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Karen Sue (McPeters)  McDonald

Karen Sue (McPeters) McDonald
  • April 16, 1954 - March 6, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Dan, Ben, Eloise, Becky, DarlaPraying that God's peace and care be on you (and family), and that many sweet memories of Karen will be a comfort at...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Pamela (Lassen) Ranard - Omaha, NE

“I am so sorry of your loss, hard to believe I have known you since we were teenagers, then we worked at Kellogg's in Battle Creek, you went to Omaha...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary Barroso Godde - MI

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. Prayers and sympathy going out to family and friends. I remember how sweet Karen was to me and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Curtis - Battle Creek, MI

“Karen was such a sweet and pretty girl (she reminds me of her mother) and will be missed by her family and friends. I will always remember our last...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Russell - Kingston, TN

“So sorry to hear about Karen. I'm one of her many cousins but hadn't seen her in a long time due to liviing in another state. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Robert McKinney - Oakdale, TN

“Karen was such a nice and sweet person..I worked with her at the Kellogg co. She was always so happy and funny,Im so very sorry, praying for her...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Myranda Long - Nashville, Mi

“Hard to believe. Karen and I were co-workers at the Kellogg plant in Battle Creek. My deepest condolences to the family.r ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pam MARSH - HASTINGS, MI

“Karen you were such a great friend. You would do anything for anyone. Such a good heart. You will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Jones - Papillion, NE

“Such a shock for all of us. I will always remember your kind eyes and beautiful smile. Condolences to your family who you loved so much. You were...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Shannon White - Bellevue, NE


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Karen Sue (McPeters) McDonald of Battle Creek, MI

Karen, age 64, died unexpectedly following hip surgery on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI.

Karen, the daughter of David R. and Marie L. (Dubbert) McPeters, was born in LaPorte, IN on April 16, 1954. She retired in 2011 after 24 years of faithful service in the Packaging Department of Kellogg Company in Battle Creek and Omaha, NE. She was a member of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and reading murder mystery novels. Karen and her husband, Dan attended Classic Cars Shows displaying their 1953 Olds and winning numerous trophies for their car. She was a lifelong avid Lions and Tigers fan. Karen enjoyed collecting bells all over and attended over 200 concerts in her lifetime.

Karen was united in marriage to the "Love of her Life," in Battle Creek on April 29, 1988, having been together for over 41 years. Surviving is her husband, Dan; her son, Ben McPeters; her father, David McPeters and mother-in-law, Mary Medich; three sisters, Eloise McPeters, Darla M. McPeters and Nicole (Tony) Jones, all of Battle Creek; her brother, John "Oscar" McPeters of Battle Creek; a sister-in-law, Kathy McPeters and brother-in-law, Dave McDonald. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Becki (Jason) Haineault, Tira McPeters, Stacie Holton, Stephanie (Johnny) Vavra, Tiffany Buskirk, Kacee McPeters, Matthew McPeters, Phillip McPeters, David (Petie) McPeters, Anthony (Sheila) McPeters and John (Angie) Scholten, numerous great nieces and nephews and her longtime friend, Teresa Jordan. Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Marie; a brother, David "Pete" McPeters; her aunt, Sylvia Purtha; her uncle, Clem Purtha; sister-in-law, Teresa McPeters and a niece, Shaunie McPeters.

Karen's family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 13th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 92 Capital Avenue, NW, Battle Creek 49017. Interment will follow Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek. Family and friends will continue Karen's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the committal service at St. Philip Parish Center.