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Karon Putjenter

Mass of Christian burial for Karon L. Putjenter, age 72 of Norfolk, NE, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, NE with Reverend Scott Schilmoeller officiating.

Burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Home for Funerals in Norfolk, NE, were in charge of arrangements.

Karon Lois was born December 14, 1945 in Gregory to her parents Felix and Nellie (Baggley) Dobesh. She graduated from Gregory High School. Karon obtained an associates degree from Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Karon married Richard “Dick” Putjenter on May 27, 1988 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, NE.

Karon was an avid Husker football fan. She enjoyed a good mystery or spy novel. Karon loved playing cards and cherished her relationships through AA meetings.

Mrs. Putjenter passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.

She is survived by her husband, daughters Christie Kolbe of Seattle, WA and Misti (Ken) Darby, Papillion, NE; three step-daughters; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Sharon Utoft of Omaha, NE, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Karon was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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