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Katie Lynn Birkenhauer

June 4, 1982 May 30, 2019
Katie Lynn Birkenhauer
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Obituary for Katie Lynn Birkenhauer

Katie Lynn Birkenhauer, 36, a lifetime Lapeer resident, died Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Katie was born in June 4, 1982 to Kim and Peggy (Gates) Katzmark. Katie graduated from Lapeer East High School, class of 2000. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky in 2004 and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 2009. She married Craig Birkenhauer on July 9, 2011 in Millington. Katie always had a love for swimming and swam competitively in college. She loved to travel and spent time internationally in many countries – Nepal and India adventures were among her favorites. Katie owned and operated Daybreak Chiropractic in Lapeer and loved helping her patients heal. She was a member of the North Branch Wesleyan Church. Katie was so many things to so many people, but her most important role in life was mother to Bailey, Jensen & Hudson.

Katie is survived by her husband, Craig Birkenhauer; children: Bailey, Jensen and Hudson; parents: Kim and Peggy Katzmark of Eaton Rapids; brother, Bryan Katzman of Tuscon, AZ; in-laws: Nancy Birkenhauer of Lapeer and Tom (Linda) Birkenhauer of Grand Rapids. Katie is also survived by many, many beloved extended family and friends. Katie was preceded in death by her grandparents: Betty & Richard Gates, Eiske Katzmark-Graham and Arthur Graham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital, P.O. Box 307, Marlette, MI 48453.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the North Branch Wesleyan Church, 3164 North Branch Road, North Branch, Michigan 48461. Pastor Peter Damaska will officiate. Katie’s family will receive friends from 10-11AM the morning of the service. It is Katie’s family’s wish that people please plan on staying for lunch and fellowship immediately following the memorial service. In keeping with Katie’s wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer.

Please visit www.muirbrotherslapeer.com to leave a note or condolence to Katie’s family.


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11:00 AM 6/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
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North Branch, MI 48461

North Branch Wesleyan Church
3164 North Branch Road3164 North Branch Road North Branch 48461 MI
United States

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