Oliver, Karen Estelle Age 78, of Minnetonka, Minnesota passed away surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Born in Rochester, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late William Hanson & Dorothy Hanson (Patchin).

Karen graduated from Rochester High School in 1958. She started working at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company (Q West) during her senior year in high school and continued working there for 47 years until her retirement.

Karen was very active in the Q West volunteer program and with the Special Olympics upon retirement. She loved to scrapbook, travel, boat on Lake Minnetonka, as well as spending time on Cape Cod. She enjoyed being with friends and family.

Karen is survived by her children, Guy Oliver and his wife Dina Oliver of Holliston, MA, Christopher Oliver and Shannon Grimm of Mayer, MN; her brother, Bruce Hanson and Deanna of Rochester, MN; nephews and nieces, Jon Hanson, Eric Hanson, Josh Hanson, Liz Marti, Sachie Hanson, Alexander Hanson, Will Hanson, Nick Hanson, James Riggs and Rob Riggs. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Ian, Seth and Noelle whom she loved dearly. She is preceded by her brother, Barry Hanson.

Memorial service 2PM November 17, 2019 at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave S., Edina.

Karen will be dearly missed by who knew her.

Published on October 13, 2019