Karen K. Budensiek


Karen K. Budensiek of Pine Island died Saturday, July 15, 2023. Karen was born to Leo and Ruth Nelson on August 27, 1941. Karen grew up in Pine Island. On February 20, 1960 she married Lester Budensiek at St. John’s in Mazeppa. They resided in Pine Island most of their married life.

Karen was an avid Vikings and Twins fan. She enjoyed BINGO, playing cards, and her grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her son, Scott (Diane); daughters, Leslie (Luke) Luhman and Jodi (Charlie) Schutz; 11 grandchildren, Kevin and Shane Budensiek, Jason (Andrea) Lodermeier, Kelly Lodermeier, Laura (Mark) Helgren, Lacey Luhman, Jacob Schutz, Zeb (Ashley) Schutz, Gunnar (Erin) Schutz, Cody Luhman, and Tye Bentz; 8 great grandchildren, Waylon, Beau, Levi, Talon, Jaxon, Lawson, Paisley, and Sage; and sister, Jeanne Postier.

Preceding Karen in death was her husband for 46 years, Lester; her parents, Ruth and Orrin Closner, Leo Nelson; and her brothers Thomas, Eddie, and Jeff.

The family wishes to thank Pine Haven Care Center for all of the years of care.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at American Legion in Pine Island with a prayer at 2:00 p.m.

Memories and condolences of Karen may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

6 thoughts on “Karen K. Budensiek

  1. So many fond memories of Karen when my grandma Arlita was her roommate! We all adored her! I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you navigate through this difficult time.

  3. Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
    May the Lord give you the strength to endure these difficult times, it’s never easy losing our loved ones! Always cherish all the beautiful memories that you shared with her. Sending much love to all of you!

  4. Our sympathies to Karen family in her going to her heavenly home Now reunited with Lester & others,finally at peace.

  5. My deepest heartfelt condolences to you all. I hope you find comfort during this hard time.

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