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Belva M. Mier

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Belva Mary Mier, 94, of Gaylord, and formerly of Davenport Fl, and Indianapolis IN, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

She was born to Arthur and Minnie (Adams) Sapp in West Branch, MI on January 23, 1927. On April 26, 1947, Belva married her high school sweetheart, Carl Mier, and shortly after, moved to Gaylord where the couple raised their family.

In Gaylord, Belva worked at the Chalet Motel and later at an adult-care facility. Her life was always filled with family and friends, and she extended her loving care to others in need. While raising a family and working, she volunteered her services to 4-H and St. Mary’s parish, and in later years to the Give the Kids the World, in Florida.

Belva loved being with people and made friends easily. After retirement, she and her husband Carl enjoyed traveling in their RV around the country meeting new friends. While still living in Gaylord, the couple spent weekends in the Upper Peninsula where they enjoyed a “fishing” cabin for several years. Belva had many activities that she enjoyed, but among her favorites were dancing, playing cards, and taking cruise vacations. Her family has many entertaining stories about her avid enjoyment of casinos. Whenever she had the opportunity, Belva loved sharing pictures and stories of her family with others.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Belva is survived by her children, Carla (Gary) Canter of Sebring, FL, Cindy Swan of Indianapolis, Connie (Vivian Oliva) Mier, of Chokoloskee, FL, and Carl “Jerry” Mier of Gaylord; 5 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

At this time, the family will remember her privately.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

14 comments on “Belva M. Mier”

  1. I remember Aunt Belva. As a kid she was always interested in what Dave and I were doing. And Uncle Carl was always a joker and fun.. Beyond being a sister to my dad, Aunt Belva and Uncle Carl were their best friends.

    • Mike & Danis Mier

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Very nice pictures and review. I have a lot of great memories at the house in Gaylord. May God Bless your family!

      • Dear Mier Family, My prayers, hugs and condolences to each of you. I have many good memories of your mom and dad over the years in Gaylord. She was such a pretty lady. You must have heard that my Pat lost her battle to cancer on 8-19.
        Love to all
        Grace Rowley

        • Jerry and family, we,re thinkIng of you and your beautiful Mom. May God bless you all as you celebrate your memories of her long and special life. Nancy and Skip Forcier

          • So many fun memories with your mom and dad. Belva always had a smile on her face and her laugh was so infectious. Prayers for you and your family during this time of loss.

            • Lillian Elaine Bergey

              It was a privilege knowing her and her family. I was able to meet her in West Branch a few years back and visit with her after many years. Her brother Ken, his wife Mary Jane and son Butch always loved her and would visit her and the family often when they were up north. May she rest in peace. Condolences to the family.
              Lillian (Sapp) Bergey

              • Several years ago I met Belva, my mother’s 1st cousin on the Sapp side of the family. We both had an interest in genealogy and I was able to answer a few of her questions about past generations. Belva was a delight to be with and I will miss meeting her for lunch in Gaylord.

                • Belva and I worked together for years. She opened her heart and home to my daughter and I. We enjoyed some good times there as well as home cooking! Knowing my love for the U.P. she and Carl also loaned me their cabin a few times, what a treat! Never saw a hair out of place on Belva and always wondered how she did that! She loved to have a good time and laughter a must. R.I.P. Belva! Thanks for sharing you! Condolences to the entire Mier family!

                  • Cynthia Woodmansee Prusakiewicz

                    Cindy, Carla, Connie and Jerry…
                    Your dad and mine loved being “cousins”! The two of them were so funny together. I always loved when our parents got together. Your mom was a wonderful, kind lady. Tom and I would stop out to see her on Hayes Tower. I would think of her often these past few years. She will be dearly missed and always in our memories forever… always happy memories 💗

                    • My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially you Carla. Hope and strength goes out to you! Aunt Belva was always interested and liked keeping in touch with all her nieces and nephews. She like being in the know about them and knowing what was going on in their lives. She was the BEST!

                      While watching for her obituary I noticed our cousin Larry’s wife passed away August 25th. I thought some of you might remember her so here is her obituary: https://www.steuernolmclaren.com/obituaries/Janet-Elaine-Sapp?obId=22181484#/obituaryInfo

                      Thinking of all of you and Aunt Belva!

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                    • Cindy, Another lovely lady and devoted Mom has left us. My hope is that you find quiet times to reflect and remember many wonderful days you were blessed to spend with her…Jamie (Busch) Mero

                      • Amber and Ashtyn and Bailee Murphy

                        She was a great lady. I had the pleasure of meeting her and Jennifer and Jimmy Wilson. She was always great to Ashtyn, my daughter. She liked playing bingo with her and other games, she will truly be missed. I know that Jennifer’s heart is broken and so is Carla. Her family has very good memories to carry on about her and now she’s there with the angels in heaven. May she rest in peace.

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