WILLISTON - Karen Lindsey, 53, Williston, died March 15, 2006, at her home. Funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 20, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Williston, with the Rev. John Guthrie officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the Mass in O'Neil Hall. Karen's wish was to be cremated. A burial of her cremains will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston, and one hour before services at the church. A prayer vigil, open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Karen Corinne Lindsey was born June 28, 1952, at San Haven, N.D., the daughter of Willis and Dorothy (Brunelle) Sylte. Karen was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston.
Karen was raised on the family farm north of Williston and attended Twin Lake School until eighth grade and graduated from Williston High School in 1970. She graduated from Parks School of Business in Denver in 1972, and moved to Billings, Mont., and worked for a short time before returning to Williston.
Karen was united in marriage to Dean Lindsey on Nov. 8, 1975, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston.
Karen first worked as a bookkeeper at Thomas Auto Supply and then at Tony's Equipment. She then took time off to raise their children before re-entering the job market doing a number of jobs, including bridal consultant at Bride-To-Be, a cook at Garden Valley School for nine years, and as of late, a Blackjack dealer for Williston State College Gaming Foundation, and as clerk for Lindsey Bros. Auction Service, DK's Lounge, and H&H Electric.
Karen was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, past member of Marmon Homemakers, and had been a 4-H leader for 15 years.
Karen loved her family and helping others. She also liked doing crafts, sewing, reading, and most recently had taken up oil painting.
Karen is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dean, Williston; one son, Jeremy and his fiancee, Alicia Boehm, Bismarck; one daughter, Karmen, Williston; one sister, Nancy Keller, and her husband, Paul, McCook, Texas; five brothers, Ronald, and his wife, Ruby, Williston, Derald, Pleasantview, Utah, Myron and his wife, Judy, Williston, Curtis and his wife, Phyllis, Williston, and Russell and his wife, Dora, Holland, Mich.; one sister-in-law, Cindy, Bismarck; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents; her mother in 1983; her father in 1985; and her brother, Calvin, in 2001.