Karen Schoff

January 19, 1942 - February 2, 2021

Karen Schoff


Karen Schoff, 79, of Cedarville, IL passed away on February 2, 2021 in Rockford, IL. She was born on January 19, 1942 in Richland Center, WI to Lyle and Maxine (Alderman) Mayfield. Married the late James Schoff, June 23, 1962.  Married Fred Steurer May 3, 1986, later divorced.  Karen had the most important job of all, she was a mother and a homemaker.   She loved rural living and enjoyed going to county fairs, auctions, and garage sales. Musically inclined, she played both the piano and guitar.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Dean (Becky) Schoff and Renee Knox; grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Gibbs, Nathan Schoff, Jacob Schoff (Jessa Carlsen), Zachary Knox, Olivia Knox (Cruz Garza); step-grandchildren, Nichole (Jeff) Warren, Mark Knox II (Kelly Forster), Heidi (Eric) Gregory, and Vanessa (Dwight) Hoffenden; great-grandchild, Bryson Gibbs; 14 step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.                                                 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Wilke; brother, Loren Mayfield, and son in- law, Mark Knox.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Due to the pandemic, no services are planned at this time.

Memorials in Karen’s name can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (

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We extend our sympathy for your loss.

John and Florence Fritsch 2021-02-12T20:49:10

I’m so sorry for your loss prayers

Cindy Kelly 2021-02-10T07:25:15

Renee & family,
So sorry to hear about Karen she was always very sweet and kind. May the good Lord be with you during this difficult time.

Ang Daniels 2021-02-09T14:49:13

Renee and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Take care. Trudy

Trudy and Jeff Flippo 2021-02-08T19:47:08

Renee & Dean, Mike and I have such good memories of your Mom and coming out to your home to pick you up to babysit. Your Mom was a wonderful mom and homemaker. We are glad she is out of pain.

Mike & Carolyn Housewert 2021-02-08T15:24:04

Oh Renee, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom! So many memories back in the day in Garden Prairie when we were so much younger….hugs!

Amber Dill 2021-02-08T14:44:06

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thought and prayer.

Deb Markey 2021-02-08T14:17:09


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