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Karen Albrecht, 83

Karen Maureen Albrecht (Tobeck), formerly Karen M. Vraspir, age 83, of Delano, MN, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, surrounded by her family.

A celebration of life will take place Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

A gathering of family and friends will take place in the church from 9 to 11 a.m. that Friday, prior to the services.

In Karen’s giving spirit, memorials are preferred to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church or a food shelf of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

She was born Oct. 24, 1938, to Ervin and Doris (Swanson) Tobeck in Braham, MN.

Karen was a loving wife, daughter, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Karen spent her younger years growing up in Braham and then moved to Hopkins, MN, where she graduated from Hopkins High School in 1956.

She was united in marriage to Milton Dean Vraspir (May 30, 1937 – July 30, 1982) Aug. 1, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins.

Karen and Milt were blessed with four children: Allison, Corinne, Dana, and Jess.

She held a variety of jobs, including a receptionist at Hopkins Dodge and Minnetonka Pools, assembler at Tonka Toys, a school lunch server at Rockford Elementary, and a baker’s assistant at Byerly’s Bakery in Rockford. Her number one “career” was always as our loving Mom and homemaker.

She was later united in marriage to Arthur Albrecht June 11, 1994.

Karen was always an active member of the churches wherever she made home, including Zion Lutheran Church of Hopkins, Christ Memorial Lutheran of Plymouth, Our Father’s Lutheran in Rockford, and Mt. Olive Lutheran in Delano.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Doris Tobeck; first husband, Milton Vraspir; and step-son, Paul Albrecht.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Albrecht; children, Allison (Mark) Roosevelt, Corinne (Keith) Marks, Dana (Tammy) Vraspir, Jess (Tricia) Vraspir, Dan (Karen) Albrecht, Melinda (Kevin) Ruprecht; grandchildren, Kayla Marks, Jacob Marks, Aaron (Katie) Vraspir, Isaac Vraspir, Leah Vraspir, Lauryn Vraspir, Samantha Vraspir, Chloe Vraspir, Dana (Amanda) Albrecht, Darla Albrecht, Kevin II (Alyssa) Ruprecht, Kelinda Ruprecht, Kyle Ruprecht, Kamrin Ruprecht, Nicholas Scharpe, Nathan Scharpe; great-grandchild, Kayden, Logan, Hallie; sister, Terese “Tess” (Jeff) Krulik; brother, Terry (Lin) Tobeck; former sister-in-law, Carol Tobeck; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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