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Elsie Enser, 91

  Elsie Enser, Frankenmuth, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth at the age of 91 years.  Elsie Mossner was born on April 24, 1923, in Frankenmuth.  She married Arnold Enser on September 26, 1943.  He preceded her in death on August 7, 1999.  Besides caring for her home, she worked on the farm with her husband.  Elsie was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and it’s ladies aid.  She was a member of the Sewing club and looked forward to the annual outings.

  Elsie is survived by two daughters: Ruth (Burt) Sullivan, Saginaw and Carol Marti, Birch Run; six grandchildren Steven (Kris) Sullivan, Karen (Brett) Dietzel, Brian (Mistey) Sullivan, Robert Marti, Kevin Marti and Amanda (Erik) Enser; 11 great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter; four sisters: Verna (Robert) Kischnick, Violet (Robert) Hadaway, Lenore Mossner, Mae Prueter; and many nieces and nephews.

  Elsie was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Enser; four brothers: Clarence, Waldo, Rudolph and Albert Mossner; a sister, Milda Keinath; two brothers-in-law: Wilmar Keinath and Gary Prueter.

  Funeral services took place on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11am at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 3455 S Van Buren Rd, Richville.  The Rev. Wesley Gillaspie and the Rev. Rob Gadeken officiated with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at



Daffoline “Jackie”  Bickel, 84

  Daffoline "Jackie" Bickel, Frankenmuth, formerly of Redford Township, MI passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Brittany Manor in Midland, MI, after a lengthy illness. Age 84 years, Daffoline Jackson was born on January 27, 1930 in Jackson County, TN.  She was married to Wallace Bickel on September 19, 1975 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, he survives her.   Daffoline was employed by Chesley Industry and Ford Motor Company as a receptionist and was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  She loved to paint and sketch.

  Surviving besides husband Wally are; one stepson, Rick Bickel of Frankenmuth; two stepdaughters, Gayle (Robert) Delker, Frankenmuth,  Vicky Schoenknecht, Saginaw, MI; a brother, Howard (Pat) Jackson; many step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

  Daffoline was preceded in death by a son, John Bryant.

  Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1pm at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin Street. The Rev. Gary Bender will officiate.  Daffoline’s family will receive visitors on Friday from 10am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at



Ruth A. Baur, 96

  Ruth A. Baur, age 96, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, at Wellspring Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth.

  She was born February 27, 1918 in Huron County, daughter of the late John and Louise (Wachner) Jahr. She married Arthur Herman Baur on April 12, 1940. He passed away November 1968. She worked at Layhers Jewelry in Sebewaing for 28 years. She enjoyed traveling, needlework, playing cards and baking.

  She is survived by her children Larry (Elaine) Baur, Frankenmuth and Tamara (Wayne) Schwartz, Sebewaing; grandchildren Jan Strieter, Linal (Melissa) Baur and Wayne Schwartz, Jr.; step grandchildren Tami Lewis, Todd Foley and Tim “John” (Shelly) Foley; great grandchildren Dustin and Justine Strieter, Christine (Steve) Turner, Jeff, Justin and Corey Baur; several step great grandchildren, including Tanner and Walker Foley; and three great great grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael and Madison.

  Funeral services and burial have taken place with the Rev. Michael Boyer officiating. Arrangements were handled by Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to Wellspring Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Share a memory at


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