Alma Lydia Karczewski

January 4, 1936February 5, 2014
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KARCZEWSKI, Alma L., 78, of Valrico, entered into rest Wednesday, February 5. Alma was born in Lithuania and fled from there to Hannover, Germany during the war at younger years and at the age of 21 she came with her Mother, Maria, in 1956 to Chicago, Il. It was in 1958 she came to work at the A&P Bakery and met Charles, they went together for 2 years and fell so much in love and got married, had a beautiful son and life was perfect together for another 53 years. The family travelled a lot touring the country which brought out Alma’s talent for painting and poetry. She loved nature and the landscape around the family home was an example of her love for gardening. Nature loved her back and now we believe she has returned to her favorite garden. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother. Survivors include her husband, Charles Karczewski; son, David Karczewski; daughter-in-law, Mary Hansen; and grandson, Ryan Karczewski. The family will receive friends 10 am-12 pm Wednesday, February 12 at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon with a memorial service to follow at noon. Alma will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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February 5, 2015

Dave, Chuck, and family,

One year ago today, a new flower bloomed in Heaven, and its everlasting beauty forever radiates love and comfort and peace. May you be enveloped by these, and find contentment in the fond memories of the blessings of Alma which enriched your lives.

With love always,

Diane, Wally and Cameron Jones

Aldona Baran

March 3, 2014

The news about Alma's death makes us very sad.
In this emotional time, we think of you.
Heartfelt condolences.

Aldona Baran (Brinkmann) from Poland and children.

Laura Orcutt

February 16, 2014

Thank you, Alma, for having such a wonderful son whose resemblance to you is remarkable. May your new garden bring forth much peace and happiness and may you remain a cherished blessing in your family's hearts. My prayers to David and family.

Charles Karczewski

February 15, 2014

I will always miss you Alma, my dear and loving wife, mother, and companion of over 55 years. You will live in my heart forever,the memories of our life together will give me comfort and peace to endure this life without your presence, a void that can never be filled. Your Loving Husband, Chuck

Courtney Dalton

February 15, 2014

We are very sorry for your loss. I remember Alma teaching me how to dye eggs when I was a kid.

February 12, 2014

our condolences may she rest in peace we will keep her in our prayer.

From; Charlie & Nancy

Paul & Cindy Kutcher

February 12, 2014


Both Alma and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. While we share your grief in her loss, we want you to know that we are here for you. Although your house will miss Alma's presence and kindness, both her presence and kindness will remain in your heart to fill the void. We appreciate your fierce desire for independence, and we encourage you to remain active in the days ahead. But don't allow your pride to keep you from requesting any assistance from us.

Chris Brown

February 12, 2014

I liked and admired Alma so much. She was a strong woman, spunky and never afraid to state her opinion. The kind of woman I hope to be when I grow up! We shared a passion for gardening, which we talked about at any gathering, and a great love for our husbands and our sons. I just plain liked her!
Chris Brown

Gail Eckert

February 12, 2014

A beautiful, loving, gentle, soul. You are loved and missed so dearly and never forgotten. I love you aunt Alma.

Sharon Heckel

February 12, 2014

Little did I know that when we moved to Edmonds, WA I would live across the street of the dearest friend I will ever have. Sharing completed gardening projects and craft projects with each other was a joy so complete. May God wrap you in His loving arms and hold you at this sad time. With love and friendship always, Bob and Sharon