Carol B. Karasch (Christen), 74, of Avon passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital Dec. 29, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Avon. The Rev. Julius Beckermann will officiate and interment will be at Seven Dolors Parish Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home Jan. 9.

Carol was born Dec. 25, 1946, to Elmer and Marion (Wahnschaffe) Schmidt. She was a member of St. Benedict’s Church in Avon.

She is survived by children John (Tami) Christen, Joe (Janet) Christen and Corrine (Tom) Lill; stepchildren Russ (Mary Ann) Karasch and Jason Karasch; brothers Andy (Nancy) Schmidt and Steve Schmidt; sister Pat Karsch; grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands James Christen and Melvin Karasch, three brothers, one sister and a step-son.                         P-1-1B