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Karen Elaine Kuemper

April 15, 1941 January 25, 2017
Karen Elaine Kuemper
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Obituary for Karen Elaine Kuemper

Karen Elaine Kuemper, age 75, was born on April 15, 1941, in Jackson County, MN. She was the daughter of Harvey J. Schroeder and Luella M. Habeck. She passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, after a battle with cancer.
Her family farmed in Jackson and Nobles County and she went to rural schools. In 1952, they moved to Worthington, MN. On December 2, 1960, she married Jackie Lee Versluis, they had two children, later they divorced. She married Norbert “Rocky” Kuemper on May 12, 1978. They were married until he passed away. In 1981, Karen was reunited with Jackie Lee Versluis her one “true love” and they were together until he passed away in 1991.
She enjoyed plastic canvas crafts, being on the computer (watching pearl parties, playing games and advertising for an Etsy shop), making rag rugs on the loom, reading, puzzle books and spending time with family. She had a collection of Elvis and hummingbirds. She worked at Tex Ann Taxi, Red Owl, Tempo, Cashel’s Nursing home, Hastings State Hospital, and Detox. She had a consignment store with her daughter in Heron Lake, MN, named K & L Kozy Korner.
Karen is survived by her daughter, Lori Kamm (Jeff Mastbergen); son, Scott (Darcie) Versluis; grandchildren, Mark Kamm, Amanda (Mike) Schuld, Daniel Versluis, and Kayla Versluis; step grandsons, Jason (Amy) Mastbergen and Kris (Erin) Mastbergen; great grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew, and Makenzi Kamm; step great grandchildren, Kaden Mastbergen, Kale Mastbergen, Ellie Mastbergen and Colton Schuld.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jack and Norbert, and twin baby sisters.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Tuesday

31

Jan

1:00 PM 1/31/2017 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/31/2017 3:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

31

Jan

3:00 PM 1/31/2017 3:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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