Karen Allen

Karen Allen (Long) of Rochester, Minnesota passed away on December 9th in her home she shared with her daughter and grandson.  Memorial Service will be in spring of 2021.

Karen was born in Rochester, MN to James and Patricia Long (Daly) on April 19, 1965. She was a graduate of Mayo High School and worked as a supervisor for the MN Department of Transportation until her retirement.  Karen was warm- hearted, taking in lost souls and stray animals.  She always rooted for the underdog – probably why she remained a die-hard Vikings fan until the very end.  Karen will be remembered for her sense of humor and sensitivity.  She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

Her father, James Long, precedes her in death.

Karen is survived by her daughter Ariana Allen and her grandson, Jayden Celius; her brothers Jefferson Long (Kaia), Craig Long; sister Ann Long (Michael Khan); her mother, Patricia Long (Daly); and several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Memorials may be given to Karen Allen Memorial GoFundMe to help with burial and living expenses for her daughter and grandson.

9 thoughts on “Karen Allen

  1. My niece was such a huge part of our family. Our hearts are broken. Rest In Peace Beautiful Karen

  2. Karen was a classmate of ours. So sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Cherish the memories made!

  3. I met Karen when I was like 16 playing softball. She was a alot of fun to be around and a great person. I’m so sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Karen

  4. Sweet loving friend, you are dearly missed. Thank you for the example you gave to me. Thank you for showing me that some people remain good for their whole life. Thank you for giving me you to look forward to in heaven..

  5. Karen was a dear part of our friendship group back in the day we use to pal around a lot played softball partied( together many good times it was I Bob Resendiz – (wife) LeeAnn Resendiz , Pete Bowe,,Mary Wagner, & others.We had great times she was a warm, kind spirit always their for us , always made us laugh! Sorry for your loss she will b missed! Ariana your mom was a great woman be proud of her she spoke of u with a great sense of pride To you Karen,Thank -you for being our friendLove you Memories Forever God Bless

  6. Karen was such a wonderful, beautiful, sweet soul that was always there for you with a smile! Karen was like a sister to me from roommates, teammates and most of all best friends. Even through our busy lives as wives, mothers and careers we didn’t see each other often but we still treasured all the fun and amazing times we had together! Rest in peace my dear friend! Love you with all my heart! ❤❤

  7. Thank you for so many of you for saying such beautiful things about Karen. Its been over a year for us, but we think about her daily. I am so proud of what she has created in Ariana and Jaden.

    Jeff

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