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Private Family Service

Karna A. Koepke

February 6, 1941 - August 16, 2020

Age 79, of Circle Pines. Passed away on August 16, 2020 due to complications of Parkinson’s.

Preceded in death by parents, Arthur & Adeline Kuhlman.


Survived by husband of 61 years, Jack; children, Diana (Mark) Waldoch, Steve, Mike (Reesa), Rick, and Gary; grandchildren, Alex, Zach, Trevor, Hayley, Chad, Lauren, Sam, Tara, Anna, and Megan; brothers, Leon, Lyle, Neil, Donel, and Dale; and many other family and friends.


Karna drove school bus for more than 20 years in the Centennial school district. On numerous occasions, family members have been told how much she was liked and how kind, caring and generous she was to her students.


Karna’s hobbies included gardening and flowers, embroidery and cross-stitch, and crossword puzzles. Her favorite activity though was time spent watching her children and grandchildren participate in athletics, dance and other activities. She also devoted a significant amount of her time to volunteering through youth clubs and organizations, teaching of religion classes, community government councils/boards, and of course, athletic organizations.


Karna knew how to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed, and always took care of others before concern for herself. Karna was want for little, but gave so much of herself through time, energy and passion to make her community a better place. She is a true Christian in every facet and will be sincerely missed by her family, friends and community.


Private family service.

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