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Karen Winborn

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 peterseimfuneralhome.com.  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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To Phil and family, We are sad to learn of Karen's departure. We will miss her wonderfully cheerful greeting! You and your family are in our prayers.

Jat Ahluwalia and family Sep 20 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Phil: We saw Karen's name in the Cedar Rapids Gazette death notices.We want you to know that you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Bob, (Mac as he was known by many friends at Iowa State), remembers youwell and I know has seen you various times at ag related meetings. Sincerely, Bob and Janice McArthur Springville

Robert and Janice McArthur Aug 23 2013 12:00 AM

Such a beautiful woman, always smiling and sharing her wonderful self with others. She was a true gift to anyone who meant her. Blessings and prayers to her family and friends.

Claudia and Dennis Kline Aug 21 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. from your fellow SEIRA Board Member

Darrell & Donna Jordan Aug 20 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers from Albia. Sue

Sue Henderson Aug 20 2013 12:00 AM

Phil, May it comfort you to know friends are thinking of you. Know that the Lord has welcomed Karen into His home in Heaven. In warmest Sympathy, Mark Wilson, Class of '64

Mark Wilson Aug 20 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Andy and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.Having lost both my parents, I know how hard these losses can be.I also know that she will alsways be a part of you and be with you and your children from not only the genes she has passed along, but the love and guidance she has shed to you and your family. Please take care.I wish for you peace and contentment. Sincerely, Kelley Donham

Kelley & Jean Donham Aug 20 2013 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to your family.a great lady! God bless you all!! Dick Irvin

Dick Irvin Aug 19 2013 12:00 AM

Phil and Family, We are very sorry for your loss, you have our condolences. I know we have'nt talked in years, but I never forget good people and you guys are just that. You are in our Thought's and Prayers

Brian & Karla Leichty Aug 18 2013 12:00 AM

You may not know us, our daughter works at the vet clinic and we wanted to extend our sympathy to you. May God give you comfort, grace, and memories to cherish until you meet again. Peace be with you....

Cathy & John Fisher Aug 18 2013 12:00 AM

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