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Karen Brotzman

July 13, 1941 — August 26, 2022

Tunkhannock, PA

Karen Brotzman, 81 of Tunkhannock passed away August 26, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Ray Brotzman. 

Born in Buttzville, NJ on July 13, 1941, she is the daughter of the late Kenneth and Catherine Swayze Shoemaker. 

She was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church for over 35 years. She loved spending time with her kids and grandchildren. Karen enjoyed reading and traveling and was a judge of elections for Tunkhannock Ward 2. She was also a member of Tops and Exodus Prison Ministry. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Tammy Hemmerly and husband Fred, Krista Herron and husband Tim, Janice Sutton, and husband Kevin; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; loving companion, Luckey. 

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Coleen Burridge; son, Guy Springer; step-daughter, Tammy Brotzman; step-son, Ray Brotzman; brother, Kenneth Shoemaker. 

Family and friends are invited to attend Karen's funeral service which will be held on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 with Reverend Tenny Rupnick presiding. Interment will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Tunkhannock.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Monday August 29, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday August 30, 2022, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. 

Please visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences. 

"From the Heart of Karen"

"First, I would like to tell my family that I love them all so very much. Also, that I am proud of each and everyone of you in all that you have done, become, and will do and become in the future. 

Next, I would like to thank a few people. First my church family at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church and my surrounding neighborhood. I am forever thankful and grateful for all the prayers and words of encouragement and love. I have truly felt them and feel blessed to be surrounded by such good friends.

Secondly, I would like to thank my dear friend Edith St. Clair. Your notes have meant so much to me and brought so much joy.

I would like to thank Cheryl Sands that I am with her as she battles cancer, again. Stay strong and keep the faith of God, He will give you strength and see you through.

Finally, I would like to thank Pastor Tenny. Your smiley and happy face has been a blessing to me these last months."

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Monday, August 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc.

73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

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Public Viewing

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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