Karin Janet Birkeland

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Karin Janet Birkeland

November 15, 1935 - November 26, 2018

Karin Janet Birkeland DELHI - Karin Janet Birkeland, 83, of Delhi, passed away on Nov. 26, 2018, at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 15, 1935, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Norwegian Immigrants, Gustav and Ellen (Klem) Sandin.
During her high school years, the family, along with brother, Kenneth Sandin, moved to Delaware County, where she graduated in 1953 from South Kortright Central School.
In 1958, Karin married Arne Birkeland. They resided in Seattle, Washington, for the next 33 years before returning to Delaware County in 1991 in preparation for retirement, but not before opening the Walton Flower Market in Walton.
After the passing of Arne in 1997, Karin continued to operate the "Flower Market" until retiring in 2002 and moving to the Delhi Senior Community Housing for the past 16 years.
Karin is survived by her son, Karl of Delhi and granddaughter, Alex Birkeland of Spanaway, Washington; son, Erik and son-in-Law, Jeffrey Cook of Seattle, Washington; as well as five nieces and nephews, Christine Benkert, Scot Sandin, Linda Shorts, Jeffry Sandin and Laura Miller and their families.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Community Room at the Delhi Senior Community, 7 Main St., Delhi. Pastor Larry Light from New Hope Community Church in Walton will officiate.
As Karin was a florist.... flowers will be welcomed.
Share condolences for the Birkeland family online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on December 3, 2018
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