Elsie Detmers, 89, of Lowell and Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, after a very wonderful life.
She has rejoined her loving husband, Paul J. Detmers; son-in-law, James B. Cook Jr. and four siblings.
Surviving are three daughters, Karlene (Ron) Redder, Berdie Lou Cook, Paula Jane (Daniel) Kruger; nine grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Floyd, Laurie Floyd, Chad (Veronica) Redder, Jamie (Christopher) Frain, Jennifer (Aaron) Kik, Cindy (Randy) Flynn, Zachary (Meagan) Kruger, Noah (Devon) Kruger, and Jedidiah Kruger; 13 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Carolyn Hansma.
Elsie was life-long resident of the area where she worked along side of her husband running the farm in Keene Township. For over 50 years she has been a member of the Girls Card Club where she has maintained many special friendships and was a member of the Lake Placid Elks Club
The family will receive family and friends at the Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at The First United Methodist Church, 621 E. Main St. Lowell. The funeral service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Rick Blunt officiating. Interment to follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Belding.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice or to First Untied Methodist Church of Lowell. The family is being served by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service, 4291 Cascade Road SE at Kenmoor, east of I-96. www.metcalfandjonkhoff.com.