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Kathryn Ann (Kieser) Michael

January 16, 1942 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Kathryn Michael Obituary

Kathryn (Kay) Ann Michael, 82, of Whitehall passed away Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born on January 16, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Donald and Helen (Swayzee) Kieser.

Kay married her high school sweetheart, John Paul Michael, on February 3, 1961.  They were married for 59 years.  Kay was a homemaker for most of her life.  She worked hard aside from raising her family, picking asparagus and apples, and later in life, working at Master Tag, then Wesco.  She enjoyed painting landscapes, as well as creating beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren when each got married, and also for special birthdays and golden anniversaries at her church.  She was part of the local garden club, loved to read, play cards, and watch hummingbirds come to her feeders, but her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family.  She always had time for her family; being with them always made her so happy.  Kay will be greatly missed by all of her loved ones and friends.  She was a blessing to so many.

Kay is survived by her three children:  Art (Lori) Michael of White Cloud, Sue (Pat) Conroy of Montague, and Sharon (Rick) Sobers of New Era; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers:  John (Eileen) Kieser of Raynham, Massachusetts, and Carl (Lorraine) Kieser of Sebewaing, Michigan.

Kay was preceded in death by: her parents, Don and Helen; husband, John; grandson, Ted Conroy; great-grandson, Austin Michael; and sister, Phyllis Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at White Lake United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook Street, Montague, Michigan 49437, with Pastor Tim Dibble and Jim Tanis officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, at Harris Funeral Home, 267 N. Michigan Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455, and one hour prior to the service at White Lake United Methodist Church.  A luncheon will be offered following the service.

Interment will be at Hubbard Cemetery, Montague, later this spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Lake United Methodist Women's Society.

Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.


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February 26, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

February 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM


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