Obituary: Ethel Ashbay-Hemmer, 63, of Branch.

December 22, 2021

Ethel Hemmer

Obituary: Ethel Ashbay-Hemmer, 63, of Branch.

Ethel Marie Ashbay-Hemmer, 63, of Branch, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021. She was born January 9, 1958 in Cadillac to Donald and Alice Ashbay.  Ethel graduated from Pine River High School.

Ethel was a collector of many things and she was always there to help anyone in need.

Ethel is survived by her partner, Michael Hentchel; her children, David (Sonja) Ashbay and Elsie (Josh) Wooll; her siblings, Val (José) Brown, Gail (Ronny) Agar, Merilee (Richard) Holmes, and Ira Ashbay; her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.

Besides her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Jr. and Bill Boyer.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. Family will visit with friends starting at noon and continuing after the service until 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Ethel’s name may be directed to the funeral home via their web page, www.oakgroveludington.com to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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