HARVEY, MI. - Karen M. Pekkala, age 62, lifelong Marquette area resident, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital.
Born in Escanaba on February 2, 1952, Karen came to Marquette at age 2. She was a 1970 graduate of the Marquette Senior High School and later enrolled at Northern Michigan University pursing a secretarial course of study. She was employed as a secretary with UPPCO for several years. Karen loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She dearly loved her grandchildren, possessed a heart of gold, and enjoyed getting together with friends over a cup of coffee at Wahlstrom's and the Grove.
Survivors include her children, brothers and sister, and a large extended family.
Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis E. Pekkala and her parents.
Honoring Karen's request, a private family observance will be held.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassben derfuneralhome.com