Karen Craft

Obituary of Karen Craft

In loving memory of “Sissy” Karen Marie Warner Kratz Craft.  Karen was born at Pleasant Homes Hospital in Cass City on April Fools day, 1959 to Dorothy Hamilton Warner and Glen Warner.  She arrived at home in Kingston to join her sister and lifelong best friend Linda. 18 months later, her brother Scott was born to complete the family. 


Karen attended Kingston Community Schools and acquired her High School diploma. She married Brian Kratz I in 1976 in Texas. She married Teddy Craft in Caro, MI in 2000. Karen was always on the go, one more house to clean, one more shopping spree, (cards anyone?), many, many hours spent with her beloved grandchildren. She was a lifelong devoted fan of her Detroit Tigers.  Karen was a giver. She raised 3 children and cared for her mother for years as Dorothy’s health declined and was always the first one there with a smile, love and hugs.  She was indeed a hugger, and gave the greatest hugs! Her smile and laugh could brighten up even the darkest moment. Karen was so very proud of her family and of the adults her children have become.


She is survuved by her children: Brian Kratz II of Caro, MI, Kristin Proctor (Marty), Aaron Kratz (Alyssa Silva) of Caro MI, her sister, Linda Warner Walker from Harrison Mi, one brother Scott Warner (Charles Walker), from Seattle, WA and her favorite niece, Penny Fuller (Fred) of Harrison MI. Also surviving are her most precious grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin and Nolen Kratz, Zoe Kratz, Eve, Emily, Vela, Zachary and Brayden Proctor. One very special lifetime friend since kindergarten, Penny Mock of Mayville, MI along with many, many, friends and relatives. Preceding her in death are her Parents, Glen and Dorothy Warner, brother-in-law, Deno Walker, Grandmother Effie Warner, dearly beloved Aunt Harriet Warner, Maternal Grandparents, Linde and Royal Cripps, her first husband Brian Kratz I and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Per Karen’s request, there will be no funeral. A celebration life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Arrowhead Golf and Grill, starting at noon with food to follow. We invite all friends and relatives to join us, bring your smiles, your laughter and favorite memories of Sissy to share. Memorial contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the family. 

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