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April 4, 1937 - July 19, 2021


Karen L. Gonzagowski 84, peacefully passed away with family at her side, July 19, 2021 in Merritt Island, FL. Karen was born in Rochester, MN. She attended Rochester High school and graduated from Rochester Community College with an associate degree in business. She then met and married her husband Jim. They were married for 50 years before his passing in 2012. Karen and Jim relocated multiple times in the Midwest while Jim was employed with IBM, choosing Fort Wayne to settle in and raise their four kids. Karen and Jim owned and operated Consumer Contact Services and greatly enjoyed their “demo” family. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church and Grace United Methodist Church. Karen loved spending time on the golf course, entertaining, crafting, volunteering, playing cards and vacationing on Woman Lake in northern MN. She spent her later years enjoying the sun and warm weather in FL. She is survived by her brother Charlie Paulsen (Elsa), Judy Erickson (Ron), daughter Lynda Weese (Claude), daughter Leisha Sinclair (Mark), son Jamie (Amy), daughter Laurie Satter (Lucas), 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, and brother Joe. Funeral Service for Karen is 2pm, Friday July 30 at Grace United Methodist Church, Merritt Island, FL Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist. To leave a condolence or a favorite memory, please visit

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