Obit: Karen Johansen, 45, Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — Karen S. Johansen, 45, of Eureka died at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1965, in Peoria, to Gerald and Barb Wernsman Gullett.

Surviving are her parents, Gerald and Barb Gullett of Congerville; two daughters, Kourtney and Kaleigh Johansen of Eureka; one grandson; three brothers, Mark and David Gullett both of Congerville and Greg (Janet) Gullett of Glasford.

She worked for Heyl Royster in Peoria. She was also active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka. The Rev. Joe Burns will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to an Education Fund for her daughters c/o CEFCU or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at