Ninamae Ellen Reber (Schaefer) of Bay City, passed away Tuesday September 28, 2011 at the caring and wonderful Toni & Trish House for the terminally ill where she spent her last days. She was 84 years old.
Nina leaves grieving her 5 adult children; Donna Strauss (John), Diann LaBerge (Donald), Danny Schaefer (Peggy Kufta), Dennis Schaefer (Carol) and Deborah Davis (who was her caretaker for over 2 years), step-daughter: Karon Cady (Linda Tifer), special friend: Charles Schaefer, 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and her many dear friends along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Deborah would like to thank the employees of Advantage Hospice and the Toni & Trish House involved in her care. There are a few I would like to thank especially for their support and care to not only mother but me. I can’t list all the names here specifically and take the chance of leaving someone out and you all know who you are anyway. I give you my heart.
At her request cremation has already taken place. Arrangements are being made for a semi-private memorial service to be held soon – please call (989) 684-9574 for further information. Pastor John Word will officiate and all friends or family are welcome to speak about Nina’s life if they so wish. In lieu of flowers or plants Nina has asked friends and family to consider donations to the Cornerstone Baptist Church (whose wonderful parishioners will provide a small luncheon after the memorial service) to the Toni & Trish House or to a Humane Society of your choice in honor of her beloved cat Delila.