Karen J. Ratleph (nee Schmaedeke). Beloved wife of the late Charles Eugene. Devoted mother of Brian, Karen (John) Alstrom and the late Jeffrey (Martha) and Chuck. Loving grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 2. Visitation Monday 3-9 PM at the Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy. (7700W) Palos Hills. Funeral service Monday evening 7 pm at the funeral home.