SUFFEL, Karen - Of Flint, age 71, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer March 12, 2009. Friends may visit the family at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from 1-4 and 6-8pm, with funeral service on March 18, 2009 at 1:00pm. Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettle officiating. Per Karen's wishes, cremation has taken place. She is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Love of art, fostered her creative talents. She was a member of the Danks Studio Artists and past president of Left Bank Art Gallery, golf enthusiast, member of Eagles Bumblebee Aerie 629. She shared the joys of business with her husband at Michigan Teletronics and Today's Audio in Burton, MI. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 51 years, Keith "Red" Suffel, daughter Kari (Lesinski) Arlinghaus of Ann Arbor; son Brian of Muskegon; grandson Keith Lesinski of Ann Arbor, sisters, Gail (Paul) Stemple of Westland, Leah (Hugh) Johnson of Flushing, Sister-Sister Beth Smith of Muskegon, Special Friend Anita Lesinski , several nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her son Kevin and brother Don E. Smith. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Camp Quality South of Michigan or the charity of your choice in Karen's name. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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