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Karen Krause

June 28, 2015

Funeral Service - Thursday

July 02, 2015 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Wednesday

July 01, 2015
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

July 01, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Karen Krause

June 28, 2015


Karen L. Krause 53, Fargo, passed away on June 28, 2015 at Essentia Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her mother Margaret Ann, her father Melvin, her very special sister, Jackie Ann, her brother Michael, nephews Luke and Nick, many aunts and uncles, and many, many cousins. Karen was a dedicated worker for Serco for 21 years. Karen enjoyed traveling, crocheting, knitting and watching reality TV with her wonderful sister.




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35 responses to “Karen Krause”

  1. Lori Wertz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen at Serco. She was such a friendly person. It was a pleasure knowing her.

  2. Joy says:

    I knew Karen as a co-worker at Serco. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Karen Hintz says:

    I worked with Karen…My thoughts and prayers are with you! Karen was a beautiful person!

  4. Angie Fiechtner Knapp, Director of Human Resources for Serco Global Services says:

    On behalf of the Serco family, I would like to extend our condolences to Karen’s family. She was a treasured part of our work family since 1994 when we were Rosenbluth International Travel and has been with us through several company ownership changes. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Susan Moody says:

    Karen and I worked together for many years at Rosenbluth. She was a great friend and co-worker and will be greatly missed! Surrounding your family in prayer during this difficult time!

  6. Angela Stoltman says:

    I have been a family friend for many of years kind of a adopted sister to Karen.
    Karen will be truly missed by many of people. She had a very kind and giving heart, especially when it came to her mother Margaret Ann and her sister Jackie. I have watched the love between them and have always been touched. My prayers go out to the entire Family at this sad time.

    Love always,
    Angela and Michael Stoltman

  7. Sheri "Rexine" Lembke says:

    I met Karen while working at Rosenbluth. She was kind & willing to help others when needed. My fond memory of Karen is she loaned me a pair of gloves with fingertips off due to Office was so cold I could barely type…she usually had 1-2 in her drawers besides the ones she was wearing. Keeping her family & friends in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. Cathy Short says:

    My condolences are going out to the family of Karen… I worked with her at Serco. I enjoyed our visits and our talks she was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  9. Sandi Brennan says:

    Karen and I worked together in 1985 at LaBelle’s. Our paths crossed again in 1994 at Rosenbluth. She always had a smile on her face and when something made her laugh really hard, the tears would roll! She was such a happy person with a very kind heart. My condolences to her family during this difficult time.

  10. Brad Selseth says:

    I was saddened to see Karen had passed away. I worked with her during the “Rosenbluth years”. She was a very conscientious and hard working person. Although it has been quite a few years I still remember her cheerful greetings in the morning. May her family find peace during painful time.

  11. Ann says:

    My condolences to Karen’s family. Karen was a good friend to me for the years we sat together at work. Karen looked for the best in others and treated everyone the way she would have wanted to be treated. I enjoyed our daily chats and hearing stories about foster siblings and trips to Branson, MO to deliver stashes of collected discount school supplies and creative bulletin board ideas and visit friends. She was a helpful, kind and wonderful person and she will be missed.

  12. Liz Buethner says:

    I have worked with Karen since 1994 until present. She always had a smile on her face and was a treasure on our team. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to Karen’s mom, sister, and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Mary Ellen Klennert says:

    I have so many words but they all feel so wrong . It’s just wrong she was to young. She should of had 20 more years to live. She had a beautiful smile.to Jackie and family it’s a shock and will be greatly missed. She had a loving sister all her life. I’ve been thinking of nothing else since I heard about Karen so sad. Love all of you. Wish I could of made it there, so sorry.

  14. Rita Visser says:

    Karen and I worked together at Rosenbluth and she was someone you could always count on. She was kind hearted, soft spoken and a team player. Sad to hear of her passing. Prayers to her family and friends.

  15. Julie Landburg says:

    Karen and worked together since 1994 starting with Rosenbluth International and now Serco Global Services. Karen was kind soul and willing to help where she was needed, she will be missed greatly. My prayers go out to Jackie and the entire family.

  16. Liz Andersen says:

    So sorry to hear of Karen ‘ s passing. I worked with her at Rosenbluth for many years. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I remember sitting near Karen and her sister at the Elton John concert years ago. My sympathy to Karen ‘ s family.

  17. Scott Holt says:

    My deepest sympathy and thoughts to Karen’s family. Karen was a quiet gentle soul who loved her family very much. She always had stories to tell of their trips to Bronson. The garden and her dads tomatoes and many other things they enjoyed together. Not to mention her memories of time past in Fargo and growing up. She was quick Witted and always had a quip or comment that would make you laugh. Her knowledge of the travel industry and work was great and she was always willing to help you. She was so attentive to the clients and did a thorough job. Our thought are with you, may your memories always keep you and bring a smile. Karen is greatly missed.

