Karole was born April 30, 1949, to Roman and Erma (Thene) Popp in Little Falls.Karole was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was employed as a nurse for 20 plus years in the Delano Health Care Center/Golden Living Center. Later in her work career she became a Deputy Coroner for the Minnesota Regional Coroner’s Office in Hastings. Karole loved to garden, both flowers and vegetables. She was avid reader and enjoyed cooking for others. She was united in marriage on May 3, 1969, to Vernon James Diethelm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice.
Karole is survived by her husband Vernon; children Ann (Brian) Scheinost, Amy (Dennis) Edholm and James Diethelm; grandchildren, Jacob and Nathan Edholm and Jackson and Bennett Scheinost; mother, Erma Popp; siblings, twin sister Kathy (Tim) Brastrup, William (LuAnn) Popp, Theodore (Bonnie) Popp and Joel (Shirley) Popp.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 27, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Interment was in the church cemetery.