Myrle Katherine Giffels, Age 78 of Wellston died October 15, 2020 in Wellston.
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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 www.oakgrovefh.com. Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.