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Obituary of Karen M. Deford
Karen M. Deford
At the age of 64, our loving sister, aunt, and great-aunt was called home to the Lord on June 28, 2020. Born September 30, 1955 in Flint, MI. Karen retired after 38 years of service from Michigan State University working from 1980 - 2018 in the department's of Fisheries & Wildlife, Sports Information, Band & Music, and later the Kellogg Center. She was an avid M.S.U. fan and enjoyed working alongside the students. She enjoyed gardening and especially growing flowers. She loved baking treats and gifting them to family and friends. She valued spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Surviving are her brother, Kendall (Gail) Deford; sister, Kathy (Gary) Schneider; 7 nieces and nephews, Catrina, Carrie, David, Nicholas, Jessie, Katherine, and Chelsea; 4 great nieces and nephews, Katlyn, Jaxson, Emmalynne, and Zachary; and many other family members and friends. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Howard & Marvel Deford and brother, Curtice.
Celebration of Karen’s Life will be on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at First Church of the Nazarene 310 Elmwood Rd. Lansing, MI 48917. Visitation will be from 10a.m. - 12p.m. with the service starting at 12p.m.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Make a Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.