of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor and Cheboygan
(November 10, 1931 to February 6, 2023)
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near…so loved, so missed, so very dear.
“Wow what a wonderful life I have had. I was born to Violet and Clayton Russ in Ann Arbor. I was the oldest sister to Stanley Russ, Marilyn Gibson and Judy (Jerry) Pace. We grew up on Broadway Street and created so many wonderful family memories. I attended and graduated from Ann Arbor High school in 1949. I met this guy named Marshall Edman and I knew he was the one. We married on September 20,1952, and were blessed with three children: Thomas (Diane), Karen, Mark (Stacey). Five grandchildren, Sarah (Paul) Strohbusch, Molly Edman, Tabitha (Eric) Stiller, Brandon (Jess-Fiancée) Edman, Nathan Edman. Great grandchildren, Ethan and Tucker Stiller, Emerson and Luke Strohbusch. We raised our family in Ann Arbor surrounded by many extended family and friends. We had a house on Mullet Lake in Cheboygan, spending time there whenever possible and eventually retiring there and gaining another wonderful group of friends. I loved being a wife, mother, Nani and great Nani. I was active with the Lady Elks, bowling and golf leagues and our monthly Euchre group. After moving north, we continued to golf in a senior group, became active in the Lions Auxiliary, Red Hatters, and Cheboygan Golf and Country Club. Marshall and I celebrated 61 years of marriage until he passed in 2013. I returned to Chelsea in 2017 to be nearer to family and have gained another wonderful group of friends at the Prairie Cottages. We loved our Tuesday’s of drinking wine and playing Euchre, as well as the time spent talking on the front porch. I have lived a full, blessed life surrounded by a wonderful, loving family and so many good friends.”
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So, dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea, Friday, February 10, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. A time of food and fellowship will follow at the Chelsea Fairgrounds Service Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the U of M Cardiovascular Center, or a charity of your choice.
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