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Karen Krolikowski

August 19, 2021


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Karen Krolikowski

August 19, 2021


Karen Krolikowski, 74, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Robert Wren Sr. and the late Jeanne Cronauer Wren.  Karen was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, she was also a graduate of the Wilkes-Barre Business College.  She was formerly employed at the A. Rifkin Company in Hanover Township.


She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Long and by a brother, Richard Wren; by a sister, Diana Wren and by her dogs that she dearly loved, Buddy and Halo.


Karen is survived by her husband of 42 years, Walter Krolikowski; son, Robert Long and his wife, Bonnie, Wilkes-Barre; by several grandchildren, including, Brandon Long and Brianna Spielmann and several great grandchildren.  She is also survived by brothers, John Wren (Sharyn), Florida; Robert Wren and his wife, Ruthie, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Betty Jean Sincavage, Wilkes-Barre; Debbie Gibson, Swoyersville; Shirley Kogoy, Wilkes-Barre and Tina Tkach, Larksville; and by numerous nieces and nephews.


The family would like to extent a special thank you their dear friend, Jeff Schnars for his devoted care and assistance, during these trying time.  They would also like to thank the nurses and staff of Sacred Heart Hospice and a special thank you to Father Richard Cirba.


Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Karen’s life on Monday evening from 6 – 8 pm from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  A Blessing Service will be held at 7 pm.  Rev. Richard Cirba will officiate.  Private interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Karen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.