2018-06-10 / Obituaries


KAREN LEE COLPEAN, of St. Charles, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Karen was born on November 12, 1943 to Raymond G. and Ruth I. (Zuckschwerdt) Richards in Saginaw. She married William J. Colpean on April 23, 1976; they celebrated 11 years of marriage before he predeceased her in 1987. During her life, Karen worked for General Motors for 10 years. She had a fun personality and was known as a prankster to her friends and family as well as “Sleeping Beauty.” She enjoyed computer games, card games, and dancing and music. She loved flowers and animals, especially cats. Most of all, she loved being with her family. Karen will be dearly missed.

Karen is survived by her daughters, Sunshine (Mike) Frasier and Autumn Colpean; her grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer; her sister, Sandra Debus; and her nieces, Robin Heath and Jeanne Salgado. She was predeceased by her husband, William; and her parents.

In accordance with Karen’s wishes, no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson-House Funeral Homes Martin Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson house.com.

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