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Karen Ann Gregg

September 29, 1950 - October 07, 2019



Karen Ann Gregg of Cadillac passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. She was 69.

Karen was born on September 29, 1950 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Wendall G. & Madelyn A. (Weidig) Greenfield and they preceded her in death.

Karen graduated from Cadillac High School and attended Kirtland Community College where she received her training for Law Enforcement. Karen had served in the United States Army late in 1969 and into 1970. She had been employed as a Police Officer for the City of Cadillac for 25 years.

She loved remodeling homes, enjoyed a project and no task was too big. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing, being outdoors in nature.

Survivors include her children that were the center of her world: Tracy Gregg of Cadillac, Chris Gregg of Cadillac and Erin Gregg of Traverse City; and a grandson, Hayden Gregg; Karen’s siblings: Greg Greenfield of Kalamazoo, Steve Greenfield of Cadillac, Ann (Richard) Clous of Cadillac, Wendy (Mike) Sharkey of Schoolcraft, and Holly (Michael) Smith of Gladwin; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Sharon (who died as an infant) and a brother, Lee Greenfield.

The Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac with Reverend Fr. Michael Janowski as celebrant. Friends may meet the family from 5-7 PM Thursday at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac where the Vigil Service will take place at 6:30 PM.

Because of Karen’s love for animals you are asked to consider memorial contributions may be made to the Wexford County Animal Shelter or to the Missaukee County Humane Society. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Daniel Brooks - Oct 8th, 2019 4:32 pm

    "My sympathy to the children who WERE the focal point of her life. You were a real inspiration...never one to "give up". I am fortunate to have been your friend. R. I.P.. Karen"

  • Juddee’ Maxwell - Oct 8th, 2019 6:55 pm

    "Karen was a mother first, a professional police officer second, and a jack of all trades and handyman third. She had the energy of a a team of people, and once painted the entire inside of her house in a weekend. We shared precious conversations about life, children and relationships, and talked about everything under the sun. She enjoyed traveling and wanted to show her children the world. She valued the dime, and stretched her money wisely. She was a ferocious fighter when she believed in something. There will never be another Karen. Her heart was good."

  • Debbie Budnick - Oct 8th, 2019 7:10 pm

    "RIP Karen. I am glad I met you. "

  • Tiffany Sisson - Oct 8th, 2019 7:12 pm

    "Will be missed."

  • J - Oct 8th, 2019 7:47 pm

    "Thank you for escorting me to and from my classes in the 7th grade. You made me feel safe and OK at a point in my life where I felt scared and anxious. You were an amazing officer who helped countless young people in Cadillac. May you rest in peace. "

  • Stephanie Elsholz - Oct 8th, 2019 9:09 pm

    "Thank you for the times you made me feel safe in highschool. You were the most understanding leazion officer. Always greeting the hoodlums with a huge smile."

  • Gerri King - Oct 8th, 2019 10:48 pm

    "I am so sorry for the family's loss! She made a big impact in the Cadillac area! May she RIP!"

  • Sara Christensen - Oct 9th, 2019 3:40 am

    "Rest in Peace You was a tough police officer for the city of Cadillac, Thank you for your services. You will be missed "

  • David Koenig - Oct 9th, 2019 4:29 am

    "We are so sorry for your loss. Karen was a good friend and one of the best partners I had at Cadillac PD. She was always concerned for the safety and well being of others and was a compassionate person. Karen will be missed."

  • Barbara Barber - Oct 9th, 2019 5:19 am

    "My deepest condolences are with you all. Karen was a great and fair officer and person. She was tough on these kids but always fair. She truly tried with all of them. Forever grateful for her."

  • Denise Budnick - Oct 9th, 2019 5:48 am

    "So sorry to hear of you mom's passing. She was very special caring woman with a fun sense of humor who could easily make someone smile. Her energy, enthusiasm, and infectious smile will not be forgotten."

  • Lonnie Burkett-Kempher - Oct 9th, 2019 6:11 am

    "I am so sorry for your loss! Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers! Lonnie"

  • Sheltina sharp - Oct 9th, 2019 6:40 am

    "A beautiful bright soul that was so intelligent so sorry "

  • Jan Helm boldt (stayer) - Oct 9th, 2019 7:49 am

    "RIP Karen. I'm so glad we were able to reconnect these last few years on FB. We both loved our little westies. God Bless, see you soon! Jan"

  • Rick Witherspoon - Oct 9th, 2019 8:21 am

    "So sorry for the family’s loss. Thoughts and prayers!"

  • Jerry Leavell - Oct 9th, 2019 9:01 am

    "Karen was a fine and respected officer. I had an opportunity to work with her a number of times during our careers. She will be sadly missed but deserving of the peaceful rest she now has. Prayers of comfort to family and friends. Her courage and faith were very strong."

  • Heather Koenig-Reid - Oct 9th, 2019 11:36 am

    "Karen was a very dear family friend for many, many years. She will forever be known to me for her loving patience, spunk and deep love for animals. I will never forget the baby raccoons she once rescued, along with many other animals. It is not often in life we meet people like Karen. She was one of a kind, and fiercely loved by many."

  • Sandy and Michael Bengelink - Oct 9th, 2019 11:37 am

    "Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We have some very good memories of Karen. She will be missed. "

  • Joyce Taylor - Oct 9th, 2019 1:06 pm

    "We we're lucky to have our children in McKinley School together and be neighbors and friends. Karen was bigger than life, but her heart was huge. Sleep with the angels"

  • Carol Coe-Vokes - Oct 9th, 2019 1:41 pm

    "I worked with Karen throughout the years - a great loss not only for her family but for our Cadillac community also ⛪"

  • Kris Sundberg - Oct 9th, 2019 5:39 pm

    "My heart goes out to Karen's friend and family. May RIP. My prayers goe out to her children who were the center of her life."

  • Christine - Oct 10th, 2019 7:19 am

    "My condolences to the family, friends, and community. Karen was a generous soul who loved her family deeply, showed strength and empathy to the youth she worked with in her role at the school, was a wonderful "animal advocate", and worked hard to make the Wexford and Missaukee communities better places to live. She will be deeply missed."

  • Don and Evelyn Graham - Oct 10th, 2019 7:42 am

    "Sure will miss our good neighbor"

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