Obituary: Karen Bergez, 75, Fountain.

May 4, 2018

Karen Bergez

Obituary: Karen Bergez,75, Fountain.

On Friday, May 4, 2018 Karen Jean Bergez was lifted up by the angels and placed in the arms of God.  Karen was born in Ludington on May 28, 1942, the daughter of John Louis and Meredith (VanSickle) Bergez and graduated from Mason County Eastern High School with the class of 1960.  Karen married John Luft in August of 1960 and they were blessed with sons Jeffrey, Todd, and Bradley.

Karen worked at various times for Stokely’s Cannery in Scottville, at Star Watch Case in Ludington, as a security guard at the Ludington Pump Storage Plant, and as a nurse’s aide for Baywood Nursing Home.

Always a farm girl at heart, she had a great love for animals, especially horses.  Her favorites were her beloved white Arabian horse Misty Mae, and her black German Shepherd Bear.  She was a longtime member of the Mason County Saddle Club and always enjoyed listening to Elvis Pressley music and going on road trips with family and friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents John and Meredith Bergez, and her brother John Bergez.  She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Jeffrey Luft and wife Holly of Ludington, Todd Luft and wife Diane of Scottville, and Bradley Luft also of Ludington; 7 grandchildren Austin, Stori, Taylor, Jordyn, Erin, Jayden, and Owen, her great-grandson Jarred, her brother Michael Bergez of Fountain, her sisters Elaine Reader of Monticello, Ind., and Eloise Sovis and husband Anthony of Montrose, , and her dear friends Carmen Rosa and Carolyn Klotz of Ludington, and Marilyn Pierce of Branch.

Funeral services will be held for Karen at noon on Wednesday, May 9 at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.  Burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery.  Friends may visit with her family on Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Those who wish to remember Karen with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Mason County Saddle Club.

Please visit Karen’s memory page at to leave a tribute of Karen for her family or light a candle in her memory.

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