Karen Dee Johannes, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at The Ranch House in Garden City. She was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of Eugene and Helen (Sturgeon) Andrews.
Karen grew up as a child in the Scottsbluff, Neb., area and graduated from high school in Veteran, Wyo. Karen then attended and graduated from the Rapid City School of Business. On Jan. 30, 1970, she married Lawrence Edward “Larry” Johannes in Scottsbluff, Neb. They moved to Garden City in 1976 where they have lived since. In her early years, Karen worked for Hiram Scott College. A homemaker, she and her husband Larry owned and operated Spray Way Lawn Care for twenty five years. Karen enjoyed yard work and home interior decorating.
Karen is survived by three sons, Matthew Johannes and wife Sara of Garden City, Joshua Johannes and wife Emily of Kirbyville, Mo., and Caleb Johannes of Kirbyville, Mo.; her mother, Helen Andrews of Torrington, Wyo.; a brother, Greg Andrews and wife Susy of Torrington, Wyo.; and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Karen is preceded in death by her husband, Larry who died on June 17, 2019; her father; two daughters, Traci Johannes and Sarah Avila; and a brother, John Andrews.
A private family interment will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no calling hours. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.