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Karen Ann Leyrer

July 31, 1957 — January 3, 2024



Karen A. Leyrer loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend 66 died Wednesday, January 3rd at her home in Woodruff, Wi. She was born July 31, 1957 in Chicago, IL. the daughter of James and Barbara (Zappen) Rodgers. She married Tony Melvin of Woodstock, IL. and later Howie Leyrer of Belvidere, IL.

Karen is survived by a daughter Courtney Melvin of Woodstock, IL. a son Cole (Sasha) Melvin of Verona, Wi. And a brother Patrick Rodgers of Boise, ID.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Sean Rodgers.

She grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. And attended Crystal Lake Central High School class of 1975. She received a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University and with her love and passion for art she became an art teacher for many years in the Belvidere, IL. School district.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seams the same
But as God calls us one by one
 The chain will link again!

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