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Ellen Jean Duckwitz

February 17, 1948 February 26, 2019
Ellen Jean Duckwitz
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Obituary for Ellen Jean Duckwitz

Ellen Jean Duckwitz, 71, of Lapeer, left his earth to spend eternity with her Lord Jesus Christ: Tuesday February 26, 2019. She was born February 17, 1948 in Highland Park, to parents Andrew and Roseltha (Freier) Mathews.

Ms. Duckwitz worked as an RN at Lapeer Hospital for 17 years, then home nursing care for 5 years. She did missionary work in Russia, teaching the Bible with commission in many levels of school. Ellen was also an instructor at Baker College and Davenport University for 7 years. Ever interested in finding out about herself and relationships; Ellen obtained her Master’s degree in counseling at Alliance Seminary, Nyack, NY. In her more personal life, Ms. Duckwitz served as a board member of the UM Women, at Trinity United Methodist Church; specifically on the Health Ministry Team and serving communion to shut-ins. In more recent times, she attended Hunters Creek Community Church (after a difficult illness). Ellen worked with the Lapeer Literacy Center; assisting clients with English as second language. She was an avid reader, loved and respected education as well as writing. Her favorite saying was: I get along well with lots of help and love from all of my precious friends all over the world.

Ms. Duckwitz is survived by her son: Jason (Tina Christ) Duckwitz, grandchildren: Charity; Ashley; Dylan, sisters: Jane Jager; Deborah Rosebush, as well as many nieces; nephews and friends all over the world. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Judy Mathews; Mary Lou Thomas; Arden Mathews and her parents.

In keeping with Ellen’s wishes cremation services have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:30pm Saturday March 16, 2019 at Muirs, officiated by Pastor Joel Caminiti. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30pm that Saturday, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family; for the higher education of her grandchildren. Condolences and memories may be left at Muir BrothersLapeer.com


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Lapeer, MI 48446

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16

Mar

3:30 PM 3/16/2019 3:30:00 PM
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1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States
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