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Karen Grant

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Feb. 22, 1950-Jan. 21, 2013

Karen Lee Grant, 62, of Audubon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.

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Karen was born to Donna Thompson on February 22, 1950 in Detroit Lakes. She attended school in Audubon, where she met the love of her life, Brad Grant.

They were united in marriage at First Lutheran Church of Audubon on August 31, 1968. They made their home in Audubon.

Karen worked 25 years at the Audubon Supper Club. She also ran a home daycare for 40 years, until having to retire in 2010, due to health reasons. This was very difficult for her as every child she cared for was very special to her.

Karen loved her family more than anything else. She could not get enough of her grandchildren and loved to brag about them and their accomplishments, whether big or small. She spoiled them, especially at Christmas, her favorite time of year.

Karen spent many hours decorating her yard and home, going for walks, visiting with everyone, and most recently challenging others with games on her iPad.

Karen is survived by Brad, her husband of 44 years; her three daughters, Kellie (Eric) Speicher of Perham, Kristina (Tony) Gordon of Audubon and Kari (Chad) Qualley of Fargo; nine grandchildren, Kayla, Jessica, Brady and Carson Speicher, Brian Gordon, Madison, Abigail, Isabella and Kinley Qualley; five brothers, Gary (Jackie) Hoban of Callaway, Larry (Cheryl) Hoban of Ogema, Kevin Hoban of Ogema, James Kohler of Detroit Lakes and Timothy (Tracy) Kohler of Detroit Lakes; five sisters, Wanda (Mike) Doty of Bemidji, Kay (Andrew) of Illinois, Sue (Bill) Tollefson of Twin Valley, Gail Wells of Missouri and Kim Kohler of Big Lake.

Preceding Karen in death were an infant daughter, Jessica; her mother, Donna; her father, Milo Hoban; and her stepfather, William G. Kohler.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at West Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in First Lutheran Church of Audubon. Interment will be at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Audubon.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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