STURGIS, Mich. — Karen C. Lindsay, 46, of Sturgis, passed away early Thursday morning, June 5, at Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born June 10, 1967, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of James and Mary Lee (Hapner) Pringle.
Karen resided in Sturgis for the past 17 years coming from Elkhart. She was a graduate of Elkhart Memorial High School with the class of 1985. Following her graduation, she continued her education at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
On Oct. 11, 2008, she married David Lindsay, in Sturgis. She was employed by PKG LLC., in Sturgis, for the past several years, holding the position of purchasing manager.
She also worked in sales and service at Dutch Housing in LaGrange, Ind., for several years.
Karen was a member of Sturgis Wesleyan Church and a very active member of B.P.O. Elks 1381, where she was a member of the 2011 national ritual team. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, music, was a true fan of the Detroit Tigers and a nearly fanatical Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan.
Her loyal friendship will be missed by all that were fortunate to know her. Karen had many hobbies, memberships and interests, but what she truly loved and valued was time surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband and love of her life, David; daughter Alexandra Zylman of Elkhart; stepdaughter Jessica (Andy) Kiss of Sturgis; five grandchildren, Adriel Zylman, Lindsay Kiss, Taylor Kiss, Kaidence Ann Lindsay, and Dominick Lindsay; parents, James and Mary Lee Pringle of Elkhart; two sisters, Rebecca Pringle and Shelly (Chris) Rody, both of Elkhart; one brother, Eric (Mary) Pringle of Elkhart; grandmother Ruth Pringle of Elkhart; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her stepson, Joseph Lindsay; grandparents, Mary and Frederick Blume, Warren Hapner and Gail Pringle.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Karen Lindsay will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Sturgis Wesleyan Church, 907 N. Nottawa St.,Sturgis.
In accordance with Karen’s wishes cremation will follow the service.Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis, at a later date. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Karen’s memory, consider Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 593, Sturgis, MI 49091, or Elks Lodge 1381, 66200 Grey Lake Road, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.