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Karen K. Hallsted

August 2, 1961 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 58)


Karen K. Hallsted, 58 of Palmer, died Monday, August 26, 2019 in St. Paul, Nebraska.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Restoration Place Church – 802 Omega Street, Palmer, NE.  The Reverend Joseph Cissell will be officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. at the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island. 

Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Restoration Place Church in Palmer.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.  Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in Palmer is in charge of arrangements. 

Karen was born on August 2, 1961 in Grand Island to Donald and Marilyn (Holder) Brooks.  She grew up in Grand Island graduating from Grand Island Senior High School in 1979. 

On August 2, 1981, she was united in marriage to Randy Erickson in Grand Island.  To this union, 1 daughter, Breanna was born.  On May 31, 1988 she was united in marriage to Jon Hallsted in Dighton, Kansas.  To this union, 1 daughter, Sierra was born.  The couple lived in Palmer.  She was a member of the Restoration Place Church in Palmer.  She worked at the Palmer Public School until her health declined.  Her hobbies included going to garage sales, thrift stores, and taking care of her lawn when her health would allow.   She loved her “fur babies,” Spirit, Essense, and Bellevedere and she enjoyed listening to “Three Dog Night.”  Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

She was survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Breanna & Larry Iiams of St. Paul (and their children, Braelyn & Brooklyn Iiams) and Sierra & Ryan Shriner of St. Paul (and their children, Jaycob Young and Kamry Shriner);  sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Rick Watson of Nevada; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Brooks of Grand Island. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Marilyn; sister, Gayle Kanter; brother, Donald Brooks, Jr. “Tom”, and husband, Jon Hallsted.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.jacobsengreenway.com

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September 3, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Restoration Place Church (Palmer)

Funeral Service
September 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Restoration Place Church (Palmer)

September 4, 2019

2:30 PM
Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
3826 W. Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

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