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Karen M. Boisner, 85

Karen M. Boisner, 85, of Babbitt, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.
She was born March 8, 1938, in Lancaster, Minn., to Emil and Evelyn (Oasheim) Hanson and grew up in Caribou, Minn. She married Dale C. Boisner on Dec. 28, 1955, at the First Lutheran Church in rural Lancaster and they had been Babbitt residents since 1957.
Karen was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt as a dedicated volunteer and a member of the Circle over the years.
Her pride and love for her Swedish heritage, evident through her stories and jokes, added a unique touch to her character. Karen’s family and friends counted on her for her Swedish recipes and special holiday treats of krumkake, rosettes, and everybody’s favorite, moose droppings.
Karen had numerous jobs over the years, but her favorite was being a teacher’s aide at the school in Babbitt where she found joy and fulfillment in her work. The ability to help and have fun with students made her not only an asset in the school but also a friend of these she worked with. Karen was feisty and fun to be around.
Karen’s family was her priority and she never missed a beat in supporting and attending all events that were important in each of their lives (with her red hat at the Babbitt Arena). She was so proud of her family and they all meant the world to her.
She is survived by: her four children, Keith (Bonnie) Boisner of Lakeville, Minn., Grant (Monica) Boisner of Albertville, Minn., Scott Boisner of Babbitt, and Sheila (Tory) Lockington of Melrose, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Charlie (Ailea), Alex, Zak (Vanessa), Sam (Jordan), Andrea (Jeff), Devin (Jake), Landon and Braydon; six great-grandchildren; sister, Claire Miller; brother-in-law, Don Schwenzfeier; sister-in-law, Fran Johnson; and her best buddy, Max.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Dale Boisner; parents, Emil and Evelyn Hanson; sister, Eileen Schwenzfeier; and brother, Marvin Hanson.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024. At the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt with Pastor Christiana Forsythe officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. The burial will be in Argo Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Babbitt. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia, Minn.

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