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“I send my condolences to the Slawson family. May all her fond memories bring you comfort as God will provide your family with the comfort and...Read More »
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“To All Karens family,I had worked with Karen at Hot Line, years ago, I am still working there.She was always so friendly and nice. We spent quite a...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Maureen Anderson - IA - Coworker

“I have not seen Karen in many years but was kept informed of her last few years by a friend. How could you not love such a kind soul? ”
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“It had been quite some time since I've seen Karen, but I was always remembered her fondly. We worked together at Heartland (Hot Line) She was such...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Diane Cook (Moore) - Fort Dodge, IA

“I worked with Karen at Heartland for quite a few years, she was my supervisor. I always enjoyed working with her. I haven't see Karen in quite some...Read More »
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Karen A. Slawson, 73, of Harcourt, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, December 29, 2016, at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. Following services Karen will be cremated. Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017, in the Dayton Cemetery. For online obituaries & condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Karen Anne Fridolfson was born on February 16, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Philip and Nina (Green) Fridolfson.

She was a graduate of Dayton High School and furthered her education A.I.B. College in Des Moines.

Karen was united in marriage to Jerry A. Slawson of Lehigh. They later divorced. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Philip Warren Scotty Slawson.

After college, Karen worked at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton. She was later employed as a Data Entry Operator at Hot Line in Fort Dodge.

Among the survivors are her son, Scott Slawson of Pomeroy, Iowa; granddaughter, Hazey May Slawson of Pomeroy, Iowa; and one brother, Frank "Skip" DeGroote (Pat Appleton) of Dayton, Iowa.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.