Karen Sue LaGrou, age 70, a long-time resident of Almont passed away suddenly on Monday, October 25, 2021 at home. She was born January 19, 1951 the daughter of Roland and Janet (Richard) Aisthorpe in Detroit. Karen graduated from Kimball High School. After high school she began working as an engineer at General Motors. Karen married her husband Allan Daniel LaGrou on June 17, 1989 in Goodland Township. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises in the Caribbean. She and her husband also enjoyed restoring and collecting classic cars and were active in many classic car organizations. Most of all Karen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband, Allan Daniel LaGrou; her children, Brian (Carol) Heron of Ludington, Dawn (Tom) LaGrou of Imlay City, Kim (Dan) Parsons of Madison Heights, Mark (Tammy) LaGrou of Imlay City, Dwayne (Lisa) LaGrou of Lapeer and Bryan LaGrou of Ionia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashlee (Eddie) Pickens of Dryden, Randy (April) Pickens, Jr. of Roseville, Bethani (Carlos) Pickens of Phoenix, AZ, Johnny (Amelia) Cooley of Macomb, Jacki Heron of Clawson, Caitlyn (Kris) Stypa of East Lansing, Nicole (Jr) Tasker of Lapeer, Bobby Johnson, Heather LaGrou of Lapeer, Ashley (Chris) Pettit of Lapeer, Mike LaGrou of Imlay City, Samantha LaGrou of Lapeer, Joshua LaGrou of Lapeer, David (Kaley) Stephens of Madison Heights, Johnny (Michelle) Mann of Macomb, Nathan (Erin) Parsons of Roseville, Morghan Parsons of Madison Heights, Chantel (Josh) Leach of Almont, Alyssa (Riley) Leach of Nebraska, and Cassie Leach of Dryden. Karen is also survived by 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Donna Erickson of Florida, Linda (Bertsch) Hinderer of New Hampshire and John (Linda) Asthorpe of Rose City.
She is predeceased by her parents, Roland and Janet (Richard) Aisthorpe.
The family is having a memorial gathering held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12-4 p.m. with dinner at 1 p.m. at The Gazebo, 31104 Mound Rd., Warren, MI 48092. Please RSVP to Dawn LaGrou at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-897-4940.
Arrangements entrusted to Muir Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, 2650 South Van Dyke, Imlay City, MI 48444.
Please share a story or photos on Karen’s Memory Page at www.muirfh.com