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Betty Doris Schwarz Bakale
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1926
Sulphur Springs
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 2012
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA

Betty Doris Bakale, age 86, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at a Muskegon retirement facility. She was born April 8, 1926 in South Haven to Frank and Una (Smith) Schwarz, and she was married to Matthew C. Bakale on September 8, 1951 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spring Lake.

Betty graduated from Muskegon High School with a business focus, and worked as a secretary for Brown and Morse. She also sold advertising and worked in the office at the Grand Haven Tribune, retiring from that position. Betty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church her entire life. Most of all, she enjoyed her family, faith, traveling, playing games, crossword puzzles, and reading.

Betty is lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years, Matthew; daughter, Nancy (Timothy) McCumber of Twin Lake; 2 sons, Matthew Bakale Jr. of Grand Rapids and David (Joanne) Bakale of Stevensville, Michigan; 4 grandchildren: Glen (Christina) McCumber, Jacquelyn McCumber, Gregory Bakale, and Sarah Bakale; 2 great-grandchildren, Maximus and Lillian McCumber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Daniel DePew presiding. Friends may meet the family from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Spring Lake and 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Lake Forest Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Betty may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at

The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Spring Lake.

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  Matthew C Bakale (1917 - 2012)
Lake Forest Cemetery
Grand Haven
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
Created by: K Markwardt-Blakewell
Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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Betty Doris <i>Schwarz</i> Bakale
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