Early on the morn of Saturday, December 12, 2020 our beloved Kristy Karau left this earth unexpectedly after a long term illness. Kristy was born in Rochester, MN to Carole and Roger Wells on June 13, 1974. She graduated from John Marshall High School. She started her career in hotel management and spent several years at the Rochester Marriot Hotel. She then attended Rochester Community and Technical College, graduating with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice in 2014. She then was employed at the Von Wald Youth Center. Her current employer was Charter Communications.
Kristy had a bubbly personality and made friends easily wherever she went, from the early school grounds, to helping clients check in to their rooms or get their cable T.V. working again. She loved her independency to go when and where she desired. She enjoyed watching movies and playing with pets.
She was formerly married to Steve Karau of Rochester, MN and later divorced. She had a relationship with Dave Spencer of Rochester, MN. Thank you both for loving and caring for our Kristy.
She is survived by her parents Roger and Carole, a sister Emily E. Buck (Bill Buck) and a brother John Wells (Rita Wells); nieces Shandi Buck, Greta Wells, and Stella Wells; nephews Griffen Buck, Duell Buck, Cort Buck, and Jacob Wells. She was preceded by grandparents, Violet and Eugene Wells, and Helen and Michael Zombek.
We will always miss her warm smile, her spontaneous laughter, her kindness to others and her immagination for inventions to improve life for others.
A future memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Zumbro Valley Health Center of Rochester, MN.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Kristy may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com