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July 18, 1959 – Monday, April 2, 2012

Service Information
Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, MN
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Monday, April 9, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Karen Ann Holthaus, age 52, of Monticello and formerly of St. Michael passed away Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

She was born on July 18, 1959 in Buffalo the daughter of Raymond & Bernelda Hackenmueller Holthaus.

Karen graduated from Monticello High School in 1981 and lived in a REM group home for the past 20 years. She worked for Functional Industrials as an assembler for the past 30 years. Karen enjoyed music, animals and spending time with her family and friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother Bernelda at age 61, sister Nancy Jean at age 4, brother Timothy at age 47, and by her grandparents.

She is survived by her loving father Raymond of St. Michael, brother Tom (Patty) Holthaus of St. Michael, sisters; Linda (Doug) Johnson of St. Michael, Kathy (Tom) Gleason of Rogers, Bonnie (Steve) Kilian of St. Michael and Judy (Jim) Paumen of Waverly, nieces and nephews; Amy Gleason, Lorie Gleason, Dan (Bree) Gleason, Bonnie Gleason, Paul Kilian, Tom Kilian, Katie Kilian, Susie Kilian, Joe Kilian, Julie Kilian, Andy Paumen, Jenny Paumen, Tony Paumen, Jesse Johnson, Jake Johnson and Wendy Holthaus; Godmother, Marie Wurm; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Karen Holthaus will be held on Monday, April 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael- Albertville Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, Minnesota, celebrant, Father Jerome Hackenmueller. Interment will follow at The St. Michael Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Dan Gleason, Paul Kilian, Tom Kilian, Andy Paumen, Tony Paumen, Jesse Johnson, Joe Kilian and Jake Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heather Bakke

    Ray and Family,
    I smile thinking about the reunion Karen is having in Heaven. Tim was among the first to greet her. Praying for you during this difficult time.

  2. Monica Borgmann

    My thoughts & prayers are with Karen’s family. I thoroughly enjoyed working with REM and Karen. Every time I saw her she made me smile. I will miss her greatly. God brought home a wonderful soul.

  3. Yvonne Tolkkinen

    I used to work at Evergreen and immensely enjoyed Karen! I loved her spunky nature and her caring personality. She was always happy to see the new caregivers come on for their shifts. When I completed my work there, she was one of the girls that I missed the most. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  4. Mailei Soare

    I worked with Karen as a PCA at Evergreen in Monticello. She was a blessing and made me laugh every day. I will miss her greatly. My condolences to her family who I have heard so much about but never had the pleasure of meeting since I worked the overnight shift.


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