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Flentje, Karen Ann

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December 28, 1943 - January 24, 2019

Flentje, Karen Ann

Karen Ann (Spoerl) Flentje passed away quietly in her sleep on Thursday January 24th 2019 at approximately 1:38 AM Central Time at Windsor Senior Living Facility in Dallas, TX. Mrs. Flentje had suffered from Alzheimers Disease for over 10 years and her passing was a result of her affliction. Karen was a 48 year resident of Dallas, TX and the surrounding area, living in Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson and Tyler during her time in Texas. She was a Graduate of the class of 1962 from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She then Graduated from the Columbia School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1965. She worked in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, working for many years at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX. She later worked as a Case Manager for multiple Insurance companies in the Dallas area before retiring 2007. Because of her love for children Karen volunteered for many years at Scottish Right Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. Karen attended Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas for many years as well as other local churches. Karen Flentje is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Cecil Spoerl of Manitowoc,Wisconsin, her brother Warren Spoerl also of Manitowoc, and her sisters Marion Wilson of Milwaukee Wisconsin and Joan Eshenbauch of Wausau Wisconsin. Karen is also preceded in death by her former husband Terrence “Terry” Flentje of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and Dallas, Tx. Karen “Grandma Texas” is survived by her Grandsons Jett Flentje and Ryder Flentje both of Marietta, Georgia. They were both her greatest love of all. Karen is also survived by her son Todd Flentje, also now residing in Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Dallas, Texas. The family asks that any Memorial gifts in her name be donated to the Scottish Right Hospital for Children located at 2222 Wellborn Street Dallas, Tx. A memorial service for Mrs. Flentje will be held in June of 2019 in Dallas, Tx with a burial ceremony of cremated remains in Manitowoc, Wis. also in June of 2019.

A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Ann Love

January 30, 2019 12:24PM

We knew Karen at Lovers Lane UMC. She was such a great Christian Lady. One of my friends, Mrs. Ethel Watson, wrote the following poem in 1967. We hope that this reminds you of
Karen~ Ann & Bill

Lord, let me live with a heart that's courageous,

A joy that is full, a laugh that's contagious

So when I go with a handshake that's hearty

I may say, "Goodnight Life.  It's been a great party."