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Age 87

Date of Death June 29, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church; 56050 Buckhorn Rd; Three Rivers, MI 49093.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church of Three Rivers with Rev. Karleen Kinker officiating.
Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, MI.



Obituary Notice

Mrs. Emma Irene (Chrisman) Tokarski, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 25, 1927 in Florence Twp., MI. the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Ruth L. (Eash) Chrisman.
Mrs. Tokarski attended schools in Three Rivers graduating in 1945. On June 15, 1948 she was united in marriage to Mr. Stanley C. Tokarski at St. John’s Lutheran Church parsonage by Rev. John Recher. She was employed at the Murphy’s dime store downtown Three Rivers and later at several family owned gas and service stations. Irene was a faithful and active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. After the death of her husband she opened her home to childcare for family and friends.
Irene enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, camping, and visiting with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Stanley, great-grandson Benjamin, and several aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters in law, cousins and friends.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Mrs. James (Sharon) Hawes, and Mrs. John (Gail) Schrader; one son, Stanley (Sandy) Tokarski; grandchildren, Jonathon (Erin) Schrader, Amanda Schrader, Shane (Melissa) Hawes, Steven (Jennifer) Hawes, Brian Hawes, Austin and Meaghan Tokarski. Great-grandchildren, Nathan Schioperay, Justin and Tenley Hawes. Sisters, Opal Brown and Doris Evans. Brothers, James (Julia) Chrisman, and Charles Chrisman. Several nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Envelopes available at the church or Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.



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Condolence Messages(5)
Gail, Sharon & Stanley, we are so sorry for the loss your mother. She was the sweetest aunt in the world. God bless you all.

John Alger Family gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 1:01 PM


On behalf of all of us, we send all our love, prayers and best wishes to your family. .Our hearts break for you and our arms are open. Love you all (Gail, John, Amanda and Jon)

Ella, Mary and Clark gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 1:32 PM


Irene was a wonderful lady. I spent the majority of my childhood in her care and she has helped shaped me into the woman I am today. Sending all the family my warmest wishes and deepest sympathies. May God bless your family during this time and welcome Irene into his arms.

Morgan Picking gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 5:54 PM


Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. May God's comforting arms surround you and give you peace. Our prayers are with you.

Mark, Mary and Chris Zentner gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 9:50 PM


My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth Neville gave their condolences on 7/1/2014 at 8:45 AM

Age 87

Date of Death June 29, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church; 56050 Buckhorn Rd; Three Rivers, MI 49093.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church of Three Rivers with Rev. Karleen Kinker officiating.
Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, MI.



Obituary Notice

Mrs. Emma Irene (Chrisman) Tokarski, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 25, 1927 in Florence Twp., MI. the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Ruth L. (Eash) Chrisman.
Mrs. Tokarski attended schools in Three Rivers graduating in 1945. On June 15, 1948 she was united in marriage to Mr. Stanley C. Tokarski at St. John’s Lutheran Church parsonage by Rev. John Recher. She was employed at the Murphy’s dime store downtown Three Rivers and later at several family owned gas and service stations. Irene was a faithful and active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. After the death of her husband she opened her home to childcare for family and friends.
Irene enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, camping, and visiting with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Stanley, great-grandson Benjamin, and several aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters in law, cousins and friends.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Mrs. James (Sharon) Hawes, and Mrs. John (Gail) Schrader; one son, Stanley (Sandy) Tokarski; grandchildren, Jonathon (Erin) Schrader, Amanda Schrader, Shane (Melissa) Hawes, Steven (Jennifer) Hawes, Brian Hawes, Austin and Meaghan Tokarski. Great-grandchildren, Nathan Schioperay, Justin and Tenley Hawes. Sisters, Opal Brown and Doris Evans. Brothers, James (Julia) Chrisman, and Charles Chrisman. Several nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Envelopes available at the church or Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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Condolence Messages(5)
Gail, Sharon & Stanley, we are so sorry for the loss your mother. She was the sweetest aunt in the world. God bless you all.

John Alger Family gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 1:01 PM


On behalf of all of us, we send all our love, prayers and best wishes to your family. .Our hearts break for you and our arms are open. Love you all (Gail, John, Amanda and Jon)

Ella, Mary and Clark gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 1:32 PM


Irene was a wonderful lady. I spent the majority of my childhood in her care and she has helped shaped me into the woman I am today. Sending all the family my warmest wishes and deepest sympathies. May God bless your family during this time and welcome Irene into his arms.

Morgan Picking gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 5:54 PM


Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. May God's comforting arms surround you and give you peace. Our prayers are with you.

Mark, Mary and Chris Zentner gave their condolences on 6/30/2014 at 9:50 PM


My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth Neville gave their condolences on 7/1/2014 at 8:45 AM