of Garden City, MI, age 80, died Sunday, April 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 22, 1939 in Charlotte, Michigan, the daughter of Warren Everett & Mary M. (Hall) Kurtz.  Karen worked for Henry Ford Hospital for 35 years as a registered nurse in the neonatal until, intensive care unit, and later in continuing education of Ford employees. She was an avid baker, sewer, and knitter and enjoyed making things for her friends and family.
On June 16, 1962, she married William M. Foster, and he survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Diane (Tom) Sampson of Belmont; two grandchildren, Paul & Emily Sampson; a brother, Ted C. Kurtz of Grass Valley, CA; 2 sisters, Alice (Don) DeAngelo of Ft. Wayne, IN, & Barbara (Mike) Kelley of Newaygo; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.

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#1 Kathy Len and Anna k 2020-04-14 18:55
Dear Diane, Tom, Paul and Emily
We want to send of love to you during this time
I know she was struggling in the end and is now at peace
But it still is hard.
We have so many wonderful memories of she and your dad at the many gatherings through the years
I always think about her beautiful gentle smile.
And how we found out we were actually related
So glad we are family
Know we are here!!
Len Kathy and Anna

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