Kara C. Brown
Kara C. Brown
April 14, 1963 - March 3, 2014
ROCHESTER — Kara C. Brown, 51, of Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Monday, March 3, at her home.
On April 14, 1963, Kara was born in Indianapolis to Carl H. Butgereit and Gabrielle Wendy Parentice Butgereit. Growing up she shared her childhood with a stepsister Lori and a brother Kurt. With a love for dance Kara enjoyed ballet. She attended Wabash city schools up until the second semester of her junior year. In 1981, Kara graduated from Bremen High School.
In 1991 she moved to Rochester from Mishawaka. Kara worked for RB & Sons Trucking Repair Co. as the office manager. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #1107 of Rochester.
Reading bedtime stories to her children was a favorite memory. They all remembered the good times shared growing up on the eastern shore of Lake Manitou. Kara and her daughter, Morgan, would annually travel to Saugatuck, Mich. They enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery at Oval Beach. The mantra Kara lived her life by was “freedom and freewill”.
Kara is lovingly remembered by two daughters: Lindsey Annis of Logansport, Morgan Brown of Rochester; two sons: Austin Annis of Rochester, Cory Brown of Rochester; three grandchildren: Parker Brown, Baylee Brown, Deytin Annis, and Morgan’s daughter Ella Christiana due to arrive in early April; her parents Carl and Carol Butgereit of Bremen and Gaby Nearhouse and husband Mike of Blue Eye, Mo.; a brother Kurt Butgereit and wife Nancy of Wabash; and a stepbrother Gary Hummel of Bremen. Preceding Kara in death is a stepsister Lori Kolczar.
A celebration of the life of Kara C. Brown was held at the Moose Lodge #1107 on the western shore of Lake Manitou in Rochester on April 19, 2014. All those who knew Kara were encouraged to attend.
As per her request her cremains were committed for burial, April 21, 2014 in the Bremen Cemetery, Bremen.