Karen Rita (Fortier) Wrede was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Karen was born in Potsdam, NY, September 14, 1942. She is survived by her loving husband David P. Wrede, daughter Helen Wrede Borem, sisters Betsy Kelley, Tina Luciani, Tracy Robinson, brother Mark Fortier, and multiple generations of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter Wendy Wrede, mother Winifred Fortier, father George Fortier, and sister Margo Corbett. Karen devoted her life to caring for sick and injured wildlife alongside her husband, David, at Wrede’s Wildlife Rehab and Education. She found her spiritual contentment through her Lord and the culture of her Native American friends. She will live on through all she touched. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM at Morris Funeral Chapel. Burial will be July 25th at 1:30 PM at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to Wrede's Wildlife Center, Inc.