KARON KAYE NAGEL, age 79, of Lismore, died Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Adrian Country Living Cottages. She was born March 3, 1943, in Adrian, to Frederick and Leona (Colbeck) Obele. She graduated from Adrian High School and later attended Worthington Junior College. She worked at Campbell’s Soup Co.
Karon married Gordon Anthony Nagel on May 28, 1971, at the Little Brown Church in Nashwa, IA. After their marriage, the couple lived in Coon Rapids where she worked at J.C. Penny’s and Target in Minneapolis. They divorced in May of 1981. In 1982, Karon moved to Worthington. She moved to Lismore in 1985. Karon worked at J.C. Penny’s, Joann Fabrics and Shopko, in Worthington, before she began working at Country Hearts in Lismore.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lismore where she was baptized and Confirmed. She taught Sunday School, was a member of the Presbyterian Women, where an Honorary Life Membership was given to her on July 10, 2005. Karon held offices of President, Secretary and Mission Chairperson. She was also secretary for the Lismore and Edgerton Presbyterian Churches. Karon was a member of the Lismore American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for over twenty five years where she held various offices, the Lismore Knitters and the Peacemakers Quilt Guild where she served as President. She enjoyed sewing, shop hopping, and spending time with her special friends, family and grandchildren.
Karon is survived by her two daughters, Lynn (Kevin) Schultz, Oakdale; and Lisa (James) Byrom, Austin, TX; five grandchildren, Ashton and Abigail Schultz; and Quintus, Mila and Axel Byrom; and two brothers, Gary (Carol) Obele, Becker; and Robert (Jeanie) Obele, Sioux Falls, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial service will be Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, in Lismore, officiated by Pastor Thomas Voight. A time of fellowship will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial of cremains will be at the St. Anthony West Cemetery in Lismore.
Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Adrian, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association www.act.alz.org