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Karen Leah Howell

May 13, 2022 | 5 comments

Karen Leah Howell, 80, of La Crescent, MN. passed away peacefully on May 13, 2022 in her home.  A Celebration of Love will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 19, at First Free Church, 123 Mason St. Onalaska, with visitation from 9:00 am until the time of the service.



  1. Dan and Laura Steiger

    Dear Ray and family,
    We send our deepest sympathies for your loss of Karen, May our Lord hold you and comfort you in your sorrow, such a beautiful heart and soul, she was a Blessing to so many. God Bless you all!
    Dan and Laura Steiger

  2. Linda West

    What an absolutely wonderful woman/person,
    barring none. This world has lost a special one. Heaven has gained one of it’s own. Thank you, Karen, for your believer’s testimony for all these year; and for your love of the younger generations that they may know Christ personally.
    Thank you, Ray, for the love of Christ and the love for Karen. May God give you a peace and a calmness that only He can bring. May He direct your path and the family’s as all adjust and feel her presence as you continue work here.My sympathy.
    God bless you folks in all you do. Thank you for sharing Karen with us.
    Linda West

  3. Marcie Gaspers

    Karen was a beautiful soul and a wonderful neighbor who will be truly missed. May Ray and her family find peace and comfort in knowing she rests now in God’s kingdom.

  4. Corey A Sateren

    Ray & family,

    Karen’s life for the Lord Jesus Christ is a testimony to all of us how to live for Him and to glorify Him in words and actions! She’s a gem! She’s home with the Lord, as John 14:1-6 reminds us. She most definitely knew Christ as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and was not hesitant in declaring Him so. She lived Christ before us all, and most importantly before her family.

    Ray, she was a wonderful companion to you and such an encouragement all throughout your ministry. Your ministry was just as much Karen’s as it was yours…and I know you realize that. What a joy to have a partner who uplifts you in what the Lord has called you both to do! All throughout your years in ministry it was most evident to see!

    And now, she is with our Lord & Savior. “To be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord!” (II Corinthians 5:9) She’s there, praising the Lord which she served on earth with a smile! My prayers of comfort and encouragement are with you, Ray. Continue on living for Jesus!

  5. Karen Keim

    Sorry for your loss, was very surprised to see this. We now live in Florida, and don’t always see the news of LaCrosse and area. Karen was a great person, she showed her Christian life in many ways. It’s been years since I’ve seen either of you, but you never forget good people. May God comfort you as your life continues


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