Karen Anne Van Rosendale
1954 - 2018
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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.
Memorial service
03:00 PM
St. Stephens Lutheran Church
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January 10, 2019
Karen was a faithful member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, for as many years as I can remember. She probably joined as a student at the College and continued to faithfully attend, returning to Williamsburg from the Peninsula and Poquoson. She was quiet, thoughtful and willing to serve the church for several years as financial secretary. She was a faithful servant and my sister in Christ. Our deepest condolences to her husband John, son Brian and her sisters and families.
Susan Voigt
January 4, 2019
I have known Karen for over 35 years. I have never met anyone more genuinely smart, compassionate and nice than her. We were lowly staff accountants together in days gone by, and her professionalism and passion for her clients were among her greatest assets. I will very much miss her. Even though I only caught up with her a couple of times a year, it was always just like back in the day where we had desks side by side. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and anyone who knew her. She was a very special person.
Robert Carmines
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