Karen W. Macdonald

October 11, 1935 - January 1, 2021
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Mrs. Karen W. Macdonald passed after a short battle with cancer, in Venice, Florida on January 1, 2021 at the age of 85.  Karen is survived by daughter Sara (Rich), Paula (Steven), granddaughter Amanda and two great grandson’s Chase and Robbie.  Also, her loving partner Ralph Johansson.  Karen was born on October 11, 1935 in Arlington, Minnesota to Edward and Hilda Wolff.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert G. Macdonald, Jr. whom she met and married while working in Reno, Nevada.  Karen was active in her church, PEO, the Waterford community and animal therapy with her dog Posy.  Family will host a celebration of Karen’s life in the future.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s name to Tidewell Hospice located at 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34238.   

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Born: October 11, 1935
Died: January 1, 2021

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Shayne Weber posted on 1/10/21

So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I have so many memories of fun times we have had over the years. Our dogs Posy and Dallas were both therapy dogs and good buddies. We would take them to area assisted living and nursing homes for visits. I'll never forget Karen and I going to the Kentucky Derby a few years back. I enjoyed her so much. R.I.P. my dear friend.


Amy and Jeff Cramer, Frank Codella posted on 1/5/21

Sending sincere condolences to Karen's family and to Ralph. Karen was one of the best friends of my mother, Dot Codella, and continued to be a good friend to my father, Frank Codella and us, Amy and Jeff Cramer, after Dot's passing in 2009. She was loving, humorous, no-nonsense and tactful, and always there with caring, good advice when asked. We used to see her whenever we visited Venice and will miss her greatly when we are there in the future. So sorry we didn't get to see her in 2020, but our happy memories of her will keep and sustain us from now on.


Susan C posted on 1/3/21

We are sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I'll always remember her kindness & laugh. Our Condolences to you & family. Prayers of comfort during these tough days ahead. Lovingly, Susan Clark & Brian Nagel Minnesota lake friends.