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Karen Olson, age 60, died Saturday, February 20, following a year-long battle with cancer. She was born October 9, 1949 in Seguin to parents Cleburne and Grace Soefje. Karen was a 1967 graduate of Seguin High and 1971 graduate of Texas Lutheran College. Karen is survived by her husband of 39 years Kirby Olson of Universal City; two daughters, Monica Olson Kraatz & husband Jonathan of Saint Peter, Minn., and Lauren Olson Burkett & husband David of Keller; two grandchildren, Sarah Kraatz and Nolan Burkett; brothers Bobby Soefje of Longview and Warren Soefje of Seguin; and many caring friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 26, at Schertz Funeral Home, FM 3009 in Schertz. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva in San Antonio, with graveside services to follow in Clifton. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church or a favorite charity. You may sign the electronic guest book at www.schertzfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are with:
Schertz Funeral Home - Schertz
2217 F.M. 3009
Schertz, TX 78154
Published in Express-News on Feb. 24, 2010