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New Flower
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Kari M. Sutter

December 20, 1971- January 13, 2013

Visitation: Visitation will Tuesday from 5-9 pm, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson -Jones-Corcoran in Harrisburg.
Service: A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2012 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel, Harrisburg, SD

Kari M. Sutter, 41, passed away January 13, 2013 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls surrounded by her family. Kari Maureen Sutter was born on Dec. 20th, 1971 in Sioux Falls, SD to Kenneth E. and Sharon C. (Sorensen) Sutter. Kari attended Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls and continued her education at Huron University and Colorado Technical University. In 2003 she started KMS concrete and loved spending time behind the scenes maintaining the company books. Her love of the outdoors extended to all seasons and included her work. If it was snowing you would be sure to see her out plowing snow for businesses or just helping out a friend or family member in need. Kari received a degree in Criminal Justice graduating with Highest Honors in January 2011. Kari enjoyed: hunting, fishing, Taekwondo, beading, and spending time with family and friends. Her passions included: her dogs, cooking, gardening, canning, going to NASCAR and Outlaw Sprint Car races. Her friends and family grateful for having shared in her life: daughter KarLee (Zach) Gutnik, son Michael Kerska, ex-husband and partner Allen McLaughlin, step-son Cole (Ashley) McLaughlin, step-son Corde McLaughlin, step-son Cade McLaughlin, Father Ken (Ruthi) Sutter, brother Scott Sutter (Sherry Hofer), brother Jeff (Julie) Sutter, and her very best friend of thirty three years Tracy Wuertz. Kari was preceded in death by: Mother Sharon (Sorensen) Rollag, grandmother Maureen (Eiserman) Fenstra, grandparents Kenneth and Helen Sutter, and grandfather Russel Sorensen.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2012 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel, Harrisburg, SD.  Visitation will Tuesday from 5-9 pm, with family present 6-8 p.m.,  at Anderson -Jones-Corcoran in Harrisburg.  www.harrisburgchapel.com

 

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sbmly53
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What a girl!

 

Sue

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missrenee
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May you be at peace in the arms of the Lord and may your family's grief and sorrow soon be replace by happy, loving memories.

 

Hugs, Renee

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Christmas Girl
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Our Kari was truly exceptional. I'll always remember her mega-watt smile, as pictured.

Kind regards, Susan

AMomNETN
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I wish mine would sound half that great. It is beautiful. Thank you for shaing.

 

Janie

AMomNETN
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I wish mine would sound half that great. It is beautiful. Thank you for shaing.

 

Janie

sdukowitz
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2013-01-16

New Flower,

Thank you for posting this for us . . . it is so sad, but we know she is at rest and peace . . . pray and hope for a cure in the memory of those who have gone before us . . .  will miss Kari's "miles of love" . . .sign off on her CSN posts . . .   Sue D.

 

jennytwist
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...what a lovely life - richly lived... we were all lucky to have shared some of it with her ... sending peace and love to her family

-Jenny

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mariam_11_09
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This has been really very sad, the passing of our dear sisters in pink.   I will miss Kari's posts, her energy and her wonderful contribution to this board and to life itself and most of all her courage in facing what most people fear.   I hope whatever place she is in, she is blessed and at peace. Our love, thoughts and prayers to Kari and her family.

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MsGebby
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Your miles of smiles will be missed but somehow I know when the sun shines brightest, it is because you are smiling down upon us.  What a beautiful lady and friend you are.  

My prayers are being sent to your wonderful family in hopes that their heavy hearts will soon smile with memories of such a beautiful person.

 

God Bless YOU, Kari .... rest dear sister.   REST

 

Mary

New Flower
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Beauty is everywhere, Every personal connection has meaning and
Laughter is is life's sweetest creation....
Kari has joined this board CSN in September of 2009 while undergoing treatment for stage III C triple negative breast cancer. While we never met in person however we stayed close, followed each other medical treatment, especially for the past two years. After finishing her initial treatments, including CHemo, mastectomy, radiation she was with NED for 6 months. Unfortunately, cancer progressed in the end of 2010 and Kari returned to the fighting ring.  
She has tried her best striking back still living a normal life inspiring others. She was showing us that
life does not stop with stage IV diagnosis, it is possible to be
happy, managing graduations, wedding, traveling. She is my hero who used smile against cancer and is having a victory today.
She has helped very many people through her journey who will keep memories alive
 
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SIROD
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Dear New Flower,

 

I am so very sorry for the lost of such a good friend.  One never forgets a person who touched the heart.  I was surprise to read how young Kari was and so wise for her years.  She was a wonderful example on how life does go on even with a diagnose of stage IV.  

My sympathies,

Doris

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