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Obituary of Kary Patreese Hackbarth
Kary Patreese Hackbarth
Kary Patreese Hackbarth of Lansing, MI, age 43, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born January 29, 1976 in Oakland County, MI to Roger and Judy (deceased) Hackbarth. Her family meant the world to her — brother, Chris (Heather Driscoll) Hackbarth, and little sister, Rebecca Hackbarth (deceased).
Kary graduated from Hillsdale College with Honors in 1998, and received her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. She was a longtime teacher at New Covenant Christian School in Lansing, as well as Lansing Community College. She shared her love of math with her students, and her nieces and nephew. Her eyes would light up with the opportunity to solve complex math problems, and one could truly feel her passion for numbers. She was a long-time devoted member of Riverview Church, where worship brought her great joy.
Kary was a #1 Spartan fan, a Disney lover, a lifelong passionate math teacher, a faithful Christian, and a patient listener. She lived her life quietly, with passion for God, her students, her family, and her friends. She was blessed to have many close friends throughout her life, including her longtime roommate and friend Khati Brazee. Kary enjoyed her Disney vacations, trips to Minnesota to visit her friends (and her number-one fan, Liam), her dog Tayten, and always MSU Women’s basketball games. Recently she became engaged to Max Miller of Fosston, MN - finally her prince had come, and she had the chance to experience true love and her fairy tale was complete!
Donations in Kary’s memory may be made to the LCC Foundation at www.lcc.edu/foundation/givenow/scholarships.html.
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You may also make a gift by check to the Lansing Community College Foundation. Please write in memory of Kary Hackbarth in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
Lansing Community College Foundation
309 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
Thank you to everyone for your thoughtful words, prayers, and kindness. Kary was loved by so many, and yet so humble that she didn’t realize the depth of that love. We will be forever changed by knowing her.
Kary Hackbarth: Servant, Teacher, and Friend — “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27)
Visitation is 6-8 PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Funeral Service is 1 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at New Covenant Christian Church, 4415 W. St. Joe, Lansing with Pastor Fred McGlone officiating. Interment will be in Glendale Cemetery, Okemos.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kary Hackbarth, please visit Tribute Store