Mary E. Baatz

December 6, 1944June 19, 2018

Mary E. Baatz, age 73 of Empire passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at her home. Mary was born on Dec. 6, 1944 in Traverse City, MI. to Clarence and Geneva (Baldwin) Voice, and attended Kingsley schools. She had lived in Traverse City for about ten years before moving to Empire in 1984. Mary was employed with Meijer in Traverse City for over 20 years, and enjoyed her flower garden, online shopping, and also loved to play cards.

Mary is survived by her children; William (Debi) Hays, Cindy (Kevin) Robinson, step-children; Debbie (Mike) Decker, and Bill and Cindy Baatz. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters Jackie (Glen) Martin, Becki Alder, and her significant other John Duhaime.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Baatz in 1994, both parents, sister Catherine Voice, step-son Richard Baatz, and grandson Travis Bigelow.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12 noon at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mary E. Baatz

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Stanley Wisniewski Family

June 25, 2018

Visiting during deer hunting sharing a cup of coffee and a game of cards or two are just some of the things we will miss. Be at peace.