Karen Kayko Ishibashi
1948 - 2021
Purely Cremations - Benton Harbor
1997 Meadowbrook Road
Benton Harbor, MI
Chicago resident Karen Kayko Ishibashi, 73, died November 17, 2021 in Stevensville MI after a long illness. At her request, no service will be held.

Karen was born June 5, 1948 to Thomas and Florence Ishibashi. She was a lifelong resident of Chicago. Her interests included gardening, making blankets, writing poetry and cheering for her Cubs.

For many years, Karen and her mother owned The Natural Selection, a charming gift shop and several customers became lifelong friends. Her beloved brother, Dennis Ishibashi, preceded her in death. She is survived by numerous cousins and her longtime companion Michael Niec.

Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Benton Harbor, MI. 269-926-9440.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 21, 2021.
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We will miss Karen! She was such a sweet & caring person.
Dee & Ramsey Tanakatsubo
November 21, 2021
Karen has been part of our family for many many years and we have missed her during her illness and have missed her presence at family occasions during the past few years during occasions when she was ill. She was creative and nurturing and we enjoyed many times together during visits and family gatherings. She has been missed and we will always remember her as an important part of our family.
Anthony and Carol Niec
November 20, 2021
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