Karen K. Estenson – Brookings

March 16, 1943 - Feb. 5, 2019

Karen K. Estenson, 75, of Brookings, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Brookings Health System, Brookings.  Funeral Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Rude’s Funeral Home.   

Karen K. Soden was born on March 16, 1943, in Brookings, the daughter of Weldon and Jeanette (Carsrud) Soden.

Karen received her education in the Brookings Schools.  She was united in marriage to Eugene Estenson on Aug. 27, 1964 in Brookings.  After their marriage she was employed at the Wayside Motel for several years.  In 1975, she was employed at Hy Vee and worked in the bakery department until her retirement.

She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and the Bowling Association.  She enjoyed baking cakes for birthdays, weddings and special occasions.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, but most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her three daughters, Roxann (Todd) Dahl of Brookings, , Ronda VanderWaal of Brookings, and Charlene “Charlie” (Riki) Hansen of Nunda; two sons, Trevor Estenson of Brookings, and Chad Estenson of Brookings,; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Cathy (Clarke) Blomberg of Brookings,.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Ronald and one sister, Dianne.

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.


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