Karen B. Hamann, age 68, of Hutchinson, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born April 16, 1946, in Watertown, the daughter of Vernon and Florence (Luebke) Guetzkow. She was baptized May 5, 1946, and confirmed in the faith April 10, 1960, by the Rev. Henry Weseloh. Her confirmation verse was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.”
Karen was united in marriage to Dale Hamann May 19, 1969, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.
A loving mother and grandmother, Karen cherished time spent with her family. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she would do anything for them. She took care of her husband for a number of years, while he dealt with medical problems.
Karen was a cat lover, having numerous cats throughout her life; and she enjoyed listening to country music.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; parents Vernon and Florence Guetzkow; sister Janice Schafer; and son-in-law Josh Landin.
Karen is survived by her loving family; daughters and sons-in-law Lisa and Joe Sherwood of Waconia, and Wendy and Dennis Geyen of Waconia; grandchildren Madison and Connor Sherwood, and Nicholas and Benjamin Geyen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Robert Schafer of Shelby Twp. MI, Diane and Ken Plocher of Mayer, Donna and Gerry Stuewe of Hamburg, and Doreen and Chuck Dressel of Waconia; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Thursday May 15 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
There was a gathering of family and friends Wednesday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and Thursday, at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Urn bearers were Karen’s grandchildren.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.