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.