In Memory of

Karen Kay Lynn

June 30, 1938 - April 13, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Karen Kay Lynn

Karen Kay Lynn

Born: June 30, 1938
Died: April 13, 2021
Age: 82

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     Karen Kay Lynn, the daughter of Maynard and Marjorie (Thygersen) Buse, was born on June 30, 1938, in Albert City, Iowa. She attended 1st grade at a country school in Newell. She then was raised and went on to complete her education in Marathon, graduating from Marathon High School. While in high school, she was a baton major and also gave lessons to the younger students.

     She married Roger McVinua on April 8, 1956. To this union 4 children were born: Melody, Timothy, Terry and Monica. The couple later divorced.

     On  February 6, 1965, Karen married David Lynn in Sioux Falls, SD and later settled in Spencer. Karen was a homemaker and loved raising her family. She also did upholstery work for many years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 1069 in Spencer. While in the Moose she received  Academy of Friendship Award, the College of Regents Degree and  The Green Cap Award. She was also a member of the American Legion Axillary since 2018 and was their historian for 3 years. She was also a member of the Little Sioux Breaker CB Club and was a Past President.

     Karen enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She liked going to garage sales, crafting, sewing and enjoyed being around people, but most of all she loved her grandchildren and attending their activities.

     She passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother and her son, Terry.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, David of Spencer, IA; her children: Melody (Michael) Degner of Albert City, IA, Timothy (Ann) McVinua of Spencer, IA and Monica (Terry) Thomas of Waddell, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; her sister, Donna Bodholdt (Dave) of Brandon, SD; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Services are postponed until further notice.
CASKET BEARERS
Her Grandchildren

Leigh Schultz
Misti Garcia
Michael Degner, Jr.
Daniel McVinua
Nina McVinua
Joshua Luchtel
Tim, Pete, and Tanya Thomas
MUSIC
Music Selections
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"

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Monday, May 3, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“We were so saddened to learn of Karen's passing. Our embrace to David and family. We so enjoyed having you as neighbors to the church for a time, and as part of the fellowship ”
- Tom and Wendy Van Tassell
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:43 AM
“Met her at various moose functions
She will be missed
Condolences from moose lodge 790
Storm lake, iowa”
- Paul archer
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“David and family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. This is a difficult time for you. The pain of separation is just that. . . painful.
Your kissin' cousin,
Sandra Ott Fisk”
- Sandra Ott Fisk
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“Dave and family, sometimes the right words can’t be found, Just know we are thinking about you And you are in our thoughts and prayers. It won’t be the same NOT seeing the barefoot lady who Was always smiling.”
- Jone Lewis
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:02 PM
“David I was so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Vicki Scharnberg Johanson
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Dave, so sorry for your loss! May God wrap you in his arms and bring you peace.”
- Becky Fear-Hatting
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.”
- Kerri Wenck
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Always enjoyed our visits. May God wrap his arms around you and help with your sorrow. Prayers and Hugs.”
- Betty Walton
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Our sincerest condolences go out to Karen's family. You all will be in our thoughts and continued prayers. May God hold you through this tough time and give you strength . Karen touched a lot of lives. She was an ICON and founding block of the "Moose." She will be missed. God Bless you all.”
- Frank & Della Jeffrey
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:26 AM
“Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. You're all in our thoughts & prayers. So sorry for your loss. God Bless You and help through this.”
- Kent & Lorna Bodholdt
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“Dear Mel and family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother, grandma and great grandma. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Let God be your guide in the days ahead. Hugs for you all!
- Duane & Eldona Hornor
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“Dear Dave & Family,
I am extremely sorry for your loss! Dave you are a gem and I wish you peace and love at this time!
Take care and God Bless you always!!!
Bev Salton Dudziak”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear that "blue lady" passed away. I always remembered her smile and how much she loved kids(specially me...(barb-a-q's baby girl) of course ha ha) my heartfelt condolences to her family. She's one hell of a woman and could do anything if she put her mind and stubbornness to it...she will be missed!
- Jen Mitchell
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Dave and family, was looking at someone else’s obituary and saw that Karen had passed. It really took me by surprise and brought back a lot of memories. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and healing as you travel this journey of grief.”
- Melody Hilbert
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Dave and family, so sorry for your loss. When I saw this I was surprised and it brought up a lot of memories! Sending prayers for peace and healing as you travel this journey of grief.”
- Melody Hilbert
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Prayers and condolences from your church family. Know that you are held tightly in our thoughts and in the strong and loving arms of the Lord.”
- First Congregational Church of Spencer, IA
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Dave we are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time of loss and know your friends are here if you need us. Roger & Glenda ”
- Roger & Glenda Broo
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Dave & family, so sorry for your loss You’re in our prayers.
Rene & Marilyn”
- Marilyn & Rene Johnson
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Dear Dave and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care and God bless. Mike & Mary”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Karen was such a great person! We would always work together on our shift for May Breakfast at church! We had taking the money down to a science! Shed always turn around and wink at me at the start of church and grin. Always smiled. Very sweet and she will sure be missed! Rest in peace my friend! ”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:56 AM
“Dave, so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in all of the memories you have. God bless you! ”
- Kay Scott
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:23 AM
“Sending prayers your way...Karen was such a friendly nice person She will be missed by all who ever knew her.”
- Betty Grafton
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“David, I am so sorry for your loss of Karen. Please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy!
- George Hand
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“We were so sorry to hear about Karen thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“David and family. Charles and us are so very sad to hear this. We are all thinking of you and Charles is sending a big adopted grandson to you all. ”
- Christy M Eral
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“Dave, I am so sorry. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you, dry your tears and in His time, bring you His precious peace. May God be with you during this very sad & difficult time coming up. He is the only place to get true comfort. ”
- Dolores Hatfield
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“Dave so sorry ,take care”
- Thomas W Le Clair
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:05 PM
“Oh, we are so sad! Karen was so special and we always enjoyed our visits in church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. God Bless......”
- Shari & Ken Emmert
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:05 PM
“Wow we are shocked so sorry David about your loss you two were so close and she will truly be missed let us know if we can do anything take care- Shirley & Marty ”
- Shirley Dykshoorn and Marty
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:50 PM
“Dave and family so sorry to hear about Karen,remember all the good thing from your life together, may God hold you in his healing hands and give you strength. Dale and Becky ”
- Dale Woolery
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