Our loving, kind hearted, generous and caring wife, step-mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Monday, October 28, 2019 at Brian’s House, age 72. Eileen was born January 12, 1947 in Beaver, Michigan to the late Harold and Margaret (Donaldson) Dietlein. She married Michael E. Malleck on November 11, 1978 and he survives her. Eileen, known to most in the area as the “Avon Lady” loved taking care of all her customers for over 40 years. She enjoyed their friendships and was always eager to meet new people wherever she went. Even though representing Avon occupied the majority of her time she always found time with friends and family to be a blessing. She enjoyed gardening, working in the yard and loved animals especially her five cats. Eileen was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bay City.
Surviving besides her husband Michael are two step-children, Michelle (Ken) Grzegorczyk and Stephen (lifelong partner Theresa “Tutti” Williams) Malleck, two grandchildren, Gabrielle (Jacob) Bouvry and Noah Grzegorczyk, one great granddaughter Belle Bouvry, one nephew Robert (Gina Moore) Lederer, two great nieces, Alexis and Christine, aunt Alvina Hoppe, cousins, Rick (Jill) Hoppe and their children and many other loving in-laws. Eileen was predeceased by a sister Patricia Baldwin.
The Funeral Service for Eileen will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1010 33rd Street, Bay City, MI 48708. Luncheon to follow the service. Rev. Joel Pankow will officiate and interment will be Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and at church on Saturday after 9:00 AM. A Prayer Service for Eileen will be held Friday at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Humane Society of Bay County. www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com
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