Obituary for Karen A. Mathison

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Karen Ann Mathison, 72 of Chaseburg passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse. She was born in La Crosse on July 11, 1944 to Andrew T. and Gretchen E. (Maas) Nickerson. On February 1, 1964 Karen married James F. Mathison.
Karen is survived by her loving husband, James; two daughters, Connie Mathison of Redwood City, CA. and Rebecca (Hoon) Yu of Farmington, MN.; three grandchildren, Jacob Mathison and Kevin and Erin Yu; and two sisters, Greta (Don) Lake and Lois "Sue" (Richard) Moran both of La Crosse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Roger (Rosemary) Nickerson.
A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 1425 Jackson Street, La Crosse. A time of sharing memories will start at 12:00 p.m. and continue until end of visitation.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Franciscan Healthcare Foundation, Oasis Fund for cancer patient support, 700 West Avenue South, La Crosse.
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