Jan. 26, 1968 - Feb. 3, 2014
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SOUTH BEND - Karen Ann Ivanovich, 46, residing in South Bend, passed away at 5:00 pm Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at home. She was born January 26, 1968, in Green Bay, WI, and haf lived in this area since 2005, coming from Knoxville, TN. On May 5, 2005, Karen married Erik Ivanovich on the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Angel McCormick and Tiffany Burns; three grandchildren; her father, Robert Smajda; sisters, Diane Silva, Roberta Rotola, Michelle Duss and Nannette Cardine; brother, Michael Smajda; and half brother, Nicolas Smajda. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline (Leanna) Smajda. Karen's passion for life were her animals: cats, dogs, and a thoroughbred horse. Those were the things that gave her a special connection and joy in life. Funeral services for Karen will be 3:00 pm Sunday, February 9, 2014, in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, where friends may visit with the family from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be donated to Palmer Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 7, 2014
Palmer Funeral Homes - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN 46635