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Angela "Angie" Marie Mathison, 46, of Kalkaska, passed away on Aug. 30, 2017. She was born on Sept. 7, 1970 in Detroit.
Growing up in the Manistee Lake area, she enjoyed boating and being with her many friends around the lake.
After graduating from Kalkaska High School in 1988 Angie studied cosmetology in Traverse City and became a hard working stylist who took great pride in her work. Angie also worked as a personal assistant and secretary for Barker Creek Nursery.
She was a true friend to many and she sacrificed her time to help others.
Richard "Ricky" Mathison, 43, of Kalkaska, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. Ricky was born on June 7, 1974 in Detroit and also graduated from Kalkaska High School, where he was talented athlete.
After school Ricky worked as a stone mason and had the gift of working with his hands. Ricky would eventually work two years for a private contractor in Iraq.
He had a laugh that was contagious and was an incredible friend to all.
As brother and sister, Ricky was Angie's protector and Angie was Ricky's guardian; if you knew one you knew them both. They had a bond that was unbreakable.
Angie and Ricky will be missed by many, including Brett Turnbull, Angie's life partner, and Jessica Coy, Ricky's life partner.
Angie and Ricky were preceded in death by their mom, Toni Jean Mathison; aunt, Jaqueline Marie Zundel; uncle, James Zundell Jr.; and grandparents, Fayette and Dorothy VanBuskirk and James E. Zundell.
A celebration of both their lives will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 2 p.m., with a final visitation beginning at 1 p.m., at the Kalkaska Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow immediately after.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on September 15, 2017
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