Karen Crystal (Nelson) Wenndt

Karen Crystal (Nelson) Wenndt

Karen Crystal (Nelson) Wenndt

Norcross, GA

Karen Crystal (Nelson) Wenndt, of Norcross, GA, age 84, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on January 23, 2024, after an extended illness. Karen was born November 9, 1939, near Grand Mound, IA, to L. Vernon “Rosie” and V. Mardel (Henzen) Nelson. She was married to Lawrence M. Wenndt on August 9, 1959, and shared sixty-four treasured years together.

Mrs. Wenndt was a faithful wife, exemplary mother, homemaker, and together with her husband Lawrence, they were foster parents to hundreds of children over nearly forty years across four states.

Karen is survived by her loving husband Lawrence M. Wenndt of Norcross, GA. Children including: the Rev. Thomas (Katherine) Wenndt of Hudson, FL; Todd (Pamela) Wenndt of Asbury, IA; Debra Baldwin of Lawrenceville, GA; Diana Pfingsten of Sussex, WI; and Paul Wenndt of Stone Mountain, GA; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Eleanor “Ellie” Wenndt; Karen (Donald) Mueller, brother-in-law David (Donna) Wenndt, and many former foster children who will always consider her as “mom.” She was preceded in death by three sons: Brian, Jeremy, and Caleb; son-in-law the Rev. Michael Pfingsten, grandchildren April Baldwin and Nicholas Baldwin, parents, siblings, Russel and Judith Knutsen, parents-in-law Carl and Minnie Wenndt, brothers-in-law, Fay Knutsen, Delbert Wenndt, Arlin Wenndt and Lavern Wenndt.

Visitation on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 10:30 am, with funeral at 11:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 Washington Ave. Lowden, IA 52255, the Rev. Daniel Redhage and the Rev. Hiruy Gebremichael officiating. Christian burial will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lowden. IA, immediately following the funeral. Lunch at the church immediately following the burial.

Memorials in Karen’s memory may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2110 Brockett Rd. Tucker, GA 30084, or your favorite children’s charity.

For the full obituary please go to www.chapmanfh.com.

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