Karen Osmundsen Ihm

Received 6/14/10                                     




Karen Ihm

W10145 Soldner Road

Reeseville, Wisconsin  53579


Married 6/22/62; divorced in January 1996 after losing 2 sons



David  b.6/9/63  Married. Wife Michelle ill for last 15 years with chronic fatigue disorder

Gary    b. 10/19/65  died (suicide) 2/6/93  1 ½ years away from becoming a veterinarian (UW School of Veterinary Medicine) after attending UW Green Bay

Scott    b. 5/28/70    died (suicide) 1/19/95  He was a beautiful son!


Employment:  After graduating from Wisconsin High in 1960, got first job as a lab technician (testing butterfat) for Dane County Herd Improvement Association.  Later worked at the Wisconsin Tax Department; Wisconsin Correctional Camp System (prison); Land’s End, Wal-Mart and finally UPS. 


In January 1969, purchased a farm in Iowa County near Dodgeville.  After I was divorced, son David and wife Michelle returned from California and we purchased a home together in Mt. Horeb.  Took daughter-in-law’s advice to check out Renaissance dating service and met a gentleman (Dale Mielke) from Reeseville, my current residence – farmette raising steers, pigs and chickens.


Loving my retirement (2-3 years ago) from UPS after 22 – 23 years of service.


Hobbies:  reading, cross-stitch, puzzles and gardening.


I hope to make the reunion.