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.