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Karen C. Dugan

September 16, 1953 — January 2, 2024

LeClaire

Karen C. Dugan

UPDATE: We will lay Karen to rest on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Ann's Cemetery, Long Grove.

 

Karen C. Dugan, 70, of LeClaire, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024 following an automobile accident.

Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Karen will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, LeClaire.  The Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed by clicking the following link: LIVESTREAM   Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport with the rosary prayed at 6:45 p.m.  Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at church.  Memorials may be made to Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at Blessed Sacrament Monastery (2645 E.72nd Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99507)

Karen Christine Warman was born on September 16, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri, a daughter of Louise (Brown) and Ronald Warman, Sr.  She graduated from Olathe North High School in 1971 and then from Kansas State University with a bachelors in Spanish. Karen then earned her masters degree in Spanish linguistics from University of Colorado.  She was united in marriage to Brian E. Dugan on November 25, 1998 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Davenport.  They met at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greeley, Colorado while holding hands during the Our Father and later their cars were parked next to each other.

Karen taught Spanish at Colorado State University and Colorado College, Colorado Springs, before Brian took her to Alaska for four years.  In Alaska, she taught at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska-Anchorage.  When the Dugan’s moved back to Colorado, Karen taught and was a student advisor at Front Range Community College at multiple campuses. Following a move to the Quad Cities, Karen was a student advisor at Black Hawk College from 2013 until her retirement in 2021.  With her fluency in Spanish, she enjoyed helping the Hispanic population navigate their education and opening the doors for them.

To say Karen was a devout Catholic would be putting it mildly.  A convert to the faith in adulthood, she made Adoration and receiving the Eucharist daily a priority, she was the epitome of a “Roaming” Catholic always knowing where to find Mass on both sides of the river. Traveling with Karen meant an opportunity to stop and pray at a shrine or religious site. Her retirement allowed her the opportunity to devote more time to prayer groups, bible studies, C.E.W. and speakers that would enhance her faith.

Those left to honor Karen’s memory are her husband, Brian, LeClaire; sisters, Connie (Bruce) Boettcher, Overland Park, Kansas and Kathleen Warman, Longmont, Colorado; stepsiblings: Cindy (Lee) Penner, Larry (JoLinda) Louk, Cloyde (Sharon) Louk, Cindy Sheridan, and Bob (Peggy) Marlin; a special niece, Staci (GJ) Haarhuis and their kids, Connor, Keatin, Colman, Kylar, and Creed as well as 23 nephews and nieces and 36 great nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ron, Jr., and a stepsister, Kathy Payne.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 8, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Rosary

Monday, January 8, 2024

Starts at 6:45 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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Additional Visitation

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of the River Church

28200 226th St Pl, Le Claire, IA 52753

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of the River Church

28200 226th St Pl, Le Claire, IA 52753

Livestream

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Burial

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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