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SCHWENTER, GRACE AGNES (nee BRINKMAN) Died at home October 5, 2013 surrounded by family, friends and loving caregivers. Born in Detroit, February 21, 1916 to Anthony and Florence. The family resided at their funeral home on Mack and Maxwell. While attending St. Catherine's High School in Detroit she met the love of her life Albert (Al) Schwenter and they married June 10, 1936. Married 52 years, he proceeded her in death in December 1988. Together they founded/operated Whittier Jewelry on Detroit's east side. She is also preceded in death by sisters Rosemary Brinkman, Helen Sinkowski and brother Richard. Loving mother to Richard (Shirley) Schwenter of Harrison Township and Suzanne Schlaack (Ken, deceased December 2012) Kalamazoo, Mich. Fun-loving and active grandma to Ronda (Toby) Lichtensteiger of Milwaukee, Wisc., Eric (Harvest) Schwenter of Portland, Ore. and Jeffrey Schwenter of Charleston, SC. Special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Longtime friend of Rita Danckaert and many more. Grace was an avid Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fan and loved watching golf. She was a true lady, loved fashion, playing cards and attending social events. She touched so many lives in her 97 years and will be dearly missed. Visitation at the Arthur J. VanLerberghe Funeral Home, 30600 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, Thursday 4-8 p.m. with Scriptures at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m., instate 9:30 a.m. at St. Hubert's Catholic Church. Memorial contributions made to St. John Reverence Hospice, Capuchin Soup Kitchen and St. Hubert's/St. Vincent de Paul are appreciated. Share memories at:
Published in The Macomb Daily from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013
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