Grace P. Mertz, 95 of Hawks passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 06, 2020, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena.
The daughter of Charles and Hattie (Braun) Elowski was born on September 27, 1924 in Belknap, she was the sixth child in the family of nine children.
Beloved wife of Ervin they married on November 9, 1946 in Alpena. Together they were able to celebrate 65 years of marriage. Where he walked Grace followed. They made their home on the Mertz family farm in Hawks, and were honored to be the Grand Marshals in 2001 during the Hawks Spring Fling Parade.
In her younger years she enjoyed riding her bike. Grace loved to sew she enjoyed making her families clothes, and crocheting afghans, and dolls clothing. All of her life from a young girl she loved to sing. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid in Hawks
Surviving are two sons Glenn (Karen) of Boyne Falls, Brad of Rogers City, a daughter Janis (Reverend Michael) Schaedig of Cheboygan; Grandchildren Brenda (Jerry) Wodek, Amy (John) Lopez, Lisa (Dustin) Provest, Jennifer (Kyle) Smith, Rebecca Schaedig, and John (Amber) Schaeding; Great Grandgrandchildren Kiana, Timothy James, Logan, Lukas, Blaise, Jett, Adrienne, Madison, and Christoper; a sister Audrey Wenzel, and a brother Norman Elowski.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin on September 9, 2012, a daughter Susan in 1947, a son Carl in 1971; two sisters Mildred Burns, and Gertrude Elowski; four brother’s Harvey, Howard, Wilbert, and Shirley.
A private graveside service will take place at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Hawks, with Reverend Doctor Jack Ferguson and a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will take place at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to hentkowskifuneral.com.
Memorials are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church in Hawks.