Karen J. Hommerding, 61
May 1, 1953 - June 9, 2014
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Karen J. Hommerding, age 61, of St. Cloud who passed away Monday surrounded with love from her treasured family. Chaplain Mark Donlin will officiate. Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Karen was born May 1, 1953 to Everett and Vioca "Billie" (Turck) Borman in St. Cloud. On June 3, 1978 Karen married James Hommerding at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Karen was a life-long educator both in her occupation and throughout life. Karen worked as a Special Education teacher, a speech pathologist/clinician and as the Academic Achievement Coordinator of District 742. Karen also took great pride in educating "her guys" at the county jail, helping them earn their GED. Karen enjoyed traveling; her favorite places were Florida, Grand Marais for the annual 4th of July camping trip, and cruises with her husband to the Caribbean. She loved shopping; she found great joy in shopping for jewelry and shoes - especially if they had sparkles or glitter. She could often be found relaxing outside sitting with the birds and squirrels enjoying a great cup of coffee and a novel. Karen was a people person who got to know everyone and who they were as a person. She was detail oriented, funny, genuine and kind hearted. Karen's family meant the absolute world to her; her greatest pride was her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jim; children, Christopher of Madison, WI, Holly of Blaine, Jennifer (Luke) of Carver, Jessica (Roger) of Sartell; grandchildren, Brynn, Evan; brother, Kevin Borman of St. Cloud; aunt, Lorraine (Borman) Schabel of Luxemburg and beloved cat, Lazarus. She is preceded in death by her parents and infant sister, Debra Lee.
Memorials are preferred to the Tri County Humane Society or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org
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