February 16, 2020 – West Bend, WI –Karen Swiertz (nee Pik), passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2020 at 63. She was a loving wife of 39 years to her husband, Donald Swiertz, and a loving mother to sons Steven (Megan) and Daniel (Allison) Swiertz. She was blessed with four grandchildren; George, Holland, Kate and Elle and she loved nothing more than being their grandma.
Karen is survived by her sister Cheryl Kaesberg and brother Mark Pik. She was preceded in death by her mother Lorraine Pik (nee Jablonski) and father, James Pik.
She is also survived by David and Evelyn Swiertz, Mary and Joe Cawley, and John and Amy Swiertz, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends, former colleagues at Slinger High School and her beloved Labrador, Mac.
Karen loved the outdoors and looked forward to summers spent camping, long walks, and gardening. She found happiness and excitement in all things and her positive outlook on life no matter the circumstances brought comfort and peace to those around her.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20 at the Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Karen will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21 at St Peter Catholic Church (200 E Washington St. Slinger) with Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding.
She will be deeply missed by the many who love her.
Donations in Karen’s name may be made out to the Washington County Humane Society.