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Karen Lee Wexelberg

January 15, 1942 May 10, 2020
Karen  Lee Wexelberg
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Obituary for Karen Lee Wexelberg

On Mother's Day, May 10, 2020, Karen Lee Wexelberg (78) was beautifully and mercifully called into the presence of her Lord and Savior just 15 days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Pastor Gerald Lee Wexelberg (Lapeer) as well as by her five children Robin Jalkanen (Daniel – Lake Orion), Gerald Wexelberg, Jr. (Tina – Middletown, NJ), Mark Wexelberg (Sherry – Lake Orion), Susan Roehl (Donald – Lapeer), and Jennifer Schlichter (Steven – Canton). Karen (aka “Grandma”, “GGMa” and “Gram Cracker”) is also survived by 15 adoring grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Karen was born and raised in Detroit by her parents Robert Luther and Alta Francis Stewart. She is survived by her two elder sisters B. Joan Rowells (AZ) and Linda Schmitz (AR). Karen attended Denby High School. Later in life, with five children in tow, she and Jerry attended Outreach Bible School in Minnesota.

Karen lived a purposeful and fun-loving life, always placing family first but also serving those around her as the “hands and feet of Jesus” in her roles as pastor's wife, working and volunteering at pregnancy centers, and teaching women. She was a founding Board member of Abigayle Ministries in Sterling Heights, meeting the spiritual and physical needs of women in crisis. She was a source of great Godly counsel and had a true heart for women in need.
Karen touched thousands of lives and will be greatly missed, but we rejoice that we will see her again.

Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer.

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