Karen J. Sidener
July 19, 1969 – August 8, 2021
The family will receive friends Friday, August 13th from 5pm to 7pm at LifeSpring Church, 13904 S. 36th St. in Bellevue. FUNERAL SERVICE with Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard: Saturday, August 14th at 10am at LifeSpring Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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In Loving Memory
Kari Sidener, born July 19, 1969, in Wiesbaden, Germany died unexpectedly on August 8, 2021, in a house fire. Kari graduated from Bellevue West High School class of 1987 and extended her education at Clarkson College School of Nursing to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Kari worked most of her career in the Intensive Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center and later transferred into Case Management Nursing.
Kari loved everything pink and all things that sparkled. Her puppies Nala and Tula were her world, as were her fur babies in heaven, Yogi and Halo. She had the biggest heart and loved passionately. Kari considered everyone her friend and treated all with much kindness. She loved to plan celebrations for any occasion. Because of her thoughtful and giving heart we are left with many great memories.
Kari is survived by her “high school sweetheart” and husband of 35 years, Mark; oldest son, Christian Sidener (Hannah) and beloved grandson, Huxton; youngest son, Colton Sidener (Olivia Falt); mother, Allida Lentz; brother, Steven Lentz (Laura) and niece and nephew, Caden and Kendal; aunt and uncle, Joseph and Diana; as well as Mark’s siblings; Scott Sidener (Gina) and niece, Nikole; Shelly Lesley (Jason) and nieces and nephew, Olivia, Kali, and Easton; Heather Hawkins and nephews, Henry and Charles; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Kari is preceded in death by her father, Steven Lentz.