Karen A. Bishop

18 September, 19375 April, 2020
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Karen A. (Wreath) Bishop September 18, 1937 – April 5, 2020

Karen Bishop, Age 82 of Northeast Minneapolis, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, April 5. 2020.

Preceded in death by her Loving Husband, Robert J. Bishop; Parents, Harold and Helen Wreath; Brother, Richard Wreath; and Great-granddaughter, McKenna Louise Mead.

Survived by Children, Michael (Cathy) Bishop, David (Patty) Bishop and Kathleen Roderick; Grandchildren, Jennifer (Doug) Busch, Andrea (Brian) Howard, Laura (Jeff) Humphrey, Stephen Bishop, Nicole (Doug) Mead, Matt (Katie) Bishop, Katie Roderick, Danielle (Ben) Konrad and Connor Roderick; Great- grandchildren, Savannah, Rylee, Anjaley, Kensi, Cole, Caleb, Landon, Kinley, Elijah, Oliver and Hayden; Sisters, Gerrie Adams, Helen Siegfried, Marge Gibson, Carole Widner, Amy Bridenstine; Sister-in-law, Pat Purcell; Brother-in-law, Bruce Henderson; many Nieces, Nephews and other Family and Friends

Celebration of Life Service will be 12noon Saturday June 19, 2021 at Gearhart Funeral Home (11275 Foley Blvd. NW., Coon Rapids) with Memorial Visitation starting at 11:00 am.

Karen was laid to rest next to her husband, Bob in Gethsemane Cemetery on April 14, 2020.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider making a donation in Karen’s name to the Alzheimer’s association (


  • Michael (Cathy) Bishop, Son
  • David (Patty) Bishop, Son
  • Kathleen Roderick, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Doug) Busch, Grandchild
  • Andrea (Brian) Howard, Grandchild
  • Laura (Jeff) Humphrey, Grandchild
  • Stephen Bishop, Grandchild
  • Nicole (Doug) Mead, Grandchild
  • Matt (Katie) Bishop, Grandchild
  • Katie Roderick, Grandchild
  • Danielle (Ben) Konrad, Grandchild
  • Connor Roderick, Grandchild
  • Gerrie Adams, Sister
  • Helen Siegfried, Sister
  • Marge Gibson, Sister
  • Carole Widner, Sister
  • Amy Bridenstine, Sister
  • Pat Purcell, Sister-in-law
  • Bruce Henderson, Brother-in-law
  • Savannah, Great Grandchild
  • Rylee, Great Grandchild
  • Anjaley, Great Grandchild
  • Kensi, Great Grandchild
  • Cole, Great Grandchild
  • Caleb, Great Grandchild
  • Landon, Great Grandchild
  • Kinley, Great Grandchild
  • Elijah, Great Grandchild
  • Oliver, Great Grandchild
  • Hayden, Great Grandchild
  • Karen is also preceded in death by husband, Robert J. Bishop; parents, Harold and Helen Wreath; brother, Richard Wreath and great-granddaughter, McKenna Louise Mead.

  • Jennifer Busch
  • Andrea Howard
  • Laura Humphrey
  • Stephen Bishop
  • Nicole Mead
  • Matthew Bishop
  • Katie Roderick
  • Danielle Konrad
  • Connor Roderick


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 19 June , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 19 June , 2021



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Amy Bridenstine

10 April 2020

My sister Karen was the most generous and gentle soul I know. She was kind and giving and had a smile that could light up a room. Her laughter was genuine and infectious.
Karen was a role model anyone could look up to and I'm going to miss her terribly. Rest in peace sister, Love you -Amy

Sarah Mcpherson

8 April 2020

Memories....lots and lots of good times up on hill. Karen never judged us girls, she didn't understand why we did what we did and she would shake her head, but she never judged us. The one thing I loved about Karen was her infectious smile and her laugh.
Kathy, Mike, Dave and family. I am truly for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in knowing the happiness your mom now has in the arms of Jesus.

Anthony Savage

7 April 2020

At 4 years old I met Karen Bishop as her son Mike became one of my first friends. I spent a lot of time at the Bishop house were Karen always made you feel welcome. May her loving memories ease our loss and bring us comfort. My deepest sympathy.

Mary Nagel

7 April 2020

Kathy, your mom was so nice, I'm so sad for you and all the family, I will keep you all in my prayers.

Carole Widner

6 April 2020

Karen was one of the smartest women I know. She was hard working ,kind,loving. and very strong.She set the bar high, and I will
miss her so very much. Love you sister.

Janice Thorau

6 April 2020

Oh I have so many great memories of Karen. She was so wonderful and easy to talk to. She always had something to add to a conversation and let me tell you, she was not shy on how she felt. If you wanted the truth that is what you got, like it or not. My life has been blessed to know her and to call her family. Heaven has received a wonderful angel looking down on her family with wings spread to hug them all. What a beautiful soul and loving person. Big Love, hugs and prayers to the family in this time of need. Karen You are loved always in our hearts. On Eagles wings you will receive our prayers and love. LOVE YOU!!

Connie Zemlicka

6 April 2020

From the moment I met Karen I knew she was a Caring and Loving person. Her smile just radiated off her face and lit up the whole room. I will pray for her and will pray for her whole family as they grieve her passing and remember her life.

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