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Florence Arlene and Willis Hatch





Born: 1914
Death:November 3, 2007



HATCH – Florence Arlene Hatch aged 93 passed away November 3 2007 and Willis Ish Myzeal Hatch aged 92 passed away November 6 2007 of Alto/Lowell from accidental automobile injuries. Arlene was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Behler; Ish was preceded in death by his brother Doyne Hatch and sister Evelyn Bartlett. They are survived by their nephew Michael (Deborah) Behler and their daughter Jessica Behler of Lake Odessa; niece Quenda (Donn) Story of Okemos and their children Alison (Mac) Dambro Brian (Robin) Story; sister-in-law Virginia Behler of Haslett MI; very close friends Gilbert (Sandy) VanWeelden of Lowell and Steve (Joan) VanderZiel of Alto; also many cousins and friends. Arlene and Ish were married in Lake Odessa in 1950 by her father Allen Behler (Justice of the Peace). They lived in the farmhouse that had been in Arlene’s family for over a hundred years. Ish worked the 300 acre farm and raised cattle until he retired. Arlene taught in the Lowell Public Schools for 33 years until she retired. Ish was a Veteran of WWII member of Masonic Lodge Lincoln 523 in Macy Indiana and the Alto Lion’s Club. Arlene belonged to the Eastern Star in Macy Indiana and Lowell Women’s Club both belonged to Alto United Methodist Church. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Hatch will be November 12th 2007 at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 North Hudson Street Lowell with Rev. Dean Bailey of Alto United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Lakeside Cemetery in Lake Odessa. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alto United Methodist Church.

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