Karen Teigen, the daughter of Floyd and Beatrice (Werre) Walter was born on February 14, 1953 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She died at the age of 69 years on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at her home in Rugby, North Dakota. Karen was raised in Grand Forks and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. She once married Jack Knutson and they had three children, JC, Terran and Josh. After Jack and her ended their marriage, she dated John Teigen for many years. In 1991, they were blessed with their son, Aaron. They later married in 1998 Karen is survived by her husband, Johnnie Teigen; children, JC Knutson of Minot, Terran (Chris) Wurgler of Bismarck, Josh (Mandy) Knutson of Grand Forks and Aaron Teigen of Bismarck; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Kim (Gary) VanEtten of Salt Lake City, Utah and Kandy Walter of Rugby; sisters-in-law, Cindy (Bob) Davis of Devils Lake and Kim (Lanny) Toso of McVille; She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Keith Walter; sister, Kathy Walter; father-in-law, John Teigen and mother-in-law, Gerry Teigen.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in the spring.