When Kara Jo Peters Krumwiede passed from this life unexpectedly on September 13, 2023 at the age of 36 years old, her absence was felt deeply by all those who knew her. Anyone that crossed paths with Kara knew that she was the most fiercely stubborn, hard-working, tenacious, and determined person you would ever meet. Despite that outer toughness, she was incredibly kind, thoughtful, loving, and nurturing.
Kara was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on May 29th, 1987 to Cliff and Denise (Miner) Krumwiede at a young age, Kara was her own person. Denise dressed Kara in beautiful lace-trimmed dresses and bows on Easter Sunday, but by the time Kara got home from church, she would be missing the bows from her hair, her dress would be dirt-stained, and her knees scraped.
In many ways, Kara was a warrior at heart. While growing up, Kara wanted to prove to everyone that she could do anything; not necessarily out of a competitive drive to prove she was better than anyone else, but rather to show the world that she was strong and capable. And, she honestly believed she could do anything she set her mind to. If there was anything in life that was hard, she craved the challenge. Kara’s warrior heart was best exhibited in her passion to excel in karate, an activity she enjoyed since her adolescent years.
Kara was married to Stan Peters in 2007, gaining a “bonus mom” through Stan’s mother, Dawn From. Kara gave birth to two wonderful children, Caden and Kaci, and was a dedicated, fun-loving, and nurturing mother. Her children meant more to her than anything else in the world. She was always busy taking pictures, planning adventures, or soaking in the special moments with each child whether that was hunting insects with Caden or brushing Kaci’s hair. Her children are her legacy, not only because she loved and cared for them, but because they also capture her personality and embody her spirit better than words could ever articulate.
Kara was proud of her career as a technical writer for Baker Hughes, having worked with the company for fourteen years. As a long-term employee, Kara made many friends in her workplace who were like family to her. She embraced every opportunity to grow professionally and make herself the best she could be.
Not knowing it would be the last time, Kara’s family was grateful to spend one last gathering together on Labor Day nearly a week before her passing. They all spent the time laughing and enjoying one another’s company. Kara, wanting to be the best at everything, always strove to be the “best aunt” to her many nieces and nephews.
But, anyone who knew Kara knew she WAS the best. She didn’t have to struggle to prove that. It was something so clearly evident to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Kara is survived by her beloved children, Caden Peters and Kaci Peters; by her loving parents, Cliff and Denise Krumwiede; by her siblings, Cassie Romberg and her husband Jason, Jacob Krumwiede and his wife Lindsey Crawford, Kelsie O’Brien and her husband James, Kala Schneider and her husband Scott, Benjamin Krumwiede and his wife Nikki, Kristi Abbey and her husband Kevin, Katie Conrad and her husband Brendan, Jedidiah Krumwiede, Kale Krumwiede, and Kwinn Krumwiede; by her children’s father, Stan Peters, and Stan’s mother Dawn From; and by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
The family will receive friends at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas on Monday, September 25, 2023 from 5 to 7pm. Services celebrating Kara's life will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 1pm at Faith Baptist Church, 901 S Faith Ln, Claremore, OK 74017. Kara will be laid to rest near her Grandpa Milton and Grandma Shirley Miner who preceded her in death, in Coffeyville, Kansas at Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family request memorial contributions be made payable to either the funeral home, or through Everloved.comeverloved.com/life-of/kara-krumwiede/ to assist with the funeral expenses or to ABKA a Karate Training Martial Arts program that Kara was very passionate about teaching artist to use their talents in God’s Glory. “The Lord will march out like a champion. Like a warrior, He will stir up His zeal. With a shout He will sound the battle cry, and He will defeat the enemy.” Isaiah 42:13 ABKA missions is To use the Martial Arts to bring glory to God, to honor Christ and to build up and expand the Kingdom of God through evangelism and discipleship. To teach a quality standard of Martial Arts and to develop Martial Artists with Christ-like character. “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart, as unto the Lord and not unto man.” Colossians 3:23 To view live streaming of the services or to leave an online condolence or share a memory visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com and choose her obituary option.