Karan J. Heather, 79

Published 3:57 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Karan J. Heather, 79

Karan J. Heather, age 79, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, at her home. Karan Jeanette Prantner was born June 2, 1944, in Austin, Minnesota, to Edward and Barbara (Hartley) Prantner. She grew up on a farm north of Myrtle and attended country school. Karan graduated from Glenville High School. On October 16, 1965, she married Jack Heather at Hayward Lutheran Church. They started building their family in Slayton, Minnesota, before moving to Eyota, Minnesota, in 1975. Karan began her work life in bookkeeping working for Wilsons in Albert Lea and then worked as a Paraprofessional at Dover Eyota High School as a media center specialist. In 2005, the couple settled in Blooming Prairie where Karan was an active member of the First Lutheran Church, WELCA, and a volunteer at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Karan was a woman of many passions. She always wanted her children to experience things she never could. Karan enjoyed the kid’s activities, neighboring, card clubs, sewing hardanger embroidery, and quiet time. She was a devoted Minnesota Twins Fan, who liked to travel and enjoyed the beauty of nature. Her love for quilting and reading brought her great joy, and she cherished her Bohemian and Norwegian heritage. One of her favorite pastimes was when she showed cattle at the county fair in 4-H. Karan had a remarkable sense of family and dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whom she adored unconditionally. She had a trusting nature and was always ready with a warm, genuine smile. Karan was accommodating to everyone and made everyone feel welcome. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her mother, Barbara Prantner; husband, Jack Heather; children, Todd (Vicki) Heather, Trent (Beth) Heather, and Tara (Tim) Rogers; grandchildren, Alyssa (Mike) Ohmann, Evan (Alana) Heather, Hannah Rogers, and Zachary Rogers; great grandchildren, Jack Ohmann, Eli Heather, and one on the way; brothers, David (Connie) Prantner and Denny (Lana) Prantner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Prantner.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Visitation will take place from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be livestreamed on First Lutheran’s Facebook page. Interment will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Myrtle, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred to the First Lutheran Church or the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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