Funeral Services for Karen Sanders, age 74, of Ord, formerly of O’Neill, will be at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at Biglin’s Mortuary. Rev. Ralph Metschke will officiate. Karen passed away Sunday morning, June 21, 2015, at The Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, NE. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, 115 West 32nd Street, Kearney, Nebraska 68847.
She is survived by 2 brothers; Ronal Brooks and wife Linda and Lloyd Brooks and wife Betty, all of Fremont, NE, 2 sisters; Lynda Volman and husband Ron of Santa Ana, CA, Loreen Sevenker and husband Lyle of Ord, NE, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Karen was born on February 8, 1941, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Lloyd and Zetta (Zachariasen) Brooks. She graduated from O’Neill Public High School. On October 7, 1960, she married Willis Dean Sanders in O’Neill, NE; he passed away on May 10, 2007. They were married 47 years.
Karen was a ranch wife, and she helped ranch and raise livestock in rural Holt County from 1956 until 2011, before moving to Ord, NE.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
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