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Karen Price, nee Wallin, 83, passed away Oct. 30, 2021, in Burr Ridge.
She was born in 1938 in Gary, Ind., to Herman and Bernice Wallin.
Karen grew up in the small town of Chesterton, Ind., near the shore of Lake Michigan, with her brother, Ken. Going to the Indiana Dunes beach to swim, fish and picnic was a favorite activity for the family, and it is where Karen and her future husband, Art, had their first date.
After college, the high school sweethearts married and moved to the Chicago area, where Art was attending medical school. After completing his residency, Art set up his practice in the Chicago suburbs, where he and Karen would eventually settle and raise their four children.
In addition to caring for her children, Karen was always working on creative projects. From sewing homemade Halloween costumes to decorating her home, from painting and gardening to gourmet cooking. She also loved to entertain, whether it was for a formal dinner party or making a delicious meal for her kids and their friends. Everyone was always welcome at her home.
As the children grew, Karen's interests grew as well. She took painting and bridge lessons and took gardening to the next level, joining the Village Gardeners Club in Hinsdale. She also joined an investment club and she proved to be quite savvy in the business of trading stocks. Karen's illness slowed her down, however she was always up to talk. Politics, the wonders of faith and her family were favorite topics.
Karen will be remembered for her fun loving, spirited personality, her creative mind and her unrelenting fight to beat her illnesses and live "lively."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art Price, M.D.
She is survived by her daughters, Angela Price, Brenda Price (Paul) Moran and Juliet Price; her son, Scott (Holly) Price; her grandchildren, Cynthia (Nate) Hoffmiere, Megan Moran (Bodey) Silger, Holly, Colleen and Christian Moran and Sarah Price; her great-grandchildren, Ava and Ellie Hoffmiere; her brother, Ken (Judy) Wallin; and her nieces, Amy Wallin Smolivc and Leslie Wallin Durham.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St. Hinsdale.
A service will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment is private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.