Kristy Karau

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

8 thoughts on “Kristy Karau

  1. Hey gorgeous. Your Spencer family misses you so much. Id do anything to hear your voice and to see that smile again, or give you one more kiss and huge that lasts forever. Someday we will be together again and I can’t wait. I think about you every second of the day. You inspired me to be a better person and I don’t know what I’m going to do without you. You’ll always be my…
    Dolly Do- Shmuley Woo- Butter Brickle- Pickle head- Booooop!

    You truly are an angel and hope you keep guiding me from heaven as you did on earth.

    Love forever,

  2. Hi best friend .. ive been crying none stop … you have no idea how much i appreciate you . I miss you i wish we had more time . You were the one to set me free drove me to the airport in the early morning drove me everyday to work i appreciate your help and love i will miss you i can’t believe this . . Fly high please know im forever grateful

  3. Kristy I really enjoyed sitting next to you. You where a bright start to my mornings I will always remember you scheduling a driver for the customers and me asking where are we taking them. I remember the coloring, the laughter and you always wanting to steal my gold balloons girl you where such an amazing person. I could go on with all the joy you shared in my life you will be missed

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond/fun memories of Kristy from John Adams Jr. High and John Marshall High Schools. We were just about exactly the same age… feels way too soon for you to be leaving this earth. I will cherish the memories!

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved our talks on breaks and you were always so happy. You will be dearly missed

  6. I just can’t believe that you are gone. I will miss your smiling face and generous spirit. Please help Dave deal with this. Dave, please know we are here for you! Beyond sympathy.

  7. Oh my god this cant be true! I wish I could’ve seen u one last time. I wish we could go to apple bees and you listen to ramble about how life is so messed up. I wish we could sit in ur car and sing while I smoke my cigarette. You were such a sweetheart down to earth and loving person! I will truly miss you I love you sis keep watching and slap me when in messing up!

  8. I am so sad to hear this news. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Kristy, and your family. Kristy was my oldest friend. I was so young that I don’t remember meeting her for the first time, but just that she was always such a happy part of my childhood. I thought of her as my best friend, and I was so sad when we moved away. I am thankful to have been able to keep in touch with her over the years. My love and prayers to your whole family.

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