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Karen Cook, 83

Karen Cook, 83, of Charles City, died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City with Pastor Norman Bauer as officiant. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

Visitations will be from 10:00 a.m. until the start of church service on Wednesday.

Karen Charlotte (Golberg) Cook, daughter of Oris and Clara (Nelson) Golberg was born on March 30, 1938 in Osage, Iowa. Karen was baptized on June 19, 1938 at Mona Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minnesota. She received her elementary education from Mona School and graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1956. After graduation, Karen was employed at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital as an aide. nurse. In February 1957, she began working at First National Bank in Austin, Minnesota.

Karen was married to Robert Cook on March 21, 1959 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lyle. She started working at the Commercial Trust and Savings Bank in Charles City in April 1959 and continued there until October 1985.

Karen was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City, Floyd County Medical Center Auxiliary, where she was an active volunteer in the Gift Shop (working over 5,000 hours) and the First Citizens Bank Heritage Club.

Karen is survived by her brother, Nels (Shirley) Golberg of St. Ansgar; as well as several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert on May 30, 2021; brother, Olaf (Florence) Golberg; and nephew, Steven Golberg.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that the memorial be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, 705 3rd Avenue, Charles City, IA, 50616.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences can be left on the Family Tribute Wall at www.hauserfh.com.


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