Karen Catherine (Amfahr) Poll
Karen Catherine (Amfahr) Poll passed away April 30, 2014 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Athanasius Church in Jesup.

Karen, the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Frost) Amfahr, was born on November 24, 1940, in Jesup. She attended school in Jesup and graduated high school amongst the class of 1959. Karen later attended college in Whittier, CA.

She was united in marriage to Louis E Poll, Jr. in October 1965 and raised two daughters, Michelle and Nicholle. They lived in Springfield, MO and Omaha, NE before the marriage dissolved. Later Karen and her daughters moved to Mason City where they made their home. Working for Principal Financial Group, Karen later transferred to Waterloo where she spent the rest of her years.

Karen was an artist in many aspects from culinary, to sketching and painting, to creating stained glass and jewelry pieces. These were only a few of her many talents. Her true joy however, was spending time with her daughters, six grandchildren and working in her expansive gardens. She loved to watch the growth and changes in both and nourished them with her love and attention.

Her memory has been cherished by her daughters, Michelle Poll and her partner Randy Mahnesmith, Mason City, and Nicholle Poll Thovson, Altoona; grandchildren, Quintin, Hayley, Chandlor, Cassandra, all of Mason City, and Braden and Kalen of Altoona; siblings, Gerald Amfahr, Jesup, James Amfahr, Ames, and Terri Lins, Prairie DuChien, Wis., along with many nieces and nephews as well as her late sister, Suzanne Rahlf, Mason City, before she passed in 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy, and her ex-husband, Louis E. Poll Jr.
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