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In Memory of Karen L. Allen


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday August 7, 2020
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
14107 Hudson Road South
Afton Minnesota, 55001

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday August 7, 2020
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
14107 Hudson Road South
Afton Minnesota, 55001

Karen L. Allen, age 57, of Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, died on July 30, 2020 at her home on the St. Croix River after a valiant fight with breast cancer, with her family, friends, and cats at her side.

Karen was born on April 2, 1963 to Martin and Patricia (Mulvaney) Christensen in Hudson, WI. She graduated from Stillwater High School and went on to pursue higher education at St. Paul TVI. During her marriage to Steve Allen she was blessed with two children, Danielle and Cory.

Karen worked for over 24 years at Lakeview Hospital as a Health Unit Coordinator, spending many years working in the OB and Oncology departments. She enjoyed the Mary Kay community, Bible Study through her beloved church, and spending time at the cabin with her partner Mike. She is remembered for her strength, infectious laugh, warm heart and advocacy for positivity and faith. 

She is survived by her children, Danielle (Brian) and Cory Allen; brother, Bill (Monica) Christensen; and partner, Mike. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Patricia Christensen.

A Memorial Service for Karen will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 7th at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 14107 Hudson Rd. S, Afton with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Shepherd of the Valley Church.

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    • I’m having a hard time with my emotions right now. Even though we knew this was coming, it isn’t any easier. Thankfully I have many, many great memories. Our trips to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, New Orleans, and others are well documented and the pictures are proof of the wild, fun ride.

      She had great faith in our loving, caring God. I’m so thankful to know that she is resting comfortably in his arms! No more sadness, no more pain.

    • Bill, Monica, Danielle, Brian, Cory, Steve, Jacki, and family,

      All my love to each of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. All my love and healing thoughts to each of you.


    • Danielle and Cory – I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

    • I worked at Lakeview and I remember Karen, I’m so sorry to see this. She was a very sweet lady!! My sympathies to your family and Rest In Peace, Karen. ❤️