Karen J. Peroceschi (Kerssen), age 54, of Coon Rapids (hometown Hibbing), passed away after a battle with cancer. She worked as a marketing coordinator for Carlson Company. She was preceded in death by beloved sister, Yvonne Nemchik. She is survived by husband, Perch (Eugene); daughter, Sterling; mother, Violet Eggum; father, Philip Kerssen (Sandy); sister, Shirley Loegering (Perry); twin brother, Butch (Kenneth) Kerssen (Mary); sister, Marge Patrick (Randy); brother, Dennis Kerssen (Diane); brother, Ron Kerssen; brother-in-law, Al Nemchik; also many nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. Visitation 5-8 pm Monday, with prayer service 8 pm at the Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids. Mass of Resurrection 11 am Tuesday at Church of the Epiphany (corner of Hanson Blvd & 111th, 763-755-1020), with visitation one hour prior at church. She had dedication and determination on-the-job and in her daily life. She loved camping, traveling; she obtained her pilot's license in Alaska and had an all-around zest for life. Her greatest happiness in life was being a devoted mother. She strived to be successful always and she was. She is loved and missed by all who knew her. Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel 763-767-1000

Published on February 3, 2002

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