Karen Anita Hansen, of Warsaw, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:32 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the age of 65. She passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, surrounded by family.
She was born on July 6, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio. Karen was one of three children born to Mildred Rhea (Long) and Llewellyn “Lew” Herbert Cox. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Ohio.
Karen married her loving husband, David Carl Hansen, on Oct. 25, 1975, in Dorset, Ohio. They were blessed to share the next 47 years of their marriage celebrating the joy of becoming parents, grandparents, and simply doing everything together. In 1988, she moved to Warsaw, with her family and made this her home. Karen was a devout wife for over 47 years and was a loving mother to her children. She loved her family and friends dearly, and never hesitated to show them that with a phone call, card, or letter. She could make anyone feel special and Karen took the time to write and tell them…she was a prolific card sender, always keeping in touch with those she loved. She will be remembered for her loving and generous heart and one of Karen’s favorite passions was that she LOVED flowers and was a Master Gardener. The fragrance, the colors, and all of the varieties of flowers that God created brought joy to Karen. Her most treasured purpose in life was being there for her family by being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband: David Carl Hansen (Warsaw, Indiana); two sons: Karl Hansen (Joliet, Illinois); Christopher (Holly) Hansen (Warsaw); two daughters: Rachel (James Shei) Hansen (Bourbon); and Kirsten Hansen and her husband Reid Swanson (Warsaw). Also surviving are her beloved four grandchildren: Tyger, Kaylee, Emerson and Emma; and her brother: Terry Cox (Morristown, Tennessee). She was preceded in death by her parents, Llewellyn and Mildred Cox, and her brother Carroll Lynn Cox.
Karen’s life will be privately celebrated by her family with a service officiated by Pastor Dennis Wenzel. She will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.