Mary L. (Gackley) Gertz

August 22, 1948 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 70)


Mary L. (Gackley) Gertz, age 70 of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her home. She was born August 22, 1948 in Albion, Michigan the daughter of Merlin and Inez (Schutts) Gackley. She graduated from Washington Gardner High School in Albion in 1966. In June of 1968, she married Ronald P. Gertz and they moved to Battle Creek. Together they had one beautiful daughter, Amy. Mary worked for 16 years as office manager of Parsons Brake Service. In 1988 she went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a city letter carrier. She retired from there in 2008 after 20+ years of service. Mary enjoyed taking care of her yard, quilting and visiting the great North Country of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron and her sister Sandra Bradstreet. She is survived by her daughter Amy (Steve) Salter of Clarkston, MI; two grandchildren: Max and Molly Salter also of Clarkston, MI; sister-in-law Janice (John) Shedd of Albion, MI; one niece and several nephews and their families. As per Mary’s request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or Juvenile Diabetes Research, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075 or MIOCA-Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliances, 5181 Pinnacle Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms MI 48025

Juvenile Diabetes Research
24359 Northwestern Highway, Southfield MI 48075

Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliances
5181 Pinnacle Court, Ann Arbor MI 48108

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