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Margaret Ann (Pallas) Karlek

January 19, 1940 ~ May 8, 2019 (age 79)


Margaret Ann Karlek, aged 79 of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, George E Pallas and Adeline R. Pallas; three brothers, Michael P. Pallas, Jan J. Pallas, Charles G. Pallas; sister Suzanne Pallas; and her beloved grandson Tyler Karlek.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard T. Karlek; two sons, Kirt A. Karlek, Kris L. Karlek; step daughter Betty (Gary) Berggren; sister Janet Lyons; sister in law Phyllis (Walter) Robinson; grandchildren Alyssa Karlek, Nathan Karlek; daughter in law Debbie Karlek; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graduate of Catholic Central High School in 1957, she worked for many years as a billing specialist in the medical field. Margaret’s special interests were traveling and antiquing but her center of focus was definitely her husband and two sons.

Additional information regarding a Celebration of Life for Margaret will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to one of the following causes:

American Heart Association, 3940 Peninsular Dr SE, Suite 180, Grand Rapids MI 49546;
American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL 60601

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American Heart Association
3940 Peninsular Dr SE, Suite 180, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-285-1888
Web: https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/michigan/western-michigan

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-586-4872
Web: https://www.lung.org/

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