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Angelia (Nellie) Fleming




Born: September 23, 1920
Death: June 15, 2009

FLEMING Angelia (Nellie) Witer Fleming passed away June 15 2009 at the age of 89. She graduated from Gladwin High School Mercy College of Detroit and with a Masters degree in Special Ed from Michigan State University. She was working on her PhD when she decided to retire after 25 years of teaching.Nellie was a past member of the Altar Society Daughters of Isabella Oakdale Parent Group PTA Sentry Fund and the American Business Women which elected her Woman of the Year in Grand Rapids. With her husband she was a member of the Honolulu Navy League and Honolulu Elks Club. She also was a member of NEA MEA KARSP Grand Rapids Elks Club and the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) and was an auxiliary member of the Naval Mine Warfare Association. She traveled to most of the 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii. She also enjoyed trips to Europe the British Isles Thailand Korea Taiwan Canada and Mexico. Planes trains ships and automobiles she was always ready to explore new territories. She is remembered as a loving mother dedicated wife caring teacher and incomparable cook. Her life impacted many people in numerous positive ways as she gave of her time talents and self.Nellie was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Bernard; sons Michael and Patrick; parents Mary and John Witer; brothers John Joseph and Stanley Witer; and sisters Mary Witer and Anna Harvath. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law; Deanna and Larry St. John of Caledonia MI; Cheryle and Ron Hess of Great Falls VA; and Carlene and A. Ben Sifford of Smithfield VA. She also leaves her two well-loved grandchildren and two precious great-grandchildren. Visitation will be June 17 6:00-8:00 pm with the Rosary being said at 7:00 at the OBrien Eggebeen Gerst Funeral Home 3980 Cascade Rd., SE and June 18 10-11:00 am at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St Paul the Apostle Church 2750 Burton SE Rev. Fr. R. Louis Stasker presiding. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Bad Axe on June 19,. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) or to a charity of ones choice.

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