Karma K. Ripp, 63, of Kearney died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at her home.
Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Kearney with Rev. Michelle Carlson officiating. Inurnment of ashes was at Kearney Cemetery. There was no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Karma was born Jan. 30, 1955 in Gothenburg to Tony and Bernice (Rasmussen) Gronewold. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1973. She then graduated from Kearney State College with a home economics degree.
On May 27, 1978 she married Mike Ripp in Gothenburg. The couple lived in Kearney and she worked at Cabela’s as a training developer for 30 years until retiring in 2017.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Kearney. Karma enjoyed flower gardening and traveling and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She liked Storm Hockey and Husker Sports.
Surviving relatives include her husband Mike of Kearney; sons, Chad and wife Andrea Ripp of Kearney and grandchildren Calla and Drake, Chris and wife Kaitlin Ripp of Kearney and granddaughter Charlotte; sisters, Carol Hudson and husband Ron of Shelton, NE and Patti (Perch) Harris and husband James of Cozad; brother, Loren Gronewold and wife Carol of Sedona, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Karen Kinnaman.