- August 27, 1910 - March 27, 2012
- Bridgman, Michigan
of Ethel's Passing
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Sorry to here about your your mom's passing. I just heard about it. It brings back a lot of great memories. All the great times we...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bill Virkus - Scotts, MI
“Dear Grant and Family,
A ton of memories come flying back with the mention of your Mom. Ethyl and my mom had a loong term friendship that was...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ken & Jeanette Achterberg - MI
“Dear Grant and Marian,
I just heard of your Mom's passing and I wanted to send you my prayers and sympathy for your loss. I believe that my Mom and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Killian - St. Joseph, MI
“Grant,,,I was so sorry to hear that you lost your mom. I remember her making us "feffer nuts". They were like some kind of candy that you and liked....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bill Miller - Benton Harbor, MI
“Grant and Marion, So sorry for your loss. What a long blessed life your loving mother had. Our prayers for all of the family remaining.
5 of 7 | Posted by: Arlene and Butch Mak - Friend
“I thank God for the special memories I have of Ethel. The most outstanding one was when she, as our Junior Church teacher back in Clay St. days,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joanne Timmreck McClelland - IL
“We will truly miss Ethel, she was a special friend and a wonderful neighbor.
Our sympathy to all the family
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce & Margie Ball - St. Joseph, MI
Ethel Spitzke, 101, of Bridgman, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, officiated by Pastor J. O. Hosler of the Napier Parkview Baptist Church, Benton Harbor. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Friends may call at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the church. Those wishing to sign Ethel's Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Ethel was born August 27, 1910 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Emil C. and Tillie (Schmanski) Virkus. Ethel worked for the Berrien County Agriculture Department.
Ethel is survived by her son, Grant D. Spitzke of Vail, Arizona, grandchildren, Mark Spitzke of Beavercreek, Ohio and Amy Spaid of Linden, TN, and great-grandchildren, Justin Spaid, Braeden and Braxton Spitzke.
Ethel is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Sherry Spitzke, two sisters, Irene Virkus and Marian Sauer, and two brothers, Walter and Delbert Virkus.