Services for Karen Nielsen,

Karen Nielsen, 68, died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home in rural Gonvick, MN.


A visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. with a time for sharing memories at 6:00 p.m. at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


She was born on November 12, 1949 in Sterling, IL, the daughter of Richard and Jewel (Hawkins) Camps.  She grew up in Sterling, IL, graduating from High School there in 1967. She went on to obtain her degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois. From 1972 -74, Karen taught in Palmyra, IL, and went on to teach in Rice, MN from 1974-75. She married Kris Nielsen on August 20, 1975 in Oregon. Karen taught at the Clearbrook and Gonvick Schools from 1976 until her retirement in 2014 and continued to help sub there until her passing.


Karen enjoyed the outdoors and working in her flower beds. Her favorite thing to do was to camp with her boys in the mountains and the BWCA.


She is survived by her husband, Kris Nielsen of Gonvick, MN; her sons, Dane Nielsen of Portland, ME and Devin Nielsen of Reno, NV; her granddaughters, Lily and Tula Nielsen of Reno, NV; and her brother, Bill Camps of Sterling, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Jewel Camps.


Messages of condolence may be sent to

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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