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Karen Gladys (Kirchner) Doebbert

July 13, 1940 — June 27, 2022

Karen Gladys (Kirchner) Doebbert

Karen G. Kirchner Doebbert, passed away peacefully with her loving family at

her side early Monday morning, June 27, 2022 at Winona Health, Winona, MN.

Karen was born on July 13, 1940 and adopted by Willard and Gladys

Kirchner of Alma, WI.

She attended Alma grade school and in her sophomore year, attended the

Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI where she graduated in 1958.

Karen attended the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis

for two years and later worked at several different places as a secretary,

which was her delight.

She married Wayne Levine in 1961 to which one child was born. 

They later divorced.  In 1971 Karen married Ervin Doebbert to which

one child was born.

Together, Ervin and Karen enjoyed raising Christmas trees, traveling

and spending quality time with family. She will be further remembered

for her wonderful baking and cooking skills and her cross stitch and

crochet creations.  Ervin preceded Karen in death on March 14, 1993.

Karen is survived by her two sons, Randy (Melinda) Levine of

Owatonna, MN, Doug (Jody) Doebbert of Trempealeau;

grandchildren, Kevin Levine, Jessica (Peter) Levine, Brandon Doebbert,

Olivia and Brielle Barnes; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Evelyn Levine;

longtime companion, Floyd Engelking; also by one brother,

Alan (Carol) Kirchner of Ashville, NC along with many friends and

relatives with whom she kept in contact with.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Karen’s family would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere

and heartfelt thank you to the staff at Winona Health and St. Michael’s

assisted living in Fountain City, especially to Dr. Joseph Koo, nurses, Megan and Margaret.  Also,  Doug’s wife, Jody for the exceptional and loving care given to her over the past few years. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM

at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel. 

Inurnment will follow at Waumandee Public Cemetery. 

A memorial gathering will be held from 10:00 am until the hour of the service.

Online memories or condolences may be posted at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Gladys (Kirchner) Doebbert, please visit our flower store.

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340 N. State Road 35, Alma, WI 54610

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340 N. State Road 35, Alma, WI 54610

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