In loving memory of

February 10, 1939 - September 2, 2020

Karen A. Lohf, 81, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, September 2, 2020 at U.P. Health System- Marquette.

Karen was born on February 10, 1939 in Ironwood, MI to the late Carl A. and Lydia E. (Morrison) Koykar and was a 1957 graduate of Ironwood High School.

She worked as a real estate agent in the Marquette area for over 30 years. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with family on their boat, "The Karen Too," in the Lower Harbor at the Fish Dock. She was a lifetime member of the Fish Dock Association. Karen was also a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 44Auxillary and was a former member of Women of the Moose

In 1957 Karen was elected Homecoming Queen for Ironwood High School and in 1958 she was crowned Miss Gogebic County where she rode across the brand new Mackinac Bridge during its dedication in a white Oldsmobile convertible.

Karen is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Billie) Ladwig of Negaunee; her significant other, Wally Posio of Marquette; step-daughter, Rosemarie Lohf of Las Vegas, NV; step-sons, Warren Lohf, Fred Lohf and Gregory (Mickey) Lohf; a sister, Donna Lewis of Indianapolis, IN; also one grandson, Aaron Zoppetti. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Edward F. Lohf in 1993; a son, Gregory Scott Ladwig in 2002 and a sister, Sandra Thompson.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, September 10th at 1 p.m. at Northland Chapel Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Molly Eversoll of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. The service will be live streamed at

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Karen's family where memories and condolences may be shared at


Patti Lunney wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"RIP Karen What fun we use to have at the fish dock Karen was so full of life My condolences to her family "

Mike Frazier wrote on Sep 5, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Karen?s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Wally and the family. Carol Frazier Mike & Diane Frazier "

Lynne Fleury wrote on Sep 4, 2020:

"Wally, so sorry, Karen was a wonderful person and both of you were such good friends to my dad. May she Rest In Peace "

Jean Whitman-Shelby wrote on Sep 4, 2020:

"Wally, I am so sorry to hear of Karens passing. Take care my friend. "