Karee Pauline Rowell, 64, of Cromwell, MN passed away tragically on Sunday, December 18, 2022 in Bullhead City, AZ while visiting her cousin, Trisha Wallin. Karee was born on November 3, 1958 in Sandstone, MN to Lincoln and Marilyn Hansen. Karee grew up in Cromwell, MN and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1976. She married William “Bill” Rowell on October 19, 1997.
Karee was the Deputy City Clerk for Otsego, MN. She was the self-appointed president of the Social Butterfly and Drama Queen Club. You only had to meet her once to be considered one of her very best friends. Her smile and laugh were contagious. Being around Karee guaranteed a laugh and a good time.
Early on, Karee took her cousin Trish under her wing as she became an adult. Their connection lasted until the very end where Karee and Trish passed together side by side.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2017; her parents; and brother, Stuart.
Karee will be greatly missed by her brother, Reece (Janet) Hansen; nieces and nephews, Mindy (Jer) Hoover, Mason (Stephanie) Hansen, Tara (Rachel) Hansen, and Tom (April) Hansen; great nieces and nephews, Emmalee, Levi, Augustus, Hannah, Lincoln and Grady; many beloved cousins, aunts and uncles; stepdaughters, Carrie and Cindy Rowell; and their children and grandchildren; and countless friends near and far.
Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 Noon memorial service on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to a domestic abuse charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet 55720. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com