Karen Dee Johannes, 70, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at The Ranch House in Garden City. She was born December 9, 1948 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska the daughter of Eugene & Helen (Sturgeon) Andrews.
Karen grew up as a child in the Scottsbluff, Nebraska area where she attended school. She later attended high school and graduated in 1967 from Goshen Hole High School in Veteran, Wyoming. Karen then attended and graduated from the Rapid City School of Business. On January 30, 1970, she married Lawrence Edward “Larry” Johannes in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. They lived in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving 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.
Survivors include three sons Matthew & Sara Johannes of Garden City, Joshua & Emily Johannes of Kirbyville, Missouri and Caleb Johannes of Kirbyville, Missouri; her mother Helen Andrews of Torrington, Wyoming; a brother Greg & Susy Andrews of Torrington, Wyoming; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Karen is preceded in death by her husband Larry who died on June 17, 2019. She is also preceded in death by 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.