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Kari Alison Erbentraut



Memorial contributions may be made to:

Starlight Ministries

3376 Central Blvd, Hudsonville, MI 49426


American Cancer Society

129 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Kari Alison Erbentraut, age 43 of Ada, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 14, 2020. She is preceded in death by her mother, Colleen Monks; and sister-in-law Tricia Erbentraut. She is survived by her loving husband, Brant; and her daughters, Alexis and Sophia; father and step-mother, Earl and Annette Monks; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jean and Stu Erbentraut; brother, Chris (Kim) Monks; sister, Stephanie (Alex) Brown; nephews; Simon, Brandsen, and Samson; and niece, Sadie. Kari loved her family fiercely and was a generous soul. She was the first to help others and was loved by all who met her. She will be dearly missed. Private visitation and Mass will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 2pm with services being live streamed on YouTube, for family and friends. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Starlight Ministries, 3376 Central Blvd, Hudsonville, MI 49426, or American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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21 Responses

  1. Kari will always be remembered as such a kind hearted caring friend. She loved helping others. She will be greatly missed by many. I pray that her family can find peace with all that has happened. Prayers to all.

  2. We are so saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Kari. Our fond memories of the Erbentraut family on Adams street is one we will always cherish.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    The Starkweather

  3. My deepest sympathies to all of you! Kari was a beautiful soul indeed. You remain in my prayers.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this. Kari and her siblings rode my bus many years ago. Always such nice kids. I was also friends with Colleen . RIP Kari

  5. Stephanie, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️

    Tracye Macauley, HCA-ISD

  6. Sooo sorry for your loss, Prayers.for peace and understanding!!!!! God bless you all!!!

  7. My prayers go out to your entire family! She was a beautiful woman.

  8. Stephanie , I am so sorry for the pain you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ISD colleague, Mary Kramer

  9. My prayers go out to your family, Jean and Stu, she was a wonderful , caring young woman

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. Offering prayes for all the families.

  11. I was so deeply saddened to learn of Kari’s passing. My heart goes out to Brant. Lexi and Sophia and to the many members of her family and many friends.
    I knew Kari when we both worked at Metro Heart And Vascular, She was such a gentle soul and respected by all of us working with her. I had not seen her lately, as I retired, and can’t quite remember when she left MHV.
    I followed her on Facebook and loved following the talents and beauty of Lexi and Sophia. She was so proud of her family. My heartfelt condolences to you all. My prayers and thoughts are for strength and comfort during such a difficult time and beyond. Such fondness, Connie Ward ♥️

  12. Stephanie my heart aches for you and your family. Prayers and blessings to you

  13. So sorry for this tragic loss, our thoughts and prayers will be with you! If there’s anything we can do to help Brant, please let us know. Lee and Alexandra.

  14. Brant and girls, we are so saddened for you. We will always remember Kari for her kind heart. I think she gave our Amelia one of the happiest days of her life when she let her have a fashion show with dance costumes at your house. May you all find comfort in remembering the happy times and find peace in knowing you will see her again. All our love.

  15. Kari is remembered by us as a truly kind soul, with a lovely family; in particular, two shining daughters that she was/is amazingly proud of and loves deeply. Brant, Lexi and Sophia, know that you have a large community of people that are here to lift you up with open arms over the long run, including us. Big hugs from the Benedict family.

  16. Thinking of you Lexi, Sophia and Brant. Your mom was an amazing person who will always hold a special place in my heart. Please know she loved you all fiercely. I can’t imagine the sadness you are all feeling. Praying for you all.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family. My God give you comfort and strength at this most difficult time.

  18. Stephanie, many prayers to you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss.
    Gerri Spitzley

  19. So sad to hear of Keri’s passing, your family is in our thoughts and prayers this time of sorrow.

  20. Stephanie, I just read the email and am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gwen O’Mara

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