Karina Montano

July 2, 1988November 17, 2021

Karina Montano, age 33, of Lansing, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Karina was born to Roel and Jane Montano on July 2, 1988 in Houston, Texas.

Karina is survived by her two children, Kassidy and Chase; her brother, David; sisters, Krystal, Kathy, and Sylvia; parents, Roel and Jane Montano (Torrez); and thirteen nieces and nephews.

Karina will be remembered as the loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend that she always was. She was full of life, always energetic, spunky, sassy, and confident. She was generous, loving, and always willing to find a way to help anyone in need. She loved to dance, sing karaoke, and make videos. Those memories of her will forever be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to know and love her. Above all else, Karina loved her kids more than anything in the world and one of her final wishes was for them to know that everything will be okay.

A visitation for Karina will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a one-hour visitation prior from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Following the service, Karina will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery, 2520 West Willow St., Lansing, MI 48917. Following interment, there will be a luncheon at DeWitt Charter Township Community Center, 16101 Brook Rd., Lansing, MI 48906.

The family kindly asks that facial coverings be worn at all times.

Serving as pallbearers are David Montano, Adolfo Montano Sr., Adolfo Montano Jr., Corey Burtis, Caleub Kolander and Rick Torres.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Montano family.


  • David Montano
  • Adolfo Montano Sr.
  • Adolfo Montano Jr.
  • Corey Burtis
  • Caleub Kolander
  • Rick Torres


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Luncheon

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


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Chelsea Hyatt (Schanhals)

November 25, 2021

I briefly exchanged hello’s with Karina last summer when I saw her. We weren’t close friends, or really friends at all but she was alway nice to me. We were classmates in Harrison from Middle School onward to graduation. Karina had a kind heart. She was full of energy and what I remember most about her was her laugh. She was always laughing in class, even when we weren’t supposed to lol. My condolences to her family and friends during this sad, difficult time. I hope you find comfort this holiday season with sharing the great memories you shared with her.

Maria Banda

November 24, 2021

Jane and Roel, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this painful time. Karina will always be with you, in your hearts and in your memories. We wish you comfort and peace. With love, Maria & Manuel Banda and Nena & Cruz Martinez

Alyssa Hladik

November 22, 2021

Karina had a smile that would lite a room, and instantly bring comfort. She was always there with a listening ear and never judgement to follow. Karina was and always will be a wonderful person to me, I’ll hold her close to my heart forever. Love you so much Kar! Thank you for also, being a wonderful mother to Chase and Kassidy! Until we can laugh again and receive hugs from one another, you will always be somewhere on my mind! ❤️

Heather Elliott

November 22, 2021

My daughter and I became close with the family a couple years back.. Karina was a ball of sunshine who was always smiling and laughing. She was one of the sweetest girls I've ever met.