Condolence & Memory Journal

While going through Martenson's obituary listing I happened to see Karen's tribute. So very sorry,Bear , for your loss of the love of your life. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Pat Yobak - Brownstown Twp, MI - Co-worker at THS   April 10, 2015

So sorry to hear of Karen's passing! She was truly a loving person! My deepest condolences to Bear and your family!!!

Posted by Patrick McCarty - Linden, MI - friend   March 31, 2015


Bear, Josh and family, I was so sorry and saddened to hear of Karen's passing. I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the great times with you guys at the Red Noodle. Karen was my buddy. We always talked while I was in the Pub, especially If I was by myself. I will always fondly remember her. Sue Falconer

Posted by Sue Falconer - Jacksonville, IL - Friend   March 30, 2015

bear, we worked together on the danlys at fords. I remember when you met Karen. So long ago. I remember when you lived up on west rd. I know you will miss Karen deeply, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by dave hill - monroe, MI - freind   March 30, 2015

I am so glad to have had the honor of being with your family during your recent hospital stay,and to share time in prayer

Posted by Jamie Clevenger - Monroe, MI - Chaplain in Monroe Hospital   March 29, 2015

I will miss Karen for the rest of my life.

Posted by Heidi Smallwood - "The Neighbor"   March 29, 2015

Bear...Don't know why but I thought of you and the Noodle Wednesday while at work. I work in Portland, TN but am originally from Monroe. Scott and all praying that all memories will get you through...Sincerely, Kim Lawson

Posted by Kim Lawson - Portland, TN - family friend   March 29, 2015

Bear, We are so sorry. You and your family will in our prayers. We have many memories of you two over the years. Lion is still in our home!! God bless.

Posted by Tim and Brenda Shrout - Union, KY - Friend   March 29, 2015


To Bear & the Larkins family (Larry,Dave,Scott), may all the love & prayers that surround you. Help you thru this difficult time.God Bless

Posted by Jack & Carole Larkins - West Haven, CT - cousin   March 28, 2015

Sorry Bear for your loss, Karen will always be good memories for me! We grew up together on the same street. She was like a big sister to me. Your family will be in my prayers, The next time I see Karen She will be all new. with our Lord Jesus. Please send my condolences to Larry, Dave, and Scott. ..Your friend John Liparoto

Posted by John Liparoto - Clio, MI - Friends   March 28, 2015

"Sorry about the loss of my cousin Karen. Another part of our heart will die with the loss of our Family. We share the same Fathers ( as brothers) Grand Parents, and all the Great Grand Parents. Many memories we had as children that made us smile. God Bless you , and please put in a good word for us in Heaven."

Posted by Barry Larkins, - Daytona Beach, FL - Cousin   March 28, 2015

Dear Bear, we are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this trying time.

Posted by Rosie Larkins LaPrad - Hixson, TN - Cousin   March 28, 2015

we were so saddened to read of Karen's passing. they were very good neighbors to my in laws Harold and Dorothy dudley. rest in peace karen.

Posted by Cathy Dudley - dexter, MI - friend   March 28, 2015

Bear and family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Karen. I have great memories of Karen from our school days. Love and prayer to you and your family.

Ron and Pat Loveland

Posted by Ron and Pat Loveland - Fife Lake, MI   March 27, 2015

Im so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Lots of great memories and wonderful times at the Red Noodle.... I am sending prayers and love to you and your family ......................Judy Nadeau and family

Posted by Judy Nadeau - Monroe, MI - not related   March 27, 2015

Bear, we are so sorry about losing Karen. We have such great memories of Karen, you and Scott at the Noodle.

Posted by Jim and Nancy Van Arkel - Twin Lake, MI - Friend   March 27, 2015

Dear Bear, Please accept my deepest sympathies. Karen was so very special to Gary me. She died with my deepest secrets. If you need to have my email. My number is 734-770-3842. I live in Indiana and cannot come to be with all her friends and family. My prayers for all of you to be strong and close during this hard time. Love Angie Anteau.

Posted by Angie Anteau - woodburn, IN - friend   March 27, 2015

There are no words to express my deepest sympathy. Knowing Karen, Bear and Josh was a privilege. My prayers to your family. She is suffering no more.

Posted by Angie Szenderski Meeker - grand rapids, MI - friend of family   March 27, 2015

David, Laura and Family,
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May fond memories, love, and support of family and friends see you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. XO

Posted by Robin and Sean Schmidt - New Boston, MI - Friends   March 27, 2015

Bear & family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss of Karen. I have such great memories of the Red Noodle with her and Bear.

Posted by Dave Ausmus - Oak Ridge, TN - acquaintance   March 27, 2015

Karen was a great MatchMaker.....She hooked me up with Robin........

Posted by Tom DeSloover - Carleton, MI - Brother-in-Law   March 27, 2015


Condolences to Karen's family and her many friends. She was a gentle person and she made the world a better place. I will remember her from the Noodle with a smile.

Posted by Gidget Lambert - Monroe, MI - acquaintance   March 27, 2015

Our deepest sympathies are with you and the entire family. We are with you in thought and prayer even though we won't be able to be with you for the funeral

Posted by Stephen and Dawn Stone - Cheyenne, WY - Cousin   March 27, 2015

Karen and the Pub crowd

Posted by Tom DeSloover - Carleton mi, MI - Brother-in-Law   March 27, 2015


She was an exceptional sister in law with all the love and compassion anyone could ever have and give. I am missing her already. I am so blessed to have her always and forever in my heart. God Bless you Karen and may you walk the heavens with your Mom and Dad...I love you...

Posted by Robin DeSloover - Carleton, MI - sister in law   March 26, 2015

Big hugs to all your family , rest in peace sweet lady

Posted by Cathy vaughn - Hockley, TX - Cousin   March 26, 2015