March 24, 1948 - November 14, 2019


Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Karen Kay (Long) Worden, age 71, of St. Cloud. Karen passed away November 14 at The Sanctuary Assisted Living in St. Cloud. Pastor Pamela Nickel will preside. Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery near Osakis.

Karen was born March 24, 1948 in Spencer, Iowa to Everett and Albertine (Galbraith) Long. Her family moved to Minnesota when she was a child and she graduated from Osakis High School. She married Earl Worden in 1969, and they would later divorce. She worked at Jennio’s and later Green Giant for many years. She enjoyed fishing, road trips to the casino, playing BINGO and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her children Michael (Kathy) Worden of Albany, Matthew Worden of St. Cloud, Tina Jendro of St. Cloud, five grandchildren Christopher Worden, Joseph Nelson, Brayden Worden, Aaliyah Jendro, and Jayden Worden, sisters Birdie Setter of Winona and Judy (Steve) Kathrein of Little Falls as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Karen in death were her parents, infant sister Toni, and sisters DeeAnne Stone and Donna Vait.