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