Date of Death: March 5, 2023
Visitation will take place at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. A graveside service will take place at the Moorepark Cemetery in Three Rivers on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Katherine “Katie” A. Whitehead, age 49, of Trenary, died Sunday, March 5, 2023.
She was born on October 30, 1973 in Kalamazoo. Katie grew up in Three Rivers and graduated in 1991 from Three Rivers High School. While in school, she played softball and continued on to play in multiple church and bar leagues.
Katie attended classes at Davenport University for business and marketing. She had thoughts of working for the airlines as a flight attendant. Katie worked for many years at the Cherrywood / Econo Lodge. It was here that she showed her hard work ethic and caring personality. Katie was so grateful for the many friends she made working there and thought of them as family.
Katie enjoyed gardening, grilling out, and walking her dogs with Makayla.
She is survived by her daughter Makayla Whitehead, mom Janice Whitehead, siblings Nicole Whitehead of Three Rivers, Joe (Carol) Whitehead of Three Rivers, Susie (Tim) Palomaki of Munising, and George (Tabitha) Whitehead of Wetmore, and nieces and nephews Rachel, Emily (Josh), Hannah, Jacob, Joshua, Joseph, Rebekah, Logan, Cole and great niece Elena.
Katie was preceded in death by her father Garold Whitehead, and boyfriend Brian Wright.
Visitation will take place at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. A grave side service will take place at the Moorepark Cemetery in Three Rivers on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
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Jan and family: I am so sorry to read this obituary. I know your hearts must be broken. Katie was a beautiful person inside and out. I have many fond memories of her at Park school. I am out of town and will not be able to attend the graveside service in person but my heart will be there. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Death ends a life; but not a relationship.” Hugs and prayers