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Karen Hearnen

March 15, 1941 - September 10, 2020

Celebration of Karen's Life - Saturday

September 26, 2020
- 1:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

September 26, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Karen Hearnen

March 15, 1941 - September 10, 2020


Karen’s Live Streamed Celebration of Life Service can be viewed below starting at 1:00 P.M.:

Karen L. Hearnen, 79, West Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 10, 2020 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and Griswold Home Care.

Karen was born March 15, 1941 in Braham, MN to Carl and Alice (Carlson) Anderson. She grew up on the family farm near Grasston, MN, with 8 siblings, parents, grandparents, and uncles. After graduation in 1959, she moved to Minneapolis to find work. There she met her future husband, Jerry Hearnen. They were married on May 18, 1963 and had 3 children.

Karen loved reading and Swedish Club as well as baking, music, Jeopardy (which she has watched since its inception) and especially coffee and donuts!

She is survived by her children: Jean (Jeff) Peterson, Fargo, ND; Peggy (Brian Haskin) Curtis, Farmington, MN; Kevin (Terri) Hearnen, New Hope, MN; 5 grandchildren: John (Sammi) Peterson, Fargo, ND; Kellie Peterson, Fargo, ND; Sarah Curtis, Inver Grove Heights, MN; Molly Curtis, Farmington, MN; Olivia Hearnen, New Hope, MN; siblings: Jack (Kathy) Anderson, Braham, MN; Roger Anderson, Braham, MN; Patricia (Mike) Just, Rush City, MN; sister-in-law, Carla Anderson, Garrison, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Alice Anderson; husband Jerry Hearnen; sister, Carol Bemis; brothers: Burton Anderson, Raymond Anderson, Neal Anderson, and Jon Anderson; brother-in-law, Lynn Bemis; sister-in-law, Joanne Anderson; and son-in-law, Dan Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Celebration of Karen’s Life: 1:30 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th Street South, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M.
Fellowship Luncheon following service at Trollwood Park, 3664 Elm Street N., Fargo, ND. This is an open-air shelter so dress for the weather.

For those unable to attend the service in person, the service will be viewable online at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com. Masks are REQUIRED at the service. Masks are NOT REQUIRED at the luncheon.

Directions to Trollwood Park from Boulger Funeral Home:
Head East on 2nd Ave S. toward 10th St. S.
Turn left on 10th Street S.
Turn right on 19th Ave. N.
Turn left on Elm Street N.
Turn left on Kandi Lane
Sharp right into parking lot – Main Shelter will be on the right side of parking lot

Karen’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


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16 responses to “Karen Hearnen”

  1. Amy Bush says:

    What a beautiful picture, that’s how I will always remember her. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all.

  2. Lisa Edison-Smith says:

    Such a lovely lady. So sorry for your loss, Jean and family.

  3. Nancy Olson says:

    Karen was so nice to work with. My sincere sympathies to her family.

  4. Darvin Hauff says:

    Sincerest condolences to the family. Jerry and Karen dear long time friends. Beautiful picture! I am so sorry I cannot make it to the service on September 26th. That same day my sister and brother in law, from Montana, both passed away recently and are being interred in our home town cemetery. Blessings to all.

  5. Renae Reynolds says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Karen’s family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I will miss her reflections on books she read and her hospitality hosting bookclub.

  6. Tami anderson says:

    Karen was a very special person, she was always teaching us about life and living, even to the end. She will be so missed!

  7. Sue Solheim says:

    Karen was a class act, and such a joy to be around. I will never forget her story of getting stuck in the farmers field on the way to book club, she would laugh until she cried when retelling this tale. God speed, Karen.

  8. {Joanne Tuircotte says:

    Karen, such a dear lady, she was quiet and she reminded me of her mother Alice. I known her family will miss her Peace and love to them

  9. Charlotte Mountain says:

    Sorry for your loss, she so loved her family. I will miss Karen as my neighbor and friend so much.

  10. Merle Selvaag says:

    I’m devastated that this kind and loyal friend to so many is no longer on this earth to laugh with and make memories with. I am glad she is out of pain and at peace with her Lord and her loving husband, Jerry.
    Love and comfort to all who will miss her in this life.

  11. Linda Gregory says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Karen. She was a very special friend and I so enjoyed our times together.

  12. Cory & Marvin Haverkamp says:

    Our condolences to the Hearnen families. Many great memories over the years as we met when our two families moved to Fargo in the early 1970’s and remained socially connected since then. Our thoughts and prayers to the Hearnen families during this very sad time.

  13. Peggy Robertsen says:

    Karen was a beautiful person who changed the world for those who were lucky enough to be around her. She was my other Mom growing up and was a huge influence on my life. Her strong spirit is surely still watching over us. I will be watching the funeral online and thinking of all of you today. Rest In Peace Karen – I love you.

  14. Jenell & David Nilles says:

    Our sympathies to Karen’s family. She was such a sweet, fun person with a wonderful sense of humor and a great laugh! I’ll miss her greatly. Thanks to Karen and the family for requesting that I sing at the funeral. I’m glad to honor her in this way (even if I did have to learn a little Swedish!) 🙂 Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort.

  15. Ranae Ball says:

    Although I was unable to be there in person, I was thankful to view Karen’s service online. A beautiful tribute to an obviously cherished lady, whom I was thankful to call my aunt. Thanks for making that possible. May she rest in peace and her family be comforted by wonderful memories.

  16. Dale Holland says:

    Karen was such a beautiful, lovely person. inside and out. I will truly miss my dear friend. My condolences to all of the family.

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