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Karin Hargrave, 53

Karin Marie Hargrave, age 53, of River Falls, and formerly of Brodhead, Wis., died on Wednesday, May 15, at her home.

Karin was born the daughter of Donald and Margaret (Lee) Hogquist in Duluth, Minn., on Jan. 7, 1960. She grew up in Sandstone, Minn., graduating from Sandstone High School with the class of 1978. She went on to St. Luke's College of Nursing in Duluth and then received her master's degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Karin served in Army National Guard for 2 years.

She was generous and tender-hearted, welcoming and always smiling. She loved canoeing and being outdoors. Karin also enjoyed fishing, reading, and helping others. She was a parent to 29 foster children.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Hogquist.

Karin is survived by her daughter, Korene Hargrave; son, Kyle Hargrave; grandson, Jeremiah; father, Don Hogquist; siblings, Kris (Steve Jameson) Hogquist, Dan (Arlene) Hogquist, Kelly (Mary Bess Michaletz) Hogquist; nieces and nephews, Laura Jameson, Sam Jameson, Adam Hogquist, Kevin Hogquist; former husband, Craig Hargrave; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial gathering was held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with a memory sharing service at 5:30 p.m., at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. The "Karin Hargrave Memorial Fund" for the children of Karin (Kyle and Korene Hargrave) has been set up at the First National Bank of River Falls.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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