Ethel D. Karsten Kreft

Moltke Township, Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 91)
Rogers City, Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA
Burial Rogers City, Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA
Plot Block 18, Lot 12: Site 1 & 2
Memorial ID 100060475 · View Source
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Ethel D. Kreft, age 90 years, 11 months, 15 days, peacefully departed this world from Tendercare Health Center in Rogers City to be with her Lord on November 1, 2012. She was born to Adolph and Dorothea (Schaedig) Karsten on December 16, 1920.

Ethel was united in marriage with Ralph Kreft on November 10, 1951. She had worked for a short time during the war at a factory in Detroit and at Calcite in Rogers City.

She then worked at the family owned business, Karsten's Dairy, as waitress and cook until retiring in 1986.

Ethel was an active member of St John Lutheran Church serving in various groups such as the Parent-Teacher League, the Alter Guild, Sunday School, Women's Missionary League, and until recently helped sew quilts to send to the needy. Her faith was an important part of her life.

She felt truly blessed to have six wonderful grandchildren:
...Lacey, Chelsea, and Kaylee born to Randy and Karen Kreft; and
...Jacob, Sandra, and Michael born to Roland and Karen Zinke.

Ethel is survived by:
...her husband of 61 years, Ralph;
...her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Karen and their children, Lacey, Chelsea, and Kaylee;
...her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Roland Zinke and their children, Jacob, Sandra, and Michael;
...a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Deanna Karsten;
...and two sisters-in-law,
......Ann Karsten, and
......Joy Karsten.

She was preceded in death by:
...her parents, Adolph and Dorothea Karsten;
...her sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Alfred Haneckow; and
...brothers Walter Karsten and Louis Karsten.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at St John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers City from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Following the hours of visitation the Memorial Service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at St John's. The funeral liturgy will be led by the Rev John Schreiber.

Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions are suggested to St John Lutheran Church in Memory of Ethel D. Kreft.

Arrangements and obituary provided by the
Beck Funeral Home
229 North First Street
Rogers City, Michigan 49779


Published in the "Presque Isle County Advance", Vol 134, #45, Thursday, 11/08/2012, p 7A

Visitation: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at
St John Ev Lutheran Church
460 W Erie Street
Rogers City, Michigan 49779-1633

Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.
St John Ev Lutheran Church
460 W Erie Street
Rogers City, Michigan 49779-1633

Memorial Park Cemetery
Larke Ave
Rogers City, Michigan

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