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Karen M. Johnson, 57

Karen M. Johnson, age 57 of Somerset, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 5, 2009 after a short battle with cancer.

She was born the daughter of Lee and Doris (Dillon) Soden on Feb. 15, 1952 in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Lee; brothers, Jed and Steve Soden.

She is survived by son, Randy Gorka; mother, Doris Soden; granddaughter, Amanda Mallin; sister, Kay (Soden) Frascone; nephew, Chad (Laura) Soden; and nieces, Danielle and Veronica Frascone.

Following Karen's wishes all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.