Karen F. Branstrom

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 21, 2021

Karen F. Branstrom, age 71, of Gladstone passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Karen was born September 8, 1949 in Escanaba, the daughter of William and Betty (Mattson) Roman. She was raised in Gladstone and graduated from the Gladstone High School. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Branstrom on December 5, 1970 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Escanaba. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this past December. Karen is described by all who knew her as the sweetest woman ever. She was the go to for anyone needing a smile, a hug, or a talk. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was the best cook ever. Karen always enjoyed playing a game of cards, going to bingo, or reading a good book. Above all else, Karen loved spending time with her family.

Karen is survived by her husband, Larry of Gladstone; children, Becky (Ken) Bricker of Carney, Kathy (Chad) Myhren of Gladstone and Joe (Chris) Branstrom of Marinette; grandchildren, Danielle, Bradley, Kenny, Josh and Gavin, great grandchildren, Winry, Hazel, Ava and Karsen; siblings, Bill (Pam) Roman Jr. of Porterfield, WI, Tom (Kim) Roman of Brampton, John (Shirley) Roman of Brampton, Steve Roman of Menominee and Nancy Deneau of Escanaba and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Branstrom, her parents, brothers, Richard (Priscilla) Roman and Michael Roman.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 25 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Aaron Anderson officiating. A luncheon will follow at the United Covenant Church in Gladstone. She will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

4 Tributes for “Karen F. Branstrom

    Larry sorry to hear of the passing of karen. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    She will be continuing to watch over you and the rest of the family .
    Diane Kossow (Pat Kossows) daughter

    Dear Larry, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet wife Karen. God be with you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken and Marcy Roberts

    Dear Larry, I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your best friend. God blessed you both with 50 years together, children and grandchildren. You took good care of her. Your home was the Gathering Place where everyone was welcomed and loved. She will be missed by so many people including me. She was my best friend since our high school days. Becky, Kathy & Joe, I’m sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know how close you all were. She was the glue that kept the family together. Stay close with each other and be there for your dad like you were for your mom. I’m praying for you all and hope that you find peace. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

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