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Karen Wells

September 11, 1941 — June 4, 2017

Karen K. Wells, age 75 of Richville, MN died Sunday, June 4, 2017 in the Elders’ Home in New York Mills, MN. Visitation will be Saturday, June 10 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the Richville (MN) United Methodist Church.  Pastor Rod Tornquist will officiate.  Burial will be in the Richville Village Cemetery.

Karen Kay Chapin was born September 11, 1941 to Charles and Gladys (Whitney) Chapin in Richville, MN. In 1959, Karen graduated high school in Grand Rapids, MN. On June 18, 1960, Karen was united in marriage to James “Jim” Wells at the Richville United Methodist Church. Karen and Jim farmed just outside of Richville for over 45 years.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making rugs, baseball – especially the Twins, deer and duck hunting, snowmobiling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Karen is her husband Jim of Richville; their children Pam Tietz of Richville, Jeff (Kim) Wells of Richville and Lisa (Dave) Dulski of Perham, MN; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Karen in death were her parents; her infant son; her grandson Kelly Sazama; her son-in-law Del Tietz; her two brothers Ray and Lyle; and one sister Donna Shaw Lewin.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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