Passed away Monday, June 10, 2013. Karen was born March 25, 1945 in New York, NY the daughter of Stephen and Helen (Korolyk) Brylinsky. Karen enjoyed being a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. On December 26, 1965 she was united in marriage to her loving husband, Joe Cernik, who survives. Also surviving are her sons, Joe (Julie) Cernik, Matthew (Heidi) Cernik; two grandchildren, Joey and Adam Cernik; her brother, Steve (Pat) Brylinsky; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery in Texas Corners. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Better Breathers Club at Borgess Hospital. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.