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Kari Jo Hapka

Kari Jo Hapka

Kari Jo Hapka, 48, Grand Forks, ND, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.

Kari Jo Stai was born April 18, 1970 to Milton and Beverly Stai in Bemidji, MN. She grew up in East Grand Forks, MN and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High in 1988. She graduated from Moorhead State University in 1993.

Kari was united in marriage to Conrad Hapka, Jr. on July 27, 1996. The light of her life, daughter Mariah Grace was born August 1, 2001.

Kari worked for 20 years as a Customer Service Trainer for Ecolab in Grand Forks. She more recently worked as a Property Manager for Dakota Commercial.

Kari loved to enjoy life. She was very involved in her daughter's activities and was a family organizer for holiday gatherings and birthday parties. She also loved time at Lake Bemidji, shopping and going to the races.

Survivors include her husband, Conrad Hapka, Jr., Grand Forks; daughter, Mariah Hapka, Grand Forks; mother, Beverly Stai, East Grand Forks, MN; sister, Deb (Bob) Schieffer, Moorhead, MN.

Kari was preceded in death by her father, Milton Stai.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, July 16, 2018 at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., Grand Forks, ND. Visitation will be for the hour before the service in the church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery of East Grand Forks, MN. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks.