Teresa L. “Teri” Karnes, 53

KarnesTeresaWEBTeresa L. “Teri” Karnes, age 53 of Grey Eagle, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Bethel Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating and Rev. Gary Taylor assisting. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church in Grey Eagle.

Teresa Lee Dye was born September 7, 1959 in Anderson, Indiana, to Thomas and Joann (Merritt) Dye.  Teri graduated from Largo High School in Largo, Florida and attended college at Auburn University and Troy State University. On February 7, 1998 she married John Karnes in Pine River, Minnesota and moved to their current home in Grey Eagle. Teri was an accountant/auditor for hotels in Nisswa and Alexandria. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Teri loved her dogs.  She owned an American Eskimo and a Chocolate Lab named Cocoa.  She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, watching her television programs, traveling, and was a Minnesota Vikings fan.

Survivors include her husband, John Karnes of Grey Eagle; mother, Joann Merritt of Largo, Florida; step-children, Jason Karnes of Starbuck and Megan Karnes of Puerto Rico; sister, Jeannie Dye of Largo, Florida; and step-brother, Don (Barb) Merritt of Pequot Lakes.

Teri was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Dye; infant son, Curtis David John Karnes; and brother, Jimmy Joe Dye.

Serving as casket bearers will be Phillip Thumann, Tom Thumann, Robert Davis, John Stuckel, Richard Seifert, and Ken Messer. Serving as cross bearer will be James Karnes and scripture bearer will be Sharon Thumann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.