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Memorial Service

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton
Saturday September 11th, 2021

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Karyn Konfrst

Karyn Konfrst, age 78 of Yankton, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September, 11 at Goglin Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. There will be no burial.

Karyn Jo Monfore was born August 31, 1942, at Yankton, South Dakota to John and Florence (Kerr) Monfore. She graduated from High School in Tyndall, South Dakota in 1960. On Jun 12, 1960, she married Frank Konfrst at Tyndall. They made their home on the farm north of Avon where they worked alongside each other. Together they had four children. Karyn later worked at the vet clinic in Avon and then worked as a CNA at the nursing home in Wagner and then in Tyndall before retiring. During retirement, Karyn enjoyed fishing with her husband, Frank.

Karyn loved to embroider and made many beautiful quilts, t-shirts and jackets. She liked to play cards and marbles with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading in her spare time. Karyn liked to bake and made many tasty things, especially kolaches and cinnamon raisin bread. She also loved flowers, especially roses. Karyn was a very caring person with a heart of gold and would do anything for you. She was a people person and loved to visit. It seemed like when you went shopping with her, she always ran into someone she knew. Karyn loved her dogs, Tooters and Max.

Family was important to Karyn, she always loved to hear what her grandkids were doing and she loved hearing about her great-grandkids and liked to hear about all the antics they were up to.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her four children, Karla (Duane) Tucker of Yankton, Gene Konfrst of Avon, Eryn (Donnie Joe) Stadler of Kimball and Frank John (Shelley) Konfrst of Parkston; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother John (Linda) Monfore of Klamath Falls, Oregon; a niece; a nephew; and two dogs, Tooters and Max.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank and her parents, John and Florence.

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Karen was very loving, always thinking of others. She had a great smile and laugh, will miss you.

Marlene Harrington Sep 14 2021 9:05 PM

So sorry to learn of your loss. Karyn was "one in a million". Karyn touched so many lives while at Good Samaritan in Wagner. She was such a gift to each and every resident. Sending prayers to each of you.

Michele Juffer Sep 13 2021 9:48 PM

Condolences to the family from friend & former co-worker, Betty Lou Lindgren. She fondly remembers all the times Karen took her fishing. Karen will be missed

Betty Lou Lindgren Sep 10 2021 12:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karyn Konfrst

Jeanene Horner Sep 9 2021 2:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karyn Konfrst

Sheryl Monfore Elliott Aug 31 2021 5:12 PM

Karyn and I were cousins, like sisters, only 11 months apart, growing up together. In South Dakota. Oh, the tales I could tell. Like when we were flower girls for our older cousin, Frankie Ann. What a disturbance we created! We\'ve never lived that down🤗 What I\'ll remember most is her deep warm quick laughter and her genuine warm hugs coming deep from her soul right into yours. I\'ve had her in my life for 78 years. What\'s gift.♥️

Sheryl Monfore Elliott Aug 31 2021 5:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karyn Konfrst

Dwaine Ridgway Aug 31 2021 9:11 AM

Karyn was a great friend. She was always helping someone and my most fun filled memory was butchering chickens with her and Liz Oorlog. Also sharing corned beef and cabbage with them. Wonderful lady and I'm sure a wonderful angel.

Carol Draughon Aug 29 2021 9:17 PM