Posted 7/17/19 (Wed)
Karen Ann Kingslien was born in Watertown, S.D., on Aug. 28, 1943, to Orville and Mabel (Shalley) Kingslien. Karen was married to Merton Anderson on Aug. 4, 1967. They made their home on the family farm near Watford City where they raised three children.
Karen was a beloved and dedicated teacher. She taught in South Dakota, the Keene School, Keene, N.D., and Johnson Corners Christian Academy, Watford City, N.D. Karen and Merton were founding members of the Academy and poured their hearts into the school and the students. Karen was a skilled musician and singer sharing her talents with her students, church and community.
Karen’s love for God radiated through her grace, kindness and generosity. Karen blessed many lives by quietly serving behind the scenes, often doing the jobs that went unnoticed by others.
Karen died peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Hilltop Home of Comfort, Killdeer, N.D.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband and duet partner, Merton; and by her children, Mark and daughter-in-law, Melody; Dean and daughter-in-law, Laura; Dawna Hagerott and son-in-law, Justin; two grandsons, Anderson and Alexander Hagerott; and her sister, Mary Kingslien.
Memorial services for Karen Ann Anderson were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at CrossPoint Church in Watford City, N.D. Pastor Shaun Brieland officiated. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.