Karen G. Maxey

Karen G. Maxey, 79, of Sheboygan, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center-Sheboygan surrounded by family.

Karen was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Algoma, to the late Ralph (Evelyn) and Grayce (Post) Haack. On April 16, 1983, she married Jack Maxey Sr.

She enjoyed the patients she cared for at Morningside as a nursing assistant for 13 years. For over 23 years, Karen also worked as a professional seamstress at Anthony Corporation. Karen loved sewing; at work, she sewed drapery and tailored military uniforms. In 1997, Karen branched out on her own and started her own business, Karen Sewing and Alterations.

Karen loved crafts, decorating for weddings and the holidays and flowers, both planting and arranging.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jack; daughters, Diana Dodge, Evelyn (Angel) Dodge and Barbara (Rick) Dodge-Kunstman; nine grandchildren, Nathan (Ashley) Dodge, Deaven (Megan) Dodge, Brianna Dodge, Anthony (Jenn) Jacoby, Nichole Zelko, Jeffrey Zelko, Ricky Jr. Kunstman, Maria Kunstman and Cody (Emily) Marco; 12 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Aiyanna, Nadia, Matt, Aiyana, Fury, Leena, Lincoln, Arerith, Aymeric, baby Chapman and Ryder; three brothers, Fritz, Allen and Ralph Jr. (Mary) Haack; four sisters, Anita Kaquatosh, Donna Haack, Jean Haack and Sue Haack; and many other relatives and friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, William Dodge Sr.; son William Dodge Jr.; sisters, Eva Wilbur, Linda Annamitta and Elsie Ashenette; and beloved dog, Molly.

A memorial service for Karen will be held Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Road, Sheboygan. Friends and relatives may come and “make a memory” with the family at 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Aurora Medical Center-Sheboygan, for the great care given to Karen.

Please visit our website to share your stories and leave your condolences for the family at www.zimmerfuneralhome.com.

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