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Marie Catherine Wellman

September 20, 1917 ~ May 20, 2018 (age 100)

Marie Catherine (Giltrop) Wellman, age 100 years old, died peacefully at home on May 20, 2018. Over the last several years of her needing care, she received an enormous amount of love from her large family. Despite needing care, her last days were happy. She was the greatest to take care of, never complaining, always loving, full of smiles, and was so grateful.  We want to thank all who helped in so many ways.

She was born to the late Henry and Sophy (Moskal) Giltrop on September 20, 1917, in Buena Vista Township, living in Bridgeport most of her life. She married Charles J. Wellman on January 23, 1937. He preceded her on November 3, 1987. She ran a large dairy farm and planted a huge garden that she loved tending to.  Marie is a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish (St. Christopher’s) in Bridgeport and the League of Catholic Women.

She is extremely blessed to have been survived by six sons, five daughters and their spouses, Charles and Donna Wellman, Jay Wellman, Jeanette and Douglas Ham, Bonnie and Richard Bourdow, RoseAnn and Carl Fritzler, Thomas and LeeAndra Wellman, Donald and Kay Wellman, Wayne Wellman, Barbara and Dr. Jerry Evans, Marie “Re”and Dennis Wuerfel, Bernard (Bud) Wellman, thirty-three grandchildren, eighty-four great grandchildren and fifteen great-great grandchildren, which gave her “five generations” (amazing in itself). She is also survived by her sisters Margaret Williams, Lorraine Psiuk, JoAnn Popp, and one brother, Joseph Giltrop, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held St Francis de Sales Catholic Church (St. Christopher Site) on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:00 AM with Fr. John Mancini officiating. Graveside committal at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A Funeral luncheon will take place at St. Francis de Sales Parish (St Christopher Site) following the committal service.

Visitation will take place at the church St. Francis de Sales Parish (St Christopher Site) 3945 Williamson Rd., Saginaw, MI 48601. on Tuesday, May 22 from 2:00-8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. The rosary will be recited on Tuesday at the church at 7:00 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home of Saginaw.

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