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Karen Ann Christensen
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1947
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1975
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Karen Ann Christensen was born in Emmetsburg, IA, on Aug. 27, 1947, to Frank and Lois (Wells) Christensen and grew up with her only sibling, Carole, on a farm in northwest Iowa. The sisters attended grade school in Rodman and high school in West Bend, where Karen graduated in 1965. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa in 1969 with a double major in English literature and library science, and worked as the librarian at several elementary schools in Cedar Rapids.

Karen loved poetry, specifically Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay. She was crazy about wildflowers, beginning when she was in grade school. She researched and compiled her family's genealogy, and rarely gave cards or gifts that weren't hand-made. She poured herself into her projects and always brimmed with enthusiasm.

Family links: 
  Frank Marinus Christensen (1915 - 2006)
  Lois Wells Christensen (1925 - 1977)
West Bend Cemetery
West Bend
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Art Williams
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87489532
Karen Ann Christensen
Added by: Jody Ewing
Karen Ann Christensen
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