Karen Jennings, 81

Karen Jennings, precious mom, sister, aunt and friend; inspiring leader and mentor, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

Karen was the director of nursing at Abbott Hospital and a clinical director at Abbott-Northwestern, as well as an administrator of the Ebenezer Caroline Center and the MN Veterans’ Home. A generous human of great kindness and character who will be profoundly missed.

In addition to her daughter, Erin, and late husband John, her family includes siblings and “outlaws;” Lorie Gruenhagen, Ruthie and Jim Baird, Lois and Steve Carley, Helen Gruenhagen, and Sam and Evy Gruenhagen, cherished nieces and nephews, many wonderful friends and dear colleagues.

Karen grew up in Howard Lake.

A celebration of Karen’s life will take place at Washburn-McReavy Edina chapel Saturday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be directed to the MN Veterans Home- MPLS/ Arts Committee.

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