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Karen Schott

March 03, 1957 - July 10, 2012


There will be a visitation at St.Anthony of Padua Catholic Church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Prayer Service:

7:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Funeral Service:

10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo, ND


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Karen Schott

March 03, 1957 - July 10, 2012


Karen A. Schott, 55, Fargo passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her home under the care of her loving family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Karen was born March 3, 1957 in Fosston, MN to Clifford and Jean (Ystenes) Krogstad. Karen graduated from Fertile-Beltrami High School in 1976. Karen started working at Elim Nursing Home in Fargo after graduation as a CNA and worked there until 1979. She went to work at SEARS for 2 years. She worked at Dakota Clinic/Innovis Health/Essentia Health as a switchboard operator in July, 1981 until her retirement in April, 2012.

Karen married Jim Schott on June 30, 1979 at Faaberg Lutheran Church in Rindal, MN. The couple made their home in Fargo, ND. They were blessed with their daughter Jamie on June 6, 1986.

Karen was a loving wife, mother, daughter, “sista” and friend. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed the lakes, traveling with her family and a good glass of wine. She was always the “life of the party” and a favorite Auntie to all her nieces, nephews, and their families. Karen had a love for all animals, especially the family dog Snuffy.

She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in February, 2010. She never let cancer define her, she defined it. She lived every day to the fullest. She was Captain of “Team Hot Shots” at the YMCA Breast Cancer Walk. Karen had a strong faith in the Lord. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church since her marriage in 1979.

Karen is survived by her husband of 33 years, Jim, Fargo; daughter, Jamie, Fargo; mother, Jean, Rindal, MN; siblings, Don (Robyn) Krogstad, Kalispell, MT; Gloria (Bruce) Halland, Minnetonka, MN; Darlene (Dennis) Nephew, Moorhead, MN; Rick (Vicki) Krogstad, Rindal, MN; Dennis (Lynn) Krogstad, Savage, MN; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Mary) Schott, Fargo, ND; Donny (Mary Kay) Schott, Fargo, ND; Chuck (Teri) Schott, Maple Grove, MN; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen (Vern) LeBlanc, Bismarck, ND; Debbie (Bob) Nelson, Fargo, ND; Shari (Dallas) Sauvageau, West Fargo, ND; nieces, Jolyne, Paula, Amber (Mike), Ashley, Erin (Andrew), Amy (Nate), Tiffany, Aimee (Pete), BreeAnna, Sara, Lindsay and Kelly; nephews, Jeremy (Tracy), Chris, Nathan, Nick, Luke, Scott, Rob (Carrie), Ryan, Nick, Tyler, Brandon and Taylor; great-nieces and nephews, Wesley, Maggie, Grant, Isaac, Ava, Mia, Evie, Sophie and Mackenzie; and many special Aunts and Uncles.   

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Clifford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rodney and Evelyn; and her beloved nephew, Nathan Rodney Schott.

Memorials preferred to Roger Maris Cancer Center, and/or the Nathan Rodney Schott Scholarship at Augsburg College. The family would like to thank the staff of Roger Maris Cancer, Sanford 7th Floor and the Palliative Care Unit at Sanford Health, especially Dr. Gitau, Dr. Jensen, and her nurse Casey. A special thanks to Fr. Courtright, and “Auntie Sherry” for supporting Karen and family through this journey.


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  1. Larry and Linda Brooks says:

    Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Schott family. Please accept our condolences.

  2. Rob & Trish Olson says:

    FargoND Jim – We are so deeply sorry to hear that Karen passed away. She was such a wonderful warm and caring person. Our thoughs and prayers are with you, Jamie, and the rest of your families.

    Rob & Trish Olson

  3. Sheri Batesole says:

    Fargo ND
    To the Family of Karen: I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a special person! She always had a smile for everyone. She was part of the old “Dakota” family and will forever be in our hearts! God only takes the best to be his angels. Sometimes, he needs them sooner than we want them to go.

    Rest in peace Karen! Always in our hearts and never forgotten!

  4. Kim says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed getting to know Karen and family at appointments. I’m glad she is now in peace.

  5. Pam Schott says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Jim and Jamie – what a wonderful testament to you, Karen, and your family that so many people were there for Karen’s prayer service on Thursday. Karen’s faith, your faith, and the strength and love the three of you showed, throughout Karen’s battle with cancer, is a wonderful example for the rest of us. As each of us moves forward, I would agree with words spoken at the prayer service…if Karen were here, what would she do?…She would seize the day! Words to live by! We love you, Jim and Jamie and will be there for in in any way we can.
    Love, Pam, Cord, Collin, Kara, and Laura

  6. Lynn (Harty) Ketelsen says:

    Dear Jim and Jamie –

    We were so sorry to hear the news of Karen’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be dearly missed by many, especially by the Cordell Schott family.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lynn & family

  7. Linda Childs says:

    To the Schott family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope all your memories of Karen ease your sorrow. I didn’t know her well, I am closer to Tom’s age, and I remember Evelyn and Rod fondly. Your whole family was always so much fun…all those football games on Thanksgiving were so much fun!

    Linda Childs

  8. Jim and Linda Dean says:

    Faribault MN
    Our sympathies to you and your family. Let your memories carry you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Catherine Fraase says:

    Moorhead My heart goes out to all of you at this very sad time. I worked in switchboard with Karen for a short time and immediately grew fond of her. What a class act. I will forever remember her beautiful smile and happy laugh. I am unable to attend the services, but I continue to pray that God shower his love and peace over all of you today and for the days ahead…May you rest now dear Karen..

  10. Bob and Heidi Brammer says:

    Moorhead Jim and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Stephanie & Duane Cossette says:

    Fargo ND
    Jim and Family,

    Duane and I are sorry to here about Karen’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Stephanie & Duane Cossette

  12. Don & Connie Moen says:

    Pelican Rapids Minnesota
    Gloria, Bruce & Family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your
    dear sister. May your memories and the
    Love Our Lord comfort you and bring you some peace in time.

    Our Love,
    Don, Connie & Family

  13. Sheila Van Raden says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. She was a beautiful person inside and out that shined the light of Christ where ever she went.

  14. Kendra says:

    (especially Jim and Darlene) Dearest Krogstad and Schott family, I am so grateful I had the chance to talk with you both. I am secure per our conversations all have some sense of peace. I looked the the sky today, wanting to talk to Karen, I saw a bird flying above me, remembering a line from the movie shawshank redemtion, after he escapes “sometimes it makes me sad, my friend being gone, I have to remind myself some birds aren’t meant to be bound or caged, their feathers are just to bright. And, when they fly away the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up in the first place does rejoice, but still the place you live in is that much more drab and lonely, now they’re gone. (bottom line) I guess I will just miss my friend.

  15. Marlene (Anderson) Knopp says:

    Hawley MN
    I am so saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a good friend to me for many years when I worked at Dakota Clinic. I am keeping all of her family in my thoughts and prayers – may God be with all of you during this time and the days ahead.

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