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In Memory of

Karen Louise Stark

July 13, 1941 - November 1, 2012

Obituary


Karen Stark, age 71, a resident of Seeley, died on Thursday, November 1, 2012, in Hayward after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Karen Louise Christianson was born on July 13, 1941, in Hayward, to Peter and Viola (Simons) Christiansen. She grew up in Seeley and graduated from Hayward High School in 1959. She met her future husband, Alan Stark, while he was visiting the Hayward area from Milwaukee. Al and Karen were married on June 24, 1961, in Seeley. They moved to Milwaukee for the next 5 years. In 1964, they had...

Karen Stark, age 71, a resident of Seeley, died on Thursday, November 1, 2012, in Hayward after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Karen Louise Christianson was born on July 13, 1941, in Hayward, to Peter and Viola (Simons) Christiansen. She grew up in Seeley and graduated from Hayward High School in 1959. She met her future husband, Alan Stark, while he was visiting the Hayward area from Milwaukee. Al and Karen were married on June 24, 1961, in Seeley. They moved to Milwaukee for the next 5 years. In 1964, they had their son Doug. A year later, they returned to Seeley, and in 1971, their daughter Mona was born. For many years, Karen was active at the Calvary Baptist Church in Seeley by serving as the Church Secretary and Treasurer. She was also a volunteer for the Relay for Life events in Hayward. Karen worked for various local businesses throughout her life, primarily as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist for Dr. John Syverson and in the Medical Records Department at Essentia Health - Hayward. Of all the things in her life, Karen loved and enjoyed her family. She supported Doug and Mona in everything they chose to do in life and treated Chris and Bobby as her own. She adored her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as she possibly could. She was so proud of them and made sure to show them by attending all of their sporting events, plays, school activities and anything else that came along. Karen was kind, loving and fun to be around.

Karen is survived by children Doug (Chris) Stark of Hayward, Mona (Bobby) Rasmussen of Cable, grandchildren Joe, Katie, and Anna Stark, Bode, Avery, and Dalaney Rasmussen, brother Glenn Christianson of Seeley and several Nieces and Nephews.

Karen is preceded in death by her husband of 48 ½ years- Alan, and her parents Peter and Viola Christiansen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital Cancer Unit in her name.