Karen Erickson Mullen

Profile Updated: June 9, 2014
Residing In: Omaha, NE USA
Spouse/Partner: Paul F. Mullen
Homepage: Facebook: Karen Erickson Mullen
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Occupation: Retired/German Professor University Neb Omaha
Children: Erika, 1978 -BioMedEngineer in Boston
Megan, 1980 -Event & Catering Manager, LaVista NE
Andrea, More…1982 -med student in Omaha
Thomas, 1986 -Archit.Engineering Grad -UNO
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After teaching 32 years, mostly in Middle School & High School, I have officially retired, but am teaching 3 days a week at the nearby campus of UNO (Univ. of Nebraska Omaha) We live only 5 minutes from campus, and I spend my days off antiquing and putting up Ebay auctions. I used to sing in the Opera Omaha chorus, but have not done so in the past year. I am singing in my church choir and am now playing in the bell choir! I attend Norwegian conferences in the summer, and am also a vendor for them.
Weddings are our current pre-occupation: Tom in June, 2011; Erika in August, 2012 and Andrea in March, 2013 !
As of May, 2013, I am a grandma - Cora Elizabeth Mullen & in August Leela Kim. Will work on getting a picture with both of them!

School Story:

Lots of memories of the 4 years at Augustana Academy - Choir tours, trying to read "Gone with the Wind" on the tour bus; Math classes (not my forte!) Geometry with Mr. Stene, English our freshman year with Boyum, and of course German with Mrs. Stene. Editing the Saga with Jan (Ulrickson) Thielman and being Social Chair and planning Homecoming for our Senior Year!
Most certainly these were years that shaped me and I shall always be thankful for that.

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Jul 18, 2017 at 9:12 AM

I see your birthday is coming up! I'm about to go on a road trip with my sister (Norwegian conference in Decorah, IA). So I want to wish you a very special day! Gratulerer med dagen!

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Jul 11, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Hey, Joel! Hope today has been a great birthday! I beat you by 2 weeks! It is pretty sobering to see the 7-0 !

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Jul 03, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Posted on: Jul 03, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Oops, I am a day late - but am hoping you had a great birthday! Am curious to know if you and Sydney will be around the end of August / September. Paul & I are thinking of a NW trip, but have not made any particular plans yet.
Karen

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Jun 29, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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Jun 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Happy Birthday dear friend. Hope you have a grand day! I saw that you and Paul flew out east but the next time you drive out there stop and see us. We would love the visit.

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Jun 19, 2017 at 12:09 PM

I am sorry to be sending belated greetings! I hope your birthday was great and you got to spend it with family! We were in Boston, seeing our first grandson for the first time - Our oldest daughter lives there and had him May 21st. Of course, on your birthday, we celebrated out 43 wedding anniversary! Love and hugs to you! Karen

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Apr 27, 2017 at 7:13 PM

Posted on: Apr 26, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Phil !!! Gratulerer med dagen! I hope you hit the big 70 with gusto!

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Apr 10, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Jan!! Hope it is a memorable one! Happy Easter, too!

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Jul 02, 2016 at 8:03 PM

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Jun 27, 2016 at 12:06 PM

A Very Happy Birthday to a Very dear friend. Sure wish we lived closer so I could see you more often. Any plans on going out east this summer? Let me know. You know your more than welcome to stay here. Hope you have a wonderful day full of lots of love :-)

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Apr 11, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016 at 8:19 PM

Hi, Jan! and Happy Birthday. I'm a little late, but not too late to wish you lots of happiness and wonderful moments in the year to come! Now that spring seems to have arrived and we can just feel summer around the corner - that's a great time for a birthday! Enjoy!

Jul 19, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Marie! Happy Birthday - hope you didn't have to work too hard today! Enjoy the day with your family & friends! See you soon! Karen

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Jul 13, 2015 at 12:49 PM
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Jul 10, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Hi, Phil! Any chance you will be coming to SD for the reunion???

Jul 07, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Hi Marie! I trust that Joel has been in touch with you! I am wondering if you might be able to accompany Miles & me on some duets. Please let me know - we'd have to do some rehearsing - either on Friday or Saturday morning. Karen

Jul 07, 2015 at 12:08 PM

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Jul 07, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Looking forward to seeing a lot of you! Be sure to check out the announcements on both the Home Page and the 50th Reunion page for accommodations!

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Jul 02, 2015 at 1:58 PM

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Apr 23, 2015 at 12:29 PM
Karen Erickson Mullen has left an In Memory comment for Walter Ordway.
Jan 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Walter Ordway disappeared November 17, 2014.  Most likely he followed his English Sheepdog Lewis across the ice at Oldham Recreation Site near Soldier, Iowa.  The dog fell through the ice, and speculation that Walt tried to save him, and consequently drowned is the accepted story of his death.  His pick-up was found nearby with the keys in it.  His camera had pictures of Lewis chasing geese from that day.

I think a lot of us dismissed Walt as an eccentric with crazy tales from his travels.  He was most certainly a non-confirmist, but appears to have been a philosopher of life.  He promoted healthy lifestyles, through a project with Wisconsin bike trails.  He grew his own garden and crops organically.  I would like to recommend that classmates watch this documentary of Walt and his friends, who meant a lot to him.  It is titled  "Alchemy in Iowa". http://vimeo.com/18252535 

In reading about him, I have found that there will be a gathering of friends and such in Soldier on the first weekend of June, 2015.  I have no more details, but if you are interested, I will post anything I find out on this website.  As of this writing (Jan 20, 2015), the sheriff's office has not yet found Walt's body.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Donna (Prescher) Bahry with husband Hylem Bahry - at home in Uniontown, Ohio.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
End of August '09 visit in Ohio. Karen (left) with Donna (Prescher) Bahry.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Paul & I just celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary. June '09
Posted: Mar 06, 2014 at 11:00 PM
2005 Reunion ~ Front: Clarke Stolpe, Karen Paulson Bolstad, Nancy Asper Fust 2nd Row: Walt Ordway, Linda Elshere Conner, Janet Ekland Kilde, Karen Erickson Mullen 3rd Row: Barry Gubrud, Leif Pedersen, Miles Lybeck, Terry O'Toole, Ken Johnson (Banquet Attendees)
Posted: Mar 06, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Seated: Sandy Stavnes, Dave Thielman Back: Miles Lybeck, Karen Erickson Mullen & Janice Ulrickson Thielman - June 2008
Posted: Mar 06, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Karen is on left - Othello in 2002