Karen A. (Kell) Huckstep, 67, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home.
She was born in Escanaba on August 21, 1949, the daughter of Roger and Lois (Veeser) Kell. Karen graduated from Holy Name High School in 1967. She later attended Milwaukee Area Technical College when she earned an associate degree.
Karen worked as a dental hygienist for Milwaukee Dental Associates. In 1994, she began work as a dental hygienist for Dr. Don Nyquist where she retired in 2015.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay Area Art Association and the Bonifas Art Center. She enjoyed various mediums of art work, gardening and loved her pets.
On, July 10, 1992, Karen married David Huckstep in Escanaba.
Karen is survived by husband, David “Dave” Huckstep of Escanaba, MI; parents, Roger and Lois Kell of Wells, MI; step-children, Jenni (Craig) Kroeger of Sarosota, FL, Lisa (Mike) Rupert of Miami, FL, Danielle (Eric) Hilt of Oshkosh, WI, David (Sarah) Huckstep of Grand Rapids, MI; 10 step grandchildren; siblings, Steve (Ann) Kell of Cape Coral, FL, Mike (Deb) Kell of Iron River, MI and Mary Demerse (Rick Kenyon) of Escanaba, MI.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Services will follow at Crawford Funeral Home at 4 p.m. officiated by Rev. Dr. Judy Kincaid. A luncheon will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Huckstep family.