Karen Robinson, age 67, of Wetmore, died Monday, April 10, 2023 at UP Health Systems in Marquette following a month long illness. She was born on April 20, 1955 in Charlotte, Michigan to the late Rev. Karl and Jane (Smith) Carpenter. Karen was involved in the concert and marching band for her school playing the french horn and trumpet. She graduated from Holt High School in 1973. While still in school, and at a church service she met and then fell in love with her best friend Craig Robinson. They were married on August 24, 1974 and together they raised their four children. Karen enrolled at Lansing Community College and became a registered nurse. She worked for a short time in the ER at Ingham Medical Center before her family moved to the UP. Karen worked for many years at Munising Memorial Hospital in the ER and on the floor. She was a talented artist who made beautiful crafts and quilts. Karen took her artistic abilities and shared them with countless kids at Pictured Rocks Faces. She loved to see the kids faces when they looked into the mirror and saw what magical being they had been transformed into. Karen also shared her baking talents at the farmers market, where she sold her delicious treats at Nana Bakes. She and Craig enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling to visit family.
She is survived by her husband of over forty-eight years – Craig Robinson of Wetmore; children – Amanda (Nathan) Moser of Wetmore, Alicia (Victor) Huddas of Charleston, SC, Andrew (LeChelle) Robinson of Crosby, MN, and Andrea (Zachary) Culter of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren – Noah, Zoe, Willow, Kailee (Jesse), Tyler, Madison, Taylor, Hunter, Craig, Austin, Jared, Xander, and Logan; great-grandchildren – Vanessa, Niklaus, and Avery; siblings – Milinda Carpenter, Scott (Julie) Carpenter, and Faith (Dean) Bowen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Seth, and brothers Steve and Lonnie.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Munising Baptist Church in Wetmore from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jason LaFlamme will conduct Karen’s funeral at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in the spring.
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