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Mary Margaret (Fisher) (Greenman) Feasel

Battle Creek

Mary Margaret (Fisher) (Greenman) Feasel, age 99, of Battle Creek, MI, and formerly of Charlotte, MI, passed away peacefully Friday, January 1, 2016. She was born October 13, 1916 in Charlotte, MI, the 5th of 9 children to Abram Dayton and Eula Harriet (Ells) Fisher. 

Mary attended Charlotte Public Schools, where she played basketball. It was in Charlotte where Mary got her brother, Robert, to introduce her to his best friend, Dee L. Greenman, while they were all at Sharpstein's Medicine Show. She married Dee and later moved to Battle Creek. She worked in a tailor shop doing alterations and then for a number of years at the Battle Creek Letter Shop. She was married for 43 years to Dee until his passing in 1978. A trip to Bill's Bait Shop to pick up a fishing license netted her the second catch of her life, Lloyd L. Feasel. They were married October 13, 1982 and enjoyed 25 years together until his passing in 2007.

Mary enjoyed bird watching, gardening, hunting for morel mushrooms, and traveling to her beloved family cottages at Pickeral Lake near Grand Marais, MI and Harper Lake near Irons, MI. She loved to go fishing, and made the local newspaper after she pulled in a 25 pound  coho salmon at age 63. She continued to go deer hunting every year until she turned 89. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, the Battle Creek Sportsman Club, and the River Bend Boat Club in South Haven. She was not afraid to tackle most home projects whether it be hanging wallpaper, reupholstering furniture or helping reroof a cottage. Mary loved playing euchre and cribbage and was never happier then when she could trump the card trick or skunk her opponent in cribbage. She enjoyed her family time and loved watching the Detroit Tigers.  

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, sons Danny Greenman and Dennis Greenman, stepdaughter Nancy Sutherland, great grandson Xander Sutherland and all 8 of her siblings. Those surviving to cherish her memory include stepson William Feasel  of Gun Lake, MI;  daughter-in-law Betsy Greenman of South Haven; daughter by marriage Elaine Feasel of Battle Creek; 13 grandchildren and their spouses; 17 great grandchildren and their spouses; 5 great-great grandchildren, and a very special furry companion, Beth Kitty. 

The Funeral Service to celebrate Mary's life will be held on Wednesday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek with Rev. Larry R. Gorlitz, Pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating.  A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI.  Mary's family will greet friends on Tuesday, January 5th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations in Mary's honor may be directed to the Bronson @ Home Hospice Residence, 5470 Glen Cross Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015 or the , 1550 E. Beltline Road, S, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Mary may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com     



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2016
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