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Karen Christianson


Karen Christianson, 61, of Johnston died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was born in Des Moines on January 26, 1953 to Bart and Wilma (Welsh) Christianson, Sr. She grew up in Des Moines and lived in Norwalk before moving to Johnston in 2007. Karen was employed at Merchants Bonding Company. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children, Joe (Sabrina) Phillips and Michelle (Peter) Wegner; grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Wegner; mother, Wilma Christianson; brother, Bart (Nancy) Christianson, Jr.; sister, Kathie (John) Jones; as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, Bart Christianson, Sr.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice, the or the Animal Rescue League.


Published in Des Moines Register from July 25 to July 27, 2014
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