Margie Viola Cretens, age 89, passed away Monday afternoon, July 22, 2013, at her home in Kipling, surrounded by her loving family.
Margie was born September 13, 1923, in Kipling, the daughter of George and Agnes (Poliquin) Rivers. She was raised in Kipling and attended the Kipling and Gladstone schools. On November 21, 1940, Margie was united in marriage to Charles E. Cretens and together the couple made their home, raised their family and spent their entire lives in Kipling. Charles preceded Margie in death on January 7, 1999. Margie was a member of the All Saints Church in Gladstone, as well as, the Gladstone Senior Center. She enjoyed traveling, quilting and baking.
Son: Charles (Marlene) Cretens
Daughters: Susan E. Cretens
Carolyn M. (Donnie) Cornelia
Sister: Mary Olive
Grandchildren: Michael Cowen, Sara (Nick) Chernick, Jamie (Chris Kidd) King,
and Lindsay (Dan) VanBrocklin
Great Grandchildren: Matthew, Mara, Maddie, Maksim, Deriyan, Toni, Charlee
Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, George and Agnes, and her husband Charles, Margie was preceded in death by:
Son: Michael on August 26, 1967
Brothers: Dan, Louis and George
Funeral services for Margie will be held at the convenience of the Cretens family. Margie will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Cretens family with arrangements.
Pat Palmquist Meyer
Sue and Cookie, I am so sad to read of your Mom’s passing. She was such a fun Lady. Many years ago she taught me how to knit mittens. I am blessed to have know her since my childhood. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Mary LeMay (formerly Valencic), Nicole Valencic and fiance’, Bill and daughters’ Mariya and Zoey, Jeremy & wife, Kristina and son Jeremiah Valencic - Gladstone, MI
So sorry for the loss of Margie. I loved that woman! I have known her a very long time as my kids and I lived down the street from her and her husband. I also worked for Charlie when he worked for Holy Name school, and I worked for “Cookie” Carolyn, their daughter. They are/were all very nice people and will miss Margie very much. The last time I spoke with Margie was at the casino, I saw she won a little bit of money and she said, “Now I’m a “rich b****h!” She was so very nice to talk to and a wonderful neighbor who cared about everyone. So sorry again to Cookie and Margie’s grandkids and greatgrandkids. Love to you all!
Donna Kalishek - Kincheloe, MI
Sue sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a sweet lady and you were blessed to have her for so long. It’s going to be hard without her I miss my mom more every day. God bless you all. Love ya Donna (Marshall) Kalishek
Jeanie (Baldwin) Croff and Louise Baldwin - Brutus, MI
Sue and Cookie, Mom and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. It’s not often in life that you have the pleasure of knowing someone you can truly call a friend. And, your mom was that indeed. For at least the last 55 years, we have talked, shared stories, reminisced over coffee and cookies, and laughted until we cried. There will most definitely be an empty place in our hearts. Our sympathy and prayers go out to both of you and your families.
Jim & Abie LaLonde
Dear Sue and Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a great person and will be missed by all who knew her. With our deepest sympathy, Red & Abie LaLonde
Daniel Skopp - Oak Creek, WI
I never met Margie but I will always remember her husband “Charlie” I was at Holy Name High School from 1961-1965. Charlie was the Janitor there and left an impression on me. I am sorry for the loss of your loved ones!!