Karen Renee Pitzen, age 59 of New Richmond, WI, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. Karen was born the daughter of Virgil and Esther (Peterson) Krumm on June 26, 1962 in New Richmond, WI. She grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School with the class of 1980. On October 10, 1982, Karen was married to Timothy Pitzen at First Lutheran Church. They were blessed with 2 children, Heather and Luke. They later divorced. Karen worked at the First National Bank before going to work at Bernard’s Northtown Inc. She was a member of the Pioneer Women’s Group and First Lutheran Church and was a caregiver for her nephew Kyle. She enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking and baking and watching the Packers. Karen loved being a grandma and hosted Wednesday family night for her children and grandchildren. Karen was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always loving and caring. She was trustworthy, loyal and selfless, always putting others before herself. She is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Esther Krumm. Karen is survived by her children, Heather (Phil) Hoover and Luke Pitzen; grandchildren, Adisyn Pitzen, Knox Hoover, and Emresyn Hoover; significant other, George Garcia; siblings, Keith Krumm, and Kevin (Karen) Krumm; niece and nephews, Alicia Garner, Karl Krumm, Kyle Krumm; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI and on Monday from 10-11 am at the church. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 11 am at First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.