2017-04-13 / Obituaries

Mary M. Hartwell

Mary M. Hartwell, 75, Houghton Lake, died April 11, 2017, at McLaren Bay Regional Hospital, Bay City.

A memorial service was held April 15 at Houghton Lake Community of Christ Church, Houghton Lake, with Gail Carrick officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, handled arrangements.

She was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Munising, to Harrison and Edith (Wright) Walker. She grew up in Sault Ste. Marie where she married Leonard Hartwell April 16, 1957. The couple moved to the Roscommon County area in 1958. 

Mrs. Hartwell worked for Hancock Manufacturing of Roscommon for many years. She helped with a food distribution program in the area. She enjoyed being with family and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Leonard Hartwell; and sister, Cecilia Walker.

Surviving Mrs. Hartwell are her three sons, Tony (Robin) Hartwell of Houghton Lake, Thomas (Brenda) Hartwell of Houghton Lake and Dalton Hartwell of Houghton Lake; daughter, Robin Hartwell of Houghton Lake; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ruth Harman of Durand, Georgia Mae Rau of West Branch, Trina Wright of South Carolina, Geni Fowler of Kaleva and Rosemary Richard of Kingsley; brother, James Hodgson of Mesick; and several nieces and nephews. 

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