Karen Jean Mallat, age 72, of Janesville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the University of Minnesota Fairview.
She was born in Lancaster, WI on April 9, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Elva (Knutson) Landon. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1958, and this year would have been her 55th class reunion.
Karen married Calvin E. Mallat in Lancaster on Feb. 23, 1963, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2010. She had been employed by Auto Glass Specialists, and was a member of Grace Evangelical Church. She was an avid sports person. She loved to watch the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and especially enjoyed watching her grandsons play sports. A couple of her favorite pastimes were softball and bowling. In 1992, she was inducted into the Janesville Women's Bowling Hall of Fame for meritorious service and superior performance. In her later years, she enjoyed walking and playing cards with her friends.
Karen is survived by her 2 children, Kevin Mallat of Eastman, WI and Kim (Gary) Schneider of Tampa, FL; 3 grandchildren: Dylan, Jacob and Trent Mallat; 2 siblings, Bob Landon of Lancaster and Raenette (Bob) Glass of Geneseo, IL; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Kate Reynolds; and nephew, Randy Reynolds.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 1, 2013, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Dennis Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. A visitation will be held on Monday from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.
Lasting memorials may be made to the American Cancer Fund or the Richard M. Schultz American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, which provided assistance during Karen's battle with cancer, 2500 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.