Kathleen Mae Chmielewski, age 67, of Manistee, passed away on Saturday April 11, 2020 at home.
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She was born on December 18, 1952, daughter of the late Frank A. and Vivian M. (Ives) Schimke. She attended Manistee High School, graduating with the class of 1971. She then attended Grand Valley State University. Kathleen worked as a 5th grade teacher at Mason County Central for many years until she retired.
Kathleen was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed shooting pool for many years on various teams and leagues and was an avid animal lover, especially her dogs.
Kathleen is survived by her children, Tonya (Tim) Swanson of Gowen, MI, Milo (Kelly) Fortier of Caledonia, MI, and Joshua (Holly) Fortier of Manistee; grandchildren, Luke and Jack Swanson, Zander, Cade and Rowan Fortier and Jenna and Jordyn Fortier; sister, Jean Schwerin of Manistee and special friend, Raymond Manke.
No service is planned at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Kathleen may be directed to Homeward Bound Animal Shelter in Manistee.
Feel free to share a memory or photo with Kathleen’s family at www.oakgrovefh.com. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.