Karen Marie (Ulschmid) Christenson, age 50, of Perham, MN, passed away at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, on Thursday, June 2, 2011, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with medical problems.
Karen was born on October 30, 1960, in Perham, to Everett and Gertrude Ulschmid. She grew up in Perham and graduated from Perham High School and Fergus Falls Community College, Fergus Falls, MN. In 1989, she married Kevin Ternus and together they had 2 children, Benjamin and Bryan. Karen was also married to Jon Christenson. Karen worked, in Perham, for Barrel O' Fun as well as Arvig Communications where she recently had to retire due to health problems. Karen enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, and spending time with her many friends, family and her dog, Buddie.
Karen will be remembered and deeply missed by her two sons, Benjamin Ternus, Madison, WI and Bryan Ternus, Perham, MN; her mother, Gertrude Ulschmid, Perham, MN; 3 sisters, Barbara (Dean) Long, Frazee, MN, Susan (Tom) Sund, Audubon, MN and Paulette Ulschmid, Perham, MN; two nieces, Angie (Bob) Johnson, Perham and Amber Sund, Audubon, MN; one nephew, Matthew Sund (Erin Dostert), Minot, ND and one great-niece, Lilli Johnson, Perham, MN.
Karen is preceded in death by her father, Everett Ulschmid, on April 12, 2000, and her grandparents, Ambrose and Helen Lonski and grandmother, Mary Ann Ulschmid.