Karen Ann Anderson, 61 of rural Lisbon, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at her home.
Karen was born on March 1, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She and her family lived in Erie, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before moving to Lisbon in 1973. Karen was one of nine children, seven brothers and one sister.
After high school, Karen was united in marriage to Terry Anderson on July 24, 1976. They made their home east of Fort Ransom. Together they had two boys, Travis and Nickolas which were the loves of her life. Karen had a special love for children, which eventually turned into a eighteen year career, running a day care from her home. For the past seventeen years, Karen has made the daily trip to Lisbon to help provide therapy and care for her youngest son, Nick who is a resident at CHI Health Swing Bed Unit as a result of an accident in 2002. She has dedicated her life to helping others.
Karen had a special connection with her God and took time daily to read from the Bible. She was very active in the Standing Rock Lutheran Church and ladies’ group. Karen was blessed with two grandchildren, Cole and Millie. They would continually get a special package or letter from their Grandma Karen, who loved them very much. She enjoyed gardening, reading, long walks, biking, camping and snowmobiling.
Karen is survived by her husband, Terry of Lisbon, ND; sons, Travis (Kacy) Anderson of Olympia, WA; Nick Anderson of Lisbon, ND; grandchildren, Cole and Millie; mother, Dorothy Kostuck of Lisbon, ND; sister, Kathy Twait of Columbia falls, MT; brothers, David Kostuck of Anoka, MN; Dale (Linda) Kostuck of Holly Ridge, NC; Dennis (Elevit) Kostuck of Lisbon, ND; Doug Kostuck of Bismarck, ND; Dean (Kim) Kostuck of Mayville, ND; Don (Donna) Kostuck of Dallas, TX; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Betty Anderson of Fort Ransom, ND; Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeff (Carol) Anderson of Bismarck, ND; Lynn (Amanda) Anderson of Boston, MA; Noreen Fraase of Fort Ransom, ND and Mary Ann Kostuck of Fairmont, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Karen was preceded in death by her grandparents, father, James Kostuck, brother, Dan Kostuck, aunts and uncles.
Karen will be truly missed by all friends and family who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Standing Rock Lutheran Church, 136 Mill Rd. Fort Ransom, ND 58033.
Interment: Standing Rock Cemetery, rural Fort Ransom. ND