Karen Kathleen Winkels, age 68, of Clear Lake, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March16, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Oratory in Meyer with Msgr. John Hemann officiating. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meyer. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m.
Karen was born January 24,1949, to Paul and Mildred (Wensmann) Winkels. She attended school in Meyer and Riceville. Karen worked at the Bell Motel in Mason City, 7 Nations in Mason City, the Pheasant Run in Mason City, and Burger King in Clear Lake. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, Opportunity Village in Clear Lake, and NIVC (North Iowa Vocational Center) in Mason City. Karen enjoyed knitting hats, jigsaw puzzles, watching TV game shows, the program Animal Planet, enjoyed cats, and being with her family.
Karen is survived by her sisters, Audrey Winkels of Clear Lake, Lucille Winkels of Clear Lake, Pat (Bob) Theis of Riceville, Doris (Bill) Heimer of Clear Lake, Jan Walters of Rochester, Minnesota, and Judy (Larry) Mischke of Theilman, Minnesota; brother, David Winkels of McIntire; numerous nieces and nephews; and God child Megan DeHaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and Rusty her cat.
Information available and condolences accepted at www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com
Champion – Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, 641-732-3706