Karin Jo Kempen

1956 ~ 2021

Karin Kempen, age 64, of Grand Rapids was welcomed home by her Lord and children on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. She was selfless and loved her family, dog, and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Megan Cannon; son, Andrew Cannon; and sister, Laura Schultz. She will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband of 29 years Mark Kempen; children, Jason (Mindy) Cannon and Katie Cannon; grandchildren, Darren, Connor, Dominik, Abigail and Charles; two great-granddaughters, Avery and Quinn; brothers and sisters Rick, Sarah and Jennifer; many loving nieces and nephews; and her companion dog Hayden. She was an amazing person and made a helluva potato salad. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 28th.

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August 25, 2021 10:43am

Karin always had a smile for everyone.  We shared a love for Christian music.  I didn’t get to see her much, but always considered her a friend.  Prayers for the family and friends.  She will be missed greatly.  Evone

- Evone Collard

August 24, 2021 5:33pm

Sending love .

- Tana Schultz

August 24, 2021 4:55pm

Karen was a good person, I use to babysit for her children when I was young. She was like family then. Great memories. the kids <3 RIH. prayers to you all.

- Michelle Molina

August 24, 2021 1:47pm

Karen was a great person. My husband and I worked with her at challenge.  She always made us laugh.  Prayers to the family

- Lisa southard




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