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Karen Sue Haller, American writer.


Haller, Karen Sue was born on April 25, 1935 in St. Louis. Daughter of Frank Michael and Frieda Catherine (Hartmann) Kratoville.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Missouri, 1956.


Teacher elementary school, Ladue (Missouri) School District, 1956-1960;hearing testing technical, Special School District St. Louis County, 1975, 76.


  • Other Work

    • Author, photographer: Walking with Wildflowers, 1994. Contributing photographer: Wildflowers of Arkansas, 1984, Sensitive Plants of St. Francis National Forests, 1984, Wildflowers of North America, 1987.


Assistant leader, leader brownie troop Girl Scouts American, 1969, 70, junior girl scouts troop, 1970, 71. Advisor Co-ed explorer post Boy Scouts American, 1976-1980. Bus tour guide, chairman St. Louis Visiting Center, 1966-1970.

Member mortar board University Missouri, Columbia, 1955. Volunteer interpreter Sophie M. Sachs Butterfly House, 1998-1999, 2000-2002, Butterfly Home, 1998-2006. Earthwatch volunteer Bees and Orchids of Brazil project, 1998, teacher, since 2002.

Member National Audubon Society (program chairman 1987-1990, awards chairman 1990, Dorr scholar 1989), Missouri Native Plant Society (president 1991-1993, Erna R. Eisendrath Education award 1994), Missouri Parks Association (board directors since 2000), Webster Groves Nature Study Society (president 1978-1980, conservation chairman 1983-1986), Sierra Club, Naiads (vice president, president, treasurer, secretary), Missouri Parks Association(board director), Naiads Swim Club(vice president, president).


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, canoeing, camping, travel, synchronized swimming.


Married Albert John Haller. Children: Christopher Karl, Debra Lynn.

Frank Michael Kratoville

Frieda Catherine (Hartmann) Kratoville

Albert John Haller

Christopher Karl Haller

Debra Lynn Haller