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Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Monday June 21st, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

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Karen Joyce Schultz

Karen Joyce Schultz age 74, of Ravenna, MI passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones at Mercy Hospital. She was born July 10, 1946 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Joseph and Evelyn (VanDerlaan) Benkert. She met the love of her life Kenneth W Schultz at the Ravenna Bowling Alley and they were later married at St. Michaels Catholic Church on October 30, 1965. Karen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who she described as the greatest joys of her life. She loved wintering in Florida with her husband, reading, gardening, and decorating for the holidays. She was a valiant fighter who beat cancer twice and fought hard until she was called home to be with the lord. Karen is survived by her husband of 55+ years: Kenneth W. Schultz of Ravenna, Daughter: Kathleen Bonthuis and Son: Kenneth (Jennifer) Schultz Jr. Grandchildren: Meghan (Joshua) Haverkamp, Chelsey Bonthuis, Nathan Bonthuis, Alina Schultz, and Anah Schultz, Great Grandchildren: Ellery Haverkamp and Oliver Haverkamp. Brothers: Joseph (Sharon) Benkert of Florida, Ronald Benkert of Nunica and Richard (Margaret) Benkert of Grand Ledge. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and Sister In-law: Rosemarie Benkert. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00am at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Todd Benkert officiating. A luncheon will be hosted at the American Legion Hall of Ravenna immediately following the service. The family will greet friends at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and again on Tuesday at 10:00am. Memorials may be directed to: Ravenna FFA or American Cancer Society. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.

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So sorry to hear of your loss,may God be with you at this time.

Ruth Martin-Tremper Jun 20 2021 10:56 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Karens passing. May God hold the family in his loving arms now and forever

Joe and Sharon Jun 18 2021 7:56 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Marlene Jacobs Jun 16 2021 2:02 PM

Prayers & condolences to Ken & his family.

Jean(Bailard) Beeman Jun 16 2021 6:07 AM

Ken, Ken Jr., Kathy & families .. So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. So many wonderful memories! Much love, Garey & Joyce Schultz

Garey&Joyce Schultz Jun 16 2021 5:48 AM