Theresa R. Karns

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Theresa R. Karns, 81, of Lakeside-Marblehead, and formerly Bloomdale, passed away at 7:03 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home.
She was born October 17, 1935 in Fostoria to the late Frank and Agnes (Weinandy) Burns. She married Ronald D. Karns on November 11, 1955 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he survives in Lakeside-Marblehead.
Also surviving are three children, Cynthia L. (the late Michael) Mittleman, Northville, MI, Douglas J. (Karen) Karns, Oregon, and Jeffery M. (Cindy) Karns, Wayne; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Mary Lou Cool, Fostoria, Elizabeth “Betty” Moes, Fostoria, Marjorie A. Brentlinger, Wapakoneta, Phyllis J. (Joe) Hulderman, Fostoria, James R. (Carol) Burns, Fostoria and Donna R. Altwies, Findlay.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia A. “Patty” Karns-Rice; sister, Eileen M. Lucius; and a brother, Robert A. Burns.
Theresa was a homemaker and had worked on the family farm. She was also an integral part of running the Channel Queen, the family fishing charter business. She was a devoted wife and mother and dearly loved her grand and great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marblehead.
A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria, OH 44830. A luncheon and gathering will follow the Mass in the Parish Hall of the church. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Stein Hospice, Sandusky.
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