The Mass of Christian Burial for Karen Yungbauer was celebrated Feb. 18, 2013, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Blue Grass, with Father Arlie Sowada as celebrant.
Surrounded by her family, Karen, 70, passed away Feb. 14, 2013, at her home in rural Verndale, under the gentle care of Legacy Hospice after a long battle with cancer.
Karen was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Morris, Minn., to Carl and Margaret Killian.
She was united in marriage with Albert Yungbauer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples on April 26, 1962.
Karen's greatest loves were her grandchildren and family. She loved gardening, four-wheeling, fishing, shopping and listening to her family play and sing. She taught religious education until 2009, and was a member of the Christian Mothers. Karen worked hard at everything, and was never heard to complain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Margaret Killian; son, Albert Anthony; and brothers, Sam and Dewey Killian.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Albert Yungbauer; sons, Albert Robert (Toui) Yungbauer, Joseph (Karen) Yungbauer and Daniel (Marilyn) Yungbauer; daughters, Annette (Tim) Kehn, Wannetta (Ron) Meyers, Diane (Tom) Heath, Lorraine (Francis) Lajeunesse and Mary Yungbauer; brothers, Charlie Killian, Elmer Killian and Keith Greer; sister, Sandra Enyart; as well as 29 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Amalia Yungbauer, Karen Yungbauer, Karen Kehn, Mark Kehn, Matt Kehn and Rick Heath.
Interment was at St. Hubert's Catholic Cemetery in Blue Grass.
Arrangements were with Johnson-Schuller Chapel, a Schuller Family Funeral Home, in Wadena.