Karen Schamper ’71 Schra

Karen Joy Schra, 80, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Zeeland Hospital.

Karen was a graduate of Zeeland High School, Hope College ( BA) and the University of Michigan ( masters degree) and taught at Fennville Public Schools for 20 years. She was a member of First Reformed Church of Holland.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Margaret Schamper; and in- laws, Nancy Schamper, Hester and Charles Volkers, Lois and Jim Dykhuis, Myrtle Dubbink, and Harris Nyboer.

Karen is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Schra; children, Kathy and Michael Dubay of Hudsonville, Mary andRev. Kevin Kleinheksel of Zeeland; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mary and Francis Granados (Irene, Ramona, Penelope, Amelia, Matilda, Jacob), Amy and Elvis Sarak ( Meliha, Adem), Megan and Jacob Hassevoort ( Cora), Benjamin and Megan Kleinheksel ( Carter, Jailyn), Katelyn Kleinheksel; siblings, Gary Schamper of Grand Haven, Judy and Keith Boonstra of Holland, John and Paule Schamper of Paris, France, Russ and Elaine Schamper of Tennessee; in- laws, Mildred Zoerhof of Zeeland, Ted Dubbink of Zeeland, Gene and Marilyn Schra of Holland.

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