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Karen Aubrey
March 19, 1941 - May 5,2015

Karen Ann Aubrey, 74, of Clinton, IA and formerly of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 10–11:30 AM on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Services will then be at 11:30 AM.  Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.  A memorial fund has been established.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Karen was born on March 19, 1941 in Oelwein to parents Arthur and Pauline (Stehlik) Swenson.  She graduated from Oelwein High School in 1958.  On September 29, 1962 Karen was united in marriage with Robert Aubrey in Oelwein.  They later followed the railroad to Clinton, IA where they have resided for the past 21 years.

Karen was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  She enjoyed cooking and baking, decorating for Christmas, flowers, playing cards, dancing and her family, especially her grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed.

Left to celebrate Karen’s life is her husband Bob; her sons: Jeff (Donna) of Plano, TX, Brian (Becky) of Janesville, WI, Tim of Marion, IA, and Shawn (Dawn) of Cedar Falls, IA; her 13 grandchildren: Ryan, Brandon, Tanner, Josie, Danielle, Kristen, Tyler, Alyssa, Nikole, Aanya, Sami, Shelby and Cade; and her great-grandson Braxton.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mary Ellen.

Karen’s sons would like to express their appreciation of their dad for all the great care he gave to their mom. 


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Sandra Morales on June 28, 2015 at 7:03 PM said:

My deepest and more sincere condolences for the loss of Karen. May you find comfort and hope in God promises. JOHN 5:28,29
Carla Wiltgen Bigelow on May 10, 2015 at 3:54 PM said:

So very sorry to hear about your mom/wife. My prayers will always be with you.
evert weatherbee on May 9, 2015 at 10:52 AM said:

sorry for your loss lost my wife in 2013
I can feel your oain
Robert & Deborah Briggs-Chicago on May 9, 2015 at 5:30 AM said:


Our prayers and condolences to you and your family at this time of your loss. It has been many years since the Oelwein CNW. 847-239-2265
Michelle Strickler on May 8, 2015 at 2:54 PM said:

Such an amazing woman who I always so respected growing up as I watched her raise her family. Rest in God's care.
Jim Marrah on May 8, 2015 at 11:20 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Aubrey's. Your mother was nice a very nice lady. And I appreciated her time andaua love as a Den Mother in cub scouts as a child. She raised some my fine boys. God bless
Joni March Hershey on May 8, 2015 at 4:02 AM said:

So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the Aubrey family
Dean Nading on May 7, 2015 at 8:15 PM said:

Aubrey boys sorry to hear of your mother. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Marni Stasi Heisler on May 7, 2015 at 6:51 PM said:

Our families thoughts and prayers to the Aubrey family-Marni Stasi Heisler
Todd Huinker on May 7, 2015 at 2:36 PM said:

My heart goes out to the Aubrey family.I know she was a special woman.God Bless.

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