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Saturday November 12th, 2016

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St. Edward Catholic Church
Saturday November 12th, 2016

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Mary Pearl Ufkin

Mary Pearl Ufkin was born on September 17, 1919, in Berrien County, Michigan, to Bert and Mary (Baker) King. In 1966, she was united in marriage to Peter Sales. To this union was born son Jack Stanley Sales. After Peter’s death, she was married to Vernon Johnston from 1974 until his death in 1988. Mary enjoyed wintering in Arizona, where she met Virgil Ufkin. In 1998, she moved to Minneota and the couple was married on September 11, 1998. Mary worked at the Everett Piano Company in South Haven, MI, for more than 22 years. She enjoyed shuffle board, playing golf, and playing cards at the Senior Center in Minneota. Mary died on Tuesday, November 08, 2016, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. She is survived by her husband, Virgil, of Minneota, step children Bill (and Alison) Ufkin of Minneota, Jean Ufkin of Minneapolis, Richard (and Julie) Johnston of Bangor, MI, Donald Johnston of Bangor, MI, Jeanette Strasser of Bangor, MI, Joanne Derhammer (Dave) of Mattawan, MI, grandchildren Monica Daniel, Donald Sales, Kathleen Sales, Karen Sales, David sales, step-grandson Tony Ufkin, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two spouses, son Jack Sales and step-granddaughter Emily Ufkin.

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Sending all of you my Sympathy and my Prayers. She was a very special lady.

Virginia Hochstatter Nov 11 2016 11:15 AM

To Virgil My heart goes out to you. I know how much you loved my grandma. And I always have appreciated the fact that you two had each other. Thank you to Bill and Jean for loving my grandma while she lived out there in Minnesota you all were a blessing to me and I know to my grandma. I wish I could be there for her service and I'm sorry that I'm not but she is coming home here to be buried and we will be there for her then. Know we will visit her often she is so close to us now. Thank you Ufkins God bless you all. God bless my Grandma.

Monica & Jd Daniel Nov 10 2016 3:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Ufkin

Monica & Jd Daniel Nov 10 2016 3:00 PM

Mary was my grandma. I just visited with her at the Mineola manner about a month ago and she was doing quite well. I thank you God for giving us 97 wonderful years with my grandma. She lived a good long blessed happy life. Your family here in Michigan has missed you very much since you went away to be with Virgil and you guys have been so happy and if taking such good care of each other which was a blessing. I will always thank God for the times we spent together grandma I will miss you and I will think of you every day all my love forever and ever Monica

Monica & Jd Daniel Nov 10 2016 3:00 PM