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“My deepest sympathy to Steve and the family for the loss of so precious a soul. Karen was a member of my CRHP team back in the early 70's, the first...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Wallen - Friend

“To the family of Karen Leffers my thoughts and prayers are with you ”
2 of 38 | Posted by: Terry Scher - Huntington, IN

“Remember Karen from the band when we transferred to Bishop Luers from CC. She was a Senior and we were Juniors. At band camp we got to know...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Karen & Jonathan Stone - IN

“Karen was a beautiful person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Margaret and Jim Eckrich and Family ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Margaret Eckrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our hearts go out to all of you. Karen's life is an inspiration to us -- and many others -- and will continue to be. Hugs, prayers, and much...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Ed & Kris, David, Carrie & Maria Lill - IN

“To Karen's family....My sincere sympathy are with your loss. I worked with her over the years at Stat Care, saw her at Lutheran Hosp....always a joy...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincerest and heartfelt sympathy to Steve and the family on your great loss. Karen was such a faith filled and tireless worker and she will be...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Vince & Marty LaBarbera - IN

“So sorry to hear about Karen. I really enjoyed working with her many years ago at The Nite Clinic, and seeing her from time to time at the medical...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Linda Felger - Ossian, IN

“Deepest sympathies to all of you. Karen & I were in the BLHS marching band together, fond memories....We re-connected when my daughters went to BLHS....Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Paula (Minick) Lange - henderson, KY

“Although I have not seen Karen in many years, I was truly saddened by the news of her passing. Our "St. Joe" family was close and special to so many...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Doreen Shell

“Dear Steve and Family,So sorry to hear about Karen ,we all loved her very much.Keeping You Close in Caring Thoughts and Prayers. ...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. I loved Karen for her great sense of humor, her positive attitude, and her devotion to family, church and friends...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Jean (Deitle) Johnson - Denver, CO

“Dear Steve and family,We were so very sorry to learn of Karen's passing. She was always so warm and welcoming and hardworking at the BLHS Show choir...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Tom & Dianne May

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though we were first cousins I just recently felt a connection as I was updating the "Giant Family Book". She had...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Amy (Giant) Hunsaker - Norman, OK

“Steve and Family,I have no words. Know that you are in our prayers. Karen is one of a kind and will be missed.Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Brian Rumschlag - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Steve and family,Please accept our sincerest condolences. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you Peace and All Good, ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Carl, Vicky, Tyce and Nick Foltz - IN

“So sorry for your loss. Karen will always be known as the bingo lady to me. ”
17 of 38 | Posted by: Cathleen Rudny - New Haven, IN

“I'm so sad that Karen has gone to be with God because this world was such a better place with her in it. She will be missed by so many. My prayers...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Kim Hilker - Wolcottville, IN

“"They will know we are Christians by our love", everyone who met Karen knew she was a Christian and felt her love. ”
19 of 38 | Posted by: Patty Lovejoy - Indianapolis, IN

“My heart is deeply saddened by this news. Karen was such a pillar of the class at St Joe School of nursing. She was always available to see me...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Anne Fracasso - Highlands Ranch, CO

“Steve and familyWe are so sorry for your loss. Karen truly walked and talked her faith. So kind and helpful to ALL. Hoping the faith she lived by,...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Doty and Gary Millhouse

“Steve snd. Family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen was a wonderful person. She was so proud of her family. I always looked forward to the...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Steve and Monica Cagnet - FL

“sorry. ”
23 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember karen as a vibrant, loving, kind, supportive Christlike women, always willing to help others. I very much admire the wonderful family she...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Albert Snyder - Fort Wayne, IN

“Truly a beautiful lady..all of you have been and will continue to be in our prayers. ”
25 of 38 | Posted by: phil and susan davis - ossian, IN

“to the leffers' familymy deepest and heartfelt sympathies in your hours of need. God's peace to allkathy somers ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: kathy somers - fort wayne, IN

“Steve and family.. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.. Karen was an angel walking amongst us and she will never be...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Bob and Peggy Koehl - Ft wayne, IN

“Dear Steve and family:Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Karen, but we know that her sufferings are over and she is being comforted in the arms...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Scott & Iris Dirig (and family) - WA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Karen was a beautiful person inside and out! We...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Kent and Geralyn Hagenbush - IN

“Ryan, Jessie and family,Our most sincere condolence. Please let us know if you need anything. ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Dave and Lori Davis - Fort Wayne, IN

“I'm so sorry I can not attend your Mother's funeral. I want you all to know that she was a very special person. She was always so caring and giving....Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: June Nill - Fort Wayne, IN

“Steve and family, I will always remember Karen's positive outlook and willingness to serve. May God bless you with His peace and strength. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Rose Ann Scranton - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Leffers family! My love and support is with you!!! Mrs Leffers was a huge part of my life, as was the whole family! She was truely a saint and...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Renee and Vanessa Rodak - Seattle, WA

“We are so sorry for your lose. You are in our thoughts and prayers.... ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: Tammy LaFaucia - Fort Wayne

“Brandon and Family,Sorry for your loss. This swim family is thinking of you and your family in this time. We will be praying for continued healing. ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Amanda Johnson and Family - IN

“So grateful for Karen's goodness. All the best. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Joseph Rulli - Chicago, IL

“My heart goes out to all of you as she touched so many lives. I love the conversations that we used to have, I am going to miss her. My sons are...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle Dellinger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: John and Pat Grant - Fort Wayne, IN

Karen L (Giant) Leffers, 61, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Karen graduated from Bishop Luers High School and graduated valedictorian of her class at the University of St. Francis. She was a nurse with Lutheran Hospital for 36 years. Karen was an active volunteer at St. Therese Catholic Church and Bishop Luers High School. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Stephen Leffers of Fort Wayne; mother, Beverly Giant of Fort Wayne; children, Ryan (Jessica) Leffers, Brandon (Sarah) Leffers both of Fort Wayne, Krista (Christopher) Jones of Stroud, England, Corey (Destiny) Leffers of Fort Wayne;10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kathy (Dale) Frieburger of Markle, Kellie (Jim) Steele, Kirk (Kris) Giant, and Kent (Wendy) Giant all of Fort Wayne. Karen was preceded in death by her father, James L. Giant. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am, Friday, August 26, 2016, at St. Therese Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Lawrence Teteh officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield AvenueThursday, August 25, 2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church or Bishop Luers High School. To sign the online guest book, go to