Karen "Susie" Mutchler
Karen "Susie" Mutchler, 66, of Shueyville, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at her home following a short illness. Services celebrating Susie's life will be held at a later date to be announced. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made
in her memory to Johnson County EMS Services.
Karen Sue Mutchler was born Sept. 7, 1953, in Iowa City, the daughter of Nathaniel "Nate" and Anne (Brojir) Mutchler. She attended Iowa City schools, graduating from City High School with the Class of 1971. In 1978, she began a job with the city of Coralville as an administrative assistant in the city hall and for the police department. This job would span 42 years and four police chiefs and become her second family without a doubt. She was one of the force, one who many could and did count on, and one with a heart that was often far bigger than any one person should have.
She enjoyed life, the casinos, her bowling days and the tournaments, the 4-B Club, her many friends from over the years and, most of all, being Grandma to their grandchildren.
Her family includes her husband and life mate, Steve Lown; daughter, Stephanie Mutchler (Brian Rightnour); five grandchildren, Rylie, Railen, Rennah, Restyn and Rogan; sisters, Mary Kaye Corso and Linda Mutchler; stepchildren, Brent Lown (Kelly), Michael Lown (Teresa), Robert Lown and Scott Lown (Amanda Baker); and 12 stepgrandchildren, Luke, Lily, Kia, Macy, Levi, Aubrey, Keegan, Aiden, Cooper, Katelynn, Alexia and Layton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Mike Corso; stepson, Andy Lown; and step-granddaughter, Mackenzie Lown.