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Karen Nord-Waldorf

May 18, 1939 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 80)


Karen Nord-Waldorf, 80, of Burlington, died at 7:45 PM Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Morning Sun Care Center.

Born May 18, 1939, in Hennepin, MN, she was the daughter of George and Signe Overby Nord. She married David Waldorf on June 26, 1995 in Burlington. 

Karen was the Principal of Black Hawk Elementary School and later Administrator for Prospect Hill School.

She graduated with a Master's from the University of Northern Iowa.

Karen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a book club member and Bridge Club member. Karen was also a competitive gin and rummy player. She served as a board member of the Des Moines County Humane Society. She enjoyed cross stitching, building model doll houses and collecting antiques and Santa memorabilia. 

Survivors include her husband, David of Burlington; two sons, John Murtinger of Brandon, FL and Joel Murtinger of St. Cloud, FL; and her life-long friend, Ann Viel of Milwaukee, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy Nord. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

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