Karen Borud

A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.cornerstoneminot.com/watch

Karen Borud, 76, Minot and formerly of Berthold died on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in her home following a courageous battle with breast cancer.  Her loving family was at her side. 

Karen Lea Benedict was born on November 18, 1946 in Minot, ND to George “Bud” and Pauline (Hornberger) Benedict.  She was raised and educated in Berthold, graduated from Berthold High School in 1964 and attended the University of North Dakota for a short time. 

Karen married Larry Borud, her high school sweetheart on December 27, 1965 at the Berthold Baptist Church.  They made their home in Berthold where they owned and operated Bud’s Food Market and she was a piano teacher.  In addition, she assisted her husband with his ministry through Shiloh Christian Fellowship and Northland Harvest Church both in Minot.  Karen and Larry moved to Minot in 2004 where Karen had continued to assist her husband with his ministry and taught piano lessons. 

Karen was a longtime member of the Minot Piano Teachers Association and a former member of the Souris Valley Special Education Board of Directors.  She especially enjoyed flower gardening, walking and juicing.  She was famous for her quote “we are all just a bunch of people.”  She had a knack of getting to know you and you walking away having learned something about yourself that you never knew. 

Karen’s loving family includes her husband of 57 years: Larry; children: Jarrod (Tracy) Borud of Berthold, Shantal Borud and Troy (Marian) Borud all of Minot and Mark (Tanya) Borud of Moorhead; siblings: Garene (Roy) Bibelheimer of Fessenden and Etoile (Fred) Keiser of Minot; grandchildren: Cody, Keaton(Emily), Cameron (Salem), Tiffany (Vince), Rachel (Kory), TJ, Thais, Will and Owen; great grandchildren: Beau, Tatum, Dak, Violet, Shiloh and one great grandchild arriving in February and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Janene Haugen and niece, Tracy Haugen. 

Celebration of the Life of Karen Borud:  Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in Cornerstone Presbyterian Church – Minot.  A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.cornerstoneminot.com/watch
Interment will be in the Spring of 2023.


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