Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 31st.
Karen was born at home on April 18th, 1940 to Arnold and Lola Levine. She was the 10th child of 12. Karen was married to Roger Krech on June 2nd, 1962 at Holman Methodist Church in St. Paul, MN. Roger and Karen moved to their new home in North St. Paul in January 1971 where they raised their three daughters.
Karen is survived by daughters, Christine (Tom) Johnson, Linda (David) Zamora and Nancy (Mike) Fleischhacker along with grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Goettl, Kaleb (Alyssa) Krech, James (Alyssa) Lynaugh, Hunter and Heather Fleischhacker, Sophie (William) and Vincent Johnson and great-grandchildren Olivia, Kenneth, Leo, Axel, Bentley, Lincoln, and Lexi.
Karen is survived by brothers, Butch and Martin (Elaine); and sisters, Geraldine and Jeannine (Isao) Yamashita.
Preceded in death by her husband, Roger; mother and father; and siblings, Shirley Taylor, Elaine Arnold, Kay Anderson, Patsy Tacheny, Roger, Aldon and Dannie.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 11AM with a visitation from 10 am - 11 am at SANDBERG MORTUARY, 2593 E. 7th Ave., No. St. Paul, MN 55109.