Marie M. Karm age 91 of Seguin, went to be with her Lord on January 15, 2018 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Marie was born on August 25, 1926 in Van Buren, Arkansas to the late John and Ollie Mondier. She graduated from Van Buren High School and worked for the telephone company as an operator for 20 years, and also at Beall’s Department Store for 20 years. But it was while she was working in the “five and dime” store in Ft. Smith, Arkansas that she met her future husband, Basil Karm. Basil was on leave from the Army and asked her to a dance and their love story began. They were married June 24, 1946 and recently celebrated their 71st Wedding anniversary. Their love of dancing kept them traveling wherever the Big Bands were playing, and they were regulars on Friday nights at the Silver Center dances. Marie was a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a very kind and gentle soul, a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She had a playful” side to her and a keen sense of humor that always kept you laughing. She loved her family, cooking, entertaining, and playing dominoes. She served her church on the Altar Guild, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her loving husband, Basil Karm of Seguin, Texas; son, Ronald Karm of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Sharon Stollewerk of Seguin, Texas; grandchildren, Kerri Ann Noell of Phoenix, Arizona, Melissa Graves and husband Matt of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Emily Karm of Omaha, Nebraska, Brooke Karm of Casper, Wyoming, Jenna Beason and husband Kent of Tyler, Texas, Ryan Stollewerk and wife Tracy of Seguin, Texas, and Kelsey Laird and husband Sean of Ft. Worth; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ann Lyssy and husband Don, and Gladys Greene and husband Fred; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Randall W. Karm, her beautiful great-grandson, Lane Thomas Graves, her parents and her three brothers, Clyde, Clifton, and Bill Mondier. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Craver officiating. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Life Enrichment Center. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Hospice Services and to Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center (Genesis) for their kindness and support in her final days. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar St., Seguin, Texas, 78155, the Lane Thomas Foundation, P. O. Box 540365, Omaha, Nebraska, 68154 or at www.lanethomas.org
, or to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Foundation for Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com
. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.