Karen S. Otto's Story
Karen Sue Otto Replogle Groh, 65, died Friday, March 2, at her sister's home after a long, hard battle with multiple myeloma.
Karen was born in Goshen to Paul and Mattie (Jones) Otto. She graduated in 1971 from Northridge High School.
Karen worked at Steury Boat Company, Burger Dairy Stores, Switches, Johnson Controls and Jayco over the years in Indiana.
She is survived by two daughters, Crystal (Wade) Sowers and Dawn (Steve) Buckmaster.
In 1993, after a long-distance romance, Karen fell in love with Kenneth Groh and moved to Thompson Falls, Montana. They married in 1997 and formed a logging company where they worked together until her husband's death.
She has three stepchildren from her marriage to Ken, Bridget (Charles) Jones, Thompson Falls, Montana, Kim (Randy) Wakefield, West Yellowstone, Montana, and Wesley Groh, Puyallup, Washington.
Karen had six grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Shirley (Steve) Shriner, The Villages, Florida, Joy (Steve) Hite, Goshen, and Jean Otto, Posen, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her mother (2002), father (2011) and husband (2012).
A memorial service will take place at Goshen VFW Sunday, March 4, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Published on March 2, 2018