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Karen L. Donahue, age 73, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Ada, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 after years of battling cancer. 

She is finally at peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father and her son, Scott, who preceded her in death January 11, 2017.  Karen is also preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Luella Kransi; brother, US Marine Vietnam Veteran Ronald T. Kransi; and in-laws Earl & Cora Donahue.  

Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years this November, Dan; daughter, Debbie (Scott) Donahue-Przekop; grandson, Austin Przekop-Abel; brothers, Harold (Sandy) Kransi of FL, and Roger (Debby) Kransi of TN; sister, Kaye (Owen) Wright of MI; sister-in-law, Mary Semon of MI; along with many nieces and nephews.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a cancer research hospital of your choice.  Karen was last being treated at Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids.  

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Bettie Hawkins on April 23, 2017 at 8:47 am

    May God give you strength, love and support at this sad time.

  2. Sally Robertson on April 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I worked with Karen for many years at Amway and was shocked to see this in the obituary today. How hard for you losing your son just a few months ago and now your wife. I lost my husband a few months ago so I know the grief you are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  3. Dawn Basler on April 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    You and your family are in my prayers

  4. Christal LaCosta on April 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I became friends with Karen while working at Amway. She was a sweetheart with a great sense of humor. And I miss her. I’ve been praying for her and you. She always talked about Dan, Scott and Debbie. I am so very sorry for your loss and will continue keeping you in my prayers.

  5. Mike Callahan on April 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I worked with Karen at Amway many years ago. She was always upbeat and knew what she was doing. I know she cherished her family very much and did all she could to take care of them. She will be certainly missed and I hope her family takes some comfort in knowing how well thought of Karen is. With deepest condolences, Mike Callahan.

  6. Richard Scott on April 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I will always remember growing up with Karen. She always had this up beat personality and a smile. My condolences and prayers to her family.Karen is now with our Lord and smiling down on us.

  7. Carole Barch on May 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Karen & I worked together at Amway quite a few years ago. My prayers and sympathies go out to you.

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