Tuesday, October 15, 2013



AGE: 64

ADDRESS: 632 Urquhart Street, Medford; City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:55 A.M. Sunday, October 13 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will be held at the Medford VFW on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. where full military honors will be performed at 1:00 P.M. by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 12, 1948 in Medford

EDUCATION: Graduate of Abbotsford High School

MARRIAGE: August 30, 1974 in Neillsville to Rodney G. Orth

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Karen served in the U.S. Army from July 1967 until December 1969. She then worked at Phillips Plastics in Medford for 27 years and then worked at Kmart until ill health forced her retirement. She was an avid reader. Karen also enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, camping, computer games and her dog, Alex.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Rodney “Goose” G. Orth of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughter: Christy Matthews of Medford

GRANDSON: Dylan Matthews of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sheryl (Robert) Mengel of Lakewood, Dennis (Bev) Langteau of Luxemburg, Allen Langteau of San Diego, California, Vicki(Robert) Spindler of Rothschild, James (Joy) Langteau of Abbotsford, Cathy Osborne of Weston, Sandy (Robert) Warner of Weston and Lori Schmidt of Stratford

SURVIVING MOTHER: Shirley Langteau (Maiden Name: Knoll) of Abbotsford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Arthur Langteau

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Karen’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
-For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com