Karen Marie (Wampler) Barlament of Manitowoc passed away on 11 October 2021 from complications following heart surgery.
Karen was born on July 13, 1940 in New Holstein to Ernest and Lucille (Thede) Wampler. She was a 1958 graduate of Valders High School. Karen met her beloved husband, John “Jack” Barlament at W.T. Grant in Manitowoc. They were married in 1961 at St. Mary’s church, and raised five children: Jennifer (Raymond Oliver), Christopher, Jessica, Andrea (Donald Stier), and Jason. Karen was a doting grandmother to 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Karen was the heart and soul of the family.
Karen was preceded in death by her son, Jason; a grandson, Christopher “Bo” Barlament; her parents; sisters Beverly Wildgrube and Darlene Jergenson; and brothers Russell and Victor Wampler.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the Barlament family with funeral arrangements.