Cherry Blossoms

Karen Louise Keener

April 21, 1958 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 61)

Karen Louise Keener passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, MN. Karen was born April 21, 1958 to Frank & Betty (Leighton) Keener in Galesburg, IL, where she lived until 1963. Her family then moved to Laporte, MN where they made their home.

Karen graduated in 1976 from Laporte High School and from then worked for Ah-Gwah-Ching until they closed in 2008.  Karen was involved in several organizations in the area throughout her life, sharing her love of reading and writing through her involvement in various writers groups, library clubs, and book clubs. She also served on the Lakeport Township board where she held the position of Sexton for the cemetery.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Linda (Dan) Savage, and two brothers, Bill (Helen) Keener and David Keener.  Karen is survived by her brother Kenny (Ronelle) Keener of Laporte, and her sister Barb (Paul) Renskers also of Laporte; five nieces, three nephews and seven great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Dennis Funeral Home in Walker with a gathering of family and friends at 1:00pm and services starting at 2:00pm.

Arrangements were made by Dennis Funeral Home/Midwest Cremation Association of Walker.

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