Karen Lavon Sandner
Karen Lavon Sandner

May 20, 1941 - November 5, 2018
Born in Salem, Oregon
Resided in Albany, Oregon


Karen Lavon Sandner

Karen Lavon Sandner, age 77 of Albany passed away peacefully Monday November 5th, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.

Karen was born May 20th, 1941 to Arthur and Angie (Shamburger) Sandner, the oldest of three children. She was raised and educated in Stayton, Oregon, and lived her entire life in the Willamette Valley.

Karen married Ivan Mustoe in 1968, and they raised two children together on their farm. They later divorced in 2003, but remained friends until Ivan’s death in 2015. In the earlier years of her marriage, Karen was a devoted homemaker who taught Sunday school, dabbled in many different arts and crafts projects, and enjoyed cooking, painting, and reading books that expanded her mind. When her children were older, Karen started work outside the home, first as a certified massage therapist, then later a home health care aide. She had a great love for nature and the outdoors, and was especially fond of wolves, herbal remedies, native American culture, and collecting rocks and gems of all kinds.

Karen is preceded in death by her father and mother Arthur and Angie Sandner.

Surviving are her brother Jim Sandner (Linda) of Alpine, Wyoming, brother Dan Sandner of Salem, Oregon, daughter Donna Stewart (Adam) of Albany, son Jason Mustoe (Susie) of Albany, and grandchildren Jonathan Stewart, Krystin Stewart, and Arianna Mustoe.

No funeral will be held for Karen per her request, though a celebration of life for friends and family will be held Saturday November 24th, at Pop’s Branding Iron in Albany, Oregon at 4pm. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements and online condolences can be left at www.fisherfuneralhome.com.




Celebration of Life
Celebration of Karen's life
901 Pacific Blvd. SE
Albany, Oregon United States 97322
Saturday, November 24, 2018
4:00 PM