Karen Irene Toedter Lewis
Oct. 4, 1942 to May 30, 2022
June 9, 2022
Karen Irene Toedter passed away May 30, 2022, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
She was born Oct. 4, 1942, to Irene (Gigstad) and Edward Toedter on the family farm near Easton, Kan. She attended the one-room No. 6 School not far from home through eighth-grade and graduated from Easton High School in 1960.
After two years of full-time employment, she enrolled in Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Over summer vacations during college, she worked in the typing pool at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she met Lt. Allen Lewis, U.S...