Celebration of life service for Karen Kay (Busskohl) Claussen, 80, of Norfolk, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 11th, 2022 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Pastor Gordon Braun will be officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Friday. Inurnment will be held at the Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield NE. Karen went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk following a recent health diagnosis. Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Karen Kay Claussen was born on July 30, 1941, in Bloomfield NE to Herbert and Florence (Huddleston) Busskohl. She was baptized in her home on June 13th, 1948 by a clergyman from First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield NE and confirmed at Christ United Methodist Church in Bloomfield NE. Karen graduated from Bloomfield High School in May 1959. On May 31st, 1959, she married the love of her life, Paul W. Claussen at the Christ United Methodist Church in Bloomfield NE. Karen and her husband Paul, made their home in Wausa NE after they were married and later moved to Plainview NE. In 1971, Karen and Paul moved to Norfolk NE where she raised her family and worked at Washington School, Lee’s Jewelry, Deets Furniture and HyVee East.
The family of Karen Kay Claussen would like you to know Karen loved being with her grandchildren and enjoyed attending their events and she was their biggest and loudest fan. Karen was a devoted wife and mother and took pride in keeping a clean home, decorating, gardening, and collecting. She loved her music, especially Elvis and Rock-n-Roll Oldies and her Denver Broncos. After her husband retired, Karen enjoyed going on trips with Paul to casinos, antique shops and just spending time together as a couple. Karen will be missed by her family and the friends she made along her journey here on earth. This Valentine’s Day, think of Karen and Paul and the love they shared for nearly sixty-five years from the day they met. It should serve as an inspiration to us all.
Karen is survived by; three children, Jami (John) Brosh of Ashland NE, Joni (Scott) Reynoldson of Grand Island NE, Heidi (Roger) Koerting of Norfolk NE; six grandchildren, J.P. (Melissa) Brosh of Omaha NE, Bailey (Sam) Rouse of Doniphan NE, Aron (Kellie) Volmer of Lake Oswego OR, Janai Reynoldson of
Grand Island NE, Elliot (Cari) Koerting of Omaha NE, Tessa (Stefan) Medel of Omaha NE.; three great-grandchildren, Adelaide Brosh, Ansley Brosh and River Volmer; one sibling and his wife, Kurt and Marilyn Busskohl, Grand Island NE; Busskohl and Huddleston cousins; Claussen brother-and-sister in-law’s, many
nieces and nephews and her best furry friend, Lily. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W Claussen who died on November 24, 2021; parents, Herbert and Florence Busskohl; infant brother, Spencer Busskohl; Busskohl and Huddleston aunts and uncles and cousins; fatherin-law and mother-in-law, John William and Adele Claussen; Claussen brother-and sister-in-law’s; and a great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family to be used and determined at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.