In memory of
Verna M. Eichler Wright
Verna M. Eichler Wright, 96, of Pigeon, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born in Pigeon on Feb. 9, 1920, and was the daughter of Alfred and Greta Mae (Wurtz) Eichler. On Sept. 2, 1939, she and Nelmer W. Wright were united in marriage at Salem E.U.B. Church in Pigeon. At the time of Nelmer's death on Feb. 1, 2011, they had been married more than 71 years. She was a 1937 Pigeon High School graduate. Verna worked as a seamstress for Wright's Mens Wear, which she and Nelmer owned and operated. She enjoyed reading, sewing and needlework. Cooking and baking for her family was how she showed her love for them. Verna was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon. She is survived by her children, Welton (Katherine) Wright of Lexington, Kentucky, Leil Faye (Leon) Elftman of Pinconning, Curtis (Kathy) Wright of Westland, Vivienne (Rex) Merriott of Lansing and Valerie Haley (Ron) Hobson of Millington; 13 grandchildren, Kevin (Cheri) Wright, Lisa (Steve) Crum, Tracy (John) Walton, David (Tracey) Wright, Lee (Denyce) Elftman, Larry (Lisa) Elftman, Clint (Marina) Wright, Kerri (Nathan) Brooks, Jennifer (Tim) Clark, Matthew Rich, Gretchen (Todd) Roestel, Kristi (Greg) Hanby and Meghann (Matt) Herford; 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roland Alfred Eichler. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon, with Rev. David Stewart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grandlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Meyersieck Bussema Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday, Oct. 21 at the church. Memorials may be made to Courtney Manor or Salem United Methodist Church. Please share memories online at MeyersieckBussemaFuneralHome.com
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