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Mrs. Ethel Marie (Mackey) Lauchlen


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Mrs. Ethel Marie (Mackey) Lauchlen Obituary
Ethel Marie Lauchlen, 94, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born January 4, 1922 in Lenawee County, Mi. to Alphonzo & Etta Mae (Dohm) Mackey. Marie was first married to Donald Victor Swager and he preceded her during WWII. She married Raymond Lauchlen on Feb. 28, 1948 and he preceded her in death April 9, 2002.

Marie was a former cook at Camden-Frontier School for 13 years and attended the Frontier United Brethren Church. She also spent many years working on the family farm and tending gardens. Marie enjoyed baking pies and cookies and taking care of her family.

Surviving are five children, Marcia (Tom) Wert of Owosso, Cynthia Lauchlen of Hillsdale, Roger (Pam) Lauchlen of Osseo, Dick (Donna) Swager of Jonesville and Don (Helen) Swager of Ransom Twp.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; and a sister, Imogene Osmund of Colorado.

Marie was preceded in death by husbands Donald & Raymond, granddaughter Laura and five siblings, Mable, Charley, J.L, Alphonzo and Wayne.

Funeral services for Ethel Marie Lauchlen will be at 11 a.m. Monday, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Ned Wyse officiating. Interment will follow at Frontier Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the . For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Oct. 8, 2016
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