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Myrle Giffels

Myrle Katherine Giffels (Nelson)

Wednesday, June 24th, 1942 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Myrle Katherine Giffels, Age 78 of Wellston died October 15, 2020 in Wellston.

She was born on June 24, 1942 in Cadillac, MI the daughter of the late John & Myrle (Brainerd) Nelson. She attended Benson Corners School in Cherry Grove Township and was a graduate of Cadillac High School. On July 2, 1960 she married Richard Giffels at the Cherry Grove Nazarene Church.

She had been employed as a secretary at Buda Sawmill in Wellston, was employed as a nurses aid at the Manistee Heights Care Center and later at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. She also owned, operated, and retired from the Floral Gift Shop in Wellston
Myrle was a member of the Kaleva Bible Church. She loved teaching God’s word to children, loved working with flowers, baking, sewing, cake decorating, party planning, family gatherings, and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; Richard, children; Gail (Darryl) Krause, Dennis (Peggy) Giffels, & Sheila (Daniel) Pachesny, sisters; Nancy Shoop, Carol Freese, Pauline Freese (Phil), & Jackie Turnbalm (Steve), grandchildren; Aaron Krause, Amber (Austin) Krause, Matthew (Falyn) Giffels, Mitch & Sutton Giffels, April (Joe) Pachesny, Cara (Jeff) Pachesny, Shawna, Ridge, & Kendra Pachesny, great-grandchildren; Thayn & Madison Giffels and Ariana Krause, 14 nieces, 22 nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her siblings; Helen Duncan, June Dawson, Beverly Roth, Judith, Michael, & Johnny Nelson, and half-brothers; Elmer & Gordon Falor.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Kaleva Bible Church, 8856 Osmo Street in Kaleva. The family will hold a private Celebration of Life with Pastor Dave Taylor.

Memorials in Myrle’s name may be directed to the Kaleva Bible Church.

Please share a memory or photo with the family at Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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Jan Bailey

Posted at 11:59pm
Kate was one of the "mature" ladies I met when I turned my life over and started to live for Jesus. Not necessarily because of age but the fact that she had been more or less raised in the church where as I was kinda a loose cannon, fully jumping from a bar stool into a church pew but wholeheartedly in love with Jesus and HIS way of life. Loving my brothers and sisters in Christ but even more so Loving the unlovable as some may see them to be but embracing people who were lost like I had been, who were blind and could not see at times like I had.
Kate was actually the first time I prayed and interceeding for a healing. To think that she has lived all these years to see grandchildren and great grandchildren be born is quite an accomplishment. I believe at the time her heart was in danger with something I think Kara her first grandchild was a baby. I know it was a serious problem, and back then it was not common like it is today all the numerous cures and procedures. And at one point as she was at the altar and we were praying I just got like a jolt of peace come over me, like The Holy Spirit just whispered it is done, she is healed. Then the next person as we prayed I sensed the answer was like a no, HE said don't be concerned MY WAYS are not man's ways. Trust me with all the outcomes. Since that time my praying and interceeding has only increased to a wonderful place and I feel honored to pray for the things I am ask too.
Kate was a light for me as I walked from darkness to HIS light and I remember those times because I have strived to be that for others over the years.
My heart goes out to Richard who must be feeling the weight because they were an "us" couple, which is a good thing, never just being his way or her way but at times giving in and letting the other get the final say..... lol
And Gail, right now I am smiling when I think of this beautiful young woman who i believe GOD placed in my life, for a season you were such a special part of my life. Before you had Aaron and a short time during and after he was born. I will always cherish that time and want you to know I will always be open for that friendship to be rekindled.
And Sheila I had met when she was a young girl before she was a momma herself, which you soon could see was her calling and your brother was older and moved away i believe, then moved back here about the time we stopped going to the same church. But blessings to you all. I know her faith has now become sight and she will be waiting just past the gates to welcome you one by one. Great is HIS Faithfulness I hear her echo to us below......

Becky kyser

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