February 23, 1961 – November 21, 2013
Karen Denise Fisk, 52, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, after 24 years of fighting health complications.
A Memorial service will be held 1:30 pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 6 to 8 pm, Monday, November 25th, also at the funeral home.
Karen was born February 23, 1961, in Cedar Rapids, IA to Eugene Fisk and D. Jean Hastings. She graduated from Ankeny High School in 1979. Karen married Steve Gross in 1982 and two wonderful children were born into this union, Nathan and Stephanie.
She spent the majority of her working career processing claims at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.
Karen had many hobbies but will be most remembered for avid crafting and creative cake designs. She was fascinated by Native American history and art, could spend countless hours shopping, and loved listening to music. Kids were drawn to her joyful personality and playful sense of humor.
She is survived by her children Nathan Gross (Alicia) and Stephanie Gross (Matt McCurdy); her first grandchild, Norah, is expected in December; her parents Gene Fisk and Jean Hastings; her step-mom Kay Fisk; her sisters Anne, Lisa, Gayle, Crystal and Cindy; and her many nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her brother Kevin Fisk and step-father Don Hastings.
Memorial contributions may be made to Navajo Relief Fund and Make-a-Wish.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com