Karen Rose Knapp


Dexter, Michigan

Karen was born May 23, 1944 to Gottlieb (“Peg”) and Nila Knapp. She attended Dexter High School, then went on to nursing school and became an LPN, in which profession she worked for many years.

She passed away peacefully at Arbor Hospice in Saline.

She is survived by her children, Gerald (Tammy) Roy and Deborah Roy; her grandchildren, Hunter and Hailey Roy; her twin sister, Carol; and sister-in-law, Kathy.

She is predeceased by her parents and brothers Richard and Roger.

Karen enjoyed taking pictures of the outdoors and family. She liked fishing, planting flowers and watching the birds. Karen liked being with her family, and visiting relatives all over the state. She enjoyed going to the grand kids ball games and was very proud of both of them!  She liked going to Dexter Senior Center to play Mahjong, play cards and visit with friends. She was the glue that helped keep far-flung family and friends connected. She will be missed by many.

Memorial service at a later date.

5/23/1944 – 7/11/2018

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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