Date of Death: September 8, 2022
A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Light and Life Wesleyan Church, 15765 Hoffman Rd., Three Rivers, MI on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Elizabeth Alderson officiating. There will be a meal at the church immediately following the celebration.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to her Celebration.
On September 8, 2022, Mary Louise Faist took the hand of Jesus while she was surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous ten year battle with breast cancer, while she was gifted with time to express her love for God. Mary was a lifetime resident of Fisher Lake, where her family first settled in 1931.
Mary was born on September 21, 1949 to James J. and Gladys J. (Walter) Vondrak.
Mary enjoyed many opportunities to travel. Some of her favorite places were: Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Pennsylvania, and Mackinac Island. Merry Mary dearly loved the St. Joseph County Fair in Centreville, MI.
Mary was a graduate of Three Rivers High School with the class of 1967. A graduate of Glen Oaks Community College in 1987 earning an Associate of Arts Degree. In 1990, she also attended Penn State University’s Executive Program for Spouses.
Mary had a twenty-five year career as Secretary at Three Rivers Middle School.
Mary was a longtime member of Light and Life Wesleyan Church.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jim of fifty-five years and the love of her life. Her daughter, Katherine Ann Faist-Lutz of Three Rivers. Grandchildren, Ryan (Cheyenne) Lutz of Burr Oak, Mi. and Michaela (Josh) Freeman of Chula Vista, California. Great-Grandchildren, Everett James Lutz and Emersyn Louise Lutz.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Theresa A. Sandrock; and her Uncle Charles Vondrak.
Memorials are suggested to Light and Life Wesleyan Church Children’s Playground. Envelopes will be available at the church and at Hohner Funeral Home.
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