2013-02-21 / Obituaries

Shirley A. Gunders


Shirley A. Gunders Shirley A. Gunders Gould City has lost one of their own, Shirley A. Gunders, 84, of N6048 Corinne Road, Gould City, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry, Mich.

She was born March 13, 1928, in Gould City, the daughter of Cecil and Violet (Minor) Fisher and was a graduate of Gould City High School.

On Feb. 1, 1947, the former Shirley A. Fisher married Frederick A. Gunders in Engadine, Mich. They lived in Illinois, Ind., and Lower Michigan until Fred’s retirement at which time they moved back to Gould City. Fred and Shirley loved living in Gould City. Fred preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2010.

Shirley was a homemaker who enjoyed going for rides, hunting, playing cards, going to the beach, going to the fish fry’s at the Engadine V.F.W. and visiting with others. She enjoyed contributing her “Goodies” to all of the activities taking place in Gould City. Her many friends considered her as part of their own family. Shirley enjoyed life and was affectionately known at the “Road Runner”.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Gould City, the Engadine V.F.W. Post Auxiliary and the “Big Mack Pack” snowmobile club in Naubinway, Mich.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Tamara (Ken) Wilson of Hastings, Mich., and Pamela (Kip) Brandemihl of Gould City; granddaughters, Barbara (Doug) Reil and Heather Woods; great-grandchildren, Randy, Shannon and Ryder Reil and Brady, Lillie and Elijah Woods; brother, Kenny Fisher of Cedarville, Mich.; and her very special friend, Frank “Bud” Keller of Gould City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandsons, Ken Wilson and Joe Brandemihl; and her brother, Ralph Fisher.

Visitation was held from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial service followed at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Reverend Al Valentine officiating. Burial will be in Newton Township Cemetery at Gould City.

Memorial donations may be directed to Presbyterian Church in Gould City.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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