Born October 22, 1942 at Fort Sill, OK to Arlo and Dorene Knowles. She passed away on July 28, 2017 in New Prague, MN. She was 74 years old. She married her love, Herb, on February 22, 1963. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Herbert Sr. and her children Herbert Jr., Lenore (Gary) and Tracy (Dennis). Karen's grandchildren: Karina (Trevor), Alyssa (Edward), Tyrel (Shelby), Dani & Becky. As well as great grandchildren: Arianna, Hendricks and Charlotte.
She was the eldest of five children: Wendy, Arthur, James (Martina) and Theodore.
Apart from her family, Karen's passions included horses, dogs, reading, gardening, learning about world history and collecting kitchen gadgets.
There will be a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, 1308 Columbus Ave., Pella, IA on August 5, 2017 at 10 am with a memorial service to follow at the Pella Manor, 608 E. 2nd St., Pella, IA 50219
An additional memorial service will be held at the American Legion, Montgomery, MN August 11, 2017 from 4pm - 6pm.
Memorials to the givers preferred charity or to Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Published on July 31, 2017