Karen Delores Almjeld
Karen Delores (Weidauer) Almjeld was born January 10, 1940 at Tyler, MN hospital to Donald and Elizabeth (Longstrom) Weidauer. The family moved to Seattle, WA during World War II. They returned to Minnesota in April 1949. Karen started school in Seattle, went to Burchard school in April, Tracy school in May and started 4th grade in Balaton. Karen graduated from Tracy High School in 1958. She worked for Dr. Valentine as a stenographer for 2 years. Karen married Ronald Almjeld on September 27th, 1958. They lived in Mankato until August 1975, when the family moved to Worthington. Karen was a clerk at Sears and at Madsens in Mankato. She was Executive Secretary for the United Way in Worthington, and she worked as parish Health Coordinator for First Lutheran Church. Karen was active at First Lutheran with Bible School, church council, many committees of the church, First Lutheran Church Women and circle. Her love of God was evident in everything that she did. Karen died on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Wabasso, MN.
Karen is survived by her husband, Ronnie Almjeld, Worthington, MN; their two daughters, Juanita Harberts, Wabasso, MN and Bernice (Richard) Robinson, Big Stone City, SD; five grandchildren, Christa Harberts, Tea, SD, Andrea (Dustin) Kuipers, Tea, SD, Kelsey Robinson, (Ben Teets), West Fargo, ND, Nick Harberts Rushmore, MN, and Dillon (Jodi) Robinson, Walnut Grove, MN; three great granddaughters, Joslyn, Jada and Janessa Kuipers; her sister, Carol (Dallas) Skaug, St. Louis Park, MN and two sisters-in-law, Donna (Dennis)Amundson, Ivanhoe, MN and Norma (Terry) Renken, Arco MN.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Richard Ricker officiating. A family committal service will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.