Karen M. Fleser
Karen May Fleser passed away March 24, 2018, at her home after a lengthy illness. Karen was born September 30, 1952, the daughter of Dudley L. and Elizabeth C. (Stasiak) Slack. On November 18, 1972, in New Salem, Karen married the love of her life, Michael J. Fleser, who survives. Karen is also survived by children: Vicki (Dustin) Anderson, Michael (Amber) Fleser Jr., Marty (Alicia) Fleser and Mark Fleser, brothers: Dudley Slack and David (Sara) Slack, a sister: Susan Slack, grandchildren: Logan and Duncan Anderson and Simon and Onalee Fleser, and several nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Diane Slack. A 1970 graduate of Gull Lake High School, Karen worked at the family grocery store: Slack’s IGA, in Richland, which later became Harding’s Market, and she also was employed at Kalamazoo Plug, where she met Mike. An active member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, as the organist; Karen had the entire family participate as musicians. Faith and family were very important to Karen. Karen loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s scouting events and musical performances. A homemaker, Karen enjoyed crocheting, sewing, horses, lilacs, traveling to Mackinac Island, and most importantly; her cooking, and she will be always remembered for her golabki, kapusta, apple slices, her party potatoes, and her cake decorating skills: making birthday and wedding cakes for all of her family. Karen’s family will receive friends Tuesday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton; where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Delton, Rev. Fr. Francis Marotti, celebrant. Burial will take place in Prairieville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Saint Ambrose Catholic Church or American Heart Association will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Karen’s family.