Sewing 08

Karen Kay (Klink) Olerich

July 11, 1945 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 76)


Karen Olerich went home to Jesus on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. She was born to Walter and Ruby Klink on July 11, 1945, in Vail, Iowa.

Karen met her husband, Roger in high school and married shortly after graduation, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, and then Phoenix, Arizona. They went on to have three children, Jennifer, Paula, and Allisa.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Karen also loved being a seamstress. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those that surrounded her.

She is survived by her brothers, Gene (Artist) Klink and Randy (Cindy) Klink; children, Jennifer Heermance (Chris), Paula (Bob) Colvin, and Allisa (Roger) Elliot; as well as many grandchildren.

Karen is preceded in death by her father, Walter Klink; mother, Ruby Klink; and grandson, Victor Colvin.

In place of flowers, we ask that you consider donating funds to help cover our mom’s funeral expenses. Donations can be mailed to Paula Colvin at mom’s address, to go into an estate fund. We also have a fundraiser page, which you can find under my Facebook page at

Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City, CO.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karen, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
April 1, 2022

1:00 PM
Holt Chapel of the Garden, Canon City, Macon Ave

Interment following funeral service
April 1, 2022

Lakeside Cemetery
1008 Elm Avenue
Canon City, CO 81212

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