Karen Mae Dautrich

July 24, 1963 - October 21, 2021
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Karen Mae Dautrich, 58, of Lower Alsace Twp., went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on October 21, 2021, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, where she was a patient since September 10th.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Shirley M. (Miller) Dautrich, Reading and the late Raymond C. Dautrich.

Karen worked in the accounting department for Penske Truck Leasing. She graduated from Mt. Penn High School in 1981, Penn State University in 1985 and received her master’s degree from Alvernia University in 2016. Karen attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Reading, was a member of Bible Study Fellowship, taught Sunday School and served as organist & choir director at Zion Spies Reformed Church.  As a piano player, she taught the cherub choir and was a member of the Pioneer Girls and ‘SAGE’ at Camp Cherith. She enjoyed genealogy, puzzles, and both board and card games.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister – Kathleen L. wife of David Weidner, Jr., Exeter Twp., her God Sisters – Desiree P. (Dry) wife of Cruz Colon, Laureldale, Valerie J. (Dry) wife of Steven Kramer, Klinefeltersville, her Nieces and Nephews – Renelle, Alyssa, Brittany, Jacob, Connor, Harrison, Georgia, her great Niece & Nephew – Dominic & Adrianna, and her Goddaughters – Paige & Caitlin.

Viewing from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Additional viewing on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 1128 Hampden Blvd., Reading followed by her funeral service beginning at 10 AM. The Rev. Randall A. Grossman and the Rev. James Smith, Jr. will officiate. Interment in Spies Zion Cemetery, Alsace Twp. In lieu of flowers, please remember Karen, as she would wish, by making a contribution to: Samaritan’s Purse Int’l Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, Focus on Family, 8605 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1051, or Child Evangelism Fellowship, 1307 Good St., Reading, PA 19602. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Grace Bible Fellowship Church


1128 Hampden Blvd.
Reading, PA 19604

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Grace Bible Fellowship Church


1128 Hampden Blvd.
Reading, PA 19604

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The Reverend Randall A. Grossman and the Reverend James Smith, Jr. will officiate

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Spies (Zion) Cemetery


318 Spies Church Road
Reading, PA 19606

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Donation Information

Samaritan's Purse Int'l Relief

P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607

Focus on Family

8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1051

Child Evangelism Fellowship

1307 Good Street
Reading, PA 19602


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Born: July 24, 1963
Died: October 21, 2021

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Donna M Hartman posted on 12/6/21

Kathleen, I just heard that your sister Karen had passed away. I am so sorry to hear this. The last time I saw her was at my Aunt Martha's house, and I know she was doing a lot of genealogy of the family. She always looked happy and was so friendly to talk to. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom and your family. Donna Hartman (Shearer)


Robin Stump posted on 10/29/21

I have not seen Karen in many years. I got to know Karen decades ago when we took the Becker CPA Review class together, driving to KOP twice a week to attend. We became fast friends and shared many laughs. I was sad to hear she passed. Sending peace and love to her family and friends. RIP, Karen.


Ann Guzowski posted on 10/27/21

I am so sorry and saddened by your loss of Karen. I too am a graduate of Mt. Penn High School, and met Karen at Penske when she became my manager. Karen was the best boss I ever had, and was a kind and caring woman. May Karen be at peace with our Lord and Savior.


Sue Boyer posted on 10/26/21

Kathleen and Family I remember Karen as kids and being in youth group having kid fun Boyer Family sends hugs and love to all Love Sue and Family