David Martin Christensen
It is with great sadness that the family of “Capt. Dave” Christensen, of Williamsburg, announces his passing on April 12, 2018 at the age of 80 in Holiday, Florida.
Dave was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ellen. He will be lovingly remembered by his son David Christensen, his daughter and son-in-law Lorin Christensen and Todd Woods, his son and daughter-in-law Brad Christensen and Juli Weir, grandson Jaden Christensen (he was the best soccer grandpa ever, he never missed a game) sister and brother-in-law Jeri and Gene Miller, nephew Devin Anderson and his brother Paul Christensen.
Those of you that wish to make a memorial donation may do so in his name to the Father Fred Foundation at www.fatherfred.org
Mary H. Kaczan
Mary H. Kaczan, 89, of Kewadin passed away on April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on February 24, 1929 in River Rouge, Michigan to the late Ernest and Mamie (Marot) Sigler.
Mary graduated high school at Our Lady of Lourdes in River Rouge. Mary worked at home raising her seven children. She enjoyed spending her time having fun with her family, reading, donating time to church, watching Elvis Presley movies and listening to Elvis Presley sing.
Mary is survived by her children, Michael (Kathleen) Kaczan, Carol (Fred) Napier, Susan Young, Kathleen Kaczan and Elizabeth Kaczan; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and sister, Ann Miexner.
On February 26, 1949 at St. Alfred’s Catholic Church in Taylor, Michigan, Mary married the love of her life, Alexander Kaczan, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, David Kaczan; daughter, Marion Kaczan; brother, Ernest Sigler; sisters, Clara and Roberta Sigler and her parents.
Visitation will be from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Elk Rapids, with a Divine Mercy Chaplet at 6:30 p.m. and the Vigil for Mary at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski presiding at the church. Interment will be held at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.
Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be directed to her favorite charity, Paralyzed Veterans of America at 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517.
Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com