Community Sales Counselor
Karen Braunling is a lifelong resident of Lake County, born
and raised in Gurnee by her parents, Carole and Jerry Erickson. Her father, Jerry, owned and operated Genesee
Electric Company in Waukegan, where she started helping as a young child
learning the ropes of business. Later in
life, she married Len Braunling and together they have 3 children: Kristen, Kathryn (Taylor), Ken and one
granddaughter that they enjoy spoiling regularly!
Karen is a long time parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic
Church, Wadsworth, where she has volunteered in many ministries, but most
relevant, in the Ministry of Bereavement including Aftercare. While serving in this Ministry, she decided
to work for Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery that further advanced her
knowledge and care to each family served.
She views this as a continuation of ministry in serving others and
assisting them to not only Pre-Plan for End of Life, but during their most
difficult days following their loss of a loved one. Karen brings years of Executive
Administrative Support and Customer Service to round out her background to
better serve each family.