Karen M. Beyer, 69

Karen M. Beyer, 69, of Wabash, died at 8:51 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1952, in Rudolph, Wis., to George II and Viola (Roseno) Pongratz.

Karen was a 1970 graduate of Omro High School in Omro, Wis. She married Rickie D. Beyer in Omro on Oct. 13, 1973.

She was a homemaker and also volunteered at Helping Hands in Wabash. Karen moved to Wabash in June of 2003. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan.

She is survived by her husband, Rickie Beyer of Wabash; two sons, Jeffrey Beyer of Wild Rose, Wis., and Jacob Beyer of Wabash; granddaughter, Clara Beyer of Wild Rose; and four brothers, George (Darlene) Pongratz III of Sherry, Wis., David Pongratz of Oshkosh, Wis., Jerome (Sharon) Pongratz of Berlin, Wis., and Lester (Jane) Pongratz of Borth, Wis. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Michael Pongratz and James Pongratz, and two sisters, Georgiana Collins and Caroline Hobbs.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Friends may call 2-5 pm Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, with a Rosary Service at 5.

Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date. There will be a Celebration of Life Service Gathering, from 1-4 pm Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Omro.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic School.

The memorial guest book for Karen may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Oct 30