Karen Amy Birt

September 24, 1942March 4, 2018

Age 75

Beloved wife of Michael for 54 years. Loving mother of Michelle (Daniel) Bollinger, Cheryl (Chuck) Hawkins, Michael II (Margi) Birt and Kevin (Karen) Birt. Cherished Mimi of Britni, Lauren, Michael III, Mykela, Alec, Lindsey, Miranda, Natalie and Andrew. Dear daughter of Amy and the late Nicholas Thomas. Sister of Nick (Ceil) and Kevin (Shari). Karen will also be missed by her nieces, nephews and her fur baby, Archie.

Visitation Tuesday 4-8 pm and Wednesday 1-8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia.

In lieu of flowers, donations will support the Lauren Danielle White Expendable Fund. Checks may be made payable to “University of Michigan” and sent to Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website to make your gift.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • In state Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 8, 2018

Karen Amy Birt

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Chuck Hill

March 7, 2018

Kevin I am thinking of you during this tough moment. My true condolences go out to you and your entire family! So sorry for the loss of your mother! May her soul rest in peace.

Scott Badyna

March 7, 2018

Kevin, thinking of you and praying for your family.


March 6, 2018

MIKE, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON YOUR LOSS. I am not sure if you are the Mike Birt I want to grade school with at St. Cecilia’s. I lived on Yosemite and I believe you lived on Dalrymple or close. It was a very nice obituary. You are blessed with family and grandchildren that I am sure gave your wife much pride and joy. She is in our prayers. In sympathy, Mike Cavanagh.

March 6, 2018

To the family, please accept my deepest condolences. May all find strength from Almighty God during this time.

Warren McGary

March 6, 2018

Kevin, I am very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. It is times like these that we seek comfort. Rely on the Father of tender mercies the God of all comfort and those closest to you, your family and friends to see you through. My sincere condolences… 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Michael P. Birt II

March 6, 2018

I miss you more than you will ever know, we did not always agree. But, you always had your family’s best interest at heart. You would take care of everyone and not think about yourself. At least all your aches and pains are now gone. Don’t worry about dad, we will all take care of him. I will love and miss you forever.
Love, your #1 Son
Michael P Birt II

Kathleen Warren

March 6, 2018

The Livonia Kindred Spirits Quilt guild will miss her dearly.