Karen Ann Kiss, 78, of Fairbanks Alaska passed away unexpectedly Thursday May 20 of natural causes.
She was born in San Jose, CA and was a resident of Alaskan since 1968. Karen retired from Safeway after 26 years. Deciding retirement wasn't meant for her, the next 16 years she thoroughly enjoyed working for Princess & HAP Alaska-Yukon. Karen had an active role at St Matthews Episcopal Church and was also a volunteer at the Fairbanks Community Foodbank for the past 28 years where she was the longest tenured board member. She had a great love for quilting, be it with her groups or just an everyday activity. Karen was gifted in all things involving fabric.
Compassionate by nature she loved with a smile backed with strength and determination. Family was everything and she was the number one fan for her children and grandchildren, she took the time to attend all their various activities and supported all their careers. The births of her great grandchildren brought tremendous joy.
The positive influence she had on the lives of family, friends, coworkers and associates will be greatly missed.
Karen was proceeded in death by her parents Florence and Nicholas Krumpotic. Survived by her sisters Kathy Redman of Altaville, Ca, Kristin Stump ( Russ ) of Arroyo Grande, CA, her son Michael Kiss, daughter and son in law Kelly and Kevin Church, grandson Travis (Jessica) Church, granddaughter Rachael (RaShawn Sr) Wainwright and great grandchildren RaShawn Jr, Ramero and Rayna Wainwright all residents of the Fairbanks area.
Services will be held outside on the lawn at St Matthews Episcopal Church, 1030 2nd Ave on Saturday June 5 at 4:00pm, if able please bring your own chair.
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