Saturday, October 24, 2020


November 16, 1944—October 12, 2020

   SPARTA - Karen M. Eade, 75, of Sparta, WI, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, 6:45 p.m., at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Karen was born November 16, 1944, in Peoria, IL. On December 22, 1967, she married Charles Eade.

   Karen loved her whole family with all her heart. She would help anyone in need and was special to all who knew her. Her kindness rocked our world, and she will be missed by many.

   Karen is survived by her children, Lana (David Deere) Little Soldier Deere, Tony (Jamie) Carpenter, Simody Eade, Sara Bailey, Shelia Leff, Shawnyeaha and Dennis Nadherny, and Sandra Jenzen; grandchildren, Wesley Thomas Martenson, Naketa Rose Martenson, Dorothy Anne Martenson, Carroll Mooney Martenson II, Stephanie Scholze, Leeanna, Mikayla Leis, Donna Bailey, Hailey Leff, Andrea Roy, Kyle Harman, Brittanie Coleman, and Matthew; great-granddaughters, Charlene Rose and Lois Ann Humphrey; Goddaughters, Tammy Spears, and Tonya Carnes; brother, Donnie; special friend, Tom Martenson; good family friend, Kathleen Kett; along with many other relatives and friends.

   Karen was preceded in death by daughters, Lynn, Spring and Sheena Eade; and a sister, Kay Marie.

   Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home in Sparta, WI. Burial will follow in the Bear Creek Cemetery in LaFarge, WI. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

   Online condolences may be offered at

   To protect the family and community, social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged.

   The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home of Sparta, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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