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Louise F. Karnowski

June 6, 2018

http://https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/34LZHJLCGQ464QW3Louise Frances Blanchat Karnowski made her journey to the Lord on June 6, 2018 at the Valley Vista Home in Wamego, Kansas. She was born in Anthony, Kansas on August 31st, 1924 to Arthur Louis and Mary Catherine Fitzpatrick Blanchat. She graduated from Emporia High School and earned her nursing degree in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She worked as a registered nurse in Onaga Hospital, Wamego Hospital, and in private practice.

Louise married David Edwin Karnowski on July 25th, 1946 in Emerald, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 29th, 1997. Prior to his passing, they celebrated 50 years of marriage and were blessed with fourteen children: David John (Nanette); Peter Michael; Bill (Sue), all of Wamego; Marie (Keith) Stutterheim Weston, MO; Leon (Ginger) Topeka, KS; Lucy (Dave) Berringer Terrell, TX; Richard (Barbara) Emmett, KS; Jaque Eichman (Gary Arth) Cape Coral, FL; Andrew (Dixie) Overland Park, KS; Marilyn (John) Immenschuh St. Marys, KS; Marcia (Rich) Stevenson of Emmett, KS; Carolyn (Alan) Bertels St. Marys, KS; Vikki Boatwright of Meriden, KS; Jean (Mark) Miller of Charlotte, NC. Louise and Dave were blessed with 45 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is survived by a brother, Arthur (Dee) Blanchat of Covington, LA.

Preceding her in death were her siblings: Louis (Geraldine) Blanchat, Anna Mary (Wilfred) Burenheide; Bernadette (Myron) Stueve; Nellie (Carl) Marstall; and Patricia (Ken) Lamb. Also preceding her in death was 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.

She was a strong advocate of education and instilled this appreciation in her children. She was fondly called “a walking dictionary” and was a talented poet/writer who loved to collect books. She even attended college in her late 60’s. She also loved gardening.

Louise was an active member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Emmett, then Immaculate Conception, St. Marys where she was a faithful Adoration Chapel adorer. Later, she attended St. Bernard’s of Wamego until her death.

Visitation is from 4-6pm Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by a rosary. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10am Monday June 11th, followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Newbury near Paxico.

Because Louise delighted in all children, memorial contributions would be welcome in support of the literacy program Read a Book, Earn a Book (www.rbebtutoring.org).


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31 thoughts on “Louise F. Karnowski

  1. Karnowski Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a great lady!! She always smiled the sweetest smile and never let anything get her down. You all were so Blessed to have her for your Mother and the rest of us to have her for a friend. May God give you comfort.
    Joe and Pauline Conley

  2. I will always remember my days of getting to stay over as a friend of Lucy
    Your mom always made me feel welcome and part of her family so much so that she even included me on the Chores list I helped with Lucy’s task
    She was a great mom to each of you and raised her children to love each other, to work hard and respect one another
    What a beautiful way to share her life with the memories memorial
    Each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers
    Love Jean

  3. With sincere prayers & wishes for all the Karnowski Family… that you are blessed with the peace of knowing your mother, Louise is at rest in her well-deserved place in Heaven.
    With our Sympathy,
    John Call & Cindy Eichman-Call

  4. Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Cherish the memories. Love and God Bless all of you.

  5. Louise was my Close Old Special Friend since 1968; knew all their children; so many memories!!!. What a blessing she was.

  6. Louise, I liked meeting you at the farm, with your husband and family. Also every time we could get together at family outings, your birthdays and family reunions. You were a class act and nice person to be around. I enjoyed taking you to Harper to see family and friends, now you get to go see your family in Heaven and be loved all over again by family. I will miss you.

  7. I so enjoyed watching the video of the life of your beautiful, sweet mother! Treasure all your special memories and know that she will be guiding you all daily! With prayers! Donna

  8. We love you, Mom. Your unwavering love and support has meant the world to us… a model for who we want to be as parents to our own children. Your example will live with us always…

  9. Aunt Louise touched many people with her love and will always be remembered. A summer on the farm seeing her love, care and positive spirit left me always thinking of her as the nearest thing to a living saint. We send our love, prayers, and sympathy to the entire family.

  10. What a beaitiful person, both inside and out. How blessed we were all touched by her kindness.
    Thinking and praying for all of you.

  11. Louise was a wonderful person. I recall her warm personality and hospitality. She and my mom enjoyed a great friendship over the years. Now they can watch over us all together in heaven. With warmest sympathies,

  12. The tears are rolling. Aunt Louise treated me with kindness and consideration at all times. Her smile was radiant, her spirits were aglow, and my memory of her will fade slowly until it is my time. May God bless her in eternity with love and kindness.

  13. To all of Louise’s family,
    Many fond memories of coming out to your house as a little girl. Louise was always so warm and welcoming. She taught you all well. May she rest in peace.

    Shelly Rezac

  14. As you make this journey, may sweet memories comfort each of you. Louise loved her family and was such a gift to all who knew her. Take care.

  15. We thank God for the gift of Aunt Louise’s life. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed in the mercy of God rest in peace.
    Karen (Karnowski), Robert, Anna and Ben Wheeler

  16. I have fond memories of trips to the Karnowski house growing up.
    Thinking of you all and keeping you in prayers.

  17. I learned about this amazing woman from her daughter Jean. She has earned her eternal life and everlasting peace and will live on in every one of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great- great grandchildren and the generations that follow. May you all be lifted by the prayers and memories coming your way.

  18. Sending Prayers to All the family. Louise was One of a Kind, Never a frown always a smile. The Heart & Soul of a Angel.

  19. Jaque and family, we send our deepest sympathies and prayers for your comfort.

    Don and Laura Collins

  20. To all of your family from all of our family,
    We have fond memories of Louise and Dave at the Emmett Holy Cross Mass celebrations. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this time.

  21. Marilyn and john sorry for your loss. May the many memories help you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy dan and tammy wiltz

  22. Kids, I know it is very difficult to lose ones’ Mother no matter her age. She was a very happy, fun woman that enjoyed all of her family and other children too. She was always a joy to be around. All of you are in my prayers.

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