Karen Kay Grummer, 80 of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Meth-Wick Community. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, with a memorial service celebrating Karen’s life beginning 2:00 PM at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Private inurnment at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Karen was born February 26, 1939 in Urbana, Iowa the daughter of Leeon and Dora (Cumberland) Kiler. She graduated and received her teaching certificate from the University of Iowa. After graduation she was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School for many years. During this time Karen married Norman Grummer on December 28, 1960 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1978, Karen received her master’s degree in social work and began her career at Grant Wood AEA. Karen retired in 2005. Karen will always be remembered for being a loving and wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her children, Renee (Scott) Grummer-Miller of Cedar Rapids, IA; Jeff (Deb) Grummer of Ames, IA; seven grandchildren, Laura (Dan) Dydra, Melanie (Nick) Bouzek, Megan (Josiah) Fitzsimmons, Jennifer (Ryan) Hamdorf, Andrew Miller, Molly (Zach) Rasavanh and Matt Grummer; two great-grandchildren, Brecken and Rowan; and special friend, Bill Jamison of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norman Grummer and a brother Kenneth Kiler.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to a charity of your choice.