Karen M. Mathias, 72, of Stephenson, Mich., passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at home. The former Karen Marie Beattie was born on March 17, 1941, in Amberg, Wis. to the late Francis and Mabel (Deun) Beattie.
On August 20, 1956, Karen married Harold Mathias in Crown Point, Ind. Karen was an avid homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren's sporting events, gardening and golfing. Karen was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Karen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harold of Stephenson, Mich.; daughter, Lisa Mathias of Dexter, Mich. and son, Todd (Danita) Mathias of Menominee, Mich.; two grandchildren: Tess and Tanner Mathias of Menominee, Mich.; and three sisters: Jean Ylvisaker, Dorothy Whitaker and Debbie (Gary) Edwards. Karen was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Monday, December 2, 2013 after 4 p.m. until time of Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Ronald Timock officiating on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
In lieu of other forms of sympathy, donations may be made in Karen's name to the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial.