Karen Beth HansonKaren Beth Hanson passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the age of 46. She was born March 10, 1967, in Hibbing, Minn., to Donald and Marge (Loe) Toivola. Karen grew up in Hibbing among a loving family with her sister Kelly, aunts, uncles and cousins. Karen went to beauty school in St. Cloud, Minn., in 1988. She went on to work as a cosmetologist for many years. In 1999 she started working in the Cloquet schools where she worked with kids with special needs. Karen loved the kids and then started taking some of them after school hours. She also subbed in several group homes. Karen married her husband, Dan "Sid" Hanson, in Hibbing on June 25, 1988. They began their marriage in Duluth, Minn., and moved to Cloquet in 1998. Karen loved fishing, camping, four-wheeling, backyard fires, doing crafts and spending time with her friends and special need kids. She was a very loving and giving person.