Karen J. (Kiser) Dicken, 51, Clyde, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after her battle with cancer.
She was born March 14, 1962, in Sandusky, to Carol Ann (Wilkins) and the late Donald V. Kiser Sr. She graduated from Sandusky High School in 1981, and was a homemaker for many years.
Karen was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She loved (and excelled at) taking care of her home and yard, and she loved collecting. Karen was a sensitive, loving, and caring person who never forgot a birthday. She will be greatly missed.
Karen is survived by her husband, Randy Dicken, whom she married May 17, 1985; children, Holly (Ben) Cheek of Sun City, Ariz., and Shawn Dicken of Clyde; mother, Carol Ann (Wilkins) Kiser of Sandusky; siblings, Donald (Frances) Kiser Jr. of Sandusky, Michele (Charles) Smith of Berlin Heights, Kevin (Yvonne) Kiser of Sandusky, and Lori (James) Coffman of Alto, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Brian, Jan. 5, 1988; father, Donald Kiser Sr., Jan. 25, 2009; and a sister, Kimberly, in infancy, March 3, 1959.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Rev. Joe Steinbauer will officiate. A luncheon will immediately follow the Memorial Mass. Burial will be at a later date in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, where Deacon Jeff Claar will preside over the committal service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Karen’s name to Erie County Cancer Services, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
The Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.