Blanchette, Karen Louise 80

Karen Louise Blanchette, age 80, of Howard Lake, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at her home, surrounded by family. Karen was born in Crookston, MN on September 4th, 1942, the daughter of Harold Schultz and Louise McKeon. She was baptized on March 27th, 1949 in Crookston, MN. She was confirmed on October 20th, 1957 in Moorhead, MN. Karen was united in marriage to Harold Blanchette, Sr. on December 23rd, 1961. They were blessed with two sons, Harold Blanchette, Jr and Darrin Blanchette, Sr. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Harold (LuAnn) Blanchette, Jr. and Darrin Blanchette, Sr., grandchildren, Daisy (Joseph Hessing) Blanchette, Darrin (Ariel) Blanchette, Jr., and Lilyann Blanchette, and great granddaughter, Eloise Blanchette. She is further survived by step-mother, Marie Longfors, her brothers and sisters, Judy Hassenstab, Robert (Rachelle) Schultz, Wayne (Sandy Nelson) Schultz, Harold (Michelle) Schultz, and Marilyn Schultz, sisters- in – law Judy (Vern) Rasmussen and RuthAnn Blanchette, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents, Harold Schultz and Louise McKeon, sister, Darlene Schultz, step-father Frank Mckeon, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Leo and Florence Blanchette.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 10/25 from 5-7 PM at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake and continue 1 hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, MN. www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-543-3401