Frances Marie Thiel, 102, of Midland, died Feb. 9, 2017. Frances was born to the late Patrick and Gaynell Haley, Dec. 3, 1914 in Midland.She married the late Henry Thiel on April 17, 1937. She was the oldest of six children and her brother, Bill Haley, survives her.Frances was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. She lived at Riverside Place in Midland for many years until she moved after her 100th birthday to Bay Ridge in Traverse City. Frances enjoyed many social activities. She loved her family and friends and had an ability to forge strong friendships. She will be greatly missed.Frances is survived by her three children, Patrick Thiel (Patricia) and Gayle Peacock (Thomas) of Ludington, Karen Coquillard (Michael) of Traverse City. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Frances enjoyed a unique relationship with her nieces, Sue Haley and Ruth Buckey.A memorial Mass at St. Brigid with interment in Homer Cemetery is being planned at a later date this spring.
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