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Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger
October 20, 1944 - April 4, 2021

Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger

Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger
Oct 20, 1944 - Apr 4, 2021

Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger
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Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger
Canton - Karen Elaine Wilson Krieger, 76, of Canton, died at 8:50 am Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on October 20, 1944 in Canton to Beryl and Eleanor (Todd) Wilson. Karen attended Canton Schools and received her G.E.D. from Spoon River College in 1975. She went on to study ministry in the E.L.C.A. and served various local churches in the Canton Area as a Synodically Authorized Minister.
Karen married James Krieger in 1959 in Canton and celebrated 61 years of marriage in 2020. He survives along with five children; Carol Sue Krieger of Canton, Tom (Michelle) Krieger of Springfield, Lynn (Dave) Phelps of rural Ellisville, Steve (Monie) Krieger of Ellisville and John (Jennifer) Krieger of rural Smithfield, one sister Mary (Bill) Moore, ten grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Karen drove for the Cancer Society in her early years and was an Orion township election Judge for over 30 years. She gave over 40 years to the Canton Meals on Wheels Organization. She and Jim were active members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton is in charge of arrangements. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton at a later date. Memorials can be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church or Canton Meals on Wheels. Please subscribe to www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com for updates or to leave online condolences.

Lori Hobbs on Apr 12, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. The Hipple Family

Judie Didriksen on Apr 9, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Jim on the passing of his bride of many years. Karen attended lots of our conventions for Jewel Tea/Autumn Leaf collectors. Her service as a minister was utilized on many occasions and she was indeed a "jewel" of a lady. Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Warren Freiheit on Apr 9, 2021

As I read the words of Karen's obituary, I am overwhelmed with memories of her ministry and involvement in the Central/Southern Illinois Synod. She was a committed servant for whom we were blessed. May God embrace you with comfort and grace as you continue through the coming days and weeks. Sandy and Warren Freiheit

Kathy Clifford on Apr 9, 2021

Jim, I am so saddened on Karen's passing. She had a beautiful soul and she loved her Lord with all her heart and it showed in her and her ministry. She loved the kids of Trinity. She took many teens to Leadership Lab every year and the kids loved her. Karen will be missed at Trinity.

Denise Dubs on Apr 8, 2021

Jim and family, Karen and your entire family have been and will continue to be a blessing to all those you encounter. The peace of the Lord be with you all. Karen will be forever missed.

K Scot Reynolds on Apr 6, 2021

CandleJim and the entire family: You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May the Lord give you all peace and comfort that defies understanding.

In Christian Love, Scot and Denise Reynolds

Denise Reynolds on Apr 6, 2021

CandleJim and the entire family: You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May the Lord give you all peace and comfort that defies understanding.

In Christian Love, Scot and Denise Reynolds

Max & Lucille Latimer on Apr 6, 2021

Max & Lucille Latimer on Apr 6, 2021

Jim and all of the Kriegers; We send hugs and prayers of condolences. May your beautiful and wonderful memories give you peace, comfort, and pride in all of your tomorrows. "Angels are always near to those who grieve, to whisper to them that their loved one is in the arms of God."

Sandra Lovell on Apr 6, 2021

CandlePrayers for the family so sorry for your loss

Michelle Livingston on Apr 6, 2021

I am so sorry for you loss. If there is anything you guys need, do not hesitate to call. Love you Monie and family.
Livi

Janet Edmonds on Apr 6, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May the God of all comfort and tender mercies comfort and strengthen you through such a devastating loss to the family. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Raymond and Judy Hilton on Apr 5, 2021

so sorry to hear this news Prayers for Jim and the family she was my neighbor twice and was a class mate of mine.. she was a fine person..

Samantha Ladd on Apr 5, 2021

Prayers to the family. I was always fond of all of you as a little girl in church.

Jane (Geier) Phillips on Apr 5, 2021

Prayers and peace to Jim and the family. Karen was such a blessed influence on me as a child at church. I have many treasured memories.

Vicki Weiskopf on Apr 5, 2021

I was lucky enough to call Karen one of my best friends for over 20 years. She played a big part in my life. She will be missed greatly. Jelious she got to go home for Easter. How is that for a sermon straight from God💜

Jane Freitag on Apr 5, 2021

Karen was such a sweet woman. Our condolences to Jim and all of the family. We will hold all of you in our prayers.

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