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Anna V. "Annie" Christmas, 95

  Our Beloved Aunt Annie passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Cartwright Care Center in Saginaw; age 95 years. 

  Anna Ureche was born on March 19, 1919 to the late Eli and Garifalia Ureche.  

  She was married to Louis Christmas  on October 23, 1937; he predeceased her on March 13, 1978. 

  Annie was employed by GM Ternstedt Fisher Body for many years until her retirement.  After her retirement they relocated to Frankenmuth. 

  She was an active member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards, and visiting with friends and family.

  Surviving are two special nephews, Tim (Jane) Dijak of Saginaw and Dan (Lori Reetz) Dijak of Saginaw; three special nieces, Karen (Tom) Jesselaitis of Saginaw, Joan (Don) McCullagh of Saginaw, Patricia Freedman of Saginaw; a special brother-in-law, Jake Dijak of Saginaw; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

  Annie was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom, George, Pete, and Dan; a sister, Marian; a special sister-in-law Margaret Dijak; and special friend Fran Centeck.

  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 10am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 958 E. Tuscola St., Frankenmuth. 

  Fr. Robert Byrne will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery, Saginaw. 

  Annie’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Friday from 4 to 8pm and at church on Saturday from 9am until the time of service. 

  There will be a Vigil Service on Friday at 7pm at the funeral home. 

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at  www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Verna H. "Grammie Meyer, 95

  Verna H. Meyer went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Covenant Cooper Medical Center; age 95 years. 

  Verna Trinklein was born on December 12, 1919, in Frankenmuth to the late Rudolf and Angelina (Ranke) Trinklein.

  She was married to Edward Kroeger in 1940. He predeceased her in 1952. 

  She then married Erwin C. Meyer, he predeceased her in 1983. 

  Verna was a hostess at Zehnder’s Restaurant for 25 years. 

  She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, a former member of its Treble Choir, a member of the Frankenmuth Women's Club, Ladies Bowling, Blanket Making, Shared Blessings and the Seven-Smart Club. 

  Verna loved fishing, playing cards, sewing, Detroit Tigers, and Tuesday family get-togethers.  Foremost, she loved her church and family.

  Surviving are: a daughter, Marilyn (Bruce) Faerber of Birch Run; a son, Roger (Linda) Kroeger of Bay City; daughter-in-law, Jean Kroeger; nine grandchildren, Robin Hutchisson, Valerie (Craig Sr.) Alberts, Sharon Middleton, Stephanie (Eric) Baark, Derek (Michelle) Kroeger, Erika (Mike) Marini, Micah (Mia) Kroeger, Gina (Matt) Woods, and Amy Peterson; 24 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren and another great great grandchild due next month; a brother, Donald Trinklein of Frankenmuth.

  Besides her two husbands and parents, Verna was preceded in death by a son, Fred Kroeger; a brother, Victor Trinklein; two sisters, Lorna Friske and Doris Buchinger.

  Funeral services will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:15am at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11am at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

  Rev. Gary Bender will officiate with burial to take place between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery.

  Verna’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday from 2pm to 8:00pm and on Friday from 9:30am until the time of service.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Media Ministry. 

  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.

 


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