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Karen Kaye Gillund

June 8, 1954 April 4, 2019
Karen Kaye Gillund
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Obituary for Karen Kaye Gillund

Gillund, Karen Kaye, age 64 of Littleton.

Karen Gillund peacefully and joyously stepped into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Karen Kemmer was born in Lisbon, ND, on June 8, 1954. The fourth of five children, Karen grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota and embraced the values of faith, family, and hard work.

Karen married her high school sweetheart, Brad Gillund, on July 7, 1976, and together they raised three beautiful daughters, Laurel, Stephanie, and Rosalyn. She is survived by Brad and their daughters, her four brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Registered Nurse, Karen lovingly served patients for 43 years in hospitals and an internal medicine practice. She marveled at the ever-advancing medical field and at the miracles of healing she witnessed.

In addition to her career, Karen enjoyed traveling, trying and tasting new foods, sewing and needlework, and the simple pleasures of reading and great music. Most importantly, though, Karen's faith and family were her life! She felt blessed by God's rich favor and lived each day trying to be a blessing for someone else.

Karen insisted on demonstrating resilience in the face of her adversities and hoped that the positive outlook, grace, and humility that she tried to portray would be an example for others to follow.


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Previous Events

Celebration of Life

Saturday

13

Apr

2:30 PM 4/13/2019 2:30:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

7691 South University Boulevard
Centennial, Colorado 80122

Reception following in the Parish Hall. Services conclude at church.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
7691 South University Boulevard Centennial 80122 Colorado
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

7691 South University Boulevard
Centennial, Colorado 80122
Attention: Missions Ministry in Karen's memory

Hana's Hope

229 West Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, Colorado 80120
In Karen's memory

Sarah Cannon Research Institute - Band Against Cancer

1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37203
In Karen's memory
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