Karen Geiken

Karen Sandra Geiken, age 84 of Hudson, WI, passed away October 17, 2022 at Comforts of Home in Hudson. Karen was born July 2, 1938 in Hamilton County, Iowa to Arnold and Isabelle (Olson) Omvig. She graduated from Mahtomedi High School. Karen was blessed with five children, Sue, Tom, Hans, Brenda and Tami. She was united in marriage to Dennis Geiken on April 15, 1964 in Hastings, MN. Karen was the manager at a Tom Thumb Food Store for 27 years, and then took a job with More 4, a local grocery store, before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed making cards to mail to family and friends, reading and working on jigsaw puzzles. Karen was a skilled knitter, and for many years, she knit mittens, hats, slippers, scarfs and anything else she could to donate to those in need. She would donate to Grace Place in New Richmond, Operation H.E.L.P.  and Listening House. Karen was fond of watching cooking shows and the Travel Channel on the television.


Karen will remain in the hearts of her children, Sue (Argie) Amundson, Tom (Kim) Anderson, Hans Hansen, Brenda (Stephen) Capron and Tami (Randy) Lee; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Lola Roodell, Betty Lewellen, and Julie Lessard; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rogene Beckman; brothers-in-law, Robert Roodell, Don Lewellen, Paul Beckman; ex-husband, Dennis Geiken and granddaughter Blair Anderson.


A private family memorial service will be held. Cards for Karen’s family can be mailed to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 529 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI, 54016, to be forwarded.


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  1. I am very sorry for your loss. Karen was my manager at Tom Thumb in Hudson. I always enjoyed running into her around town and catching up with her.

  2. My deepest sympathy to each of you. My love and prayers for comfort, strength, peace during this difficult time. What a wonderful photo of your Mother!
    Love, Aunt Twyla

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