Karen A. (Fisher) Strausser

Born: Wed., Dec. 23, 1942
Died: Sun., Apr. 14, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Religious Service

12:00 PM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

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Karen Strausser of Orwigsburg passed away on April 14, 2019 after her three-year journey with non-small cell lung cancer in non-smoking women.

Born in Pottsville on December 23, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Horace "Tiny" and Ruth (Ferrebee) Fisher.

Karen was a 1960 graduate of Blue Mountain High School. Because of her love for music, she sang in every choral group. Growing up in the Lutheran faith, she was a Sunday school pianist and later became her church organist. Karen worked in various reception, marketing, and sales positions.

She always looked forward to her favorite season, spring. This is a time you awake before the alarm sounds, daylight streams through the bedroom windows and birds are heard singing their favorite melodies. There is life out there and it is a pleasure to begin each day. Everything is growing and coming alive after the dormant winter. Karen loved being outdoors enjoying nature, especially watching all the rabbits and squirrels. She took great pride in tending to her flowers, mowing the lawn in the sunshine, hanging her laundry on the wash line, and just being part of God's world.

She was the loving wife of Jim Strausser, whom she married on August 5, 1967. She told others that he was the best thing that ever happened to her. Karen was a high energy person who always had things to do and places to go. She will be remembered for her warm smile, outgoing personality, kindness, and compassion.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Dawn, wife of Francis Kemery of Slatington, Karen loved her grandchildren completely, Gavin, Karlyna, and Preston Kemery affectionately called her Gram.

All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Monday April 22nd from 10am to 12 noon at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike Street, Port Carbon.              

A Religious Service will follow at 12 noon with Regnal Leibensperger, SALM officiating.

Interment will be held private. Memorial Contributions can be made in Karen's memory to the American Cancer Society 101 North Frack Street Frackville, PA 17931.

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Helen Harvey
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Dear Jim and Family: I was so shocked to hear of Karen's passing. I know she will be sadly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Dawn and her family. I know you will all miss her very much.

Ronald Reed
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Strausser family on their loss of Karen. Although I only knew Karen from High School but those were wonderful years to remember her by. I always remember her with her cheerful attitude. Karen's attitude always made me feel good. Just thinking about Karen's passing brings tears of joy on her passing. She will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Sylvia Kramer Reed
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Jim and family, My deepest condolences for the loss of Karen. I graduated with her in 1960. We have stayed in contact through the internet and I will miss
the fellowship we shared. She will be missed.

Pam and Bill Hoy
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Bill and I are saddened to learn of Karen's crossing over. We understand how difficult this is for her loved ones, but rejoice that Karen is now safely HOME and wholly whole again. Our prayers will be with her family as they journey along this unknown path in life. A dear friend always reminds me that such a loss is something we somehow get through, but we will never get over it. We hope and pray that you sense the presence of God as he ministers to you during this most difficult time. The first Easter Week was filled with turmoil, peril, uncertainty, danger and death (much like many of our own lives)...but then came Easter, thanks be to God. By the grace of our Lord, we now can all shout "Hallelujah"!

Mary Ann Hummel
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Karen's family. I worked with Karen and she was happy, kind, friendly and always had a smile on her face. She was the kind of co-worker who would make the worst days better, by just being herself and giving you a wink of her eye. Her death made me realize, what a remarkable woman she was with her ability to make everyone feel loved and cared for. She would talk about her "Jim" and her "Dawn" and you could just feel the love and pride she had for them. My biggest regret is not staying in touch with her all these past years...I will miss her...RIP Karen, keep all those "angels" laughing!!

Rus Davies
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019

I am deeply saddened to learn of Karen's passing. I really enjoyed meeting her and seeing her at the reunions. She was such a cheerful upbeat person. I did not know about her musical talents, but that does not surprise me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
To The Family Of Karen A. (Fisher) Strausser: You have my sincere condolences during this sad occasion. The one and only true living God,who has created all things as we consider reading Psalms 83:18,in the Holy Bible. The Sovereign Lord Jehovah is the most high over the entire Universe! He deserves Exclusive Devotion from all mankind and Sacred Service to him,and to him alone.

I would like to share a Scripture with you from the Holy Bible at Rev 21:4-"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I would like to invite you to www.jw.org for accurate knowledge of the Holy Bible and more Bible Truths!