Karen R (Hursh) Broten

1940 - 2021



On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Karen Hursh Broten, loving mother of four passed away at home at the age of 81.

Karen was born February 6, 1940 to Don and Hilma Hursh in Grand Rapids, MN. Karen loved to go to estate and yard sales. She had a passion for gardening, canning and loved to cook and bake for family and friends.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sheri Merritt.

Karen is survived by her children Kenny (Pauline) of Wausau, WI, Don (Jamie) of Camas, WA, Mark (Karen) of Ogilvie, MN and Shawn (Kate) of Roseau, MN; sister Gloria Danson Lea of TX; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dennis.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Marie Lietz

April 9, 2021 10:17 AM

Karen had a zest for life and did so many things! I meet Karen years ago, then she left then came back! We started our friendship all over again! We talked everyday on the phone or we would visit in person. I enjoyed her comapny and we would laugh about many things! I really miss my friend! 

Rachal & Douglas Erickson

April 3, 2021 12:02 AM

Karen was a special gal with a delightful laugh; which served her well as she addressed life. Karen left a special imprint on the world. Prayers and Blessings for Karen’s family.

JoAnn Burkel

March 31, 2021 7:55 AM

I meet Karen at the Eagles and then were freinds. 

JoAnn Burkel

March 31, 2021 7:51 AM

I meet Karen at the Eagles and then we were freinds.

Cindy Butler

March 30, 2021 9:43 AM

Your Mom had a personality like none other! I just loved her.  And she was such an amazing friend to my Mom (Naomi Johnson).  My deepest sympathies to  you all.

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