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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI

OBITUARY

Mary Leanne DeWaelsche

July 12, 1951January 1, 2020
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Mary L. DeWaelsche, age 68 of White Lake Twp., Michigan passed away on January 1, 2020. Loving mother of Matthew (Kim) DeWaelsche, Paul Andrew (Lori) DeWaelsche, Jenna (James) Strodtbeck; proud grandmother of Sarah, Nathan, Ryan, Andrew, Morgan, Natalie and Zach. Sister of Joseph (Roberta "Sam") Cook and Mark (Rebecca) Cook. Mary loved her faith and was an active member of the Highland Church of the Nazarene. She also participated in the Woodside Bible study group. She enjoyed sewing, cooking spending time with her grandchildren and her cat Jack. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Rd., Highland, Michigan 48356. The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Highland Church of the Nazarene, 1211 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, Michigan 48357. Rev. B. Michael Hefner will officiate. Mary will lie in state at the church from 2:00 pm until the time of service. Memorial Donations may be made to the Highland Church of the Nazarene.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • In State at Church Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 5, 2020

Memories

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Dawn Crosby (Bauer)

January 6, 2020

Mary and I shared many memories as childhood friends. I remember her making her first cherry pie, our swimming fun at White Lake and going to church with Mary and her family. My thoughts are with her family. Dawn Crosby (Bauer).

Michelle Keel

January 5, 2020

Fond childhood memories of always being treated so kindly as I waited outside for Matt to finish his chores before we could leave the house. The offer of a beverage & cookies were always made as we joked at how long Matt would take to finish. Always taking the cool younger brother along haha we had great times. Friends to this day, I can say that two boys were raised to be two great men. Loving fathers, caring & respectful companions, hard workers & always making family first. I know that you will be greatly missed by all! RIP

Peter Dewaelsche

January 4, 2020

sincere condolences. strength in these difficult times, for the whole family.

Sue Wasvary

January 3, 2020

My condolences to Mary's family. She was a beautiful person. I got to know Mary through the Woodside Bible Study. She will be missed by so many people. In God's Love, Sue Wasvary

gary alex

January 3, 2020

Mary was one of those Special People who you meet along life,s
journey.
We shared our faith in GOD.
We had so many Happy times at Bible study and we had a group of Ladies we called our selves The Lunch Bunch.
Mary made a difference , She lived out her faith with Kindness & Care.
She shared her Love to others in so many ways.BIG & SMALL.
I GRATEFULLY SAY THANK YOU MARY FOR YOUR SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP **WITH ENDLESS LOVE / BARBARA & GARY ALEX

Krista Ohmer

January 2, 2020

So many memories of my Aunt Mary but I’ll start with Chocolate Chip Cookies 🍪! Hers were The BEST! Most everything she made was delicious... pumpkin bread, “green junk” and ooohh those cookies 🍪!
We had a standing joke that she had locked me out of the house when I was younger (she was actually locking Jenna in). I would tell her how I remembered it and how it had “scarred” me. Truth is, she always made me feel loved and included. I was always welcome for family dinners, camping trips and other family adventures. My cousins and I so close we fought and played like siblings.
I definitely remember a water fight or two in the kitchen. My Aunt Mary loved a good water fight and was often the instigator! (I think she might like being remembered for that 😉)
Most of all I will remember my Aunt Mary as
someone who truly loved her family. Family was important to her. She supported and encouraged and prayed for her family. She never missed a family event or family reunion. She loved family and we loved her.
You will be very missed Aunt Mary 💔
I love you ❤️ Krista

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Biography

Mary L. DeWaelsche, age 68 of White Lake Twp., Michigan passed away on January 1, 2020. Loving mother of Matthew (Kim) DeWaelsche, Paul Andrew (Lori) DeWaelsche, Jenna (James) Strodtbeck; proud grandmother of Sarah, Nathan, Ryan, Andrew, Morgan, Natalie and Zach. Sister of Joseph (Roberta "Sam") Cook and Mark (Rebecca) Cook. Mary loved her faith and was an active member of the Highland Church of the Nazarene. She also participated in the Woodside Bible study group. She enjoyed sewing, cooking spending time with her grandchildren and her cat Jack. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 East Highland Rd., Highland, Michigan 48356. The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Highland Church of the Nazarene, 1211 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, Michigan 48357. Rev. B. Michael Hefner will officiate. Mary will lie in state at the church from 2:00 pm until the time of service. Memorial Donations may be made to the Highland Church of the Nazarene.