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Karen Lucille Forthman

June 23, 1946 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 71)

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Karen Forthman, 71, of Carthage, South Dakota, passed away December 15, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society, DeSmet, SD.  A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2018.  Karen was born in Brookings, SD on June 23rd, 1946 to Frank and Lucille Cook.  Karen went to high school in Bruce, SD and graduated in 1964.  She retired from Shin America.  She enjoyed wood working, crafting, playing cards, and being active in the Carthage community.  She was married to Dennis Forthman on March 19, 1988.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Kathy; and husband Dennis. 

Karen is survived by her daughter Pam Palmer of Mesa, AZ; step-son Adam (Miranda) Boggs of Custer, SD; and son-in-law Jim Vanderhoff of Linn Grove, IA; and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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