Karen M. Smith (Joachim) Peot, age 80, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
She was born on April 28, 1938, in Green Bay to the late Roman "Jake" & Jane "Jenny" (Zielinski) Smith.
Karen was a graduate from Green Bay West High School. After graduation, she moved to New York City. She then moved back to Green Bay and worked at the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
She loved to travel, spending time with her family and friends, she was a Packer Season Ticket Holder, fishing, weekend visits to the cottage, gardening and Neil Diamond when she was not watching the Hallmark Channel. Karen was a devote Catholic and attended Mass regular.
Survivors include her two sons, Gregory (LouAnn) Joachim and William (Valinda) Joachim; grandchildren, Nicole (James), Jacob, Jeremy, Daniel (Stacy), Roylee, Clayton; six great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Diane) Smith; six nieces and nephews; special friends, Mike M., Kathy C., Jo O., and Rosalie C.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ed Peot; brother, Richard (Vicki) Smith.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum, 2121 Riverside Drive, Green Bay. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm. Entombment will be at the mausoleum.
The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice and Lakeland Services for their care of Karen. And a special thank you to Fr. Bob Rhyner for the prayers and bringing communion over the years.