Obituary of Karen Anne Bredschneider
Karen Anne Gralton was born on July 28, 1946, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was one of six children born from the union of James Lewis Gralton and Anne Rita (Kocerha) Gralton. Karen spent her formative years growing up in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The family moved to Michigan and Karen attended and graduated from Ypsilanti High School with the class of 1964.
While in high school, Karen met the love of her life: Arnold Bredschneider. They were joined in marriage on June 17, 1967. Together the couple were blessed with the birth of two sons.
Karen was an avid scuba diver. She enjoyed this activity so much that it was often jokingly mentioned that she should be dressed in her scuba gear for her funeral attire. Karen was a vibrant woman, and she wore bright colors to display her upbeat disposition. She made sure to always live her own life to the fullest. Karen and Arnold loved to travel. They went as much as they could with the intent of seeing the world.
Karen was extremely creative. As a talented seamstress she often completed sewing projects, many of which she sold on ETSY. Karen also enjoyed working in her garden. Pairing her gardening with working on the many rental properties the family managed, Karen could never have nice nails. It wasn’t until she became ill and was no longer able to work in the garden or do maintenance on any of their buildings that her nails could actually grow.
Karen Anne Bredschneider, age 75, of Monroe, passed away at her home, on Monday; January 17, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Her passing was preceded by both of her parents and two brothers: James Joseph Gralton and Robert Patrick Gralton.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her husband of fifty-five years: Arnold Bredschneider; two sons: Arnold Scott (Carolyn) Bredschneider and Eric Von Bredschneider; three brothers: Kevin (Gail) Gralton, Richard Lewis (Karen) Gralton, and John Thomas Gralton; and two grandchildren: Anastasia Louise Bredschneider and Aurora Rose Bredschneider.
Friends may gather on Friday; January 21, 2022, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm and on Saturday; January 22, 2022, from 10:00am until the time of the Celebration of Her Life at 11:00am at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation will follow through Covenant Cremation of Erie.
Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com to leave words of inspiration and comfort or to share a photo. For those desiring, memorials may be made to ProMedica Monroe Hospice.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karen Bredschneider, please visit Tribute Store