Catherine Ellen Giebel, age 71

Born: February 8, 1951 Died: November 23, 2022

Catherine (Cathie) Giebel of Chelsea, MI, left this world on November 23, 2022. She was a sweet and tender soul. She is survived by her Husband, James E. Maslanka, Brothers and Sisters Rosalind Tyler, Marylin (Ray) Shuster, Douglas (Charlotte) Giebel, Rhoda Giebel, Lawrence (Patricia) Giebel, and Janet (Daniel) Hoover. In-Laws include Edward (Vonna) Maslanka, Jr., and Jeanmarie (Phil) Hall. There are many cousins, nieces and nephews in the extended family.

Catherine was born in Detroit to Richard and Jean Giebel, both dearly departed. She attended Redford High School in Detroit and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating in 1973 with a BA in Math and English. She had a long and successful career in the field of HR Benefits Management and Consulting and had been enjoying retirement.

She was interested in international and domestic travel, hiking, walking, bicycling, gardening, baking, dining out and enjoying good home-cooked meals alone or with family and friends. Most of all she enjoyed her time Up North at the family cottage in Greenbush, MI.

Memorial services will be held in the future. We ask that you consider a donation on her behalf to the Rogel Cancer Center at the University of Michigan.


 

 

 

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#2 Cheryl Krause Purnel 2022-11-27 12:00
My sincerest condolences to the family. I have a whole lifetime of memories as we were neighbors on Lake St in Greensburg Michigan. ..we all shared this location as our favorite piece of earth. Will miss you dear Cathy...such a sweet and caring soul. So glad to have talked and hugged during her last visit to Greensburg.
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#1 Nancy Rauhauser 2022-11-26 11:16
My condolences to Cathie’s family, from a sister Redford High and UM alumna.
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