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Date of Birth: April 28, 1942

Date of Death: June 23, 2020

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on June 23rd,2020. Age 78 years. Daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Wandzel. She was born April 28th, 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Robert J. Brandimore on July 21st, 1962, who predeceased her August 2000. This began an incredible life journey. She put her husband through dental school, serving her country as a proud military wife, and giving birth to 2 sons. While her husband's dental practice flourished , she took pride in caring for her family. Along the way she became an accomplished interior painter and even did some wood working as well. Karen enjoyed spending time boating on the lakes of Michigan with her husband ,and their close friends. Karen loved her many dogs. Karen moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona where she lovingly cared for her husband until his passing in 2000. Karen remained in Arizona where she spent her time with her 2 sons and their families. Surviving are 2 sons, Wade and Patricia Brandimore, Phoenix, AZ. Ken Brandimore, Phoenix, AZ. 5 Grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; Sister Joan and Frank Kruske, Brother, Dennis Wandzel; 12 nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her sister Janice Terry. She was blessed to be loved by many and will be missed by all.

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The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley in Memory of Karen J. Brandimore