Dec. 8, 1952 - May 23, 2013
Karen Konewko passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2013 surrounded by family. She is now with her father who passed away previously. Karen was born on Dec. 8th, 1952 in East St. Louis, Missouri to Lew and Lucretia Fichthorn. As a child she relocated multiple times but finally settled down in Reno, NV where she attended college attaining multiple degrees. She went on to work as a High School math teacher, manufacturing engineer and sales person before retiring. She met her husband, Earl, while in college and they were married November 11th, 1977.
She is survived by her mother, Lucretia; her husband, Earl; sisters, Katie, Kit and Kim; sons, Chris and Rick; and grandchildren, Matei, Sean and Kayla.