Karen Colf

Obituary of Karen L. (nee Kohlbacher) Colf

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Karen L. Colf (nee Kohlbacher) entered into rest March 28 2022. She is survived by her children Samantha (Jeffrey Sutliffe), Chase, Dakota (Jay Buchhardt), Connor and Daniel. Loving grandmother to Averie, Talon, Riker, and Briar Sutliffe and Paxton Buchhardt. She is also survived by her parents Jerry and Carolyn (nee Ely) Kohlbacher, brother Brian (Georgene) Kohlbacher and sister Melissa (Timothy Kesselring). Karen grew up to raise her five children in her hometown of West Valley, NY where she was very active within the school from the athletic department to the classroom. Karen could always be counted on to be her friends and family's biggest cheerleader, whether they needed some encouragement or someone to celebrate their wins with them. She took the greatest joy in connecting and building relationships with everyone she met and carried this love for people into her career with United Healthcare out of Buffalo. Karen played a lot of roles to a lot of people but her favorite, by far, was as Gramma to her five grandbabies. Services will be held on April 23rd 2022 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 6360 Rt. 242, Ellicottville, NY 14731 at 11AM. with a celebration of life to follow at The Villagio 7 Monroe St., Ellicottville, NY 14731 from 12 to 3 pm.
Saturday
23
April

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, April 23, 2022
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
6360 Rt. 242
Ellicottville, New York, United States
716-699-2265
Saturday
23
April

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022
The Villagio
7 Monroe Street
Ellicottville, New York, United States
716-699-2199