Kareen Mabie Englund, age 81, of Isanti, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2019, at the Estates at Linden in Stillwater, Minn.
Kareen was born Feb. 19, 1938, to Lester and Catherine Mabie in Kennan, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her brother, Duane Mabie. She is survived by her two sons, David Englund of Isanti and Doug (Alice) Englund of Osceola, Wis.; her granddaughter Amanda Englund of New Richmond, Wis.; and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Dahl; her brother Sherburn (Ginger) Mabie of Kennan, Wis.; and several other family and close friends.
Kareen grew up in Kennan, Wis., and graduated in 1956 from Phillips, Wis., high school. She married Richard Englund on July 26, 1958. Richard and Kareen ran Englund Heating & K’s Lunch Wagons for several years. After selling those businesses and moving to Hinckley, Minn., she became a blackjack dealer at Hinckley Casino for 6½ years, and upon retirement they moved back to Isanti to enjoy their retirement.
Kareen enjoyed cake decorating and sewing. She was very well-known for her sewing skills; she has made several quilts over the years and was always very proud of her work. She could never have enough fabric to choose from and was always searching for new patterns to make.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Estates at Linden and the staff of Lakeview Hospice for their great care of Kareen in her final months.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. The memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Long Lake Lutheran Church with a visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.