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Marie R. (Hempel) Penner

November 8, 1927 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 91)

Penner, Marie R.

Pinconning, Michigan


     Our loving mother, grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at The Villages of Lapeer in Lapeer, Michigan. Age 91 years. Marie was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 1927 to the late John and Anna (Walkowe) Hempel. She married her loving husband, Thomas C. Penner on December 3, 1965 in Detroit, MI, and he preceded her in death on January 10, 2003. In June of 1978, Marie retired from the Warren 37th District Court after numerous years of service as a Court Clerk. She was a member of Infant of Prague Roman Catholic Church and a member of the St. Ann’s Altar Society. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends.


     Left to cherish her memories are her three children, Carrissa Crane of Bay City, Michigan, Roger (Catherine) Bose of Houghton Lake, Michigan, and Marlene (Dennis Sr.) Hladysh of Lapeer, Michigan; grandchildren, Diahann (Jack) Mocerie, Paul (Terra) Crane, and Harold Crane, Heather Caron, Ryan Bose, Dawn Honeycombe, Dennis Hladysh Jr., Brandon (Krystal) Hladysh, Ashleigh (Jason) Lyman; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and brother-in-law Michael Penner. Marie is finally reunited with her husband, Thomas Carl Penner; parents, John and Anna (Walkowe) Hempel; one grandchild, Nathan Bose; several brothers and sisters; and brother-in-law, James Penner.


     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Holy Family Chapel, 1001 North Linn Street, Bay City, MI 48706. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Greenwell. Interment will take place in Elm Lawn Cemetery, 300 Ridge Rd. Bay City, MI 48708, following services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the “Holy Family Chapel”. For online condolences please visit,



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