  18. Carol Westrick says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Karen’s family. I worked with Karen for many years during the Rosenbluth days and always appreciated and admired her kindness, thoughtfulness, and willingness to help others. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Penney waterman says:

    miss Karen..Karen and I never met face to face but worked every morning together she was comfort and like some one else said a quiet sole. I will miss her good morning every day, her clients and coworkers will miss her very much. My prayers to her family…

  20. Bev Larsen says:

    My sincere sympathy to Karen’s family. I have worked with Karen for almost 21 years and there was never a day that you saw Karen get upset — always that smile on her face. She was my go to person when I was stumped on a format, a fare rule or just general questions. She always would have the answer or knew where to look for it. For quite a few years, we also had lunch together, so had time to talk about other things than work such as our families, traveling, hobbies, TV shows, etc. Karen and Jackie always remembered when rhubarb or tomatoes came in season and would call and bring some over. We greatly appreciated it. I also like to knit and crochet and Karen always was able to answer my questions especially with crocheting as I am not as good as she is. I will greatly miss her. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Krause family during this painful and difficult time.

  21. Allie Solseth says:

    Karen and I worked together at Rosenbluth for many years. She was proud of her perfect attendance she had for multiple years in a row. She really loved her job and it showed in her work. She made an excellent quality control agent. I enjoyed her Branson stories and could appreciate her love of Donny and Marie! I have thought of her multiple times over the years and regret I didn’t make contact with her. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  22. Sharon Solberg says:

    I worked with Karen at Serco. She talked often about growing up and how simple things were back then. For instance she would say you knew when mom wanted you home because the porch light was flashing. She always looked forward to October when she would travel to Branson, MO to see her teacher friend and to get the time to spend with her sister. She would joke that she had to be in control of the driving because she didnt do good as a passenger. There was one year around christmas Karen taught me how to make these beautiful snow flakes for our office. I am honored to have had the opportunity to have met her. She will be missed. I send my condolences to her family.

  23. BJ Ollenburger says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Karen’s family. While we worked at Serco we were never on the same accounts. Every morning Karen and I would meet getting our water filled and me making coffee in the break room before starting our day. She always had kinds words and always told me to have a good day. Monday morning it just didn’t feel the same to the start of my day with out Karen. She will be missed by many. BJ

  24. Theresa Gehler says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Karen’s family. I worked with Karen at Rosenbluth. She was tuely a great person to be around and took great pride in her work.

  25. The Majerus families says:

    We, the Majerus family of Fargo and Arizona offer our condolences to the Krause family. We were saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  26. alison taralson says:

    It was a pleasure to work with karen on a few accounts. Always a smile and a great wit. I will miss seeing you in the halls. Thanks for all the smiles karen.

  27. Jeff Banks says:

    I worked with Karen for the past four years. She brought light into the work place. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Thank you for sharing her with us. She will be missed.

  28. Kathy Carbno says:

    I Worked with Karen at Rosenbluth/Upstream. She was such a joy to work with and a go to person! Loved hearing of her and Jackie’s travels and adventures. Prayers and thoughts to her family and to all her friends. She will be missed!

  29. Alicia (Klennert maidin name) Sanchez says:

    I wish my deepest condolences to my Cousin Karen’s family, Mom-Margaret, Dad-Melvin, Sister-Jackie, and Brother Michael. I remember playing dolls and going swimming with my cousins Karen and her sister Jackie when we were little, we all had so much fun!! Last time I seen Karen we hadn’t seen each other for about 30 years, but you would never have known that, Karen walked straight up to me as though we just seen each other the day before. Karen was such a nice, kind and caring person and after reading different comments she seemed to have touch a lot of peoples hearts!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in such a heart breaking time!! Love, Cousin Alicia

  30. Beth Jones says:

    I, as many before me on this site, also worked with Karen at Rosenbluth. She was such a genuine person. Hard to find these days. Did her job extremely well and enjoyed it. The good ones are taken from us way to soon. Bless you Karen.

  31. Amber Arnspiger says:

    I worked Karen for many years and she was a wonderful, nice, and happy lady. She will be missed.

  32. Julie Olson says:

    Jackie Ann, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Cherish the memories of the good times that you had.


  33. Kyle Kjorsvik says:

    People asked me to post my Facebook status about Karen to the Boulger guestbook so here it is:

    My family all knows the amazing person that Karen was, she was always smiling and in my life I never saw her in a bad mood. Everyone knows that I took the path of computers for my career and hobby, but the thing many don’t know is that my 2nd cousin (my mom’s first cousin) Karen was the first person to introduce me to a computer back in the 80’s. I remember her telling me many times over the years about how I just lit up while she was explaining how to use that machine. I don’t even remember what OS it was running but if I had to guess it was MS Dos. I have currently been a computer/web programmer for the last 15 years of my life, and in reality I own that all to Karen! RIP Karen, you passed way to young!

  34. Doris Alverson & Family says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss our greatest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

  35. Cindy Gifford you remember as Cindy Alverson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I always enjoyed visiting With Karen and Jackie. I haven’t seen you guys in years but when I read about Karen I was deeply saddened. She will be greatly missed.

    Cindy Gifford and family

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