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Karen Jean Grove

December 3, 1940 — April 26, 2024

Wausau

Karen Grove, 83, formerly of Rothschild, died Friday, April 26, 2024, after a series of illnesses at Mountain Terrace Senior Living, Wausau.

She was born December 3, 1940, in Wausau to Martin and Marie (Leitzke) Rubow. Survivors include her husband Allen, Rothschild; daughters Christine (Bruce) Luebbe, Town of Reid, and Patricia Grove, Rothschild; two nephews Michael Grove, Green Bay, and Timothy (Ann Richmond) Grove, Rhinelander. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Roger, and her in-laws Phyllis, and Lloyd (Judy) Grove.

After graduating from Wausau High School in 1959, she worked as a secretary/receptionist for the former Pied Piper Shoe Company of Wausau and Wausau Homes. She married Allen on June 25, 1966, at Grace United Church of Christ in Wausau. Later on she worked at the former K-Mart store on Grand Avenue in Wausau for nine years.

Her favorite thing to do was any sort of cross-stitch, embroidery, or crochet, with favorite subjects being pretty houses, big cats like tigers, and numerous Christmas projects, such as stockings for each family member. Holidays were a favorite thing, with decorating a live tree full of Easter eggs, or baking peanut butter bars for Valentine's Day. When her daughters were little, she'd crochet them stuffed animals and sew them clothes and dolls. 

She loved music, and was a huge fan of Neil Diamond, who she saw in concert five times (several of the songs she heard those nights ended up on his live albums). She also enjoyed country music like Garth Brooks and Don Williams. Her favorite TV shows were the People's Court, Judge Judy, Dancing with the Stars, and Cash Cab.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Terrace Senior Living in Wausau for their excellent care of Karen for the last three years, and Interim Hospice.

Services will be held Monday, May 13, 2024, at 11:00 am at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Visitation will be prior to the service at 9:00 am at the funeral home, with burial after the service at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boys Town, the Audubon Society, or the charity of your choice.


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Visitation

Monday, May 13, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Memorial Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Graveside Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

12:15 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

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