring you his peace upon the death of your beloved mother Karen. Please be assured of my prayer for her and for you as well in this difficult time.”
- Fr. Armand and The I.C. Parish Family
Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Very sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”
- Greta Vaughn
Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you.”
- Michele G. Rogers Teague
Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. My thoughts are with you.
Amy (Henrich) Hynds”
- Amy S. Hynds
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