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Karen was born in Spencer, Wisconsin, to Norman and Eleanor Mellenthin on May 2, 1945. She was married to Dennis Larson who passed away in 2011. Karen lived in Winter Park for the last 25 years and enjoyed the great community and small-town atmosphere.
She is survived by her daughters, Lori (Lonnie) Martin of Denver and Linda (Scott) Chisholm of Highlands Ranch, grandsons Benjamin and Daniel Chisholm. Her mother Eleanor Mellenthin, brother Doug (Lou Ann) Mellenthin, and sister Nancy Dietsche all of Spencer, Wisconsin. Her sister-in-laws Dee Dee Larson of Lynden, Washington, Karen (Perry) Arndt of Medford, Wisconsin, Jan (Joe) Crowson of Tucson, Arizona, and brother-in-law, Dan (Elaine) Zimmerman of Chandler, Arizona, several nieces and nephews, and Packer, her faithful companion. Her father Norman preceded her in death.
Services will be held Monday, July 3rd at 11 am at Winter Park Christian Church in Tabernash. Donations may be made in her memory to Winter Park Christian Church Benevolence Ministry, PO Box 518, Tabernash, CO 80478. WPCC Benevolence Ministry "Helping families and individuals during times of financial and spiritual needs".
Monday, July 3rd, 2017 11:00am, Winter Park Christian Church
We know Karen's family from Spencer WI & have been fortunate to have her only brother, Douglas Norman, in our immediate family having Doug & our sister Lou Ann married almost 41 yrs ago; over the year's Karen , her husband Dennis Larson (passed away only a couple years ago) & their children & grandchildren were regularly part of family conversations/updates from the West ... always having admired the Mellenthin/Larson families - our hearts go out to Karen's loved ones, friends & all who had the honor of knowing her (even moreso than some of us of us from the central WI area) - Peace
Mary Oelrich & Mike Rolling Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM