Karen Wendel, 71


Jan. 12, 1946 —
Aug. 14, 2017
Chester - Karen Wendel, age 71, of Chester, Iowa died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.  
A celebration of life for Karen K. Wendel was held Aug. 19, 2017 at Laddy’s in Chester. A private family interment was to take place at Chester Hill Cemetery.
Karen was born Jan. 12, 1946 to George and Kathleen (Armstrong) Johnson in Cresco, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1965. On March 2, 1974 she was united in marriage to Michael Wendel at Chester United Methodist Church, and together they made their home in Chester. 
Karen was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed collecting antiques, traveling, garage sales and especially enjoyed motorcycling with Mike.
She is survived by a sister, Jane (Rick) Ullom of Chester and a brother, Reed (Leslie) Johnson of LeRoy, Minn. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, George and Kathleen, and her husband, Mike.
Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

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