May 28, 1937 - June 26, 2020
Marie R. Hengesbach of Grand Ledge went to be with our Lord on June 26, 2020 with her family by her side. Marie is finally at peace and is reunited with her husband and other family members. She was born May 28, 1937 in Fowler, Michigan to the late Leo and Martha (Hufnagel) Esch. Marie attended Holy Trinity in Fowler and went back to school to receive her diploma in 1977. She was a longtime faithful member of St. Michael Parish where she served in the Our Lady of Fatima Guild. Marie was a very creative and artistic person. She was well known and sought after for her cake decorating abilities and had even been recognized and awarded for her cake designs. Marie also enjoyed painting with oil and acrylic and made sure her immediate family each had a piece of art that she made unique for them. Her artistic expression brought great accomplishment and satisfaction but her family and spending time with those who meant the most to her in her life is what brought Marie the most joy. All those who knew Marie are going to miss her smile. She is survived by her children, Linda (Jeff) Haueter, Gladys (Mark) Haueter, David, Thomas (Penny) and Michael (Diana); 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Julius and Paul Esch; brother-in-law, Bernard (Bernice) Hengesbach; lifelong friend, Janet Mann, along with numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred “Al” in 2014; sister, Julianna Motz; brothers, Joseph and Louis Esch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Grand Ledge by Father James Eisele. Please come prepared, masks are required for the service. You may watch the funeral mass for Marie at 11:00 am Tuesday on the St. Michael Church YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cHJ0g9uMkkSu5m0qpg2OA (Scroll down until you see June 30, 2020 - Funeral Mass) Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge and Tuesday at the church from 10-11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in Marie's name may be given to St. Michael Catholic Church, 345 Edwards Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 or the Grand Ledge Food Bank, 4970 Burt Avenue, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837.
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