Ethel Marie Nehmer, age 96, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, February 3, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Ethel was born on February 23, 1914, in Gladstone, the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Horton) Tucker. She was raised in Gladstone and graduated from the Gladstone Senior High School. On December 31, 1939, Ethel was united in marriage to Harold Nehmer at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. Together, Ethel and Harold made their home, raised their family, and spent their entire life together in Gladstone. Ethel worked primarily as a homemaker throughout her life. However, while Harold served in the United States Army, she worked for General Motors Co. in Flint and was also employed over the years with Finlan’s Clothing Store and Lewis’ Clothing Store. Ethel was a member of the All Saint’s Catholic Church in Gladstone. In her early years, Ethel volunteered for the Child’s Welfare Club, Friends of the Library, and was a devoted volunteer at All Saints Church. She enjoyed reading, knitting, playing bridge and cribbage, and spoiling her loving children and grandchildren. As a loving cornerstone of her family, Ethel has been deeply loved by both family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Ethel leaves to survive:
Her loving husband: Harold Nehmer of Gladstone, MI
Daughters: Joanne (Mike) Lauzon of Escanaba, MI; Susan Stade of Gladstone, MI
Grandchildren: Lacy and Jeff Lauzon, Scott (Rachael) Stade and Amy (Mike) Rickel
Great Grandchildren: Connor and Olivia Stade and Curtice and Ellison Rickel
Also listed among the surviving family is special niece, Pat Casey and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary:
Brother: Wilburn Tucker
Sister: Esther Moreau
Son-in-law: Scott Stade
Granddaughter: Tracy Jo Lauzon
Ethel’s family will receive friends on Monday, from 3:30PM to 5:30PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visiting hours, at 6:00PM, at the All Saints Catholic Church, with Rev. Fr. Arnold Grambow and Rev. Fr. Eric Olson officiating. A luncheon will be served in the parish hall following mass. Ethel will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are in care of arrangements.