October 9, 1961 - March 14, 2023
Karalyn Sartor, age 61 of Shoreview, MN passed away on March 14, 2023, during an extended hospital stay following complications from heart surgery. Her last days were spent peacefully and comfortably with visits from family and hearing the messages from many dear friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Dorothy Schliep, and her brother, David Schliep. Survived by her husband of 29 years, Brian Sartor; step-sons, Adam (Gao Vang) Sartor, Blake (Miriam Davis) Sartor; sisters, Bonita (Jon Thorstenson) Carlson, Rosemary (Darrell Strain) Schliep, LuAnn (Scott) Stroupe; sisters in-law, Denise Schliep, Brenda (Rusty) Mayes; brothers in-law, Bradley (Tracey) Sartor, Barry (Denise) Sartor; many nieces and nephews.
Karalyn was born in Morris, MN, and grew up on the family dairy farm outside of Holloway, MN. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1980 and received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota in 1984. After a successful career initially in accounting & finance and later as a customer engagement leader, Karalyn retired last June.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing the piano, watching sunsets from the deck of her cabin in Crosslake, and walks with Brian and their dog Fritz. She cherished spending time with family and friends and had a special gift for bringing people together.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Karalyn's life will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 11:00 AM at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN. (visitation at 10:00 AM).
In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Children's Cancer Research Fund.