Karen York, 70, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Oakland Park communities in Thief River Falls, MN.

A Memorial Service to honor Karen’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Open Arms Christian Fellowship, 401 St. Paul Avenue South, Thief River Falls with Pastor David Fish and Pastor David Jahn officiating. Lunch and reception to follow.

Karen Ann Vagle was born on March 2, 1949 in Venice, CA the daughter of Kenneth and Katherine (Vanarstal).  She attended school in the Minneapolis area and graduated from high school in Lake Bronson, MN.

On October 14, 1967 Karen was united in marriage to Gary York in Lake Bronson.  Together they made their home in various locations and settled in Thief River Falls in 2005.  The couple was blessed with four children – Christopher, Kenneth Daniel, Melody, and Jeremy to which Karen enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom.

Karen enjoyed reading, crafts, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Karen was a longtime member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship in Thief River Falls.

Karen is survived by her husband, Gary of Thief River Falls, MN; children, Kenneth “Dan” (Tina) York of Max, ND, Melody (Eric) Pederson of Roseau, MN, and Jeremy (Jen) York of Grand Meadow, MN; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister, Adel; cousin/sister, Miriam Juhl and her husband, Leland of Lake Bronson, MN; step-brothers, James and Jeffrey Vagle.

She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher; father, Kenneth Vagle;

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