Karen Mae (Erickson) Clemons, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Benedictine Health in Minneapolis.
Memorial service will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 11th at Norseland Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the church cemetery. To view the service or leave a condolence for the family, visit her obituary at www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.
Karen was born August 5, 1947 in St. Peter to Vernon and Mae (Syverson) Erickson. She is a 1965 graduate of St. Peter High School. Karen was united in marriage to Gary Clemons on February 14, 1981. She was employed as a Human Service Tech at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center for over 30 years, retiring in 2010.
Karen was known for her crafts like quilting, sewing, and crochet. She even took her sewing machine with her when they traveled, and joined in local quilting guilds. She also enjoyed being on the boat, Elvis, reading, watching the Vikings, and being in the kitchen canning and baking. She was known as the family memory keeper. She photographed every part of her family’s life. She was a very beloved grandmother, known as Nan, and loved by everyone who knew her.
Left to remember Karen are: her husband, Gary; children: Edward (Patti) Engelby and Heidi (Michael) Wels; grandchildren: Kylie (Adam Tisdale) Engelby, Tyler Kueker, Benjamin Bode, Griffin Engelby, Abigail Fasnacht, Austin Youngerberg, Jordan Ward, Samuel Ward, and Lillian Engelby; great grandchildren: Maddox, Leila, Evelyn, Teddy and baby Ward on the way; mother: Mae Erickson; four siblings: Jim (Gladys), Ron, her favorite sister Patti (Dean) Roberts, and Randy (LeighAnn); and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two children: Kari Ann, and Josh; father: Vernon; and brother: Tom.
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