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Elder Obituary

Judith Marie Dohrmann, 57

  Judith Marie Dohrmann, loving wife and mother, went to be with her Lord Friday December 14, 2018 at Covenant Cooper Medical Center; age 57 years. Judy Weiss was born on April 30, 1961 in Saginaw, MI to Fred and Lorraine H. Weiss. She married Jim Dohrmann on May 23, 1987 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church; he survives her. Judy was currently employed by Weiss equipment where she worked in the office. She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and found great joy in volunteering there. Judy continued her parent’s tradition at The Weiss Family Farm by growing and harvesting Blue Hubbard squash. She cherished her time with family and friends.

  Surviving besides her husband, Jim Dohrmann, are her mother, Lorraine H., son, Christopher (Kayla Coutchie) Dohrmann, Holt, MI; daughter Melanie Dohrmann, Grand Rapids, MI; sister, Beverly (Robert) Fowls, Bend, OR; brother, David (Linda) Weiss, Stillwater, MN; and sister Carolyn Weiss, Frankenmuth, MI; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  Funeral services took place on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth and at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Mark Brandt officiated with burial between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth Wickson District Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.

  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at 

www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Marco C. Marcet, 94

  Marco C. Marcet passed away Monday December 17, 2018 at Covenant Healthcare Cooper; age 94 years.

  Marco was born on November 29, 1924 in Flint, MI to Michael Ivan Marcet and Kathryn (nee Srdic) Marcet, married October 25, 1922 in Detroit, MI.  Marco married his high school sweetheart, Sophie Cuz in 1948. Sophie passed away November 5, 2017.

  Marco graduated from Flint Technical High School in 1943, serving as captain for the newly formed baseball and basketball teams. Often times credited with being the first athlete in the Flint area to shoot the one-handed set shot. Upon graduation from high school Marco entered World War II as a member of the United States Air Force’s 500th Bomb Squadron, Bomb Group (B-25’s), 5th Air Force that was stationed in the Pacific Theater near Japan from 1943 to 1945.

  Upon his return from the war, Marco attended Central Michigan University under the GI Bill. He graduated in 1950 with a degree in secondary education. He began his teaching career at Kingsley High School. Marco taught in Manton, MI for three years before coming to Frankenmuth in 1954.

  Marco was tasked with the challenge of starting an athletic program from the ground up at Frankenmuth, as the school’s first ever athletic director, as well as the first basketball and baseball coach for the school. As athletic director, he was credited with instigating the idea of doubleheaders in high school baseball, helped form two athletic conferences, began scheduling informal girls’ competitions with other schools long before girls achieved varsity status, and served as tournament director for over 30 MHSAA tournaments. The Michigan High School Athletic Association recognized Marco with its highest honor in 2004, awarding him the Charles E. Forsythe Award.

  He was also the recipient of the “Thumb Sports Leader” award in 1979, Frankenmuth Softball Hall of Fame in 1992, 𠇏riend of Youth” recipient at the 1994 Meet of Champions, Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Frankenmuth High School baseball field was named in his honor in May of 2005 in recognition of his 50 plus years as teacher, coach, athletic director, and event manager.

  Along with his duties as athletic director, Marco is fondly remembered by many for his instruction in business, typing, shorthand and driver’s training. He retired as athletic director in 1991, although he remained active at sporting events for several years after his retirement.

  Surviving are: one grandson, James Marcet of Bay City, MI.

  Besides his wife Sophie, Marco was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Marcet and Mark Marcet; one grandson Alan Marcet; and brother, Emil (Marcella) Marcet.

  Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11am at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin Street.  Marco’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 9am until the time of service.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Frankenmuth High School Athletic Department.

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

 

Ardis Alma Krafft, 85

  Ardis Alma Krafft went home to be with her Lord on Friday December 14, 2018 at her home; age 85 years.  Ardis Krumm was born on September 7, 1933 in Sidney, NE to the late Henry and Alma Krumm. She was married to Louis E. Krafft on November 28, 1958 in North Platte, NE; he survives her. Ardis was employed by North Western Telephone Company, Michigan Bell Telephone Company and the United States Secret Service in Detroit, MI. She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church where she was a MOPS Mentor Mom, a volunteer in the St. Lorenz preschool and was active in the social ministry. Ardis loved serving others and spending time with her family.

  Surviving besides her husband, Louis E. Krafft are three children, James (Susan) Krafft, Northville, MI; Laura (Gary) Thomas, Livonia, MI and Daniel (Beth) Krafft, Canton, MI; nine grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Krafft, Joe (Ashley) Thomas, Meghan Krafft, Julieann (Robby) Thornsberry, Nick Krafft and fiancé Katie Smith, Jeff Thomas, Andrew Krafft, Ethan Krafft and Cameron Krafft; four great-grandchildren, Molly Krafft, Henry Krafft, Jaxon Thornsberry and Kaci Lynn Thornsberry; one sister, Lyla (John) Buuck of Wisconsin; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Eleanor Krafft and Norman (Joanne) Krafft.

