Karen Georgean (LaPier) Uphoff


This Guest Book has been created as a tribute to Karen Uphoff.

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Uphoff, Karen G.
age 65, of Savage, passed away, December 31, 2006 after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard. Survived by her loving children, Jeffrey Uphoff, Michelle Manias, and Michael Uphoff; 4 grandchildren; also sister, Geraldine Licke. Funeral service 11 am Thursday at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 12804 Nicollet Ave. So. with Visitation Wednesday from 5-8 pm and 1 hour prior to service also at funeral home. Interment Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Burnsville.


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Date: 2007-02-11 18:21:11
Marilyn Geller (mlgeller@qwest.net) wrote:

Karen and I met through researching the Straka/Swedensky branches of our Family Trees; my grandmother, Teona Straka, Willford, and her grandmother, Lillian Straka Graves, were sisters. I was able to visit her twice, once in Burnsville, and again in Savage. Jesus Christ promised at John 5:-all of those in Gods memorial tombs would be brought back to life on earth.


Date: 2007-02-08 22:01:12
Shirley Ard (shirleyard@Yahoo.com) wrote:

I am Marilyn Geller's sister and we were able to visit her at her home. She is related to us and we enjoyed her e-mails and information. She is a beautiful person.


Date: 2007-02-04 10:03:04
Jerry & Julie Ingstad (jingstad@bigfork.net) wrote:

So sorry to hear about Karen. Our deepest sympathies to her family. Our prayers are with you. What a beautiful website. I can only imagine the time and work that went into this. Our families go back to the early homesteading days as my grandparents and family came to Jessie Lake in 1902 to start their new life in Itasca County.
Even thought I haven't seen Karen since my high school days, I still remember her sweet spirit and smile. I have many good memories of going to the roller rink on Friday night and outdoor movies on Saturday night in Talmoon with kids from the local towns.
May all the good memories you have of Karen and the life she lived help you through these difficult times.


Date: 2007-01-22 03:14:16
John L. Bolhuis (opa.bolhuis@planet.nl) wrote:

P.S. for Jeff: Please be sure and keep your Mom's
website "in the air" for good! It's such
a wonderful achievement! John B.


Date: 2007-01-16 14:33:51
John L. Bolhuis (opa.bolhuis@planet.nl) wrote:

I never met Karen, as I live a continent and an ocean away, I'm 74 years old and have been through some rough times, but I'm crying as I write this, because I just found out I lost one of the best friends I ever had! For years we were
"doing genealogy" together, and in 2004 I came
close to paying Karen a visit, while I was in Iowa.
I now wish I had, but my schedule wouldn't let me. That feels like an awfully cheap excuse right now. Karen was a really wonderful person, and I'm devastated! Her photo will be in the book I
hope to publish one day, and that's a promise!
I hope that Jeffrey, Michelle and Michael and
their families will somehow find the strength to
adjust to a life without Karen, and will treasure
their memories of her. I will for sure.
Karen's Dutch Friend, John B.


Date: 2007-01-12 12:11:27
Mona Will (donamo@comcast.net) wrote:

Remembering those long-ago -years of Jesse Lake school and church and long school bus rides to D.R. high school.
Sorry to learn of Karen's death. My sympathy to you, Gerry and her children.


Date: 2007-01-10 22:09:31
Barb Myren (tbmyren@comcast.net) wrote:

Sorry to hear about your mom. Jane Moist let me know about her death. We are in Arizona right now so were unable to come to the funeral. I hadn't seen Karen for a while, but enjoyed visiting with her occasionally. She will be missed.


Date: 2007-01-05 13:38:58
Louise Butterfield (leb8@psu.edu) wrote:

We lived across the street from Karen for about 5
years. Bob was in the Navy and stationed in the recruiting office in downtown Minneapolis. Karen
took care of Dena, Bob and Cathy after school each day until we got home from work. She took time with the kids as though they were her own. I still remember her telling me about Dena's first day at school. She was sure Dena would want to talk about her exciting day so she prepared her lunch and sat with her at the table ready to hear all about it. When Dena didn't say anything, Karen finally asked how her first day had been. Dena said "OK" and that was it. We also enjoyed receiving her beautiful pine cone wreaths she made and trying to master the candy cane cookies. After we moved to Pennsylvania, we were making Christmas cookies and decided to call Karen. By this time the girls were in their 30's. We had a great conversation - never did master the candy canes - but thoroughly enjoyed the phone call. I will miss Karen but remember all the good times we had when we lived across the street in MN.


Date: 2007-01-04 22:46:17
scott paulson (paulson44@comcast.net) wrote:

Jeff, Michael & Michelle,
I am sorry to hear about your mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Date: 2007-01-04 09:23:16
Bob and Carol Koski (ptarmign@sprynet.com) wrote:

Our Condolences to the family.
Karen and I as well as our parents were good friends at Marcell and Spring Lake. We attended Deer River High School together.
Our prayers are with your family.


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