KAREN J. TRENTMANKaren J. Trentman, 54, of Duluth, passed away suddenly Dec.
Karen J. Trentman, 54, of Duluth, passed away suddenly Dec. 13, 2010.
She was born Oct. 31, 1956, in Montgomery, Ala., to Robert and Betty (Russell) Edwards. Betty remarried Jerry Lood, and they raised Karen and her siblings.
Karen came to Duluth when she was 12 and loved it as home ever since. Karen and Gary Frye raised three loving and independent sons. She served the community on many boards and charities. Karen started several companies and helped many others start theirs.
She was united in marriage to Jeff on June 23, 2010. They spent much time traveling and enjoying life with their families and grandsons and enjoying life to the fullest. Karen loved to dance, was passionate about helping other people and brought much joy to everyone with her smile and love. She was a vibrant woman who loved life to the fullest.
Karen was preceded in death by grandma Bets Lood; and her father, Robert Edwards.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff; sons Jesse (Holly) Frye, Shaun (Kim) Frye and Donovan Frye; stepchildren Brittany Trentman and Jake Trentman; grandchildren Dillon and Ethan; siblings Stephen Edwards (Kris Kothrade), Tracy (John) Huotari and David (Anita) Lood; parents Betty and Jerry Lood; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Dec. 18, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Father Thomas Radaich officiating. Memorials preferred to Safe Haven Shelter for Woman and the Courage Center of Duluth.
Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, (218) 624-5200.
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