Karen Almjeld

Jan. 10, 1940-Oct. 13, 2013

WORTHINGTON – Services for Karen Delores (Weidauer) Almjeld are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Worthington. A family committal service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

Karen died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Wabasso.

Karen Delores (Weidauer) Almjeld was born Jan. 10, 1940, at Tyler hospital to Donald and Elizabeth (Longstrom) Weidauer. The family moved to Seattle, Wash., during World War II. They returned to Minnesota in April 1949. Karen started school in Seattle, went to Burchard school in April, Tracy school in May and started 4th grade in Balaton. Karen graduated from Tracy High School in 1958. She worked for Dr. Valentine as a stenographer for two years. Karen married Ronald Almjeld Sept. 27, 1958. They lived in Mankato until August 1975, when the family moved to Worthington. Karen was a clerk at Sears and at Madsen’s in Mankato. She was executive secretary for the United Way in Worthington, and she worked as parish health coordinator for First Lutheran Church. Karen was active at First Lutheran with Bible School, church council, many committees of the church, First Lutheran Church Women and circle. Her love of God was evident in everything that she did.

Karen is survived by her husband, Ronnie Almjeld, Worthington; their two daughters, Juanita Harberts, Wabasso and Bernice (and Richard) Robinson, Big Stone City, S.D.; five grandchildren, Christa Harberts, Tea, S.D., Andrea (and Dustin) Kuipers, Tea, S.D., Kelsey Robinson (and Ben Teets), West Fargo, N.D., Nick Harberts Rushmore and Dillon (and Jodi) Robinson, Walnut Grove; three great-granddaughters, Joslyn, Jada and Janessa Kuipers; her sister, Carol (and Dallas) Skaug, St. Louis Park and two sisters-in-law, Donna (and Dennis) Amundson, Ivanhoe and Norma (Terry) Renken, Arco.