  Ardis was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law Juanita (Bob) Frerichs, brother-in-law, Harold Krafft and sister-in-law Luella (Al) Garchow.  

  Funeral services will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:15am at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11am at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Shawn Fenske will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery.  Ardis’ family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-8pm and on Thursday from 9:30am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Preschool program or St. Lorenz “Mothers of Preschoolers” (MOPS).

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

 

Wallace Bickel, 89

  Wallace Bickel passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 13, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center; age 89 years.  Wally was born on June 10, 1929 in Frankenmuth, MI to the late Otto and Agnes Bickel.   He was married to Jackie; she predeceased him. Wally was a lifelong farmer and employed by Saginaw Steering Gear as a machine repair man. He was a lifelong member at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

  Surviving are his three children: Vicky Schoenknecht, Frankenmuth, MI; Gayle (Bobby) Delker, Frankenmuth, MI; and Rick Bickel, Frankenmuth, MI: 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Fran Warnemunde and Marie Creger.

  Wally was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

  A memorial service took place on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth 590 N. Franklin Street. The Rev. Joel Kaiser officiated. According to Wally’s wishes, cremation has taken place   Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Wallace Bickel Memorial Fund c/o Rick Bickel.

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

 

William G. Geyer, 88

  William G. Geyer went home to his Lord and Savior Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Wellspring Lutheran Home; age 88 years.  Bill Geyer was born on February 18, 1930 in Saginaw, MI to the late John and Lydia Geyer.  He was married to his loving wife, Ruth, until she passed in 1973. Early in his life, Bill worked at the family business, Geyer Brothers Brewery, and later pursued his interest in owning and operating a successful restaurant franchise. He was also a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

  Surviving are Debra Geyer, Frankenmuth, MI; Rodney (Cori) Geyer, Swartz Creek, MI; Vickie (Charlie) Zehnder, Birch Run, MI; Lori (Dave) Pendleton, Frankenmuth, MI; John (Mary) Geyer, Frankenmuth, MI; grandchildren, Shelby (Jim), Christina (Kevin), Tèresa, Alexis, Misty, Elise (Chad), Ryan, Shanna (Joe), Nicòle (Todd), John (Hayley), Zachary, Hannah, Abigail and Evan; 12 great-grandchildren and dear friend, Mike Gallagher.

  Besides his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

  Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 21, 2018, 11am at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth 590 N. Franklin Street. The Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate.  Bill’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 9am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Church Building Fund or Whaley Children’s Center.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at  www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Arthur Krafft, 93

  Arthur Edgar Krafft, 93, died in his sleep in his Luther Manor apartment in Milwaukee, WI on December 15, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Alberta, his children, Avis Chmielewski, Milwaukee, Grant Krafft, Glenview, IL, Rollin Krafft, West Bend, WI and Jennifer Boyle, Deer Park, IL, his grandchildren Catherine Krafft, Rochester, NY, Frieda Campbell, Green Bay, WI, Nicholas Krafft, New York, NY, Micah Bhatti, Sioux Falls, SD, Arthur J. Krafft and Anna Krafft, West Bend, WI and his great grandchildren Lucy Campbell, Green Bay, WI and Caroline Fields, Rochester, NY. 

  A worship service celebrating Art’s life will be held at Luther Manor Faith and Education Center on Saturday, December 22 at 11am with visitation at 10am.

  Art was born to Herman and Ada (List) Krafft on August 24, 1925 in Oak Park, IL and grew up in Melrose Park and Maywood, IL.  He received a B.S. degree in 1948 from Concordia College in River Forest, IL and moved to Milwaukee to begin a Lutheran school teaching career that spanned more than 60 years.  In 1950, he married Alberta G. Koss in Sheboygan, WI.  In 1969 he earned an M.S. degree from Concordia.  For most of his career, he was a teacher and Principal at Walther Memorial Lutheran School where he was also an accomplished church organist and choir director. 

  After he retired from Walther Memorial, he continued to teach at Milwaukee Lutheran High School and then at Grace Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls, WI.  Even at the age of 91, he continued to play the organ for Sunday services at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. 

  Art was a life-long, die-hard Bears and Cubs fan, and his devotion and dedication to the Cubs was finally rewarded when they won the World Series in 2016.  Most importantly, Art was a man of great faith, and throughout his life, his deep faith and loving kindness touched many as teacher, musician, coach and friend.    

  Now, he has fought the good fight and finished the race, proclaiming Christ as his Lord and Savior to the end.

  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL or Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson, WI.

 

 


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