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Karen Allen -- Rochester

October 11, 2018

Karen Thornton Allen, 75, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

Karen was born Sept. 10, 1943, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester to Donald and Alma (Kopel) Thornton. She attended St. Francis grade school and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1961. She then went on to work at Mayo Clinic. On Aug. 25, 1962, she married Kenneth C. Allen.

Karen is survived by her husband, Ken; children, Kelly (Tom) Allen-Sobeck, Kevin Allen, and Kyle (Summer) Allen; three grandchildren, Carrie, Riley and Tover; and one great-granddaughter, Natalyn. She is also survived by her sister, Rita Cox; and niece, Stacy and family.

A memorial Mass for Karen will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with Fr. Thomas Loomis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery — Preston.

Memorials are preferred to St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School in Rochester.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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