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Karen McDonald

June 22, 2016

Funeral Service-- Monday

June 27, 2016
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Karen McDonald

June 22, 2016


Karen Dianna McDonald, 61, Bismarck, ND passed away on June 22, 2016. She was born June 7, 1955 to Kenneth and Delores (Schneider) Sanger in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School.

Following graduation, she attended Josef’s School of Hair Design. Karen worked as a hair stylist for a brief time while caring for her three children in Fargo. She was employed at Camelot Cleaners for almost 15 years until she went back to college at NDSCS where she earned a degree in Computer Programming. Karen worked for Basin Electric in Bismarck for 15 years until her retirement in January of 2016.

Karen was an avid football fan who loved cheering for the Vikings and Bison. She enjoyed photography, camping, computers, and her Mustang convertible. Karen was a giving person, who did anything she could for anyone. A caregiver at heart, she always put the needs of others above her own. She adored her family and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

Karen in survived by her children, Michelle Boehm, Jeremy (Jennifer) McDonald, Barbie McDonald; parents, Kenneth and Delores Sanger; siblings, Rena Laier, Nicky Lambert, Kathy Martin, and Keith Sanger; grandchildren, Trey McDonald, David and Austen Dickinson; Shayla, Lanea, and Dante Maxwell; Jorden and Landen Boehm; and Jeffrey McDonald; and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her nephew, Brandon Sanger; and her aunt, Beverly Waa.


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16 responses to “Karen McDonald”

  1. Gayle Holm says:

    So very sad to hear of Karen passing. She was a very wonderful loving person that I was blessed to have gotten to know. Peace and prayers to her family. Rest easy Karen..

  2. Ella Rae Boehm says:

    Karen, You will be missed by so many. I was always amazed at your energy and caring for your grandchildren.

  3. Jim and Linda Lairson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the McDonalds. Karen was a wonderful mother, daughter, and Grandmother. She left a lasting memory of total kindness to all.

  4. Pam McDonald says:

    Karen you will be greatly missed. I know you will be watching over all your family from heaven. RIP Karen.

  5. Cheryl Jaquin says:

    I worked with Karen for years at Camelot. My husband Pat and I had many good times with her and Jeff. We lost touch and I tried to look her up a few years back. I am so sad that I was unable to reconnect. My condolences to her family. RIP Karen.

  6. Careen Jessup (Oster) says:

    Karen was a very very nice person lived her dearly she will truly be missed thoughts and my deepest sypmathygoes out to her family

  7. Kiya kraft says:

    I would be delighted to come and I will cry

  8. Mary Dockter says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. She was a dear friend who I got to know when attending the Univerity of Mary. She was so giving and caring. She loved her family so dearly. I had the honor to travel with her for one of Trey’s wrestling matches in Minnesota. During that trip I was able to meat her parents, some of her kids and grandchildren. It was a trip I will cherish forever. My prayers and thought are with her family. May God Bless you all!!,🌺

  9. Spencer Giddings says:

    Offering my deepest sympathy on the passing of Karen. She did some computer work for our team at Basin Electric and she was always the ultimate professional with a pleasant personality. RIP Karen.

  10. Darlene Sell says:

    My deepest sympathy to Karens Family. She will be missed by many.

  11. Terrie Rath says:

    I had the pleasure to meet Karen through work at Basin, what a beautiful, kind and caring soul, her eyes lit up when she talked about her family and grandkids, I always enjoyed visiting her, missed her after she retired and often thought of her, prayers to the family and friends!

  12. Sarah DePriest says:

    I worked with Karen the past few years at Basin Electric and she was a wonderful person. She was truly missed when she retired from BEPC. I’m glad she is at peace now.

  13. Faye Miller says:

    I worked with Karen at Basin Electric. She was a very caring and kind person and loving mother and grandmother. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

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  15. Emily Rapkoch says:

    I worked with Karen the last couple years at Basin Electric. I always enjoyed our visits and missed her when she left. It was a blessing to have the opportunity to get to know her. I’m sending prayers for all who knew her, especially her family.

  16. Amber Schaefer says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Karen at Basin Electric. Talking to her in the break room really made my whole day and when she left it was heartbreaking. It was truly an honor to get to know her. My deepest condolences to all who knew her and her family.

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