Karen E. Barkiewicz

REED CITY — Karen E. Barkiewicz, 67, of Reed City, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 12, 2014.

She was born on June 23, 1946, in Detroit, the daughter of Xavier R. and Florence R. (Koslakiewicz) Zepke. Karen married Dale R. Barkiewicz on July 30, 1966, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Sterling Heights. They made their home in Rochester Hills. In addition to raising her family, Karen worked at T & C Federal Credit Union in Pontiac. Following their retirement, Karen and Dale moved to Green Township to live in 1998. She was a member of the Mecosta County Commission on Aging Euchre Club.

Karen loved to quilt and was a member of the Tall Pine Quilt Guild, the West Michigan Quilt Guild, the American Quilters Society and the Sew Creative Quilters of Evart.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dale Barkiewicz, of Reed City; a son, Craig Barkiewicz, and his wife, Jamie; a daughter, Jennifer Barkiewicz; a grandson, Anthony Barkiewicz, all of Auburn Hills; a brother, Glen Zepke, and his wife, Diane, of Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Ruth Fettig.

There will be no public services. Memorial contributions in Karen’s name may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the Animal Rescue Coalition, 18400 220th Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307. Envelopes may be obtained at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids where arrangements were made.

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