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Karen R. White age 73 of Prairie du Chien passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at her home following an extended illness. She was born December 1, 1944 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of Vincent and Viola (Muller) Polodna. She married Ronald White on January 5, 1963 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Karen owned and operated a country gift shop; Color Me Country in McGregor, IA. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed birds, her flower gardens and most of all, her treasured grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ron White of Prairie du Chien, her children, Curt (Brenda) of Mt. Hope, WI, Jeff (Vicki) of Prairie du Chien, Barb (Jon) Bowar of Rice, MN and Chris (Tim) Budden of Platteville, WI, her brothers, Paul (Barb) Polodna of Arkansas and Peter Polodna of Madison, WI, her sister Joan Henry of Dodgeville, WI and her loving grandchildren, Ronnie, Megan, Taylor, Katie, Nicki, Bryce, Bryan, Nate, Ashley, Lexi, Brad and Courtney. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ann Hexom.
A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Rev. James Murphy officiating. A private family interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Holy Family Parish.