Age 74, of Owosso, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at her home. Funeral services will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Nelson-House Funeral Home with the Rev. John Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Karen was born March 3, 1945, the daughter of Bob Wyers and Betty Archer. She graduated from Corunna High School, Class of 1963. Karen was an avid bowler. She was the first woman to bowl a 300 in the Owosso Association. She also served as secretary of several leagues and served as President of the Owosso Bowling Association.

Karen also loved off-road racing with her husband and daughters. She married Gary Spitler at the First Church of God in Owosso in 1976. Karen had many jobs throughout her life including retail, factories and service. Her most important job and favorite was being a mom.

Karen is survived by her husband Gary; her children Karla (Rick) Carsten, Kelly (Todd) Fry, Kristy (Kevin) Crane and Julie

(Nathan) Southern; 11 grandchildren; sister Candy Brooks; a special mother-in-law, Irene Spitler; and many other loving family and friends.

She was predeceased by her son Kevin, her parents and brother Randy.

Memorial contributions are suggested to MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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