Karen K. Kriesler

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Karen Kay Kriesler, 75, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

There will be a private family service and inurnment.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Karen was born on April 30, 1945, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Elmer and Alverta (Harbaugh) Knudtson.

After graduation from the Guttenberg High School in 1963 Karen went to work at Muter’s Co. in Guttenberg.  In 1975 she was united in marriage to Steve Kriesler.  They lived in Colesburg until their divorce in 2002.  No children were born to this union.  Karen moved to Guttenberg and being diagnosed with heart failure she was fortunate to receive a heart transplant in 2004.  In 2015 with deteriorating health issues she moved into the River Living Center in Guttenberg until her recent hospitalization. 

Karen is survived by her three sisters, Bonnie Moser of Des Moines, Sandy (Jim) Kolker of Guttenberg, Diane (Russ) Schoenauer of Johnston and brother, Dennis (Elaine) Knudtson of Grimes; nieces and nephews, Jason Kolker, Kristal Moser, Frank (Anne) Schoenauer, Russ Jr. (Tiffany) Schoenauer, Shaylee (Brett) VanderVelden, Eric (Tiffany) Knudtson, Hannah, Morgan and Emma Wolff and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronnie; nephew, Jeff Kolker and brother-in-law, Donald A. Moser.

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