Karen D. Krok

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Karen D. Krok age 62 of Wantage TWP., NJ passed away suddenly Sunday evening November 13, 2022 at the Newton Medical Center. Born in Glen Ridge, Nj Karen grew up in Towaco, she had lived briefly in Boonton, NJ before moving to Wantage Twp for the last thirty-six years.

Daughter of the late Robert C. and Verna (nee Sthal) Bennett. Karen was a graduate of the Montville Township High School class of 1977. She had earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Passaic County Community College and later went on to earn her Bachelors of Nursing Degree from the college of Saint Elizabeth’s.

Karen had a long and satisfying career, working many years at Newton Medical Center and more recently with Prime Healthcare of Dover. She was truly a passionate and exceptional Nurse who dedicated her life to caring for others.

A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and “Miggy” to many, Karen is survived by her loving husband of forty-three years Edward John Krok, her sons Edward A. and his companion Nicole Loveland, John and his wife Amanda Krok, her daughter Kimberly Krok and her companion Eric Baker. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren: Emily Drennan, Madison and Morgan Krok, Elayna, Ean, Emma and Eric Baker, Benjamin and William Krok as well as her brothers Kenneth and Kevin Bennett.

Visitation will be held Friday November 18th 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM with funeral services Saturday November 19th at 10 AM, all being held in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main Street (Rt. 206 S.) Newton, NJ 07860. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Karen’s name would be appreciated by her family go to Sussex.edu/donatenow. All donations will go to the Nursing students of Sussex County Community College Nursing Program. Online condolences through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.

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  • Carmina Agnello

    My heartfelt condolences to the Krok family. Karen, you will be missed forever and a day. Rest in peace

  • AmandaPage

    My favorite times with Miggy was when Christmas time game. Her eyes would always light up thinking about giving to others. That’s who she was. She gave so much and never asked for anything. May God bless Miggy!

  • Debra Miller

    My condolences to the krok family . Karen will certainly be missed . I loved working with her . May she Rest In Peace . Kim I’m so sorry my heart breaks for you and your family I know how close you were with your mom .

  • Amy Kerr

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the tragic passing of Karen. An amazing lady who dedicated her life to caring for her family and her patients. She was an inspiration to all who met her. I never saw her not doing something for someone else and always with a smile. Kim…please know you are in my daily prayers..I know what it’s like to lose a mom..my heart breaks for you all..🙏

  • Joyce

    It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with Karen in Dover RRC. She was a knowledgeable and compassionate nurse as well as a friend. I will miss her smile, her laughter and her words of wisdom. God Bless You Karen.

  • Teresa Morris

    My condolences to the Karen’s family. She will be missed. She was an excellent nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Carolyn Dierling

    So very very sorry for your loss

  • Audra Newton-Hover

    One find memory was sitting at the nurses station learning from Karen what “Mirepoix” was. And finding out mirepoix was referred to as the “Trinity” in cooking. Imagine her laughter when I asked what mirepoix was and she said you know the Trinity? And I said the only Trinity I knew was the father, son and Holy Ghost. Well she and I laughed so hard we cried… I think Amanda Page may have been there too. It was just one of many laughs shared. We also had many discussions of good wines and great buys she’d find on trips to Florida. I enjoyed hearing of all her great recipes and the projects her husband was always doing on their house and their children’s homes. She loved her family and grand babies more than you can imagine. Her face lit up anytime she spoke of them. Her eyeglasses to match every outfit, her fancy polished nails and the widgets in her crocs are only a few of the many things that made her stand out! It was my pleasure to have known and worked with you Karen. I am grateful for the gift of your friendship. Rest In Peace, sweet Karen, sweet Miggy! 😘

    • Corinne Engelhart

      Karen. You are a special lady and a terrific nurse. I have been blessed to have known you and worked with you so many years. You are so missed.

  • Sally jo

    Oh Karen how I love you as a co-worker and a friend. You taught me something every day I was with you. Your knowledge of the RV world made me buy my camper. The talks we had about cooking, shopping and our family’s. You loved your family so very much. Always helping out everyone you knew. You’ll get that sparkle in your eye whenever you bought gifts for all those grandchildren. The laughs we had until we peed in out pants. I could go on and on but you truly are an angle of god. My condolences go out to your family who loved so much. Until
    We meet again. Rest In Peace Miggy.

  • Rosemary LaRosa

    Love you Karen, my coworker, my Friend! Your caring, your sense of humor, your Love for life, family and friends will live on in every heart you have touched! Rest in Eternal Peace friend! 🙌❤️🙏. Sincere condolences to Karen’s family~~

  • Geralyn Ponzio MD

    She was a ROCK and a blessing, that woman.

  • Rafael Cruz

    May memories of her comfort the family at this time, my condolences

  • Joni

    So sorry fo hear about this. Karen was a straight shooter and always put her patients first when she was working. Rest In Peace, dear❤️

  • Kathy Horneij

    Ken, please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family over the loss of Karen. We offer you our heartfelt support and friendship during this difficult time.

  • Phyllis Krok

    To my dear Sister in-law. We have known each other for 45 years. I wish you internal peace that you are in Heaven with your Mom, Dad and your Godson, Danny. I will miss you so very much. Please know that I will look after your family in the tough weeks that ahead. 💕

  • Michael Tarulli

    My Deepest Condolences to the Krok Family.

  • Thomas DuBarry

    My condolences to Eddie and the entire family. You are in my prayers.

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