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Karen June Baumann Osterlund ’57

Karen June Baumann Osterlund ’57, August 4, 2014, while on a cruise to Alaska, with her daughters beside her. Karen was the eldest of five children born to Franz Baumann ’35 and his wife, Barbara. She spent two years at Reed and married Erik Osterlund; they raised four sons and two daughters in San Bruno, California. She also was married to Bob Marshall, who predeceased her. Karen was a certified travel consultant and a 25-year volunteer for La Leche League. “Although I’m not doing anything of noted significance, nor have I accumulated fancy letters to put after my name,” she wrote, “I’m so thankful for my years at Reed College and the many friends that shared my life at that time.” In retirement, she lived in Reno, Nevada, and enjoyed travels abroad and in the U.S., along with visits to her extended family. Karen’s final residence was in Millbrae, California, where she was close to her family. Survivors include her children, 21 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2014

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