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Karen M Hiatt

January 22, 1958 — December 19, 2020

Karen M Hiatt, age 62, of McCook, NE passed away on December 19, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, NE.

Karen was born January 22, 1958 in McCook to parents William Richard and Mary Angela (Hoatson) Schenck.  She was one of five siblings who grew up in McCook, attending school and graduating from McCook High School with the Class of 1976.

On October 30, 1976, Karen married Dennis Hiatt in McCook.  The couple was blessed with four daughters. Over the years, Karen worked in the banking industry. She had just recently retired from Lincoln Federal Bank.

Karen loved watching her kids and grandkids compete in sporting events.  She was a swim team coach for the McCook YMCA.  Karen was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan who loved her dog, Annie, and enjoyed cooking, cleaning her house, attending craft shows, shopping, reading and gambling.  Family pizza parties were something the family enjoyed doing together.  Karen was a spiritual person but very private about her faith.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Schenck; and her daughter, Amber Husted.

Those left to celebrate her life include her husband, Dennis Hiatt of McCook; daughters, Brooke (Brian) Robinson of Lincoln, NE, Marie Hiatt and Kirstie (Ross) Koch, all of McCook; father, William Schenck of McCook; brother, Joe (Leah) Schenck of Omaha, NE; sisters, Monica (Mark) Wacker of McCook, Barb Schenck of North Platte, and Elaine (Jeff) Polly of McCook; five grandchildren, Graci and Tesa Nelson, Dominic Robinson, and Caroline and Jack Koch; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

A Book Signing with family present to greet friends will be held from 5 to7PM on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.

A private Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Pastor Clark Bates officiating.

Private family burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery in the Spring of 2021.

Memorial contributions are suggested in Karen’s Name for future designation and can be directed to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, c/o the Hiatt Family, PO Box 476, McCook, NE 69001.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen M Hiatt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Book Signing with Family Present to Greet Friends

Sunday, December 27, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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