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Karen DeHaanKaren R. DeHaan, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born on October 11, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. The daughter of Marvin and Mary (Pence) Putnam. Karen was known to be a voracious reader and also loved to garden. She loved to spend time outside in the sun and enjoyed cooking. Karen is survived by her children, Judy (Tom) Morin; grandson, Chad (Jessica) Morin; great grandchildren, Jay Thomas and Mya Jean; sister, Lynn. Karen is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James DeHaan; and her parents Marvin and Mary (Pence) Putnam. While visiting Karen's tribute page, please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with her family. The DeHaan family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Ln., Portage, MI 49002. www.avinkcremation.com. (269)344-5600.
Karen was one of the sweetest most caring women I've had the pleasure of meeting. When I was done with my work at night I would go sit and chat with Karen while she watched Chicago Pd, she sure loved her foot rubs and I enjoyed giving her her foot rubs. Karen would talk about her family quite often especially her great grandson I always enjoyed listeing there was never a dull moment with Karen and something that could be learned.
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A candle was lit in memory of Karen DeHaan
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