June 16, 1927-Sept. 3, 2013
Edwin Lamar Gingrich "Mar", passed away peacefully at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility in Mt. Pleasant, MI, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Remus at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September, 7, 2013. Fr. Aaron Ferris will officiate. Viewing will take place at Hansen Janowicz Funeral Home on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m., and will continue at church on Saturday from 10 a.m. to the time of service at 11 a.m.
Mar was born June 16, 1927, in Remus, MI, to Ulysses and Juanita (Renwick) Gingrich. He married, Anita Simon on October 16, 1948.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Michael (Joene) Gingrich of Remus, MI, Jon (Carmen) Gingrich of Green Bay, WI, Kathleen (James) Campbell of Niantic, CT, Jan Gingrich of Mystic, CT, and Ann Gingrich of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Gloria (Jack) Fountain of Cadillac, MI; grandchildren, Megan, Riana (Ryan), Amanda, Elyse, Samantha, Leah, and Michel; and one great grandchild, Benjamin.
Mar was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years; and his parents.
He began working with his father at the family service station in 1947 and later became Proprietor himself. Not only did the business prosper, but it helped create a legacy for the man who ran it. Thousands of customers were touched by his spirit and lasting relationships were formed.
Mar celebrated life in every way possible. His love for family and friends brought him the greatest lasting joy. He lost the love of his life, Anita in 2009 and continued to greatly miss her until his death. Mar's favorite spot in the entire world was the cottage at Horsehead Lake, 67 years of creating wonderful lasting memories. The Remus Lions Club counted him as their second oldest member. Mar was very civic minded and cared about the community. His generosity and kind-heartedness will always be remembered.
Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the Remus Lions Club or to God's Helping Hands of Mecosta. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at church.
Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, church, or online at www.hansenjanowiczfuneralhome.com