Age 77, of Maple Grove, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9th, 2020. Karen will forever be remembered for her love of family and friends. Karen was always looking for ways for family and friends to get together for a fun time and was often referred to as the “life of the party”. Karen made sure everyone close to her was invited: didn’t want anyone to feel left out. Karen was born December 2 nd on the family farm in Pinewood MN, northwest of Bemidji. Karen was the youngest of seven children to Anders and Clara Anderson. Karen attended the Debs school through 8th grade and graduated from Bemidji High School. Karen was employed at Honeywell, Minneapolis for 36 years. Karen loved doing arts and crafts, working in her garden, Norwegian needlework, and her favorite was listening to country music. Karen had a beautiful voice and as a young girl often sang favorite hymns with her sister Sharon at funerals in the three country churches in the local community. Most of all Karen will be remembered for her contagious smile and her unwavering devotion to her faith, family and friends. Karen will be dearly missed. Karen was preceded in death by her parents Anders and Clara (Haugen) Anderson, sister Betty and (Frank) Harrington, brother Dr. Clayton and (Lila) Anderson, brother-in-law Richard Suydam, nephews Trey Kelly, Mark Anderson and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by brother, Dr. Paul (Toni) Anderson Ca, sisters, Arlene Suydam of Maple Grove, Connie (Warren) Jacobson of Hamel, Sharon (Ed) Klotzbach of Chisholm. Nieces and nephews, Nancee(Brad) Strgar, Bill (Lori) Ronne, Carol Harrington, Mark and Paul Anderson, Dan (Julie) Jacobson, Kevin (Amy) Jacobson Karen and Sierra Anderson, grand nieces and nephews and several cousins. Karen’s final resting place will be the Aure cemetery along side her Mom and Dad. Donations may be made to the Aure Cemetery Association, mailed to a family member. A celebration of Karen’s life will be in the summer of 2021.
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