Angels unexpectedly took Karen Haugerud to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Karen was born on February 5, 1943 in Moorhead, MN, the daughter of Ernest and Inez (Hamilton) Jenson. Karen loved being at home and spent her days talking on the phone, coloring and reading the Bible. She also enjoyed watching TV with her husband, Duane. Duane and Karen were married on July 2, 1976, and were best friends for more than 44 years. They resided in Hillsboro, ND. Karen is survived by her husband, Duane Haugerud; her son, Jeffrey (Marcie) Abrahamson of Tracy, MN; her grandchildren – Jakob, Faith and Kyle; and many precious nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Inez; her son, Shawn Johnson; and siblings – Donald Jenson, Robert Jenson, Jerry Jenson, James “Jimmy” Jenson, Carol “Katie” Jenson and her infant sister, Virginia. VISITATION: 5-7 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro, ND – and also on Thursday from 12 – 1 PM at the funeral home (masks may be worn at the discretion of those attending) All are welcome to attend. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1 PM Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro (Service will be live streamed on the funeral home website beginning at 12:30 PM – a recording will be posted following the service) All are welcome to attend. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro, ND. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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  1. My DEEPEST sympathy to you Duane! Karen was a kind sweet person. It is hard to loose a wife, it has been over 3 years for me, I feel like it was just yesterday the emotional aspect of not being able to see her again is overwhelming; but knowing that she is at peace with her Lord is comforting! RIP Karen Haugerud!

  2. Duane, we are so very sorry for the sudden loss of your beloved wife. We both gained expanded family 12 yrs ago that brought us great joy. As Jeff told us that his Moms will finally meet. May your heart find peace in the love & memories you shared.

  3. Our deepest sympathies to you, Duane, and your family. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Enos (EJ) and Angie Lien

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karen’s husband, Duane, and their extended family. May your memories bring you comfort and peace…..

  5. Dear Duane, So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. You and your family our in our prayers. I know that she read her Bible and believed in salvation. May it be a blessing to you that she at peace in heaven.

  6. Duane and family: Our sincere sympathies to all of you. May you find comfort in your faith, family and friends. Karen was a wonderful person and I enjoyed visiting with her when I saw her. RIP Karen.

  7. So very sorry for your loss Duane. Dylan was so in love with you and Kari. We have many great memories of you and Kari while we lived next to you.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Duanr. Carrie was a sweetheart. I knew her from high school in Moorhead. And then to finally find out that she was living right behind us. That was truly awesome. So happy you had so many years together. God be with you.

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