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Ruth Lorene (Attleberger) Karaba

April 16, 1930 — March 19, 2022


Ruth Lorene Karaba, 91, of Marshall and formerly of Marengo, went to be with the Lord on March 19th, 2022. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family. Ruth was born on April 16th, 1930, to Emmett and Edith Attleberger in Albion, Michigan. In 1951, Ruth married her husband of 54 years, George Karaba and they went on to have seven children.

Ruth was the matriarch of a large family. As a Mother and Grandmother, she was generous, loving and kind. Family vacations, family reunions, and family holidays hold special memories. Ruth’s unconditional love for her family was abundant. It’s impossible to quantify the impact and love she had on those who knew her. She had a great love of nature and enjoyed birdwatching, long walks when she was able, camping and many outdoor activities with her family. Ruth retired from John Henry Printing in Lansing after many years of employment.

Ruth is survived by her children, Mark (Julie) Karaba, Karen (Jim) Wright, Steve Karaba, Darla Karaba Artuso, Derek (Tammy) Karaba, and Kevin Karaba; her eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and two more on the way; and four great-great grandchildren, all whom she loved dearly. Additionally, she is survived by brother, William (Vonnie) Attleberger of Marshall and sister, Janice Hays of Albion. Preceding her in death are husband, George; daughter, Michele (Patrick) Karaba Moriarity and sister, Doris Thomas-Conaway.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068 where visitation will be held from 3:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. A Private service will be held Thursday, March 24, 2022, followed by her interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband. Pastor Steve Olmstead officiating. You may visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave a message for the family.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services

723 US Highway 27 North, Marshall, MI 49068

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