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Karen L. (Mrs. Joe) Herr, age 65 of Medford, died on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at her home.

Private services will be held.

Karen Lynn, the daughter of Arthur and Eleanor (McEvers) Crowells, was born October 21, 1947 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Toronto Teacherís College and taught for a number of years. On June 19, 2009, she married Joe Herr in Medford. Karen enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and being at the cabin up North.

She is survived by her husband, Joe of Medford, three sons, Michael (and Jenn) Rich, Shawn (and Aimee) Rich and Jason (and Jenna) Rich; three step children, Jarrod (and Jenni) Herr, Jennifer Herr and Matthew (and Juli) Herr; six grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Gillard of Cameron, Ontario and Sharon (and Dennis) Tobin of Bobcaygeon, Ontario; one brother, Jim (and Sharon) Crowells of Picton, Ontario.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Homestead Hospice.


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Name: Tricia McKague
Email: Owen Sound,Ontario
Date: Tuesday July 30, 2013


I was so very lucky to have Karen as a friend, former mother in law, and a wonderful step Oma to my son!!! She welcomed both of us with open arms to her family, as did many others. She was full of light and love & even though many miles separated us, she always had a special warm place in my heart, now and always. You will be missed Karen/Oma. xoxoxoxo

Name: Derek and Cindy Gillard
Email: 109 Gatineau Street, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: Saturday July 27, 2013


Aunt Karen was a caring, strong woman who was a lot of fun to be with and had a heart of gold. My wife, Cindy, and I remember and cherish the last time we saw her when she took the time to travel to Oshawa last fall to come to our 25th wedding anniversary party. It was so great to see her. We admire Aunt Karen for many things, one of which was having the courage and conviction to follow her heart, a life adventure that took her to Medford, Minnesota where she married Joe Herr. I know this was a very difficult life decision for her for so many reasons but she had found love and happiness there and chose to follow her heart. Tremendous courage and strength. Aunt Karen will be dearly missed. Life is often so unfair.

Name: Louise & Gordon Seeley
Date: Wednesday July 24, 2013


Karen will be dearly missed by many people. She always had a smile, kind words and a warm welcome for all. The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring you peace. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Louise & Gordon