Karen Van Rosendale of Poquoson, Virginia died on New Year's Eve. She was an accountant and partner at Malvin, Riggins, and Company, P.C. in Newport News, Virginia, where she died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack. She is survived by her husband, John Van Rosendale, son, Brian Van Rosendale, and sisters Christina Steinmuller, Susan Carlson, and Carol Jarrell. Karen, born Nov. 15, 1954 in Washington D.C., was the daughter of the late Herbert and Edith Steinmuller of McLean, Virginia. Karen is a William and Mary graduate. In addition to her son, Brian, a Virginia Tech student, Karen was the loving aunt to more than a dozen nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A visitation is being held from 3:00-5:00 Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Claytor-Rollins Funeral Home at 836 Poquoson Avenue in Poquoson. This will be followed by a memorial service Sunday at 3:00 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephens or to the National Park Foundation.
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Published in Daily Press on Jan. 5, 2019.