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Karen Wilkin


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Karen Wilkin Obituary

WALDRON - Karen Wilkin, 62, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 29, 1953 in Detroit to Edward and Wanda (Blazewicz) Kreski. Karen married Dwight Wilkin on August 8, 1981 and he survives.

Karen graduated from Plymouth High School in 1971 and she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Sharon Dow in Jonesville for 11 years. Karen had a love for gardening, especially tending her wildflower gardens and hanging baskets. She enjoyed shopping, antiquing, animals and most importantly, spending time with her family and grandchildren. Karen was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Dwight, Karen is survived by three children, April Wilkin and Kevin Sylvester of Canton, Crystal (Justin) Gimenez of Waldron and Weston Wilkin of Bourbonnais, Illinois; six grandchildren, Justin, Lillian, Braelynn, Ava, Bentley and Gentry; sister, Fran Petrilli of Ft. Collins, Colorado and brother, Edward Kreski of Shelby Township.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her step-father, Donald Groom.

A memorial visitation to celebrate the life of Karen Wilkin will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the or the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 16, 2016
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