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Rest in Peace Dearest Karlene

Karlene K. Trump (nee Schroeder) left her earthly home to enter her heavenly one on April 25, 2020. She was born May 25, 1940, to Adolph and Gertrude Schroeder of Metz. After graduating from Rogers City High School in 1957, she graduated from Henry Ford School of Nursing in 1960 as a registered nurse. After her graduation, she was a youth camp nurse in Maine, and then worked for Oakwood, Henry Ford, Art Centre Osteopathic (where she helped set up a six bed coronary care unit), a psychiatric center in New Baltimore, and finally retired from Bon Secours. Her travels took her to Mexico, South America, where she saw Mayan and Incan ruins, Egypt, where she viewed the Sphinx, and numerous countries and sights throughout Europe. Her involvement with the Alger Theatre had her doing street fairs, benefit dinners, concerts, and blues and jazz events. Karlene’s survivors include her sisters Diane Birach and Corinne Fraley, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephew, and many cousins. Also surviving are her furry companions and loves of her life, Jake and Mica. Special friends that saw her through this ordeal include Vicki, Brenda, Yucel, Helen, Ruth, Robert, and special helper, Paula. A memorial service will be held later this summer. Memorial donations may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3816 Toledo, Detroit, Michigan, 48216.

 Friends of the Alger Theater is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Our mission is to enrich our neighborhood by ACTIVATING and RESTORING our historic theater to create a welcoming DESTINATION for programs created BY and FOR our neighbors.


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The Alger Theater is blessed to be surrounded by incredible neighborhoods with beautiful homes and great neighborhood organizations. The efforts of these groups, and ours, continue to reinforce the stellar aspects of our corner of Detroit and tirelessly work together toward a safe, thriving and prosperous collective future for all.



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The Friends of the Alger Theater greatly appreciate matching gifts from Hudson-Webber Foundation and Ford Foundation.

Alger Theater

16451 East Warren Avenue, PO Box 241183

Detroit, MI 48224