Karen Lee Ernst of Sebring, FL, formerly of Sandusky, OH passed away peacefully on January 5, 2022. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 71.
Beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed dearly by many. Karen loved people and animals, and was a faithful servant of the Lord at Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring, FL. She volunteered many hours at the Church operated food bank and local animal shelters. Her positive energy, faithful prayers, and endearing love will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Karen is predeceased by her father, Don Mapus. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Mapus of Sandusky, OH; her loving husband of 52 years Dean Ernst; two children, Scott Ernst of Republic, OH and Michelle Valvano-Poling of Wauseon, OH; three grandchildren, Zoe Poling of Wauseon, OH, Bryan Valvano and Dominic Valvano.
The memorial service to celebrate and honor her life will be held in Sandusky, OH at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com