Kathleen's Story

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Kathleen Ann Willacker, 67, of Buckley, passed away suddenly Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Kathleen was born August 1, 1949 in Ypsilanti to Alton and Charlotte (Preston) Boles.
She attended Franklin High School in Livonia and on May 3, 1969, Kathleen married the late Martin P. Willacker III.
Kathleen worked for United Technology and Tower Automotive. After retirement she worked as a greeter for Walmart in Traverse City. Kathleen enjoyed playing cards, especially with her Euchre group. She also loved the casinos and was a very lucky player. She enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, and reading. Kathleen loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.
She will be greatly missed by her children; Valerie (Matt) Duperon, of Lake Leelanau, Martin "Marty" P. Willacker IV, of Wyoming, Shelly Willacker, of Buckley and Brian Willacker, of Buckley; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Willacker; seven siblings, John (Carol) Boles, Gerald (Dani) Boles, Bill Boles, Donna (Kenny) Wilkins, Deanna Pappas, Karen (John DiCicco) Boles, and Suzanne (Jay) Keller; many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Besides her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Dennis and Ron Boles; and in-laws Martin and Clara Willacker Jr.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.
A funeral will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. also at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Barnum Cemetery in Mayfield.
Memorial contributions in Kathleen's name may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.
Published on May 2, 2017
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