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Mary Burchard

Mary Lynn Burchard (Swiatlowski)

Saturday, February 14th, 1948 - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Mary Lynn Burchard

Mary Lynn (Swiatlowski) Burchard, age 72 of Onekama passed away on Sunday March 1, 2020 at home.

She was born in Manistee, on February 14, 1948 to the late Venceslous A. Swiatlowski and Genevieve (Wojciechowski) Swiatlowski-Horaszewski.

Mary Lynn graduated from Western Michigan University and retired from the United States Postal Service after 33 years of service. She served on the Board of Directors of First Community Federal Credit Union (Advia) in Kalamazoo for over 20 years, as well as serving the Manistee County Community in her many roles in the Lakeside Club in Manistee, the Manistee & Onekama Lions Clubs, the Portage Lake Association of Onekama and Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are brother, Phillip (Kristie) Harless; sister-in-law, Lynette Swiatlowski; niece, Melanie (Jim) Rutherford; nephews, Stacey (Erin) Swiatlowski and Dr. Craig (Sarah) Harless; numerous cousins, loving friends; Shirley, Sandy, & Kristie, and aunt, Carol Conway.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Archie Horazewski; two brothers, Roy Swiatlowski and Donald Horosewski; uncle, Harry “Bud” Conway; and aunt, Lorraine Conway.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM on Friday March 6, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee with Father Pablo Martinez celebrant. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday March 5, 2020 at Oak Grove Funeral Home from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, with the evening vigil service beginning at 6:30PM. The family will also receive friends for visitation on Friday morning at the funeral home from 10:00AM until time of leaving for church at 10:40AM. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary Lynn may be directed to Manistee Catholic Central Schools.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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    The evening vigil service will be held at 6:30PM on Thursday evening
  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -Manistee
    254 6th Street
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Interment

    Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery
    Maple and Merkey Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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Paul Beiter

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I worked with Mary Lynn for the years she was at Kalamazoo Post Office. I remember when she was supervisor and would come over the keyboard I was on the LSM on the midnight shift and she ask me a pop music question. I knew most of the hit songs of the 60's. Then she'd call the WKMI radio station with the answer to their quiz. After winning a few prizes she gave a few to me.
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