Karen Stegenga, 1940-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Karen Kay Stegenga of Albert Lea died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at St. Marys hospital in Rochester. A time for gathering with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea.

Karen Stegenga

Karen was born Nov. 26, 1940, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Hein and Edith (Juhl) Oldert. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School. On Nov. 5, 1960, she was united in marriage to John Stegenga in Hollandale.

Karen was a resident of Hollandale and Albert Lea all of her life. She was an active member of Hollandale Reformed Church and most recently First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. Karen was a homemaker and spent many hours volunteering at Hollandale Christian School. She enjoyed reading, was an exercise enthusiast and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

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Karen is survived by her son, Jeff, and his wife, Pam Stegenga, of Santa Barbara, California, and their children Jake, Michael and Kathleen; sisters Faye (Richard) Madsen of Albert Lea and Gayle (Bill) Sievers of Albert Lea; and nieces and nephews Robyn, Darin, Bryan and Sheryl. Also surviving is a special friend, Dennis Schewe.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John, in 2002.