My lady, Karen (Bohn) Erickson, went to our Heavenly Father on Monday, June 11, 2018. With the strength and determination, Karen battled various types of cancer for 29+ years, until she was called home. Born on September 26, 1938, she was adopted by Herbert and Dorthey (Dane) Bohn. Karen graduated from Winona Senior High and then attended secretarial school. On March 27, 1965 she married the love of her life, Harold Erickson. Karen worked as a secretary for the Park Recreation Board, and shortly after the birth of their first child, became a stay at home mom. She loved children and began watching others. In 1991 she began working for Steakshop catering, where she worked until retirement in 2001. Karen and Harold enjoyed traveling with their beloved dogs to field trials across the area. She enjoyed walks around the neighborhood and going for car rides. Karen was also known for her wonderful banana bread that friends would often receive on their birthdays. Karen will be deeply missed by her husband of 53 years, Harold; children, David Erickson and Pamela (Larry) Schindler; sister, Mechelle (Arnold) Nelson; sister-in-law, Janice Gady; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Raymond Gady. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2018 at Central Lutheran Church led by Rev. Mike Zaske and Rev. Jeffrey Franko. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, and one hour prior to the service at the church, Friday. A private family burial will be in Cedar Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family for a donation to the Eagles Cancer Telethon. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements. She was a lady.
Arthur/Nancy Boblsen on Jun 19, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss, may family and friends be of comfort for you at this time
Karen Family I am very sorry for your lost Karen was a wonderful lady worked with her at the Steak Shop but consider her a friend seen her always walking at Walmart she is in heaven and free of her cancer her and my husband Lyle can visit with all they friends and family God speed Karen it was a great honor to call you a friend Patti Babler
Harry, Michelle and Family,
So sorry for your great loss. Indeed Karen was a LADY and God Bless your Families at this most difficult time.
Jim & Jeanine
I was sorry to read of Karen's passing. I will miss running into her and Harry around town. She always greeted me and asked about the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pam (Babler) Husman
I will miss seeing her in Walmart as you both were taking your walks!!! She always had a smile and I hope I always smiled for her too. People Greeter Vicki
Love, love, love that woman (and the rest of her family!) She helped raise me! I remember spending time with the dogs, wonderful meals, playing in the backyard, and having a sip of her drink! So sorry for your loss. She will forever hold a special place in my heart!
Pam, sorry for your loss. Know that your mother is only gone in body. Her spirit stays with all that shared her love. Red and Bev Ingman
Dearest Harry, Pam and David, we're so sorry. When I close my eyes I always see her smiling and hear her laughing. She always made those around feel special. Many sweet memories. May God's love and comfort surround you and give you peace. Love Connie and Johnny Morrow
Mechelle, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in or thoughts and prayers!
Very sorry to hear the news cousins. I wish you all peace during this time.
So sorry and surprised by Karen's passing. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She was a friendly and caring person.
Harold, I am so surprised and saddened to read of Karen's passing. It used to be, where I saw you Karen was at your side. My deepest sympathy to you and you family.
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