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Mary M. Hoelzer

Hoelzer, Mary Myrtle May , graced this earth for 95 years and 8 months. She passed on January 8, 2019. Mary enjoyed family and friends until the end, and her daughter’s family surrounded her peaceful departure. Treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,

Mary Myrtle was born on May 11, 1923 in Tecumseh, MI, beloved daughter of Owen Gilbert and Esther Clare (Hart) May. She attended school in Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School in 1941. Mary and Richard E. Hoelzer were married on June 30, 1943. Mary and Dick ran the R.E. Hoelzer Produce Company until it closed. Mary then began work at the Methodist Home(CRC) where she was a bookkeeper for over 15 years. In November 1988, she married William J. Bott who preceded her in death.

Mary leaves behind a son, James C. Hoelzer of Milan, MI and her grandson, Christopher J. (Valerie) Hoelzer, and great-grandson Christopher J. Hoelzer, Jr., all of Milan.

Mary also leaves behind a daughter, Brenda (Gregory) Warman, her grandchildren Mitchell Bristle (Taelor Young), Bradley Bristle, Marcy Bristle and Megan Bristle, all of Manchester.

Mary was one of the “May” girls as she was sister to Ruby (Strieter), Jeannette (Winans) and Leroy (Bert) May. Her sister, Jeannette, survives.

Mary also leaves behind several special nieces and nephews. Mary’s greatest joy was being a Grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, at Mary’s request, please thoughtfully consider contributing in her name to:Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, P.O. Box 57, Waterville, OH, 43566.

A gathering of friends and family will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2-6 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.


+1 #3 Jane Wood 2019-01-09 16:55
Brenda Jeanne and Jimmy, I was so sad to hear about Mrs.Hoelzer’s passing from Brenda. I spent lots of time at her and Brenda’s home on Flanders street and have fond memories! Memories of Brenda and me going to the 1st day of school and trick or treating for many years. I know she will be so missed by Brenda, Greg and the kids. But, what a life well lived. Love, Janie Wood
+1 #2 Jon Bristle 2019-01-09 13:13
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Jon and Val
+1 #1 Barbara 2019-01-08 21:52
Dear Jim and Brenda,

Charley and I were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Cherish your memories.

Charley and Barbara Fredette

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