Karen Thompson, 64, of Rochester MN passed away January 14, 2021 with loving family at her side.
Karen grew up on a farm and graduated high school in Guttenberg, Iowa. She began her work career at the University of Iowa and most recently worked at HyVee Customer Service in Rochester. Karen loved her coworkers and friends at HyVee. She was truly overwhelmed and grateful for all of their love and support.
Above all else Karen loved her family. Karen showered her nieces and nephews with love and attention whenever possible, whether in person or talking on the phone they always made her smile. Karen’s nieces and nephews treasuring memories are Sarah, Michael, Hannah, Daniel, Chelsea, James, Claire, John, Megan, and Terri.
Karen leaves behind her loving siblings Libby Thompson, Rochester MN; Tom (Betty) Thompson, Guttenberg IA; Mike Thompson, Elgin MN; Debbie Thompson, Newton KS; Sharon (Don) Chase, Manchester IA; Chuck Thompson (special friend Roxanne Blum), Rochester, MN.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Imelda Thompson, and brother John, in infancy.
Special thank you to Karen’s life long friend Lynda Bolsinger Akers for all of her love, support, prayers, and visits.
Special thank you to Dr. Sorensen and the oncology team at Mayo Clinic. Their superior care and support for Karen will be forever remembered and appreciated.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Karen may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com
4 thoughts on “Karen Thompson”
Karen Karen Karen… I don’t have enough words to explain the woman Karen was. She was so easy to love because of the love and care for others that she radiated always!! One thing she taught me was that it is okay to have a bad day here and there, and even as stubborn as she was it’s also okay to receive support from others. ❤️ Karen will be loved and remembered always!!
Oh, Debbie- you have my deepest sympathy in your loss of your sister. Her obituary reads of a life well lived, I bet she was as much fun as you! May good memories flood your heart and bring comfort.
Debbie, I have you in my prayers. She sounds like a wonderful sister.
We will always remember Karen as a loving, caring friend. Rest in peace Karen!!