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Karen Winborn

March 28, 1947 — August 16, 2013

Karen Diane Winborn
Karen Diane Winborn, 66, of Kalona, Iowa died, Friday afternoon, August 16, 2013, at her home under the care of Iowa City Hospice and her family.  Services have been set for 11:00 AM Monday, August 19th, 2013 at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church, rural Kalona, Iowa with the Rev. Doug Cue officiating.  Interment will be in the Sharon Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona is assisting with arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at  Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM at the Sharon Center United Methodist church with the family present from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  A memorial has been established for the Sharon Center United Methodist Church.

Karen was born March, 28th 1947, in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of Keith and Betty (Mitchell) Klein.  She graduated from Des Moines Tech High School and Iowa State University. While there, she met Phil Winborn.  They were married March 1, 1969.
She was a faithful member of Sharon Center United Methodist Church and served in many capacities; as a Sunday School Teacher, Prayer Pal, and One Day Bible School helper.  Karen was church treasurer for 16 and a half years.  She and Phil lived and farmed west of Sharon Center, operating the family farm for over 40 years.  When their youngest son went to Kindergarten, she began working outside of the home.  For 20 years she worked at Yoder Feeds; then Gringer Feed and then farmed alongside Phil for four years.  She then returned to off-farm work at Veterinary Associates in Iowa City as their office manager for more than 11 years.   She enjoyed gardening and tending her yard, reading, knitting, and entertaining her grandchildren in an ornery game of domino’s or other board games.   She also enjoyed preparing Swedish dishes for the Christmas Smorgasbord, keeping family photo albums, studying with book club friends and celebrating with the birthday club.
Karen is survived by husband Phil; sons, Matthew (Jennifer) Winborn, Apopka, FL., and Andrew (Pat) Winborn, Kalona, IA.; five grandchildren, Kiefer and Phoebe Winborn, Apopka, FL., and Megan, Scott and Lauren Winborn, Kalona, IA.; sister, Kaye (Lee) Collins, Livermore, CO.; Uncle Robert (Marlys) Klein, Carlisle, IA.; and several cousins;  sisters-in-law, Marcia (Jerry) Yoder, Loveland, CO., and Mary Yoder, Kalona, IA.; and several very special nieces and  nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Kreg.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Iowa City Hospice for the special care given to Karen and her family.sted late Saturday
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