Karen Lee Stainbrook, age 75, of Annandale, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Buffalo.
She was born July 9, 1938, in Algona, IA. Karen grew up in the Algona and Wells, MN areas.
She attended school and achieved her GED later in life.
Karen and Marvin LeRoy Brown were joined in marriage Oct. 29, 1955. To this marriage, seven children were born: Jerry (Rita) Brown of Putnam, CT, Debra (Alan) Suchy of Dassel, Douglas (Sharrie) Brown of Annandale, Teddy (Mary) Brown of Howard Lake, Danny (Dawn) Brown of Annandale, Beth Major (Rick) Deinken of Olivia, and Scott (Melissa) Brown of Nolanville, TX.
Karen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing bingo, singing karaoke, and spending time with her family and her special friend, Leo. She also enjoyed traveling, cruises in particular.
She is survived by her children; 24 grandchildren; way too many great-grandchildren to even try to count; and her special friend, Leo.
Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; a sister, Carol; son-in-law Gary Major; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service took place Thursday, July 3 at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Ash Cottages in Annandale. The family asks that memorials be made to the Annandale Food Shelf.