Karen Anderson

April 28, 1961 - January 9, 2018
Acme Township, MI

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Service

Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:00 AM EST
Bethleham Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-9880

Family will greet friends starting at 10:00am.

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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
1050 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
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Life Story / Obituary


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Karen Rae Anderson, 56, of Acme Township passed away on January 9 surrounded by her loving family and her loyal dogs, Kona and Kailua. She fought a long battle with kidney cancer.

Karen is survived by her beloved husband Phillip Anderson, loving mother, Barbara Kalinowski, and cherished children: Adam (Priscilla) Hartwell, the grandson that brought her so much joy, Landon Michael Hartwell, Aaron (Lisa) Anderson, Abby (Christopher) Jones, all whom she loved unconditionally. Her devoted brothers, Dan Kalinowski, Tom (Rosie) Kalinowski, Mark (Leeca) Kalinowski, Paul (Terri) Kalinowski, Ted (Ellen) Anderson, David Anderson. Also many kind and supportive nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Karen was preceded in death by her loving father, Raymond Joseph Kalinowski and mother and father-in-law, Kay and Stan Anderson.

Karen worked for many years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and a short time at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Traverse City, which became an extended family to her and demonstrated true Christian love and compassion during her long cancer battle. She was so thankful for the staff at the Cowell Family Cancer Center, especially Dr. Andrew Riddle, the hospice staff and Dr. Barazza for their kind and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, Karen asked that donations be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Your best tribute to Karen would be to show kindness to one another, as God first loved us. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 3, at 11:00 am preceded by a visitation at 10:00 am. The family will host a luncheon following the memorial service in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Please share your favorite stories or memories of this precious Earth Angel with her family by visiting her on-line tribute page at www.lifestorytc.com.

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