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Gretchen E. McBride

November 18, 1916 December 25, 2009
Gretchen E. McBride
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Gretchen E. McBride age 93 of Mayville formerly of Columbiaville went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2009. She was born in Tuscola County on November 18, 1916 to Leo and Maryellen (Harp) Reitz. Gretchen married Arthur McBride on September 29, 1934. She attended and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lapeer where she taught Sunday school for many years. Gretchen loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Carrie Ludwig of Columbiaville; granddaughters, Ramona (Randy) Strobl of Davison and Mary (Dave) Bossenberger of Lapeer; great granddaughter, Miranda Strobl; great grandsons, Matt Strobl and Alan Ludwig; sister, Marlyn (James) Reehl of Kingston; sister-in-law, Margaret Reitz of Flint; also many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur McBride; father, Leo Reitz; mother, Maryellen (Harp) Reitz; brothers, Max Reitz in WWII, Bernard Reitz; sisters Bernice Dersnah, Maxine Webb.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 AM from First Baptist Church of Lapeer. Pastor Joseph Bower will be officiating. Interment at Rich Township Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 4-9 PM and Tuesday from 4-9 PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Lapeer, MI 48446. Memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Lapeer are greatly appreciated.


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