Karen Connie Billmaier (Kelemen)

1955 - 2018


Karen Connie Billmaier (Kelemen) of Ida, MI, died at age 63 on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in her longtime home. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2-8PM. There will be a service on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1PM at the same location. Pastor Mark McCaskill of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ida, MI will officiate. Cremation will occur after.


Born May 5, 1955 in Toledo, OH, Karen was the daughter of Kelemen Carl Kelemen Sr. and Grace Lydia (Enesey) Kelemen. She was a 1973 Ida High School graduate, and she completed coursework at Davis College, Toledo, OH. She married Fred Billmaier Jr. on October 23, 1976 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, MI. Karen worked as a Senior Property Manager for Forrest City in Cleveland, OH, for 23 years, retiring in 2014. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Gabriel Catholic Parish, and she loved playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, reading, watching TV, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Survivors include: her husband, Fred; a daughter, Sarah (Pamela Toman) Billmaier; a son, Fred Billmaier III; a brother, Kelemen (Ruth) Kelemen Jr.; a sister, Kathy Schultz; grandchildren, Evan and Caleb Billmaier; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.


Memorial contributions for Mrs. Billmaier can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Monroe Humane Society.