BURNSVILLE, MN - Ellen M. (Mohan) (Schultz) Karpas, 79, of Burnsville and formerly Hayfield and Winona, MN died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Ebenezer Care Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Ellen was born on April 4, 1938, in Winona, MN to Edward and Viola (McDonald) Mohan. She was raised in Weaver, MN and graduated from Winona Cotter High School and Winona State University. She married Dan Schultz. They were later divorced. On September 19, 1981, she was united in marriage with Michael Karpas. Ellen worked as a social worker for Social Services in many different positions. In her spare time, Ellen enjoyed: dancing, family celebrations and the outdoors. Ellen was a very loving, giving, generous person who loved to laugh.
She is survived by her husband: Michael; five children: Anthony Schultz of Minneapolis, MN, Mark (Daun) Schultz of Owatonna, MN, Daniel (Karen Keown) Schultz of Eden Prairie, MN, Sandy (Craig) Pahlen of Lakeville, MN; and Timothy (Stacy) Schultz of Dexter, MN; 15 grandchildren: Issa, Nadjua, Raven, Amelia, Jennifer, Daniel, Kendra, Shandell, Brock, Cole, Blake, Brooke, Keenan, Sutton and Riley; two great-grandchildren: Kollin and Eli; and by two siblings: Daryl and Bill Mohan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ann; brothers: Eugene, Jim, Ed, Mike, Ron, Wayne, and Best Friend, Betty Hess.
The family prefers memorials to the Minnesota Special Olympics.
There will be a memorial service for Ellen at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Rushford, MN.
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