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Karen Kay Kriesler

April 30, 1945 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 75)


            Karen Kay Kriesler, age 75, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  She was born on April 30, 1945 in Guttenberg, the daughter of Elmer & Alverta (Harbaugh) Knudtson.

            After graduation from the Guttenberg High School in 1963 Karen went to work at Muter’s Co. in Guttenberg.  In 1975 she was united in marriage to Steve Kriesler.  They lived in Colesburg until their divorce in 2002.  No children were born to this union.  Karen moved to Guttenberg and being diagnosed with heart failure she was fortunate to receive a heart transplant in 2004.  In 2015 with deteriorating health issues she moved into the River Living Center in Guttenberg until her recent hospitalization. 

            Karen is survived by her 3 sisters, Bonnie Moser of Des Moines, Sandy (Jim) Kolker of Guttenberg, Diane (Russ) Schoenauer of Johnston & brother Dennis (Elaine) Knudtson of Grimes; nieces and nephews, Jason Kolker, Kristal Moser, Frank (Anne) Schoenauer, Russ Jr. (Tiffany) Schoenauer, Shaylee (Brett) VanderVelden, Eric (Tiffany) Knudtson, Hannah, Morgan Emma Wolff and 11 great nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Ronnie; nephew, Jeff Kolker and brother in law, Donald A. Moser. 

            In Lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy memorials are preferred and they may be sent to either the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital 200 Main St or the River Living Center 831 S Hwy 52 both in Guttenberg IA 52052.



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