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Karen Ann (Clough) Udovich

December 26, 1944 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Karen Udovich Obituary

Karen Ann Udovich, 78, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2023, surrounded by her family.

 She was born on December 26, 1944 in Antigo, WI, to Glenn and Henrietta Clough. After graduating from Antigo High School, she moved to Plymouth, WI, and remained in the area for the rest of her life. In June of 1987, Karen married the love of her life, Jim, and spent the next 36 years laughing, bickering and traveling with him. She took care of him when he struggled with health issues, and he cared for her in return during her battle with cancer until the very end. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel, WI, and spent many years volunteering and serving on the board of St. Vincent De Paul thrift store in Kiel.

Karen was a fabulous cook, an avid gardener and an accomplished baker. In her home, there was always fresh baked bread, a pantry full of canned goods, and usually a pan of bars on the counter. She was also a talented seamstress and crafter, crocheting hundreds of “scrubbies” in her spare time. Until her health issues prohibited it, she spent many years on many bowling teams. But one of her favorite things was her road trips with Jim, especially to the casinos to meet up with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Garry Clough.

 Karen is survived by her husband, Jim Udovich, and her four children, Steve Golbach (Tammy) of Chilton, Terri Laughlin (Mitch) of Greensboro, NC; Traci Golbach-Connery (Scott) of Oak Ridge, TN; and Troy Golbach (Jess) of Naperville, IL. She is further survived by nine grandchildren: Maggie Golbach, Michael Golbach, Abbe Golbach, Matt Lechler, Taylor MacAuley, Molly Laughlin, Braxton Connery, Ahna Connery and Henry Golbach; and four great grandchildren, Leroy, Micah, Ensley, and Elaina. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Pat Fields, and sister-in-law, Heidi Clough and nieces, Hannah, Jenna and Caitlin.

Karen’s family would like to thank St. Nicholas Hospital, specifically Dr. Bettag, and Sharon Richardson Hospice for their loving care.

A celebration of Karen’s life and interment of her ashes will be held in Summit Lake, WI, at a later date.

Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Wittkopp location, is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting

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