Wilmers, Mary Ann

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Mary Ann Wilmers, age 96 of Ypsilanti, Michigan and formerly of Gaylord, Michigan passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Born in Marquette, Michigan in 1921, she graduated from the Mercy College of Nursing in Detroit in 1944 and married Albert Wilmers in 1946.   While working as a nurse, Mary Ann and Albert (working as a police officer) raised their children and finished their careers in the city of Detroit before retiring to Gaylord where they spent many happy years hosting friends and family who were always eager to visit them “Up North.”

Mary Ann is survived by her children Michael (Cynthia) Wilmers and Kathleen (Michael) Sipple; grandchildren, Kristen (John) Hood, Amy (Gabriel) Schneider, Jeffrey (Carrie) Sipple, and Nicholas (Jena) Wilmers.  She was also a proud great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 AM from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, with visitation beginning at 10 AM until the time of Mass.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 4PM-8PM at the Nelson Funeral Home.

A parish wake service will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home beginning at 7 PM.

Memorial contributions in Mary Ann’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

3 comments on “Wilmers, Mary Ann”

  1. Mary Ann was my mom’s very good friend. I heard a lot of good stories about them. When my mom passed, I became a friend to Mary Ann. She was one perfect lady, and had a heart of gold. She was always very sweet to me. She will be missed.

  2. Aunt Mary Ann was our family’s matriarch and a wonderful woman. She knew each of us intimately and always was keenly aware of what each of us was up to. Her sense of humor was amazing. We will all miss her, but fond memories will prevail over our sorrow of the news of her passing. Our condolences to Kathy and Mike and all our family.

  3. I was the Mailman in Michaywe for 16 years. In an area where there were so many good people, Mary Ann was among my most favorite. She was always sweet, kind and grateful towards me. Mary Ann always greeted me warmly, and always had Hershey’s Miniatures for me when I came to the door! As an Usher at St. Mary’s, I was able to greet her and her family. My condolences to her family, who were so blessed to have been loved by her.

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