Obituary: Karen Lee (Widen) DeNoto

June 15, 1951 ~ July 9, 2022

Karen Lee DeNoto, 71, of Sevastopol, died on Saturday morning, July 9, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born June 15, 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut, daughter of the late Sven E. and Margaret M. Widen. Karen graduated from Simsbury High School with the Class of 1969. On June 27, 1981, she was united in marriage with Anthony Robert “Bob” DeNoto in Simsbury, Connecticut. Karen graduated from University of Wisconsin – Parkside with a bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1991. She spent her early years working in graphics design and printing in Connecticut, and upon her permanent move to Wisconsin in 2004, Karen worked in real estate, and pursued her passion in enriching her art. She was a member of Wisconsin Realtors Association, Peninsula School of Art, Door County Sail & Power Squadron, and the Door County Maritime Museum. Karen was an exceptional artist and a master gardener.

She will be missed by her husband, Bob DeNoto; stepsons, Anthony R. DeNoto III and Jason (Melissa) DeNoto; step-grandchildren, Nicolas and Sofia DeNoto; siblings, Craig (Marci) Widen and Kimberly (Ronald) Loomis; nephews and extended family.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Sven and Margaret Widen and daughter-in-law, Jenny DeNoto.

Her life will be honored with a sharing of memories service at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the Door County Maritime Museum.

Karen’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the guardian angels at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility, who were very special to Karen.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Karen may be shared with her family through her tribute page at