Karen Zienert ’90

Karen Diane Zienert, 53, of Niles passed away in the early hours of March 18, 2022.

Cherished daughter of Kathleen Zienert and the late William Zienert, beloved sister of Richard Zienert, darling aunt to Megan, Raven, Jason and Hannah. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and first cousins once removed.

In addition to her grandparents, and father; Karen was preceded in death by her infant sister, Angela.

Karen was a dedicated Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and practiced in Niles with Southwestern Medical Clinic, a Spectrum Health Lakeland partner. She was also a member of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and was a fierce advocate for the unborn.

Her passion for missions led her to take multiple overseas trips to help and encourage missionaries serving in hospitals around the world. Karen lived her faith through her loving relationships with both colleagues and patients. Her tireless dedication to her work showed her passion for those she served. Absent from her body, she is now present with the Lord she loved.

In her rare free time, Karen was known to enjoy trying new restaurants. She also enjoyed traveling, including trips to Hawaii, the Outer Banks and Israel. She took great pride in her yard and flowers. She loved her two cats Eddie and Ginny, who miss her dearly.

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