Karen Williams

Karen Sue Williams, 74, of Motley, passed away October 17, 2020 at Lakewood Health System in Staples.

Karen Sue Griffith was born April 26, 1946 to Floyd and Hazel  (Tidrick) Griffith in Brainerd. She grew up in Motley with her sister, Linda and her brother, Floyd. Karen attended Motley High School and graduated with the class of 1964. After  graduation, Karen was married to Roger Holman for a short time.  

Karen married Glenn Williams at the Swan Valley Lutheran Church in Leader. They were married for over 20 years, moving to Elk River before making their home on the family farm in Leader. Sadly, their son, Timmy, passed away September 27, 1986. 

Karen was employed at Mr. Ed’s Restaurant in Motley. In 1990 Karen and Roger reunited and they made their home in Motley. Karen was employed at Trident in Motley. Karen and Roger owned a home in Arizona where they enjoyed spending winters together and the rest of the year in Motley. Karen retired in 2012. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. 

Karen is survived by long time companion, Roger Holman of Motley; one sister, Linda Bettis of Motley and one brother, Floyd W. Griffith of Motley. 

Preceding Karen in death were her parents and one son, Timmy. 

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadena, Minnesota.

To leave memorials and condolences on Karen’s Tribute Wall visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com. 

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