Obit: Slen, Karen (1910 – 1968)


Surnames: Slen, Sutherland, Hawkinson, Ward, Johanson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Jul 1968

Slen, Karen (29 SEP 1910 – 20 JUL 1968)

Mrs. Karen Slen, 57, of Unity, died Saturday morning, July 20, 1968, at St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield.

Rev. Robert Sutherland, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, officiated at the service Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was made in the town of Brighton Cemetery.

Lulloff Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

The former Karen Hawkinson was born in Sweden Sept. 29, 1910, and came to the United States when she was 18 years old. She lived in Seattle before moving to Chicago. Her marriage to Edwin Slen took place there in 1942. They lived in Chicago until 1954, when they moved to a farm in the Unity area, where she lived until the time of her death.

Mrs. Slen is survived by her husband, Edwin, two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Ward of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Peter (Brita) Johanson of Sweden, and four brothers, Nels and Yaldimar Hawkinson of Seattle, and George and Jonas Hawkinson in Sweden.



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