Karen D. Geving, age 79, of Isanti passed away unexpectedly at home July 1, 2022. A memorial visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM Thursday, JULY 14th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, JULY 15th also at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti with a time for visiting one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oakview Cemetery in St. Francis.
Karen Dorothy Geving was born August 26, 1942 in Isanti County, Minnesota to Robert and Violet (Steenerson) Grant. On July 26, 1958 she married Herbert Geving in Anoka and they made their home in Isanti the remainder of their lives. To this union four children were born, Randy, Kathleen, Ricky and Kris. Karen was a homemaker until all of their children were in school. She then started working at Nappe in Isanti where she soon made many new friends, one in particular that has remained her dearest friend Pat Rosnow.
After her Nappe days, Karen worked at different manufacturing companies until she found herself working for Temperature Specialist in St. Francis. Karen soon made even more friends here and said they are more like family to me especially her dear friend Suzie.
Karen was a very social person and made many friends where ever she went. She enjoyed getting together with her sister Barb and the two of them making their delicious caramels just to turn around and give them away. Karen was also known for her excellent potato salad.
She loved wildlife and watching the deer, turkeys and even the cranes in her back yard. Mowing her grass was her passion; she could mow it for hours. (And she did)!
Karen is survived by three children, Randy (Danel) Geving, Ricky Geving, and Kris (Gary) Johnson; two sisters, Loretta Grant, and Barb Kennen; sisters-in-law, Gail Geving and Bonnie Doble; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; daughter, Kathleen; brother, Rodney Grant; sister, Beverly Parkhurst; sister-in-law, LaVonna Muldoon, brothers-in-law, Floyd Kennen; Larry Parkhurst; Dick Geving; Gerald Geving; Robert Geving; and Dick Muldoon; and grandson Michael Geving.
bruce and linda Mickelson says
Kris and Gary, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.
Mark Geving says
Our Matriarch, Karen was a sweet , yet tough lady. I enjoyed visiting her and getting those hugs. I’ll miss her so very much. Mark Geving
Sandy Johnson says
So sorry to all of Karen’s loved ones. RIP Karen, you were so fun to be around.
Janie DuBois says
My heartfelt sympathy to the Geving family. Karen was very special and I have very fond memories of growing up next to her and her family. She will be greatly missed!
Kathy Vigstol says
So sorry for your loss. Even after she retired we all looked forward to her goodies she would bring in to Temperature Specialists
Kevin Nelson says
We are deeply saddened for your loss.
Kevin, Bethany, Mary Nelson.
Judy Geving Hanson says
Aunt Karen was a special lady! My heart is broken and I will miss her deeply. She loved all her family and gave us great laughter & hugs. I will miss our phone calls, she was always concerned that “everyone was ok” and “How are those kiddos doing”, “give them a hug from me”. No doubt, heaven has received a special angel.
Missy Drexler (Ranalls) 1311 273rd says
I’m sorry for the family’s loss. Karen was a wonderful woman. When I was little she would be one of my first stops when selling stuff for our school fundraisers. She would get excited when she opened the door, invite me in while she picked something out. As I would leave Karen always said make sure I was the one who delivered he stuff when it came in. She was a strong woman, who was able to live in the house she raised her wonderful family in until god called her home.
Beth and Craig Erickson says
We were so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing.
Although our memories go way back it’s always so sad to lose members of our own.
May you be comforted knowing that she’s is in the loving arms of her savior and back together again with the love of her life, Herb.
Prayers for strength, courage and peace as you navigate through this difficult journey ahead.