Karen Marie Biskner-Stokes, 62Published 6:36pm Sunday, November 25, 2012
Born: Dec. 18, 1949
Died: Nov. 22, 2012
Karen Marie Biskner-Stokes, 62, of Niles, passed away at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Roseland on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
Karen was born on Dec. 18, 1949, to the late George R. and Delores E. (Hebestreit) Biskner in Detroit.
On Dec. 18, 1992, Karen wed John Stokes at a ceremony in Niles. Karen loved all animals, especially her cats and dogs — so much so that her work history was as a veterinary assistant at Roseland Animal Hospital and the Cat Care Clinic.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, John; stepchildren, John Stokes II and Melissa (Brian) Shumaker; siblings, Anthony (Sheila) Biskner, of Apopka, Fla.; Cheryl McKelvey, of Brighton, Colo.; and Cynthia Biskner, of South Bend, Ind.; a niece, Sarah (Brian K.) Salaver; and a nephew, Jimmie McKelvey.
A private mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Niles followed by a public time of visitation at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, from 1 until 2 p.m. with a graveside committal service at 2 p.m.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so in Karen’s name to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, 641 S. Crystal Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
Those wishing to upload a photo of Karen or leave a message of condolence for her family may do so on our website at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles.