Karen Ann Kressman


December 23, 1954 - February 5, 2012


Karen Ann Kressman was born December 23, 1954 in Sioux Falls to Lad and Arlene (Dupuis) Karel. She grew up at Salem where she graduated from high school. In 1986 she moved to Emery. Karen was employed at the Mitchell Area Federal Credit Union for several years and then at Walmart in Mitchell. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart League, Emery Community Boosters and PTA.

She is survived by her two children: Brad Kressman and fiancé, Kelsha Hanssen, Emery; Shannon Glover and husband Andy, Mitchell; a granddaughter, Cylie Kressman and a grandchild due in June, her mother, Arlene Karel, Sioux Falls; two brothers: Alan (Janet) Karel, Salem; Kevin (Kathy) Karel, Arlington and one sister, Sandy (Calvin) Wiesner, Watertown.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Kressman, her father, Lad Karel and brother, Rollie.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Saint Martin Catholic Church
Rosary Service ~ 7:00 PM
Emery, South Dakota


Thursday, February 9, 2012
10:30 AM
Saint Martin Catholic Church
Emery, South Dakota


Saint Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Carly Berg on February 10, 2012
So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I had the pleasure of working as a cashier with her at Walmart. She was a very nice person and always pleasant. My thoughts and prayers to Karen's family.
Posted by Carol Pearson Jones on February 10, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. May the love and support of family and friends give you peace and may your memories warm your hearts.
Karen and I went to school together in Salem.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on February 9, 2012
I loved working with Karen at MAFCU. She always brought a smile to my face.
Posted by Lori Lunders Tendler on February 8, 2012
I'm sorry for you loss. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for Karen's family. I will always remember her friendly smile & her sparkling blue eyes. Sorry I cannot be with Karen's family during this difficult. We can only charish our family outings as kids (Anderson's, Karel's, and Lunders' kids). We did have a lot of fun times together. God bless you all!
Posted by Tony Bellack on February 8, 2012
Brad and family. Nothing I could say can make things better, just know that she is at peace now and has no more pain. You are all in our prayers and thoughts as you go through this tough time. God bless you and yours, and know that I am thinking of you.
Posted by David and Jean (Feterl) Stiefvater on February 8, 2012
Thought and prayers to the family.
Posted by Liz Hainy on February 7, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. Karen was always in good spirit when she would come to work at Walmart. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grievance.
Posted by Michelle and Emilie Mika on February 7, 2012
The grief will fade, but the love will last forever. May you and your family find comfort in memories, support from friends and may God hold you in his warm embrace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Nicole and Grace Fuhrer on February 7, 2012
We are so sad to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Karen and Alaina Bertsch on February 7, 2012
Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are to learn of Karen's passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed.
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett on February 6, 2012
Cylie, and families
So Sorry to hear about your Grandmother.. Always Cherish the Memories..
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