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Karen Grummer

Cedar Rapids

Karen Kay Grummer, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at The Meth-Wick Community. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with a memorial service celebrating Karen's life beginning 2 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Private inurnment at Cedar Memorial
Park Cemetery.
Karen was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Urbana, Iowa, the daughter of Leeon and Dora (Cumberland) Kiler. She graduated and received her teaching certificate from the University of Iowa. After graduation, she was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School for many years. During this time, Karen married Norman Grummer on Dec. 28, 1960, in Cedar Rapids. In 1978, Karen received her master's degree in social work and began her career at Grant Wood AEA. Karen retired in 2005. Karen always will be remembered for being a loving and wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her children, Renee (Scott) Grummer-Miller of Cedar Rapids and Jeff (Deb) Grummer of Ames; seven grandchildren, Laura (Dan) Dydra, Melanie (Nick) Bouzek, Megan (Josiah) Fitzsimmons, Jennifer (Ryan) Hamdorf, Andrew Miller, Molly (Zach) Rasavanh and Matt Grummer; two great-grandchildren, Brecken and Rowan; and special friend, Bill Jamison of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Grummer; and a brother, Kenneth Kiler.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to a charity of your choice.
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