Obituary: Mary Shimel, 88, Ludington.

October 12, 2020

Mary Shimel

Obituary: Mary Shimel, 88, Ludington.

Mary L. Shimel, 88, of Ludington passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was born December 31, 1931 in Erie Township, Mich. to Fredrick and Naomi (Becker) Yape. Mary married the late Fred B. Shimel on November 12, 1954.  She was a loving and caring house wife and mother to five children. 

She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Ludington. Besides her children, Mary had a great fondness for her cats and she enjoyed puzzles.

She will be missed by her children, Harry (Judelyn) Shimel of Ludington, Ralph Shimel of Tennessee, Linda (Wayne) Smith of Tennessee, Louwan Norman of Holt, Margie of Temperance; several grandchildren;  great-grandchildren; her sisters, Naomi Durbin and Emily Blaire, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, her sisters, Clare, Frances, Blanche, and Sonja, and her brother, Fred.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, the Seventh-Day Adventist Pastor Ron Mills officiating. Family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m. Mary will be laid to rest with her family at Toledo Memorial Park. 

Contributions in Mary’s name may be directed to the Ludington Seventh-Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 233, Ludington MI 49431.

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



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