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Karen Bobst

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Karen K. Bobst age 76 of New Hampton died Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at The Congregational Church of Christ, New Hampton with Rev. Pall Pickar presiding. Interment will be held in Alexander Cemetery, Alexander, IA, with, Dana Bobst, Jeremie Bobst, Jessie Flattem, Mike Flattem , Lea McKee, and Dan Jaeger serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Karen Kay Bobst was born November 23, 1939, in Hampton, IA, the daughter of Louis and Marie(Kuhlers) Dirksen. Karen obtained her education at Alexander schools. In January of 1957 she was united in marriage to LeRoy Bobst. To this union two sons, Jeff and Justin were born. Initially, the couple lived in Hampton, IA, until January of 1967 when they moved to New Hampton, IA. Karen worked out of her home for many years babysitting the local children of New Hampton. She later worked at the Little House of Bargains in New Hampton. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, shopping, fishing, and spending time at the family cabin in Minnesota. She was a member of the Red Hats Club. Karen was an active member of The Congregational Church of Christ for many years. Karen is survived by her husband of 59 years, LeRoy; two sons, Jeff (Twila) Bobst of Waverly, IA, Justin (Lonna) Bobst of Alexander, IA; six grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Flattem of Minneapolis, MN, Dana Bobst of Waverly, IA, Erin(Dan) Jaeger of Cedar Falls, IA, Kari Hillman of Waverly, IA, Jeremie Bobst of Latimer, IA, and Lea (Evan) McKee of Knoxville, TN; four great-grandchildren, Kambry, Riley, Halle, and Braeden. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Dirksen.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Karen K. Bobst

  2. Sandy (Brunning) and Jerry Mahan purchased the Medium Dish Garden for the family of Karen K. Bobst.

  3. So sorry for your loss LeRoy, Jeff & Justin, Will always remember the fun we had on the New Years Eve get togethers. Karen was a very special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.. God Bless..Carol Mennenga

  4. Justin and Lonna – I’m so sorry to read of Justin’s mom’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ann Grober

  5. Karen was truly one of the nicest and kindest persons I ever knew. She will be missed by many. My condolences to you, Leroy and family, on the passing of this wonderful friend. Linda Burrichter

  6. We are so sorry for your loss Leroy, Jeff, Justin and families. Your family was a big part of my life while growing up and I always thought Karen was such a great woman. She will be missed by many. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Deb and Criag Hill

  7. So sorry for your loss Leroy. Karen was such a good friend and always loved visiting with her. She was so sweet to me after Bob passed. Always enjoyed putting puzzles together with her. She will be missed so much. You and your family are in my prayers. Diana Clites

  8. Karen and I grew up together. Sometimes on Sundays either she would come to my house or I would go to her house to have lunch and play the afternoon away. Karen was in the class behind mine and I believe LeRoy was in the class ahead. My thoughts are with you, LeRoy, at this time. Dorothy Barkema Sivam

  9. Our sincere sympathy to you LeRoy and your family at this very sad time. Karen was truly a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. God’s blessing to you. Lyle and Donna Pals

  10. Our deepest sympathy to the Bobst family in the loss of your Mom and wife, Karen. Lance and Jan Fenneman Manson

  11. Every bowling banquet you could count on Karen and LeRoy to be present. I hope the memories of your loved one fills your hearts at this time. She was a great one and will be missed. All our thoughts and prayers to her family. David and Jeanne Roder

  12. Sympathy and prayers to the family. She will be missed by many!! She was always so loving and caring. We’re glad she was closer to home, and we’re happy for the 7 hours we got to spend with her that day. Jim and MaryAnn Diesburg

  13. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time LeRoy and families. Karen was such a good person and a great friend of mine. We shared many happy times. I will miss her.

  14. Leroy & family, We were sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers for comfort and peace are with you. I know she will be missed by many. Jane and Chuck Schultz

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