Age 79 of North St. Paul, MN, died on November 7, 2022. Preceded in death by parents, Henry & Vera Pedersen. Survived by husband of 56 years, Jon; children, Kay (Lynn), Christy (Steve) & Peder (Meredith); grandchildren, Henry, Russell, Ted, Andrew, Sara, & Wesley; sisters, Mary (Pat) & Kathy; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Visitation 4-8 PM on Thursday, November 10 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, North St. Paul. Celebration of Life 11 AM Friday, November 11th with visitation beginning at 10 AM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (2499 Helen St. N, North St. Paul). Private interment at a future date. Memorials preferred to the Parkinson’s Foundation or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Because of Karen’s love of children’s books, we will be collecting new or gently used books to create a Little Library next summer in Karen’s memory.