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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

621 South Jefferson, Mason, MI

OBITUARY

Mary Lou Crissey

November 4, 1934March 15, 2020
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Mary Lou (Rohrbacher) Crissey age 85, of Mason, MI passed away on March 15, 2020 while in the care of Green Acres assisted living facility in Mason, MI. Born in Lansing, MI on November 4, 1934 to the late Orva and Mabel Rohrbacher. On June 5, 1953 she married David J Crissey and enjoyed 39 years together before he passed from ALS on February 24, 1993. Now they are reunited to Square Dance in heaven which they did for 21 years together. After dad’s death, she spent many years volunteering at the American Red Cross, Holt Christian Church and making quilts for others. During her life she gave 73 units of blood which is over 9 gallons. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She is survived by her children Deborah (William) Gray, Michael (Rindi) Crissey, Gordon Crissey, Delinda Benson, and Doreen (Thomas) Wybranowski. Grandchildren Clinton (Jenny) Gray, Shane Crissey, Trevor Crissey, Travis Goines, Amie Goines, Norman (Brandy) Benson, Lorraine (Chad) Wildey, Joseph Benson, Sam Benson and Brianna Wybranowski. Great grandchildren Mason, Lauren, Ethan, Elizabeth, Vernon, Alexis, Victoria, Michael, Isabel, Ariana, Bentley, Bailey, Barrett, and Bennett. Great great grandchildren Summer and Amelia. Mary Lou was also preceded in death by her grandson David “DJ” Crissey in 2017, her daughter-in-law Janice Crissey in 2017, and her 8 siblings. Due to travel limitations the family will have a service and burial for immediate family only. We will host a celebration of life hopefully around our parents anniversary of June 5. Contributions in Memory of Mary Lou may be made to Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Road, Lansing, MI, 48911 or American Red Cross at www.RedCrossblood.org or 1-800-Red-Cross.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Crissey
  • Gordon Crissey
  • Shane Crissey
  • Norman Benson
  • Joe Benson
  • Sam Benson

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  • Private Family Services

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June Bergsma

March 20, 2020

Although we did not know Mary Lou well, I would like to say that she raised a wonderful daughter, Doreen. My son TJ married Doreen over 20 years ago. She has been a very kind and loving wife and a fantastic mother to my granddaughter Brianna. Mary Lou was so happy at their wedding that she danced and had a great time. I just want everyone to know that she was fantastic mother to have raised such a caring daughter as Doreen. May she Rest In Peace with God🙏

Judy Martiny

March 18, 2020

What wonderful memories I have of how Aunt Mary Lou and Uncle Dave SPOILED me when I was their flower girl when they got married. They both always made me feel so special, as they both were to me. May they now dance for an eternity in heaven! Love you forever!

Delinda / Dee / Dee Dee Benson

March 17, 2020

Miss you Mama Lou or GMC (Grandma Crissey for my kids). Make sure to give dad plenty of hugs from all of us. Glad I got the opportunity to help you for all the things you did for me. No regrets. Love you. Live, laugh and love.

Edna Burgess

March 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a happy sweet person/neighbor. Years ago when you were young, my Mother, Mary Doolittle, used to baby sit for you. Mary Lou and I did some sewing classes and quilt making together. She was so fast and good at it. I hope you can cherish all the things she's made over the years. With Sincere Sympathy.
Dale and Edna Burgess
Harper Road neighbors

FROM THE FAMILY

Dave, Mike, Debbie, Gordon and Mary Lou

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Lorraine and Chadwick Wildey wedding reception

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Mike and Rindi Crissey wedding

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At Donna's Lake August 1988
Rohrbacher siblings
Back row: Helen Bodo
Middle row:Mary Lou Crissey, Gerald Rohrbacher, Florence Glossop, Harold ‘Bud’ Rohrbacher, Donna Smith
Front row: Joyce Morse

FROM THE FAMILY

Gordon, Mary Lou, Mike 1962

FROM THE FAMILY

Decorating the tree 1987

FROM THE FAMILY

Dave, Mike, Debbie, Gordon and Mary Lou

FROM THE FAMILY

Lorraine and Chadwick Wildey wedding reception

FROM THE FAMILY

Mike and Rindi Crissey wedding

FROM THE FAMILY

At Donna's Lake August 1988
Rohrbacher siblings
Back row: Helen Bodo
Middle row:Mary Lou Crissey, Gerald Rohrbacher, Florence Glossop, Harold ‘Bud’ Rohrbacher, Donna Smith
Front row: Joyce Morse

FROM THE FAMILY

Gordon, Mary Lou, Mike 1962

FROM THE FAMILY

Decorating the tree 1987

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Halloween 2019

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November 28, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

December 17, 2019
Mom thinks Dee’s crazy putting on the Christmas table decorations

FROM THE FAMILY

December 28, 2019 Fresh nails

Biography

On June 5, 1953 she married David J Crissey and enjoyed 39 years together before he passed from ALS on February 24, 1993. Now they are reunited to Square Dance in heaven which they did for 21 years together. After dad’s death, she spent many years volunteering at the American Red Cross, Holt Christian Church and making quilts for others. During her life she gave 73 units of blood which is over 9 gallons.