Karen Freberg Semmel


2218 Remington Park Drive
Maryville, TN 37803



Homemaker / Decorative Painter, Mixed Media

Since the 45th reunion my daughter, Traci, remarried. Bernie and I gained 4 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great grandchildren and one on the way. My grandchildren are 19 and 21 and in college. Bernie's grandaughter is nine.

Traci, 43, is a District Mngr. for Van Wingerden which supplies flowers and plants to Home Depot. Kristie, 30, is a graphic designer and lives in Southern IN not far from Louisville, KY.

I still have my home based business of 26 years selling hand painted and fabric items and jewelry to two gift shops here. I also have an online store at LavenderHillCottage (www.lavenderhillcottage.etsy.com). I continue to Jazzercise 3 times a week to hopefully keep in shape and stay healthy.

I've been married to Bernie for almost 33 years and he still enjoys fishing and hunting even though he has endured four back surgeries in the last three years. He still receives therapy for this last back fusion operation.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 50th and hoping we all continue to remain happy and healthy.