Mt. Vernon, IN – Karen Lee Ritzert, 62, of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana surrounded by her family. She was born on October 11, 1959 in Evansville, Indiana to Delbert Ritzert, Sr. and Mary E. (Bollinger) Thomas. Karen had recently been diagnosed with ALS and handled it with grace and courage.
Karen worked for many years at Keller Crescent and Westech Fence. She was an avid softball player. She loved her family and friends unconditionally and loved to make everyone laugh.
She is survived by her son, Chad Ritzert (Kodie); her granddaughters, Iliza and Ruby Ritzert; her mother, Mary Thomas; her siblings, Becky Hawes, Dusty Ritzert (Linda), Rusty Ritzert, Barb VanZant (Tim) and Schelena Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews and her fur baby, Sammi.
Karen is preceded in death by her father, Delbert Ritzert, Sr.; her step-father, Art Thomas and her siblings, Mary Rose Porter, Teresa Hawes, David Ritzert and Randy Thomas.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.