Karen Micks

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 20, 2008

Karen Micks, age 46, of Gladstone, currently a resident at the Bishop Noa Home, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 at the Bishop Noa Home.
Karen was born September 16, 1961 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, the youngest of seven children born to Roy and Joan (Zilligen) Micks. She grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois and graduated from Alan P. Shepherd High School as class Valedictorian. Karen moved to Escanaba in 1981. Shortly after moving to Escanaba, Karen married Thomas A. Derusha and had two wonderful children. Her children were the highlight of her life. She loved to attend school activities and softball games whenever possible and if she couldn

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    Hi mom. i love you and miss you
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Joan,Tommie, and Joannie. So sorry we could not attend Your daughter and Mother’s funeral.even though we list touch whern you kids moved away and grew up , you have always been in our hearts. Watching you two grow up, and your mom struggling as she did to care for you was an inspiration to all of us neighbors. The last time we saw her was one day at the shopping center and she was with you Joanie. It was the loving care you showed to her that I will always remember.And Joan, you were a devoted Mother, I admired you for that. May God bless you and comfort you in your sorrow.

    Jack and Yvonne Sepic
    Gladstone, MI

    Tommy, Joannie and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the times I was invited into your home and am thankful I had the opportunity to visit with your mom. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.

    Jacob Brewster
    Vilsek AB, Germany, EU

    Karen touched my life as she did many and taught so many life lessons. I will miss our “girl talks”, her sense of humor and our gossip sessions but most of all her laugh that echoed throughout the halls. I will hold her memory in my heart.

    Debbie Beauvais
    Escanaba, MI

    My heart goes out to the entire Micks family, and for her 2 children, and grand-daughter Aleah. Your mom, sister, daughter, cousin, was a very extrodinary human being who touched the hearts of many, many people, including us, the staff of the Bishop Noa Home. And in your sorrow, you can be assured that by touching our lives for the last 3 years, we were privilaged to see the kind of love and kindness we would never of known without first meeting Karen. Thankyou Karen. Love to all of you, Julia Pryal R.N. Supervisor, Bishop Noa Home

    Julia Pryal R.N.
    Escanaba, MI

    I remember Karen as sweet loving person, wife and mother. She was loved by many the short time I was around Karen and Tom, little Tom and Joannie, prior to joining the military and making it a career. I have many found memories with them and the gang (Garry and Sue Derusha, Dan Anderson, and the Elisor brothers). My condolences to the family

    Myron Brewster
    Lytle, TX

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Micks family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    the Gumbiners
    LaGrange Highlands, IL


    If your sorrow can be lessened,
    In some warm and special way,
    By knowing that so many share,
    In your loss with you today.

    And if it brings you comfort,
    When others show they care,
    Please know that thoughts are with you,
    And remember they are there.

    Tom, Joannie and Family, we are very saden to hear of your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers in your time of greiving.. Your mom was a sweet and caring person with a very kind heart. She will be missed by all that had the honor to know her. Much love to you all!

    Jamie, Joshua, Madison and Trenton Grimes
    Huntsville, AL

    Joannie and Tom, know that I am grieving for you in the loss of your mother. I still remember meeting her for the first time at your house in Gladstone all those years ago. Your family is in my prayers.

    Ashley Bovin
    Jenison, MI

    Our thougths and prayers are with your family. Karen was a wonderful person whom we loved very much. Seems like just yesterday that she stood as Godmother for our son Justin. She will be missed.

    Garry & Sue Derusha
    Green Bay, WI

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