Getty (Wekkind) Karen Floy Wekkind Getty, of Richfield. Born on January 21, 1944 in Minneapolis, passed on from her courageous battle with cancer on June 4, 2003 with her loved ones around her. Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Floyd "Pa" John Wekkind and Edith Ione Wekkind. Survived by sons, Floyd Kenneth Getty (Minneapolis), and Ryan Allan Getty (Houston); grandchildren, Jacob Kenneth Getty, and Courtney Anne Getty; sisters, Muriel Ione Schaffer (Burnsville), and Marianne Louise Fendrick (Richfield); nieces and nephews, Mark Allen Connelly (Chicago), Bruce William Anderson (Rosemount), Annalisa Floy Schaffer (Eagan), Brett John Schaffer (Burnsville), Bradley Ian Schaffer (Burnsville), Damon Allan Fendrick (Phoenix), Darrell Louis Fendrick (Phoenix), Alisha Edyth Schaffer (Minnetonka); ex-husband, Allan Kenneth Getty (Apple Valley); mother-in-law, Lavonne V. Getty (Elk River); and other family and friends. Throughout her life Karen was completing various activities. At the age of 10 Karen won the Duncan Yo-Yo Championship of Minneapolis. During her teen years at Washburn High School she was not only a top flag twirler but she graduated at the top of her class in 1962. After high school, Karen worked hard to gain top sales recognition and employee of the year which earned her numerous trips around the world motivating employees. Her last area of success was being elected sergeant at arms for AFSCME Local 34. she was married on May 10, 1965 and raised two successful sons. Karen's determination has provided her with the opportunities to experience several jobs. She has worked for The Department of Agriculture, Princess House Crystal, Sexton Foods, United States Customs Department, Knutson Mortgage, Hennepin County Economic Assistance and Department of Children and Family Services. Karen used her free time traveling the globe, including Hawaii, London, Paris, Holland, New York, Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Lake Park, MN. She spent her later days helping and caring for her grandchildren, while sharing her values and beliefs with them, a life long member and believer in the union (Local 34 AFSCME). Visitation on Monday, June 9, 2003 from 6-8:30 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave S., Mpls. Service on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 12:00 Noon, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave., Bloomington, MN, 55431. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred. Though her departure is premature, she leaves us with a deeper appreciation of our blessings. GILL BROTHERS 612-861-6088

Published on June 8, 2003

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