TRAVERSE CITY — Louise Magdlena Flitz, 86, of Lake Ann passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Louise was born on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1926 to the late Benedict and Ella (Stechauner) Meyer in Milwaukee, Wis. She graduated from Messmer High School in Milwaukee and then began work as a dental assistant.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, 1950, Louise married John L. "Jack" Flitz in Milwaukee.
Louise and Jack made their home in Saginaw for 36 years, where Jack was employed as an engineer with General Motors.
Since 1968, they spent their summers and weekends at their cottage in Lake Ann, moving here permanently in 1986 when Jack retired. Louise loved their home on the lake, where she fed all of the animals and birds.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Parish where she served on the funeral luncheon committee for many years.
Louise was an excellent cook and baker and her family fondly remembers the smells of her food permeating the house.
Louise and Jack enjoyed RV'ing across the country, visiting every state with the exception of three.
A very nurturing person, Louise made friends with anyone who crossed her path and enjoyed visiting with them all.
She carried her love for others one step further by sponsoring two children at a time through World Vision International for many years.
Louise, above all, loved her family and enjoyed spending quality time with them.
Louise is survived by her beloved husband, Jack; by her children, Daniel J. Flitz of Raleigh, N.C., Linda A. (Philip) Liethen of Port Huron, Julie K. (Don) Maeder of Lake Orion; her grandchildren, Caroline Liethen, Kurt Liethen, Jack Carder, Christopher Carder, Ryan Carder, Lauren Maeder and Erin Maeder and a brother Benedict (Patricia) Meyer of Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Mass of Christian Burial is being planned for 11 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with a time of visitation prior to the service.
For a more lasting memorial, the family asks that Louise be remembered through memorial contributions to the Lake Ann Lions Club.
Please share your memories, thoughts, antidotes, stories and photos of Louise with her family by way of her online tribute page/guest book at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. These will be compiled into a memory book for her family.
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.