Karen D. Marquette, age 65, of South Haven, died Monday, April 18, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2022 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale with Pastor Alex Becker officiating. Burial will follow at Fairhaven Cemetery in Fairhaven. Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale and one hour to the funeral on Monday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.
Karen Diane Marquette was born December 4, 1956 at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis to Wayne and Joan (Dahl) Sheldon. She grew up in Blaine until the family moved to Kimball in 1972. Karen graduated with the Class of 1975 from Kimball High School. On August 23, 1975, she was united in marriage to Wayne Marquette at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fairhaven. They lived in Annandale prior to building their current home in South Haven in 1979. Karen enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, baking, four wheeling, floral gardening and spending time outdoors. She was an avid Vikings fan and loved watching her grandchildren's sporting events. Her greatest passion in life was for her family; they will miss her dearly.
Karen is survived by her husband, Wayne of South Haven; sons, Bob (Angela) Marquette of Annandale, and Joe (Dena) Marquette of South Haven; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Allison, Trevor, Joslyn, Tristen, Morgan, Tanner, and Teagan; brothers and sisters, Steve Sheldon of Phoenix, AZ, Sandi Pool of Litchfield, Larry (Eileen) Sheldon of Paynesville, Jody (Steve) Brose of Annandale, Maynard Sheldon of Watkins, John Sheldon of Eden Valley, Janet Larson of Perham, and Dan Sheldon of Kimball; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Joan Sheldon; brothers, Jeff, Dennis, Gary and Wayne Sheldon; and sister-in-law, Becci Sheldon..
Karen's grandchildren will serve as the casket bearers. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Annandale.
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