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Karen S. Sleighter

August 13, 1951 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 70)




Karen S. Sleighter 70, Warsaw, Indiana, and formerly of Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 6:10 P.M. Friday January 21, 2022, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on August 13, 1951 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of George E. and Mary Edna (Bender) Mollencupp.

Karen had worked for Gulf Stream in Elkhart, Indiana, CVS Drug store in South Bend, Indiana and retired from U.S.S.I. in Columbia City, Indiana. In her spare time she enjoyed reading.

Survivors include her children, Tamera Schnitz, Warsaw, Indiana, Laura Watson, Akron, Indiana, James R. (Michelle) Schnitz, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Cassandra Schnitz, Warsaw, Indiana, Brittany Kauffman, Rochester, Indiana, Crystal Livengood, South Whitley, Indiana, Sierra Schnitz, Rochester, Indiana, Amanda Poff, Hamlet, Indiana, sisters, Terra Little, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sandra (Tom) Migonis, Rochester, Indiana, Carol (Dennis) Stevenson, Lynnwood, California. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 28, 2022 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at


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January 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home
1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975

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