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Karen Fredrickson

May 14, 1955 — September 25, 2023


Karen Fredrickson, 68, of rural Wanamingo, passed away Monday, September 25, 2023 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a battle with cancer.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel.

Karen Rae Fredrickson was born May 14, 1955 in Zumbrota, MN, to Ray and Colleen (Myran) Hegseth.  She grew up in Wanamingo with her five siblings.  In 1973 she graduated from Wanamingo High School.  On March 1, 1977 she married Griffin Fredrickson and they farmed in Minneola Township.  Karen enjoyed quilting, reading, flower gardening, going up north to the cabin, showing rabbits, and spending time with her family and friends.  She was a member of the Rochester Area Rabbit Club, the Goodhue County Pork Producers, and each year she made a nature themed quilt for the annual Wanamingo Sportsmen’s Club Raffle.

Karen is survived by her husband, Griffin Fredrickson; children, Jolene (Dusty) Scheffler, Sheila (Noah) Diercks, and Glen (Mandi Goplen); three grandchildren, Charlotte and Liam Diercks, and Gracelyn Fredrickson; parents, Ray and Colleen Hegseth; siblings, Stuart Hegseth, Mary Hegseth, Jane (Jerry) Wahlin, Dean Hegseth, and Dan (Lisa) Hegseth.

Karen was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Melvin and Rachel (Hoseth) Myran; paternal grandparents, John and Nora (Engebretson) Hegseth; in-laws, Grant and Evie (Flaaen) Fredrickson.

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