Karen Kay Johnson

Birth date: October 10, 1953
Death date: September 18, 2011

Guestbook messages

Sent by:Janet Johnson Soboroff
On: September 19th, 2011 at 11:04pm

Karen is also survived by her loving cousins. Robert Johnson of Sequim, Washington, Clyde Johnson of Clear Lake, Rose Johnson Santee of Mason City, Donna Johnson Cline of Mason City, Shirley Johnson Ostendorf of Clear Lake, Janice Johnson Haan of Stillwater, Ok., Janet Johnson Soboroff of Iowa City, James Johnson of Des Moines, and Mary Johnson Reed of Rochester, NY. She will also be remembered by our extended family members in the Jahnke, and Thompson families. May she rest in peace.

Sent by:Tami Rinn
On: September 20th, 2011 at 9:38am

You are in God's hands now Karen. At least you are no longer in pain. Peace be with you!!

Sent by:Lisa Lenzen
On: September 20th, 2011 at 11:53am

I knew Karen for 32 years and she was a wonderful friend! We worked together in the appointment office at the Mayo Clinic and became great friends outside of work. Karen was a very compassionate person and helped EVERYONE. I saw her this summer for the last time and I am so greatful for that. I love you Karen.

Sent by:Ardis Forland
On: September 22nd, 2011 at 10:50am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I worked with Karen for several years at Saint Marys Hospital and was glad to have known Karen. After Karen retired, she would contact several of us to meet for a breakfast on a Saturday morning or an evening after work when she was in Rochester. Karen was a sweet, caring person and good friend to everyone that knew her. We were all saddened this week to hear of her passing away after her battle with cancer. May your spirit rest in peace, Karen.

Sent by:Julie Richardson
On: September 20th, 2011 at 6:33pm

I worked with Karen at Mayo Clinic and she was a positive, compassionate, helpful, fun co-worker and friend. She loved to laugh! She fought a hard battle and can now rest in peace!

Sent by:Lori Lonergan Brennan
On: September 20th, 2011 at 7:16pm

Dear Tim, Sue, Chris and Scott, I am so sorry I can not join you for Karen's memorial service. I am in Missouri for work and can not get home in time for the service. I loved Karen a great deal, and I will miss her so much. May all of you find comfort from your fond memories of Karen at this time of sorrow. Love, Lori

Sent by:Jodi Wellik Rother
On: September 20th, 2011 at 7:20pm

Karen was a co-worker back when I was working at the Mayo Clinic. We shared many fun-filled times with lots of laughs, tears of joy and sadness (sometimes) but most of all, Karen shared her wonderful spirit of life and giving. She was there when you needed a shoulder, she was there to celebrate good times and even when there was no reason to be there, Karen was there! I had the pleasure of seeing Karen about a year and 1/2 ago when a bunch of us who used to hang together/work together met for lunch in Rochester. I am grateful for that get-together - and Karen had not changed one bit - still the fun, loving and caring person she always was!! She has come to the end of her struggle here on Earth, but she will always be the guardian angel we can look to and remember!! Thank you for allowing me to share in a part of your life, Karen!! You will be missed by all your family and friends, but not forgotten.

Sent by:Kathy White
On: September 21st, 2011 at 12:58am

Our prayers go out to you Karen. You will be missed. Will always remember the times we had growing up when you and your family would visit us in Dubuque. Your cousin Kathy

Sent by:Sue Olive
On: September 21st, 2011 at 10:50am

My deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. I worked with Karen many years ago when she joined our team in AID. I had not seen Karen since she left Mayo; however, Julie R. was wonderful about sharing information when she heard from Karen. I was saddened to hear about Karen's diagnosis and the hard road she traveled the past year. I kept her in my prayers as I will continue to do for all of her family. Peace be with you.

Sent by:Linda (Mulert) Gibbons
On: September 21st, 2011 at 11:30am

Dear Tim, Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear that Karen has passed away. She and I had some great memories of fun times we shared growing up, both on your visits to Dubuque and our visits to Mason City. The last time I saw Karen was the summer of 2009 when she came to Dubuque for Mom's 90th birthday party. She was always good about stopping to see "Aunt Ida" whenever she passed through Dubuque.