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Margie Edna (Edson) Krontz Close

February 10, 1929 September 26, 2018
Margie Edna (Edson) Krontz Close
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Obituary for Margie Edna (Edson) Krontz Close

Margie Edna (Edson) Krontz Close age 89 of Bronson, Michigan passed away late Wednesday evening September 26, 2018 at her home.
She was born on February 10, 1929 to Ethel Maud Edson McAuliffe, in Somerville, Massachusetts. She was raised by her German step-grandmother, Caroline Spangenburg Edson Miller, in Sturgis, having been told her mother died after giving birth. Margie had many stories about her strict German upbringing. She enjoyed genealogy, and for years researched to find more out about her parents, discovering her mother had not died after childbirth.
On Sept. 5, 1944, she married Russell Krontz, with whom she had 10 children. He passed on July 26, 1961. On Nov. 23, 1963 she married Wellington “Ralph” Close, they had 1 child together. Ralph passed on March 1, 1999.
Margie was a devoted Christian, who loved God. No matter where she lived, she remained a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Sturgis, having been baptized and confirmed by Reverend Wm. Schalm, but her most favorite pastor, by far, was Pastor Cal Kolzow.
While she spent time as a homemaker, she also waitressed at the Washington Street Cafe and drove semi and fifth-wheels with her late husband, Ralph, all across the country. She had lived in Sturgis; Constantine; White Pigeon; Three Rivers; Weston, WV; and Bronson. Margie’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, for any occasion. She was very proud of all her children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. She prided herself in keeping track of everyone of their births and birthdates. She enjoyed crocheting and making gifts for the grandkids. She had crocheted a blanket for almost every one of her Grand and Great Grandchildren.
Margie will be deeply missed by her children, Art (Shirley) Krontz, Bronson; Melvin Krontz, Syracuse, IN; Diann Krontz; Russell (Penny) Krontz II, Sturgis; Joann (Tom) Salmon, Horner, WV; Karen (Jack) Krontz-Moore, Sturgis; Mike (Pam) Krontz, MO; Lorrie Krontz, Shipshewana; Jim Close; Denna Close both of Sturgis; 26 Grandchildren, William (Stacy) Krontz; Tina (Chris) Anzaldua; Orin (Tracy) Krontz; Tammy (Craig) Hoppe; T. L. Krontz; Brandi (Mark) Youell; Millisa (Dustin McFarland) Harper; Vicki (Dan) Polmateer; Russell (Ericka) Krontz III; Jason Krontz; Shantel (Bud) Carver; Angie (Nate Dolley) Houts; Shon (Stacy) Salmon; Maranda Wamsley; Alenea (Shawn) Ramage; Kelli Jo Gunthorp; Krysti (Tim Carmichael) Boughton; David Sites; Sherri (Eric Carr) Robison; Rachel Moore; Anna (Michael) Olney; Michaela (Lyle) Benson; Eric (Christie) Krontz; Chelsea (David Greco) Foreman; Dani (Dylan) Haberstitch; Jesse (Samantha) Foreman; Heather (Wayne) Weber; Kari Wheeler; and Brandon Close. 72 Great Grandchildren; 16 Great Great Grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; husbands; her sons, Eugene, Mack and Orin “Cork” Krontz; her daughter Ellie Masuth; son-in-law, Mike Masuth; 8 brother and sister-in-laws and their spouses; and her Grandchildren, Robin and Eugene Krontz; Micky Masuth; Ryan Krontz and Mandy (Krontz) Straight; Great Grandchildren Autumn Masuth, Coban Krontz and Trevor Kent.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 2nd at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 S. Lakeview Ave. in Sturgis where funeral services celebrating the life of Margie Close will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, October 2nd. Pastor Calvin Kolzow will officiate. Immediately following the service a continued time of fellowship and the sharing of a meal will be held in the lower level of the church. A graveside committal will follow the meal at the Burr Oak Township Cemetery in Burr Oak.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses c/o: Karen Moore, 31264 E. US 12, Sturgis, MI 49091
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Oct

10:00 AM 10/2/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Trinity Lutheran Church
406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Oct

11:00 AM 10/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Trinity Lutheran Church
406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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Location

Burr Oak Cemetery Final Resting Place

6550 Middle Colon Road
Burr Oak, MI 49030

6550 Middle Colon Road Burr Oak 49030 MI
United States
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