Karen loved sewing, watching cooking shows, cooking for her family and watching QVC. She was a wonderful teacher, teaching several grades as well as special education. She was a 4-H leader, and enjoyed keeping up with her grandchildren’s activities. Karen also had many adventures with her sister Chrissy.
She is survived by her ex-husband Darrell of rural Benedict, sons: Randy (Tricia) Bolton of Osceola, IA, Craig (Dawana) Bolton of Benedict, Brad (Amy) Bolton of Omaha, and Mark (Sarah) Bolton of Stromsburg. Grandchildren include: Emma, Colby, Lyndsey, Christian, Eli, and Trevor, sister Chrissy Elder of Athens, AL, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Ally, and her brother, Ken.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Benedict. Private family inurnment at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. There will be no viewing or visitation as it was Karen’s wish to be cremated.