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Karen M. Obernuefemann

Karen M. Obernuefemann, 70, of Troy, IL, born Monday, March 10, 1952 in Highland, IL and passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Karen was an enthusiastic gardner who loved spring planting with her granddaughters.  She loved playing cards, traveling and stitching.  She was always reading and loves her kindle.  She was always ready for a new adventure with her family and loved her outings with her sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benedict and Amelia (nee Wessel) Kampwerth; and a sister.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Obernuefemann, whom she married February 17, 1973 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Highland, IL; her children, Kelly Obernuefemann of Edwardsville, IL and Tim (Deanna) Obernuefemann of Troy, IL; grandchildren, Elaine and Paige Obernuefemann; and 15 brothers and sisters; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Troy, IL.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Visitation for Karen will be 5 to 7 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, IL and 9 to 10 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL.

Funeral Mass will be held 10 am on Saturday at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL with Fr. Kevin Laughery officiating.  Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Troy, IL.


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