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Karen Lola Anderson

November 21, 1941 — December 1, 2021

A Celebration of Life for  Karen Lola Anderson, 80, of Rogers, MN, formerly of Eveleth, will be held for family and friends in the spring.  Inurnment will be in the Gilbert Cemetery.  Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

Karen died Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Rogers, Minnesota surrounded by family under hospice care.

She was born November 21, 1941 in Menahga, Minnesota to Elmer and Betty (Wuollet) Palokangas.  Karen was a graduate of Menahga High School and later attended Eveleth Vo-Tech.  In 1963 she married James H. Anderson and they resided in Eveleth (Sparta) for 40 years.

Karen worked as a  teller for the Virginia Co-op Credit Union for 25 plus years.  She was a dedicated volunteer for the AEOA RSVP program and enjoyed solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles and watching the MN Vikings.

Survivors include her daughters: Jennifer (Tim) Barfknecht of Britt and Kim (Blake) Amundson of Rogers, Mn; grandchildren: Kyle, Matthew, Joseph and Lauren; brother, Russell Palokangas, sisters in law Bonnie (Gary) Kober, Karen (Van) Erickson, and Elaine (Ron) Niemi, brother in law Raymond Franzen and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Betty; husband, James and a sister, Mavis in infancy.



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