Karen C. Amstutz, 66, of Deerfield, passed away January 23, 2009.
Karen was born January 13, 1943, in Tecumseh, Michigan the daughter of Harry and Leona (Theeke) Amstutz. She was a 1961 graduate of Deerfield High School. After graduation from high school, Karen worked for Brockley Studios and later retired from General Motors after 32 years. Her family was the center of her life. Karen became the family photographer, always taking pictures of family and friends, especially enjoying the little children.
Karen was a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield and the Adrian Moose Lodge Auxiliary. One of her joys in life was her avid love of golfing.
Karen is survived by her siblings, Harold J. (Barney) Amstutz of Britton, Samuel H. (Lorraine) Amstutz of Tucson, AZ, LuAnn McCarty of Deerfield and Daniel L. Amstutz of Britton; many nieces and nephews; a dear friend, Sandra O'Neill who has been a great support during her illness and two lifelong friends, Shirley Armstrong and Violet Herman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Ellen Spreeman, and Esther Rita Sprunk.
The Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield with the Rev. Fr. Jack Loughran as celebrant. Burial followed in Macon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Deerfield or the American Cancer Society.
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