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Karen Rust

April 9, 1970 — September 24, 2017

Memorial service for Karen (Bengston) Rust of Campbell, MN, formerly of Morris, MN will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with Rev. Lauren Hauger officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Karen Marie Bengston, was born in Morris to Donald and Ruth (Kussatz) Bengston at the Stevens County Hospital on April 9, 1970. She was baptized and confirmed at the Pepperton Methodist Church, near Alberta, MN. She graduated an honor student on May 29, 1988 from Chokio-Alberta High School. Karen continued her education at Fergus Falls Junior College, where she met the love of her life, Korey Rust. They were married January 20, 1990. Two children were born to this union. They made their home near Fergus Falls, MN, where Karen was a home health aide, caring for her sister-in-law, Kelly for over 27 years, until her cancer took over and she was unable to work anymore. Karen was a real neat crafter, loved her flower beds and enjoyed time with her family.

Karen died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home in Campbell. She lived to 47 years.

She is survived by her husband: Korey Rust, Campbell, MN; three children: Kaleb Rust and Keyona Rust, Campbell, MN and Kendra Rust, Fergus Falls, MN; one grandson: Aden James, Fergus Falls, MN; her mother: Ruth Bengston, Morris, MN; one sister: Nancy (John) Kisgen, Alberta, MN; one brother: John Bengston, Donnelly, MN; one niece: Angela (Michael) Lachowitzer, Manvel, ND; two nephews: Cam and Ashton Bengston, Donnelly, MN; one great-nephew: Luke Lachowitzer, Manvel, ND; two aunts: Vilene Kussatz, Wood Lake, MN and Norma Kussatz,  LaMoure, ND; her mother-in-law: Phyllis Rust, Campbell, MN; two sisters-in-law: Kelly Rust  of Campbell and Darla (Kevin) Larsen all of Fergus Falls, MN; one brother-in-law: Dan Rust, Fergus Falls, MN and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Bengston; godparents, Alice and Sterling Luikens and father-in-law: Ken Rust.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.


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