Karen Ann Braaten, 67, Moorhead, MN passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on August 19, 1946 to Wayne and Phyllis (Nilson) Roble in Harvey, ND.  She grew up in Harvey and graduated from Harvey High School in 1964. 

On August 26, 1967 Karen was united in marriage to Gary Braaten in Seattle, WA before they returned to Harvey, ND shortly after.  The couple moved to Thief River Falls, MN where Karen raised her children and attended college for a couple years.  In 1994, she earned a degree in social work from Bemidji State.

Following graduation, she worked as a social worker for various organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead Community.  Karen was then employed as the director of the Myrt Armstrong Center, where she cared greatly for those she served for 12 years before retiring in 2011.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary; her sons, Kyle (Renae) and Reed (Lisa); grandchildren, Natalie and Sorren Braaten; brothers, Richard Roble and Terry (Geri) Roble; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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