Karen Watson, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester. She was 74 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Mora United Methodist Church with Pastor Debra Schaffran officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Karen, our loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, on June 16, 2021.
Karen Fay Watson left us while sleeping peacefully in her Mayo hospital bed. She was 74 years old.
Born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin she quickly settled and was raised in Duluth, MN with her parents; sisters Linda (Ed), Lana, Lisa and her brother Leroy (Bev). It is there where she met her loving and devoted husband Bert. Although they met when she was 6 years old, they waited until May 1966 to get married. He remained the absolute love of her life and her primary caregiver.
She was the beloved mother of Janelle (Cliff) and Christopher (Kate) and proud grandmother of Cameron, Tristan, Sayda, Henry and Molly. Her kids and grandkids were her pride and joy as evidenced by the stories she told of them.
She was predeceased by her parents, Jerry and Vivian (Mikkelson) Svoboda; her favorite brother Leroy.
Karen lived a full life as a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker and employee in several different retail and server establishments.
She loved to travel to warm places, read, cook and watch her favorite chefs make culinary masterpieces. She was skilled in keeping an immaculate house and making delicious dishes with vegetables from the garden.
Most of all, she loved her family and together with Bert, they built strong values and good work ethics that have served the family well.