On Sept. 23, 2019, God called home one of his angels, Nancy Lee Karis. Nancy died at her residence at the St. Croix Falls Comforts of Home, surrounded by family and caring staff. She was 70.
Nancy was born Sept. 27, 1948, at Saint Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., to Donald and Ruth (Ione) Lundgren. The Lundgrens moved their family to Dresser in 1951 and still many remain in the area. Nancy went to St. Croix Falls High School where she met and married her first husband, Douglas Williams, in January 1966. They raised three daughters: Michelle (Scott) Sommer, Monique (Todd) Stolpman, and Laureen (Chris) Williams.
Nancy went back to college where she earned her Business Administration degree. She married Dale Karis on Sept. 16, 1992, adding a step-son, Karl (Darcy) Karis and a step-daughter, Rebbeca (Ian) Bowker to our family.
Nancy was preceded in death by her late husband, Dale Karis and parents, Don and Ione Lundgren.
She is survived by her five children; her two sisters, Mary (Robert) Viebrock and Carol (Gordon Sr.) Wyman; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life was held Sept. 29 at the Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola. Interment will take place in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Dresser.
Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.