Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Karen J. Bankert
July 16, 1946 - January 25, 2019 (Age 72)
Concord, WI
Service: February 4, 2019
Karen J. Bankert
Karen J. Bankert, 72, of Concord, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at her home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc with Rev. Steven Pagels officiating. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from noon until 3:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia immediately following the service. Memorials would be appreciated to the church or to Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Karen Jean Staffeil was born on July 16, 1946 in Oconomowoc. She was a graduate of Oconomowoc High School and attended MATC in Madison for business. On September 24, 1966 she married Ernest Bankert at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.
Karen was a lifelong dairy farmer and enjoyed animals. She liked gardening, flowers, and traveling in her retirement. Most of all she loved playing with her grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband Ernest Bankert of Concord; children: Chris (Cindy) Bankert, Scott Bankert, Cory (Patricia) Bankert, Stacy (Craig) Schwefel all of Concord; grandchildren: Courtney (Will) Pratz, Corissa Bankert, Kirsten Bankert, Brayden Schwefel, Lucas Schwefel; great-grandchildren: Aubrey Pratz and David Pratz; siblings: Steve (Glynda) Staffeil of Oconomowoc, Eileen (Charlie) Stocks of Watertown, Jeff Staffeil of Jefferson; her dog Bailey, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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