Memorial Service
Zion Lutheran Church
624 Barnett St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Friday, August 12, 2022
11:00 AM
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Karen Brehmer Saunders

of Kerrville, TX

January 9, 1949 - June 27, 2022

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Big sister, Karen Brehmer Saunders, went to be with her family in heaven on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was born January 9, 1949, to Elvira Schiller Brehmer and Lee Roy Brehmer in Austin, TX; she was their first daughter.

She was preceded in death by both parents and her sister, Gaelynn. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 ½ years, Walter Saunders; and her sister Donetta Brehmer Ludwick and husband, Larry Ludwick. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to her as Aunt Quachy.

Karen's Celebration of Life service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett Street, Kerrville at 11:00 am on Friday, August 12, 2022 with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Please come join us in celebration and joy.

Quacky, you left us way too abruptly. We will dearly miss you down here but know all your earthly cares have been removed now. If we listen with our hearts, we will hear your beautiful voice singing with God's angels. Love and miss you big, BIG!

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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25 Condolence(s)
Pastor Steve and Annette Qualben
Fredericksburg, TX
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Walter, we are so very sorry for your loss. May you know the comfort of our Lord and Savior these days and weeks ahead. Our prayers go with you.

Barbara Mozur
Gulf Breeze, FL
Monday, August 8, 2022

Dear Karen,

You and I went through our first adulting events together - first serious jobs, first adult apartment as we became roommates, first loves. You were a gift to me and you always kept on giving to everyone in your life.

Forever in my heart,

Barbara Wulchin (and Mike)

Henry & Carol Lyon
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

I miss you, Karen, so much. 😢

And I miss your daily inspirations, and beautiful prayers and images. 🥺

And I really miss all those emojis you would use in your messages!

I wish we could have gotten out for lunch together once more. 🌮
That was so enjoyable!

And I'm so sorry I didn't know you were sick. I would have prayed extra hard for you. 🙏🏻 But God has His own time, and it is not our time.

We pray for Walt and your family and loved ones, and for your😇beautiful, holy soul.

Love and prayers always, ❤️🙏🏻
Carol & Hank Lyon

Bonnie VanBerg
Mansfield, TX
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Karen was always a sweet girl that I grew up with at Zion Lutheran. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to her family.

Betty Jean Calcote Martin
Mountain Home, TX
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

I am so saddened to learn of Karen’s passing. I have known Karen and her family since I was about 4 years old. My grandparents, Dick and Hattie Mae Midkiff lived across the street on Pecan street. My mother, Hazelle Calcote and I lived on a ranch near Harper. I played with Karen when we came to town . I later attended Tivy High School and graduated with her in 1967. Since that time that time I have visited her many times around town whether it be at the beauty shop, grocery store, library as well as our 50 year class reunion. She was a beautiful, kind , friend. I will certainly miss her and her sweet smile.

Rose Hux Wantz
Spring Lake, MI
Saturday, July 2, 2022

I worked for the Brehmer family in the 90’s at the jewelry store . I was their Bridal consultant for four years . I loved the family. I have lots of wonderful memories. I know Karen will missed . My thoughts and prayers are with the family .

Judy Ferguson Rouse
Kerrville, TX
Friday, July 1, 2022

God Bless the family and friends of Karen. She will be missed

Robert and Joyce Riddle
Kerrville, TX
Friday, July 1, 2022

our deepest sympathy

Terry Freeman
Greenville, TX
Friday, July 1, 2022

My thought and prayers go out to the family members. Karen will always be with you.


Lois O'Brien
Austin, TX
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Walter, I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. We are
keeping you and the family our prayers. Much love to
you during this difficult time. Lois and Cleveland

Patricia Tanksley Vick
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, June 30, 2022

A beautiful lady gone to soon! Rest In Peace my friend. Prayers for Walter & entire family.

Bill & Karen Kennedy
Leander, TX
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

We are very saddened to hear of Karen's 'going home' to be with our Lord. Her beautiful caring smile and wonderful voice will be missed by many. May your faith in Christ's promises bring you peace.

Tammy Long
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Karen was the first person I met when I moved to Kerrville from West Texas. She was at the laundry mat socializing.....(true) She welcomed me and invited me to her beautiful Zion Church. Never have I met a more gracious, positive, joy filled woman in my life. She was truly God's daughter. My human heart is going to ache to hear her laughter and feel her hugs. Karen, you will never be gone because I am holding on to you in my heart. I know you are singing in heaven. I can almost hear you!

Kathy Morrow Ingram
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

I was sad to hear about Karen, we met many years ago at the high school, I enjoyed her sense of humor thru the years.Prayers for family.

Lin Draznin
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Walter and Donetta, I am so sorry to hear that Karen passed away. I have fond memories of her putting up with me when I was a kid and driving us around in the white station wagon.

I never saw her without a big smile. Walter, I think you were the big part of the happiness that seemed to surround her.

She was a wonderful daughter, big sister, and wife. My life was enriched because she was like a big sister to me too.


Bruce and Becky McFadden
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Walter and family, we are so very surprised and
saddened to hear about Karen! She was a lady of
great faith and had a zest for life! We enjoyed being
your neighbors and friends. We’re here for you.
Blessings to you and family!

Andrew Cummings
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Karen Saunders Was Good Friend & Teacher & Someone To Always Share Her Smile And Happy Vibes With I Will Always Remeber Her As A Person That A Good Way Make A Gray Day Even Better I Miss Her Very Much & She Had Great Voice When Would Sing In Church On Special Sundays At Zion Lutheran Church Of Kerrville Texas Thank You Mrs Saunders For Being My Friend & Teacher "Happy Trails To You Till We Meet Again "

Arleen Griffin
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Walter, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Karen. I have known Karen for many years. She was a bubbly, outgoing, and had a great sense of humor. I'm going to miss this beautiful soul.

Cathy Itz
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dear Walter , my heart aches in hearing of your loss. I’ve known Karen since she was a teen. She was always smiling and positive. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Cathy Itz

Stan and Carol Caulkins
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Walter and family,
We are saddened at Karen’s loss. She made us laugh and was a wonderful life long classmate. God’s blessings.
Stan and Carol Caulkins

Judy & John Forister
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Walter, We are saddened by the news of the loss of sweet Karen. She loved and was loved by everybody. She will be truly missed. Our love and support go out to you and the family, Judy and John Forister

Ann Lohman Daves
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Sending love & sympathy to Karen’s family. Karen was a great little
was friends with a sister in a family where I was
friends with the other sister. We were in high
School and she was just great! She will be missed
I know!

Love to you all,
Ann Daves

Teresa Booth
Ingram, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Walter I am so sorry to hear about Karen. I just saw her two weeks ago. Prayers to you and the rest of the family. Teresa (Yates) Booth

Brian and Kendall Young
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Karen will be greatly missed. She was a special woman and always one of our most loyal friends! Her sense of humor was one of a kind! She was one of Brian’s lucky charms at basketball games! Much love to her family and friends!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Sorry to hear about Karen passing. She was a wonderful csting person and will be greatly missed.