KAREN S. PALMER Karen S. Palmer, age 56, of Boyceville, WI died suddenly, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 in Medford, WI in a motorcycle accident. Karen and Bruce were on a motorcycle ride with friends on a beautiful day, doing something they both enjoyed. The former Karen Kovacik was born March 22, 1946 in Racine, WI to John and Angeline (Ahrndt) Kovacik. She graduated from Racine Lutheran High School in 1964, then received a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising from U.W. Stout and an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of New York. Karen worked as an intern for Butterick Patterns and Macy's in New York before her marriage. She married Bruce Palmer on July 31, 1971 in Racine, WI. They lived in Roseville, MN for three years where Karen worked as instructor and curriculum coordinator at Anoka Technical College in Anoka, MN. They moved back to the Menomonie area and Karen took time off to raise their family and then have a pre-school in her home. Karen did volunteer work at the Boyceville Library then worked several retail jobs. She also worked several years in the Menomonie Public Library. The last several years she did substitute teaching at Boyceville Elementary School. Karen was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. She enjoyed gardening, reading, volunteering, antiques, traveling and she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Karen is survived by: 2 sons both of Menomonie, Karl (Jennifer) Palmer and Sean Palmer and (Christine Odishoo) Her mother-in-law, Margaret Palmer of Boyceville 1 brother, John (Jane) Kovacik of Madison Niece, Jennifer Lee Kovacik 1 brother-in-law, Gene (Jeri Lou) Palmer of Fort Collins Niece and nephews, Daniel, Lisa and Michael Their dog, Billy And other relatives and friends She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Angeline. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Reverend Ron Burke officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church.
KAREN S. PALMER Karen S. Palmer, age 56, of Boyceville, WI died suddenly, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 in Medford, WI in a motorcycle accident. Karen and Bruce were on a motorcycle ride with friends on a beautiful day, doing something they both... View Obituary & Service Information
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