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Karen L. Foster, age 76, of Midland and formerly of Ludington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Independence Village surrounded by her family.  She was born to the late Jack & Katherine (Koenders) Willsie on November 24, 1943 in Midland. 

Karen married Willard Foster on July 2, 1973 in Sanford, Michigan.

Karen worked for Dow Chemical for 32 years as a secretary. She was considered an exceptionally talented seamstress and she enjoyed raising beefalo.  She was an avid fisherman, loved her dogs, and occasionally hunted. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sisters; Judy (Darby) Lance, Barbara (Larry) Carsten, and Maria Willsie; her brothers Richard Willsie and Jim (Penny) Willsie; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters; Kathleen Willsie and Janet McLean. 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the Smith-Miner Funeral Home, with the Reverend Don DuFord officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 until time of service.  Burial will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Ludington City Cemetery in Ludington, MI at 1:00 PM. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider their local Humane Society.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Foster family, to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com

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