Karen Jean Hamand

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 12, 1942
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Age:
78 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday July 13, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday July 13, 2021
Time: 10:30 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 12, 1942
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Age:
78 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 12, 1942
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Age:
78 years old

Karen Jean Hamand

Karen Jean Hamand, 78, of Rochester, MN, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Karen was born in Lime Springs, IA, October 12, 1942 to Lyle and Violette (Krueger) Reinhart.  She graduated from Crestwood High School in 1961.  She married Larry Hamand May 20, 1962 at the United Methodist Church in Cresco, IA.  The couple moved to Rochester, MN in the fall of 1962 and made their home there.  Karen was a daycare provider for close to 30 years and over the years had more than 200 children in her care.

Karen loved her daycare and received the Daycare Provider of the year award in 1991.  She watched all her grandchildren until they were in school fulltime.  Karen also enjoyed genealogy and created and maintained family tree information for both sides of the family.  She loved gardening, the Minnesota Vikings, Elvis, Jimmy Fortune, and Mickey Gilley.  In retirement, Karen and Larry enjoyed traveling the US with many trips to Branson, MO.

Karen is survived by her husband, her children Ken (Carla), Scott (Sandy), and Dawn (Rick) Freshwater; 16 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.  She is proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Beverly Neubauer, a niece, in-laws Kenneth and Margaret Hamand, sister-in-law Maxine Steffen, and a grandson William.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Nancy Wheeler Handlon officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.  Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

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The family of Karen Jean Hamand has received the following condolences.

My deepest sympathy.  Karen was my best friend, Maid of Honor and the sister I wished I had. My prayers are with you.

Karen and I were more than just cousins in school, we were best friends.  We rode  bikes, worked on school projects, stayed over night at each others house, and did school sports together.  Karen was the smart one and had to explain geometry to me more than once.  It is nice to look back on those good times.  Karen will be missed.  

We are so sorry for your loss! Karen was a wonderful lady!

I an so very sorry to hear of your loss.  My thoughts and prayers for Larry and the family.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Memories are endless of the times we spent together and Karen's caring nature.  She and her family were my family, and I will never forget all the wonderful hours we spent.  Love and memories will carry us all thru this hard time.  Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. her life brought happiness to so many people. Loosing this Angel will be difficult but knowing she is at peace should bring comfort to everyone. Bless her and your family. 

Karen was one of the kindest person you could know. I feel lucky to have had her as an aunt.

Ken, Carla, and family,


 


So very sorry on the loss of your Mother. My deepest sympathy. May she always live on forever in your hearts.


 


Mark Hrubetz

So sorry to hear this.