RICKERT Marie A. (Clemenz) Rickert was born January 12 1910 in Lowell Township Kent County to Edward B. and Elise (Althaus) Clemenz. She was baptized in the German Methodist Church of Lowell. Our loving matriarch went to be with her Lord on July 20 2010 age 100 at Emerald Meadows Grand Rapids Michigan. She attended rural schools in Ionia County and Saranac High School. Marie attended Keene Methodist Church and she met the love of her life through the Booster Club a young peoples group. Marie was married to Glenn Rickert on May 3 1930. They built a new home on the Rickert farm in Keene Township and continued the farming operation. In 1987 they moved to Lowell. They were married 61 years when Glenn passed away in 1991. She was very proud of her Swiss and German heritage. Her family was very important to her and she encouraged them all to learn about their genealogy. Marie was a member of the First United Methodist Church Lowell being the oldest living member and holding the longest membership. She was predeceased by her parents a sister Louise Clemenz brothers and sisters-in-law Theodore & May (Scott) Clemenz Wesley & Esther (Stahl) Clemenz Victor & Gladys (Rickert) Clemenz Marguerite (Rickert) & Harold Farmer nephew John Eugene Wygmans son-in-law Donald Weeks and great-grandson Baby Brendon Schaefer. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Larry Cahoon of Clarksville and Shirley (Weeks) and Gerald Nester of Grand Rapids. Also surviving are seven grandchildren Tim and Nancy Cahoon Southfield; Brian and Wendy Cahoon Saranac; Jim and Robin Cahoon Lowell; Vicki and Mark Soyka Lowell; Jodi and Bill Schaefer Lowell; Kurt Weeks Saranac; Kathy and Lance Kingma Saranac; 22 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren with two on the way. In addition she is survived by special nieces and nephews Donna & Gerald Foy Connie & Rex Dowling Carol & Steve Narrin Bruce & Joann Clemenz. While raising her family Marie was active in 4-H leadership as board member of rural Cutler school gardening and canning as well as supporting her family with their activities. After her family was grown she worked for Lowell Engineering and Amway Corp. Following retirement she and Glenn enjoyed camping with the Hitch and Go Trailer Club and spent several winters in Florida. She later lived at Schneider Manor Lowell and enjoyed being active in the Lowell Senior Neighbors. She was a Life Member of the Boston-Saranac Historical Society and the Lowell Historical Society. Funeral services will be at the First United Methodist Church 621 E. Main St., Lowell Rev. Rick Blunt officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM at the Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell. Maries family would like to thank Emerald Meadows and Heartland Hospice for the loving care given to Marie and all of her family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lowell Lowell Senior Neighbors or Boston-Saranac Historical Society.