Karen K. Snook

Aug 21, 2020
Snook, Karen crop


10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel     


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel     


Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo     


May be directed to the family     


Karen Kay Snook, 81, of Evansdale, died Friday, August 21, 2020 at NewAldaya Lifescapes from complications of COPD.  

She was born September 12, 1938 in Waterloo, the daughter of Rob “Roy” and Maxine (Kern) Krutsinger.

She was a 1956 graduate of Waterloo East High School.

She married Gary Snook on October 18, 1960 at Christ Episcopal Church in Waterloo.

Karen was primarily a homemaker but had worked at Evansdale Grocery and Starr Lanes.

She was a member of the Evansdale Garden Club. She enjoyed crocheting as well as sewing and needlework. She and Gary loved to go camping. 

Survived by her husband, Gary Snook of Evansdale; son, Bryan (Cathy) Snook of Elk Run Heights; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa) of Dunkerton, Michael, John both of Ankeny, Matthew of Cresco, Daniel, Andrew, and Claire all of Elk Run Heights; three great-grandchildren, Madilyn, Elizabeth and Ava; sister, Patricia Berends of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents and brother in infancy, Billy.

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  1. Vondean Erickson | Aug 23, 2020


    Gary and Bryan,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I belong in the garden club with Karen and such a joy to have her as a friend. I will never forget the trip to Reiman gardens that you Gary drove the van and hauled all us garden club ladies to Ankeny. Such a fun day.

    I enjoyed talking crocheting with Karen. The last time I saw her was at Wlamart and she was looking for a special yarn.

    Bryan I worked in the Assessor's office at the Court house and remember you would bring your babies up to Data processing and I would get to see them also.

    I now live in El Cajon Ca. near my son Tim. I really like it out here. So glad to be near him. 

    Karen had such a kind heart and loved her family.

    Take care.

    Vondean Erickson






  2. Tom Grady | Aug 23, 2020
    Gary and Bryan, sad to hear of Karen’s passing.  She was a cornerstone in the old neighborhood.  Tom Grady (Sioux Falls, SD)
  3. Yvonne Gaudes | Aug 23, 2020


    i am so sorry to hear of Karen’s death. You had 60 years together and shared many wonderful experiences. Please accept my condolences.

  4. Jean Draude | Aug 22, 2020
    So sorry to hear about Karen. I shall remember her smile and how she would bring crafts to Sears luncheon and always related to the holiday that was happening or going to happen. 
    May God give her eternal peace. 
    RIP Karen. 6F1C
  5. Debbie (Clos) & Rich Chapman | Aug 22, 2020

    Gary, Bryan, and family, 

    Karen was a wonderful person and i know you will all miss her greatly. It seems i knew her most of my life. I remember great times with her and my Mom doing ceramics. My condolences and prayers to all of you.

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