OBITUARIES

LEELANAU COUNTY MI

DREMANN, Pauline May - A memorial service is being planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church for Pauline May Dremann, who died Dec. 2 (2001) at Leelanau Memorial Health Care Center. She was 91. Mrs. Dremann was born in Cleveland on May 18, 1910. In 1934, she married Julius Dremann, who preceded her in death in 1985. She moved shortly after marriage to the Detroit area to raise her family. A wonderful mother and homemaker, she was a talented artist who inspired many to pursue art. Surviving are three children, Paul Dremann, Robert Dremann and June Summers; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. The date of service has not been set
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SHIMEK, Donaleen Mae (Thompson) - A memorial service was held Saturday at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church for Donaleen Mae Shimek, who died July 14 at her Maple City home. She was 64. Mrs. Shimek was born in Bear Lake on Nov. 12, 1934, the daughter of Donavon and Orabell (Lowery) Thompson. One June 20, 1953, she married Joseph A. Shimek, who survives. Mrs. Shimek was a homemaker who assisted her husband in the family cherry orchard. She served on various church committees at the Reformed Church, and also volunteered on committees in her children's schools. She worked to help other cancer patients, and her attitude served as an inspiration to all who knew her. She particularly enjoyed her family, friends, home and flower gardens. Also surviving are a daughter, Agnes (Tad) Carter of Maple City; two sons, Keith (Kellie) Shimek of Maple City and Mike (Mary) Shimek of Owosso; a sister, Yvonne Kaldahl of Myrtle Beach. S.C.; a brother, Edward Thompson of Bear Lake; two stepsisters, Judy (Tom) Johnson of Manistee and Katherine Schafer of Mt. Pleasant; a stepbrother, Donavon Thompson of California; stepmother Ilene Thompson of Manistee and seven grandchildren She was preceded in death by an infant stepsister. Burial was in the Cleveland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for research work on ovarian cancer.


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