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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