In Memory

Karen Boes (Oman)

 

Karen Louise (Boes) Oman

  Karen Louise (Boes) Oman Age 57, passed away at home surrounded by family on Feb. 25, 2011. Preceded in death by brother Ronald Boes (died in infancy). Survived by parents, Vern and Lois Boes; sisters, Cynthia Boes and Sandra O'Brien (Kevin); husband, Jim; and daughters, Jennifer Oman, Lindsay Ring (Declan), and Annie Isler. She is best known in the Twin Cities as founder of Certes Financial Pros and FEWNET. She won many awards for company culture and treatment of employees including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and One of Ten Best Bosses, Fortune Small Business. Certes' ethical business practices has created a wave of work-life balance for financial professionals since 1992. As a mother, she was an avid supporter of her daughters' activities in New York and Los Angeles. As a writer, she inspired thousands through her website timetobreathe.com and her children's book "Gifts of the Heart." She loved musicals, caramel, singing, shopping, drawing, cold milk, laughing, helping others accomplish their dreams, and enjoying the simplicities of life. Her lifetime's generosity will be felt for generations to come.