Karen Marie Brant

1953 - 2019

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Karen Marie Brant, age 66, of Arlington, died at 7:59pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 17, 1953 to the late Gale and Arlene (Scdoris) Bank. Karen married Michael W. Brant on October 3, 1975 and he survives. Also surviving are her children: Shannon Brant of Bowling Green, Ohio, Jennifer Lutz (Don Friend) of Findlay, Joseph (Natalie) Brant of Findlay, Andrew (Jessica) Brant of Findlay, and Lucas (Rebbekah) Brant of rural Arlington. She has thirteen grandchildren: Cody, Sammy, Kayla, Isabelle, Emily, Vivian, Selma, Clara, Jackson, Sawyer, Monroe, Wyatt, and Adelynn. She also has a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are a brother, Allen Bank of Pandora; and a sister, Teresa (Mark) Felgar of Ada. She was preceded in death by infant twins: Stephen and Kathleen Bank. Karen was a 1972 graduate of McComb High School and retired from the Blanchard Valley Hospital. She enjoyed sewing, and shopping on the internet, but truly loved being with her family and grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday with interment at Arlington Cemetery. Memorials may be given to either St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or to Hope House in Findlay. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Visitation:

    Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 - 5:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

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To : Mike and family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : James and Catherine Hamilton
To Mike and Family... We truly have special memories of wonderfully fun times shared with Karen, Mike and family that we will hold close to our hearts everytime we look into the eyes of our beautiful granddaughters. Karen, our hearts are broken with your passing...but we are happy that your suffering is no more. Rest in Peace dear Ma Ma Brant... we will always love you!

To : Mike and Brant Family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Bridgett
Many joyful memories of Karen flood my mind. A few memories to cherish include walking around the property and talking with her, wrapping mountains of Christmas gifts together, and watching her love on Vivian and Selma. She was an incredible friend and loving grandma. She will be forever in our hearts.

To : The Brant Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : John Peterson Sr

Deepest sympathies. I am sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Karen at the hospital. She was a joy to work with and know.

To : Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Nancy Martin Wilczynski
I’m so very sorry about your loss. Karen was such a sweet soul & always so kind. We both graduated from MHS & worked at the polls. I have missed her sense of humor on Facebook. I’m sure she is making the angels laugh!

To : Teresa Allen and the Brant family
Date :Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
From : Diane Newell McClure
I was a friend of Karen in school. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

To : The Brant Family
Date :Thursday, April 4th 2019
From : Freda Marie Vogel
I just received word this morning of Karen and am grief stricken about her passing she was on my mind allot recently now I understand why.

My condolences

Freda Vogel

To : Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Jessica Bash Miles
Andy-so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! Thoughts and prayers are with you all! My memories of her are from the million phone calls to your house in our younger days and all the advise she would give in the background! May god be with you all during this difficult time!