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.